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  • About standman
    Biography
    Started fly fishing as a teenager in the 70's and have never looked back. My first fly rod was a fiberglass SB Classic ll 8.5' 7 wgt which I used for bass. After discovering the joys of trout, I purchased my second rod, a fiberglass Cortland FR-2000 7.5' 5-6 wgt. I received and traded away other rods, but these two remained.

    And then I discovered graphite. I grew to like the lighter weight and the stiffer action. I especially liked being able to cast much further than I had ever done with my now archaic fiberglass rods. So these got placed in the darkest corner of my basement.

    Until, one day four years ago, while purchasing a Tenkara rod at my local fly shop, I noticed a Garcia Conolon 2025-B someone had dropped off as a trade-in. I studied the rod, flexed it about; enough so that the fly shop owner offered it to me for $20. I thought, sure why not, it would look interesting on my wall, so I bought it up.

    Out of curiosity, I later put on a reel loaded with the appropriate line, and tried it out in my back yard. Even though I was not used to casting such a slow action rod, I was still impressed enough with the feel of fiberglass.

    Since then, I have learned to slow down my cast considerably, and I fish almost exclusively fiberglass. I don't find there to be as much loss of distance as expected and there is more enjoyment in the fishing. And now it's my graphite rods that occupy the dark corner of the basement.

    This past winter, just when I thought I finally had it all settled, and my rods were all in a row, I have entered into the deeper quagmire of fly rod husbandry. I have entered into the land of Boo. And the grass looks greener than ever.
    Location
    SE MA
    Interests
    My wife claims I have too many.
    Occupation
    QA Food Industry

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  • Join Date: 09-24-2012
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Activities 04-21-2014
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04-15-2014
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03-10-2014
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02-15-2014
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01-21-2014
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01-13-2014
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12-11-2013
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11-30-2013
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11-29-2013
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11-27-2013
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Likes Received

18 Likes
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  2. fly_guy12955
    fly_guy12955 liked post by standman On thread : Best value 4wt
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    will09 liked post by standman On thread : I've read a few on-line articals about Pflueger medalists
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    kelkay liked post by standman On thread : I've read a few on-line articals about Pflueger medalists
  7. jaybo41
    jaybo41 liked post by standman On thread : Fly reel lube ? IN a long post. Sorry
    +1 on the Quantum Hot Sauce
    Liked On: 01-14-2014, 03:09 PM
    Posted On: 01-13-2014, 11:03 AM
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    littledavid123 liked post by standman On thread : Wristwatches What You Wear And Why
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