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Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 05-22-2013, 12:20 AM
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WTB: Powell Edge

Yes, the rod is a bit of a strange bird. Regardless, if you happen to have a lighter weight rod hiding in the closet consuming gravity and attracting dust... and are considering the possibility of...
Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 05-01-2013, 10:02 PM
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Re: Allen Xa 2013 repost

Lowered price.
Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 04-08-2013, 11:16 AM
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Views: 1,425
Posted By altos
Allen Xa 2013 repost

Lowered price. Allen Xa 2013 10', 5wt, titanium strip guides, never fished, plastic shrink wrap still on cork grip. It's been cast in the front yard for 7 minutes. Great fit/finish. While I can...
Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 04-07-2013, 01:56 PM
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Views: 271
Posted By altos
Allen Xa 2013 Fly Rod

Allen Xa 2013 10', 5wt, titanium strip guides, never fished, plastic shrink wrap still on cork grip. It's been cast in the front yard for 7 minutes. Great fit/finish. While I can shoot it 75' it's...
Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 02-10-2013, 08:59 PM
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Views: 187
Posted By altos
WTB Gunnison G-1

WTB a Ross Gunnison G-1. If you have one collecting dust in some lost, dusty, forlorn corner of a dark closet...please let me know. Cosmetics are a distant secondary. Looking for functionality.
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Forum: General Discussion 02-06-2013, 09:12 PM
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Posted By altos
Re: Pyramid Lake.... any suggestions?

Consider a float tube. Flesh flies (white bunny hair) works there as well as other posters suggestions. The reason I suggest a float tube is that casting from a ladder or milk crate is just... ...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 01-31-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 599
Posted By altos
Scratch repair ?

I acquired a very nice used rod that has a scratch/scrape, perhaps 1" long, 3/8" wide. It doesn't appear to have done any structural damage, rather, it just... scraped a bit. Looks like someone...
Forum: General Discussion 01-29-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,317
Posted By altos
Re: Tippet knots

Hi Tide.... your Orvis knot looks remarkably similar to a Davy knot (just not tied at the hook). Interesting....
Forum: General Discussion 01-29-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,333
Posted By altos
Re: Fishing Camp Amenities

Hot shower
Excellent food (but need not be fancy, just good)
Good beds
No crowds
A place to hang items out to dry (waders, etc.)
No TV
Small fly tying bench
Forum: Other Gear 01-27-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 22,385
Posted By altos
Re: Which New Wading Boot?

Beware of Simms Alumalite cleats. Frankly, I don't know if many places continue to carry them. Issues: they fall out with ease and cost a fortune to replace. Also, the screws strip easily in the...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-25-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By altos
Allen Xa 10' 5wt

http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com/gallery/showfull.php?photo=50049

A first look at the 2013 Allen Xa. I have not had a chance to cast it yet. It's a 10', 5wt intended for float tube use. Overall...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-20-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 637
Posted By altos
Winston Question

I have an non-local nonfishing friend who has a Winston 6wt rod his brother wants to sell. He says it's the writing on the rod says " 9'-6 " and "Guide". Does that make sense to anyone or have...
Forum: Other Gear 01-17-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,260
Posted By altos
Re: What vise do I need?

Take hooks sized to what you will typically use and go to a good fly shop and try multiple vises. The more you try the better. Rotary is nice but, typically, not a requirement. Net/net: try...
Forum: Forum Polls 01-17-2013, 11:02 PM
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Views: 4,787
Posted By altos
Re: What type of leader do you use?

I buy tapered 9' leaders and add 3-4' of fluorocarbon
Forum: Forum Polls 01-17-2013, 11:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,588
Posted By altos
Re: Floating line... WF or DT

WF... it simply works well.
Forum: Fly Rods 01-17-2013, 10:10 PM
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Views: 597
Posted By altos
Re: New to fly fishing, buying rods

May I suggest you not put too much weight on the opinion of others, including me. Rod length and weight are the easy part. Rod action is another. The only way you will know if a rod is "right"...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-04-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 958
Posted By altos
Re: 9'6" rod too long?

Great for float tubing or nymphing. Small streams... with foliage at the waters edge... perhaps not.
Forum: Fly Rods 01-04-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,407
Posted By altos
Re: Orvis or Sage?

Sage. I have and do own several RPL's. The "brown" may not appeal to some but the rods are superb, fun casters. Great repair dept too...
Forum: Fly Rods 11-29-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By altos
10' 5wt fly rod options

I have been looking for a used 10' 5 weight fly rod (no butt) for float tubing. I have focused on a Sage 5100 but they are not particularly prolific. Maybe my search pattern is too narrow. Any...
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2010, 09:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,235
Posted By altos
Re: Fly Rod Repair - Sage

WJC... it took 5 weeks and they told me 5-7 weeks up front. Considering the work involved and excellent results that was plenty fast for me. Sorry to hear about the broken rods. There is that...
Forum: General Discussion 09-08-2010, 11:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,235
Posted By altos
Fly Rod Repair - Sage

Up front... I do not work for Sage. Having noted that...

I have an old Sage RPL6100. For those of you old enough, gray enough and with memory still in tact, this is a 10', 6 weight 2 piece fly...
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