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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 09:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,343
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Re: What is your favorite Brand and model fly Rod?

I was asked to compare the Sage Z-axis and the Scott Radian after saying the Z was my fav. My perspective is that of an intermediate fisher and caster.

I find the Z to be more "progressive." It...
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,343
Posted By alligator
Re: What is your favorite Brand and model fly Rod?

I love my Sage Z-axis rods. Currently my wife is using my 590. She says she can't tell the "difference," but I watch her cast and I can. I have a Scott Radian 590 and I am not in love. I think I'll...
Forum: General Discussion 08-25-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By alligator
Re: Simm's Rivertread

What type of studs do you use? Some vendors believe in the aluminum (flat, brushed) that obviously don't "grab," but apparently don't slide.

Alligator
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By alligator
Fishing the West in late fall & winter

At the end of September my wife and I will close on the sale of our MN home and embark on a camping/fishing trip with a tent camper for four months until home home in Sedona, AZ, is ready. This is a...
Forum: General Discussion 08-17-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By alligator
Simm's Rivertread

I'm reading good things about the new Simm's RiverTreat sole. Of course, much of it comes from people who would like to sell be a new boot. (1) Has anyone fished with this new product? (2) Is...
Forum: General Discussion 08-02-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,421
Posted By alligator
Re: Rods you regret buying...

Sage One 5 wt. 9'. Returned it and took my Z-axis to bed with me for a week. The Z forgave me...it's a very forgiving rod.
Forum: General Discussion 06-30-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,338
Posted By alligator
Re: Solo canoe Fly fishing?

I believe to fish out of a canoe you need one person controlling the bot and one fishing. Teach your wife or girlfriend to paddle while you fish. This is not as easy as it sounds.
Forum: General Discussion 06-30-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,156
Posted By alligator
Re: Fishing Wrist watches

Timex Expedtion. Absolutely. Mine takes a lickin and keeps on ticking. This impresses fish.
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 244
Posted By alligator
Scott Radian

I've been reading great things about the Scott Radian. Any of you folks tried it in about a 590-4? How does it compare to the Sage Z-axis?
Forum: General Discussion 11-26-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,788
Posted By alligator
Re: 10' 4wt recomendations

I love my 4 wt. 10' 4 piece Sage Z axis. Great for nymphing: casts great,covers a lot of water and will drop a fly into a prime holding spot 15' away. Will also cast dries on bigger waters.
Forum: General Discussion 11-26-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By alligator
Re: Christmas Combo

I'd like a 4 wt.6 to 7 foot bamboo rod in the $4,000 range.
Forum: Fly Rods 10-01-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,738
Posted By alligator
Re: The Scott A4 Thread

I own and love my Sage Z axis 10 4. You can do so many things with it from nymphing to dry flies on a larger river.
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 18,914
Posted By alligator
Re: Smith Optics vs Costa Del Mar

My glasses are prescription. How does that affect the discussion?
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By alligator
Re: reel for 8wt.

Galvin torque
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,593
Posted By alligator
Re: Have been looking at wicker creels....

Dabluz, Which do you prefer: putting the live fish in the creel & cleaning back near camp or cleaning the fish (trout, in my case) before putting it in the creel? If it's a tie, I'd rather keep...
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,593
Posted By alligator
Re: Have been looking at wicker creels....

LL Bean has one for $59. Looks like a good one.
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 837
Posted By alligator
Re: Italian Fly Casting Technique

OK, the DVD is "The Italian Style of Casting" by Massimo Magliocco. You cast in 2-deminsional plane, no pauses, always keeping contact with the line. Usually you cast at a 45 degree angle...or...
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,593
Posted By alligator
Re: Have been looking at wicker creels....

There are streams that benefit from taking a few trout. In the Driftless area of the upper Midwest, some streams heave too many smaller trout. Some western streams have populations too large for...
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 837
Posted By alligator
Italian Fly Casting Technique

I've just been watching a DVD on the "Italian Fly Casting Technique." Looks like it has some good ideas, and it certainly produces some beautiful casts. Any opinions or insights?
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 16,242
Posted By alligator
Re: Best Fly Fishing Vehicles

If I was rich...or at least richer...I'd get a "Class B" RV, used with low mileage. They have a couch/bed(s), small kitchen, toilet/shower, two captains chairs, and often an entertainment center. ...
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,061
Posted By alligator
Re: Fish alone or with friends?

I mostly fish alone, but love to fish with my wife. Also, I've met so many interesting people on the streams here in Minnesota...artists, journalists, competitive bikers etc.
Forum: General Discussion 05-06-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By alligator
Greased leader

I have never "greased" a leader, but I've seen it recommended more often. Essentially, you put floatant paste on the leader to within a few inches of the fly to make sure the leader floats and does...
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By alligator
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 699
Posted By alligator
Re: Looking for a good place to fish in Minnesota may 17-19

Spring was cancelled this year in MN. The entire state is under a mental health alert. But if it ever warms up, those trout will sure be hungry.
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By alligator
SA to be sold; Ross sold again

3M of MN is selling Scientific Anglers, best known for its lines, and Ross, the reel manufacturer that it had just bought, to Orvis.

I'm not enthusiastic about this sale because I liked having a...
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