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Forum: General Discussion 06-17-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 902
Posted By coolkyle
Re: Catching numbers of fish

It depends where and when you fish. If I could be on my favorite rivers during the best hatches every time, I would catch at least 10 every trip. I've been fishing mountain creeks for smaller...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-17-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By coolkyle
Re: Lodging in the greater Bozeman area?

I would camp at a fishing access....
Forum: General Discussion 06-17-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 642
Posted By coolkyle
Re: Addiction to fly rods? How many.

Apparently I have 12. I could get by with a 6wt and a 3wt, but that would be so boring!
5'10" 3wt
7'6" 4wt
7'7" 5wt
8' 3wt
8' 6wt
9' 3wt
9' 4wt
9' 5wt
9' 5wt
Forum: General Discussion 06-17-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 496
Posted By coolkyle
Re: my next rod

Most of the rods I get come and go. If you consider all the rods I sold for $100 more than j paid along with the ones I lost money on, I'm about even. I have a few rods that I will fish until either...
Forum: General Discussion 06-16-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,270
Posted By coolkyle
Re: Drunk while fly fishing

You guys are all okay that he called his rod a pole?
Forum: General Discussion 06-16-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 496
Posted By coolkyle
Re: my next rod

I just ended up with an incredible pair of fly rods I plan on using as often as I can while the fish are looking up. I got a Scott G 903(never even knew they made this rod) and a T&T Paradigm 904....
Forum: Fly Rods 06-16-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 853
Posted By coolkyle
Re: New Allen Rods

Sorry to raise the USA debate! It wasn't so much a complaint as it was a praise for rod I have. I'm sure the overseas rods are fantastic. I work for a company that manufactures industry leading...
Forum: General Discussion 06-15-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 437
Posted By coolkyle
Tights

I just read a discussion on wearing knee pads while fishing. This made me think about tights, another wet wading accessory that might not be for everybody. I have been rocking running tights under...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-15-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 853
Posted By coolkyle
Re: New Allen Rods

What happened to the whole made in USA rod thing they had going? I love the XA2 5wt I got. Just a very fishable action to it, nothing fancy but good quality.
Forum: Fly Rods 02-07-2015, 12:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,579
Posted By coolkyle
Re: Scott G2 question

The G906 practically casts itself. Even with hoppers and salmonflies, but not so much with streamers. Wish I had a G904 or 844.
Forum: Fly Rods 02-06-2015, 02:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,579
Posted By coolkyle
Re: Scott G2 question

Were you planning on fishing big rivers like the lower Clark Fork, Missouri, or Yellowstone? If so, the G2 5wt will fall short if it's windy. But it would make a great compliment to a 6wt or 7wt. I...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-04-2015, 02:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,190
Posted By coolkyle
Re: Can't afford a Sage . . recommendations?

I have owned a few Sage rods, including the vaunted LL series and the SLT series. They are kind of boring for such nicely made rods.

If you want a fast rod for cheap, keep an eye out for a used...
Forum: Fly Rods 12-25-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,639
Posted By coolkyle
Re: $200 Fly Rod Your Choice

One great option available right now is the Winston Passport and VSL, both on clearance for 150-180. I got the VSL 10' 7wt for $160 and I'm very impressed with it. For a slower rod, do yourself a...
Forum: Gear Reviews 10-05-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 30,580
Posted By coolkyle
Re: Lamson Konic Reel

I fished these reels for 4 years, the only problem has been the frame icing up in the winter. Sounds like you had bad luck, these are great reels!
Forum: Fly Rods 10-03-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By coolkyle
Re: 10' rod advice

I think the Greys 10' 2wt would be perfect for PA. Small streams and spooky fish, a big 4wt might be too much.
Forum: Fly Rods 10-03-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,470
Posted By coolkyle
Re: Scott A4 Reviews ?

I have the A4 10' 4wt. It is not my favorite rod to cast, but I fish it more than all my other rods combined. It can roll cast a lot of junk, and works for streamers and dries in a pinch. One of the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-06-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 977
Posted By coolkyle
Re: Rods you now regret selling...

My Echo Classic 8' 4wt was my first nice rod, and I didn't realize how nice it cast until I moved on to more expensive stuff. I also miss my Sage LL 4711, but I did make rent AND buy a Greys 6wt I...
Forum: General Discussion 08-06-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,760
Posted By coolkyle
Re: Rods you regret buying...

I had a Scott STS 9' 4wt, what a piece of garbage! I sold that to get the E2 9' 4wt. It was barely less of a 3oz hunk of rebar. I have a few Scotts that I can't imagine life without, so this was...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-20-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,727
Posted By coolkyle
Re: Ideal length for a 3wt?

I use 3wt rods in 5'10", 7'9", 8', and 9'. I use the 9' the most, gets my fly above those Montana weeds. It also high-sticks and daps perfectly, almost like a tenkara. If I were to use one 3wt, it...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 03-14-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,111
Posted By coolkyle
Re: 5wt for streamers?

As it is your line carrying the fly and not the rod, try increasing the mass of the line. I like 7wt GPX (7 1/2wt line) on my med FAST 6wt rod for the coneheads. Maybe try something like 6wt...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-02-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,777
Posted By coolkyle
Re: One rod for Montana

I fish all our local rivers and creeks all the time, and I find myself casting 10-45 feet on all of them. If you can cast 100 feet, you probably can't mend it. I just tied a few Galloup streamers,...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-01-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,777
Posted By coolkyle
Re: One rod for Montana

There are only a few "big" rivers in Montana. And you don't have to cast any farther on the Missouri than you do on Rock Creek.
Forum: Fly Rods 03-01-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,174
Posted By coolkyle
Re: You had $150 burning a hole in your pocket...

The original Echo Classic rods were among the smoothest rods ever made. I got one in a 5wt with a USA Medalist 1495 reel for $75 a few years ago. It casts as nice as my Scott G 6wt. I like to find...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-01-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,381
Posted By coolkyle
Re: Fast 4wts

I use a 9' 4wt for streamers when that is the only rod I have on me. The rod has plenty of power, but 4wt LINE is terrible for streamers at any range. Casting a conehead zonker with a fast rhythm...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-22-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 869
Posted By coolkyle
Re: TFO BVK 8wt Action

Agreed, I have seriously abused my Loop Xact 4wt the last 2 seasons. Besides a couple scratches from scrambling through boulder gardens, it functions perfectly. The rod has a lot of feel close in,...
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