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Forum: Other Gear Yesterday, 07:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 354
Posted By adealarcon
Re: Costas RX Questions

I have both smith and costa in prescription. Honestly spliting hairs between them they both make fantastic polarized rx glasses. last i emailed smith they have stopped doing the work themselves re...
Forum: Other Gear 02-09-2016, 07:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 277
Posted By adealarcon
Re: DIY leaders.

I have done extruded leaders, hand tied by myself and purchased furled leaders. Their are advantages and disadvantages to all. For salt I have gone towards hand tied tapered leaders as they can be...
Forum: Gear Reviews 02-06-2016, 08:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 846
Posted By adealarcon
Re: Somerset Show 2016 Fly Rod Observations

I forgot to ask what line or lines you cast with the Meridian
Forum: Gear Reviews 02-05-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 846
Posted By adealarcon
Re: Somerset Show 2016 Fly Rod Observations

Great review of the new rods S&S. Around this time of year I always look forward to your summary of what's new in rods and reels at sommerset. Clearly I will need to make a trip to one of these...
Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 12-15-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 260
Posted By adealarcon
Sage Motive

Unfished Sage Motive 9 ft 9 wt with warranty card. $400 plus shipping and handling.
Forum: Fly Rods 11-26-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 945
Posted By adealarcon
Re: NRX 8wt w/ AirFlo Bruce Chard Tropical Punch

S&S

Any more info you can give on the T&T solar replacement?
Forum: Fly Rods 04-21-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,529
Posted By adealarcon
Re: Sage Salt.... Wow!

S&S
Care to elaborate? guessing you are going to say the new sage salt 9 is in the same league as the nrx?
Forum: Saltwater Articles 04-20-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,453
Posted By adealarcon
Re: New Flats Fly Lines

I fished the tropical punch in a 8 and 9 several weeks ago. really nice line. shoots great and casts well short and long. cast on a 8 and 9 wt solar tnt
Forum: Fly Rods 04-02-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,529
Posted By adealarcon
Re: Sage Salt.... Wow!

S&s
Look frward to hearing your take on the salt. were you able to get your hands on any of the airflo chard lines? i just got back froma trip a few ago and used that line....big thumbs up for...
Forum: Fly Reels 03-19-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By adealarcon
Re: Hatch mid or large arbor for salt

S&S,

i would love to see an 8+ as well. the 7 + in the large arbor is a great 8 wt. 9 wt need the mid arbor. 10 wt go 9 +
Forum: Fly Lines 03-03-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,089
Posted By adealarcon
Re: Leader Selection

great post s&s. As always full of good information. quick question on your flats leaders if you shorten up the tippet section to 3 to 3.5 ft how does it affect the presentation?
Forum: Fly Reels 02-23-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,564
Posted By adealarcon
Re: Bauer RX

they are decently active on their facebook page. I personally just acquired a bauer rx 6 for a nine weight. beautiful reel. I can confirm that the spool now has a treaded cap and much easier to...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-23-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,257
Posted By adealarcon
Re: Change of Plans...From NRX to Tidal?

Im probably with s&s on this one.....prefer to get the best i can afford for that rod. Although an alternative is to go with the tidals and those become your eventual backups. (pretty stellar...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-19-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,443
Posted By adealarcon
Re: Thomas & Thomas fly rods

Agree with S&S. I have several solars (6,8,9,10,0,12) great saltwater rods. the 8 weight is a honey.
Forum: Fly Reels 02-14-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,275
Posted By adealarcon
Re: Reel Selection for 9' 9wt...The 9' 5wt of Saltwater?

Well Im not surprised on the response from hatch. I have had similar responses from them in the past on reels. In fact I bought a 5+ mid arbor reel for a 6wt solar to do salt duties and some bass...
Forum: Other Gear 02-08-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 254
Posted By adealarcon
Waterproof flats pack

Curious what people are using as their preferred waterproof flats pack and whether anyone has jumped at the new packs available from simms or from umpqua in the waterproof lines...
Forum: Saltwater Articles 02-08-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,576
Posted By adealarcon
Re: Outfitting for the Tropical Flats

SS Great to hear the patagonia marlwalker is making a come back. When i bought my first pair of boots last year sadly no oatagonia offering so went with the simms. Interestingly on the trip i got...
Forum: Fly Reels 02-08-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,338
Posted By adealarcon
Re: nautilus nv or hatch finatic?

Well I cant comment on the nautilus...at least not yet i have a silverking on the way. I can comment on the hatch though. I have two 7+ and one 9+. the 7 have seen extensive use on 8 weights and...
Forum: Fly Reels 02-05-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 840
Posted By adealarcon
Re: Hatch 7 plus balance on NRX 9ft 8 wt

the hatch backing is really awesome. feels similar to regular dacron but thinner diameter than 20 lb dacron also with a much higher breaking strength. it has become my default backing for salt. ...
Forum: Bamboo Fly Rods 02-05-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,680
Posted By adealarcon
Re: Modern bamboo fly rods.

since your conflicted about what you want why not ask the boo boys sbout making your mantra more to your specs? the you could have your boo and five weight too
Forum: Bamboo Fly Rods 02-04-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,680
Posted By adealarcon
Re: Modern bamboo fly rods.

i have some nice modern cane rods that i love and fish. really though they are for specific places in mind and they are great tools. different than a graphite rod on many levels. it really...
Forum: Gear Reviews 01-31-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,456
Posted By adealarcon
Re: Somerset Fly Fishing Show 2015 Tackle Observations

As always great report. I was interested to hear what were the 9 weights that got tested and what of your current 9 weights are you not happy with?

would love to here more details of the rods in...
Forum: Fly Reels 01-31-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,914
Posted By adealarcon
Re: Abel's forthcoming Sealed Drag Reel

SS

what does the reel sound like? silent in or out?
Forum: Other Gear 01-19-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 980
Posted By adealarcon
Re: Best Case for Traveling with Multiple Rods

fishpond dakota. works great for 4 piece 9 ft rods. also fits reels amd other accessories. my go to travel case.
Forum: Saltwater Articles 01-09-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,576
Posted By adealarcon
Re: Outfitting for the Tropical Flats

Great post as always ss

I will add my additions of favorites for travel fishing to salt destinations

1)fishpond dakota bag- lets me take as a carryon all my reels rods camera sunglasses in one...
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