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Forum: Bamboo Fly Rods 07-28-2015, 06:41 PM
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Posted By golfnfish
Re: W. R. Taylor rods

Well respected builder. Test cast if possible, as with all cane rods. I've never owned one of his rods but he is well thought of by many posters on the Classic Fly Rod forum. I think he is best...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-28-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 598
Posted By golfnfish
Re: Radian is perhaps the best 5 weight on the market for pure fishability

I have a Hatch Finatic 4+ with Rio Gold line on mine and I couldn't be more pleased. I liked the 905 so much I bought a 10' 4wt.

I plan on keeping the 905 a long time.
Forum: Fly Reels 07-24-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 362
Posted By golfnfish
Re: Appropriate reel for my 4-5 wt 7'-9" Bamboo

You have received a lot of excellent suggestions. One classic reel that hasn't been mentioned that you might want to consider is a 3 1/4" or 3 1/2" JW Young Beaudex, the same company that built your...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-22-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,141
Posted By golfnfish
Re: Winston IM6 vs WT, which one to keep?

To me, this is by far the most important reason to have a particular rod. Some like fast, some medium..... some like technical others prefer more all purpose.... some fish small streams mostly, some...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-13-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,385
Posted By golfnfish
Re: NRX Satisfaction

Tight lining smaller runs with weighted nymphs and casting up and across larger runs with unweighted nymphs making multiple mends. I really don't enjoy indicator fishing much although I suppose I'm...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-12-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,385
Posted By golfnfish
Re: NRX Satisfaction

I don't have the NRX but I do have the Scott Radian 10' 4wt. I couldn't be more pleased with it for both nymphing and dry dropper. I bought it after my excellent experience with the 9' 5wt model...
Forum: Bamboo Fly Rods 07-09-2015, 12:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 826
Posted By golfnfish
Re: Is bamboo more forgiving than graphite?

Sorry for the late reply but I find it more difficult to find the right line match with my bamboo rods than with my graphite rods. It seems each bamboo rod I've owned took experimenting with several...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-09-2015, 12:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By golfnfish
Re: Great Service Hardy Zeinth Purchase!

I heartily second the recommendation of Bob Selb. I have traded a couple of bamboo rods with Bob and I couldn't recommend him any higher. Honest, responsive and a complete gentleman to deal with.
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Forum: Fly Rods 05-12-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By golfnfish
Re: Differences

Since you have moderate to slow action 3 and 5wt rods, I can see that you might find a medium fast to fast action 4wt rod versatile and useful without much overlap. Given my location and preferred...
Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 808
Posted By golfnfish
Re: Rod/Reel Balance

I often test cast rods I'm considering buying with the line alone. I simply strip line off the reel, string it up and place the reel in my pocket.

I originally started doing this to so I wouldn't...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-29-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,045
Posted By golfnfish
Re: "Classic" models better than "New" models?

Just my two cents but I think the "best rod" is the one each individual enjoys fishing the most. Classic or new, highly technical or "outdated" technology, it doesn't really matter to anyone but...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-29-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 977
Posted By golfnfish
Re: Sanded vs. Unsanded Rods....Aesthetics.

Wolf, not to belabor the point but I'm still confused. To use my example, do you think the performance of the unsanded Scott Radian would have been improved if the blank had been sanded? Is this...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-29-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 977
Posted By golfnfish
Re: Sanded vs. Unsanded Rods....Aesthetics.

Thanks for your thoughts GLM. Having fished bamboo, glass and graphite rods, I've always felt graphite rods of the same model, wt, length and manufacturer were remarkably consistent in action and...
Forum: Bamboo Fly Rods 04-29-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 465
Posted By golfnfish
Re: Line weight

As stated above, there is probably a recommended line wt on the rods. A good place to start but my experience with vintage bamboo rods is they often cast better with modern lines that are a lighter...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-29-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 977
Posted By golfnfish
Re: Sanded vs. Unsanded Rods....Aesthetics.

Much of the technical descriptions above fly right over my head having never been a rod builder. I'm a little more versed where the building of bamboo rods is concerned and the ways to reduce weight...
Forum: Fly Reels 04-24-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By golfnfish
Re: Orvis Rocky Mountain Reels

I've got one of those reels that I bought quite a few years ago on a trip out west as I needed a reel for a sinking line and hadn't brought one with me. As it turns out, I never used it on the trip...
Forum: Fly Reels 04-21-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,937
Posted By golfnfish
Re: 2015 5-weight Fly Reel Shootout & Review

Interesting data but in my opinion the choice of a 5wt reel is about 99% personal preference and what strikes your fancy. I personally like the feel and looks of a high quality, well machined reel. ...
Forum: Saltwater Articles 04-20-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,246
Posted By golfnfish
Re: New Flats Fly Lines

I just spooled a new Airflo Tropical Punch WF9F line on my Hatch Finatic 7+. The reel was loaded with Hatch backing to spec for WF9 lines on my mid arbor spool. I haven't had a chance to test cast...
Forum: Bamboo Fly Rods 04-20-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,186
Posted By golfnfish
Re: Fly rod brand of choice: Bamboo rods

I've had several custom built cane rods from several builders and each did a wonderful job. My experience with bamboo rods is that each rod is unique. Even the same taper from the same builder will...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-08-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By golfnfish
Re: Sage ESN reel advice?

I bought a Scott Radian 10' 4wt a few weeks ago that I have also been going through various reels trying to get the balance point on the cork. Although Scott doesn't list the weight, it weighs 2.75...
Forum: Fly Reels 04-06-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By golfnfish
Re: Fly reel for Boron iiix 4 weight

I've got an 8'6" BiiiX and use a Galvan Torque 4 with mine and it seems to balance well.
Forum: Fly Reels 03-31-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,606
Posted By golfnfish
Re: Orvis CFO III by Hardy

Maybe I've been lucky but I've had several screwbacks over the years and I've never had a problem with the spindle loosening on any of them. That's not to say, however, it hasn't happened with other...
Forum: Fly Reels 03-31-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,606
Posted By golfnfish
Re: Orvis CFO III by Hardy

I would agree that the reel was probably bought purely as a collectible with no intent to ever mount it on a rod and is definitely on the high end of what it could be expected to sell for.

While...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-25-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,445
Posted By golfnfish
Re: Correct Way to Pack a Rod in its Tube?

The 490-4 Sage One I had was the most difficult rod I've ever owned to put in the tube. How much would it have cost Sage to make the tube another 1/4" wider?

Very Good tip by SnS to cup your hand...
Forum: Fly Fishing Reels Classifieds 03-25-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 592
Posted By golfnfish
Re: FS - Two Vintage Orvis CFO III Reels

One time price reduction on the screwback model.
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