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Forum: Other Gear Yesterday, 04:02 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By timd
Re: Simms G3

The two areas to pay attention to are inseam and shoe size. IMHO more inseam is better, so if there is a question go longer and the same with the stocking foot. In general the answer to your question...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-28-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,102
Posted By timd
Re: New fly rods?

I own the BIIx, GVX and a new Nexus all in 9' 6 weight and love them all. Each one has its own personally. The BIIx has a stiffer lower section than the GVX and the Nexus is more powerful/faster than...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-24-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,118
Posted By timd
Re: Edjewmacate Me Please as to Winston's....

I have a bunch of their rods and as with all brands there are certain models that stand out, both new and old. Try to cast as many as you can if possible. Winston's in general are more medium to...
Forum: Fly Reels 02-04-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,357
Posted By timd
Re: 2015 5-weight Reel Shootout

My trout fishing in Montana in the Fall can have me going into the backing many times in one day on the Madison, Yellowstone, Mo etc. with fish reaching over 20" and some over 25" a smooth drag is...
Forum: General Discussion 02-04-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,779
Posted By timd
Re: Most Interesting Things You've Found Fly Fishing?

When I was a kid back in the 50s I ran a small trap line for muskrats. Paid for my first shotgun with the money I made. Only did that for 1 year and then leg traps were not being used in favor of the...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-02-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,659
Posted By timd
Re: 4 weight 8' 6" -- Winston GVX or other?

Believe it or not the BIIt is a little faster than the GVX and extremely accurate. I also own a couple of 8.5 5 weight Winstons. One is the older IM6 with a serial in the 26000. That rod is smooth...
Forum: General Discussion 02-02-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,779
Posted By timd
Re: Most Interesting Things You've Found Fly Fishing?

Last year I found an ancient beaver leg trap in Yellowstone Park. As best as I can determine trapping was band in the late 1800s. I was fishing on the Madison and saw what looked like a piece of...
Forum: Fly Reels 02-01-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By timd
Re: Reel choice

The Torque is worth every penny. My favorite trout reel.
Forum: Fly Reels 02-01-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 360
Posted By timd
Re: Ross or Galvan?

I have a T5 and T6 and really like them. I have a bunch of Abels but actually prefer the Galvans for my trout fishing.
Forum: Fly Rods 02-01-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,659
Posted By timd
Re: 4 weight 8' 6" -- Winston GVX or other?

I own and have fished 8.5 4 weight Winston's Early IM6, DL4, WT, GVX, and BIIt and hands down my favorite is the BIIt. The GVX is a very nice rod and the IM6 is a special smooth slower rod. They are...
Forum: General Discussion 01-22-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,086
Posted By timd
Re: Montana Trip 2014

The Montana guys here can be the most help but after 23 years fishing in this area I would say the most important aspect of a trip to the Yellowstone area is timing. Pick a time after runoff to get...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 12-31-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By timd
Re: Homemade rod wrapper

Tension your thread by running it through the pages of a book. You can adjust tension by adding weight to the top of the book.
Forum: Fly Rods 12-29-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By timd
Re: My family of winston rods

My current list of Winstons include the following, not that this is a contest!
8.5' 3piece IM6 3wt
8.5 3piece IM6 4wt
8.5 3piece IM6 5wt
8.5 3piece WT 5wt
8.5 4piece BIIt 4wt
9' 3 piece WT 4wt...
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,344
Posted By timd
Re: Which prescription polarized glasses

I have used Costa Del Mar sunglasses for close to 30 years. They are fantastic glasses. Here in Florida I don't go outside without a pair on. I like glass lenses for their optical clarity and prefer...
Forum: General Discussion 11-30-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,430
Posted By timd
Re: Your name?

You guessed it! Tim.
Forum: Fly Rods 11-19-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,229
Posted By timd
Re: RL Winston Nexus

Don't know where you are located but yes if you can try out a rod at a dealer or at the factory do so. I'm lucky in that our cabin in Montana is a 10 minute drive from the Winston factory and I get...
Forum: Fly Rods 11-18-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,229
Posted By timd
Re: RL Winston Nexus

I own 3 IM6 and 2 wts. They are all great but have slower to med actions. The 8.5' 5 weight and 9' 4 weight are great rods, very smooth casting instruments. The Nexus is great for a caster with a...
Forum: Fly Rods 11-17-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,229
Posted By timd
Re: RL Winston Nexus

I fished a 6 weight Nexus in Montana this past fall for 5 weeks. Great fast accurate rod. I own many Winstons ,12 or so, and this is the fastest by far. Really like the rod, even better than some...
Forum: Fly Rods 11-14-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,229
Posted By timd
Re: RL Winston Nexus

I'm confused, Are we talking about Winston or Orvis?
Forum: Fly Rods 11-13-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 535
Posted By timd
Re: 5wt with fighting butt?

Winston 9.5' 5weight Blllx and Blllsx both have full wells with fighting butt.
Forum: General Discussion 11-13-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 315
Posted By timd
Re: stuck ferrule

ICE has worked for me for years. Cover the joint for about 5 minutes with ice and separate.
Forum: Fly Rods 11-09-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,966
Posted By timd
Re: Scott vs. Winston

I am using a textured GPX. This is new for me since I use mostly Rio lines. When I tried the rod at Winston they had it rigged with a GPX and I was really impressed. It s the fastest Winston I have...
Forum: Fly Rods 11-08-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,966
Posted By timd
Re: Scott vs. Winston

The Winston Nexus 6 is truly an outstanding rod in its price range and for that matter regardless of price. I bought one in August and fished it for 5 weeks in September and October in Montana. Very...
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,041
Posted By timd
Re: Wading jackets

BLK good luck in your choice. For me the key element in your decision comes down to two words " Montana and March. Have a great time!
Forum: General Discussion 11-04-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,041
Posted By timd
Re: Wading jackets

This year was my 23rd year fishing Montana in the spring and fall. I spend 5 weeks in the fall there and have had many different jackets. The little things on a jacket make all the difference. Things...
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