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Forum: Fly Rods 11-04-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 32
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Posted By spike2
Re: 5wt??

Thanks everyone -- fishing trout in small to small medium streams, eg Upper Lehigh in PA. Ausable in MI. Smallmouth Huron/Muskegon in MI Susquehanna/Delaware in PA

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Forum: Fly Rods 11-03-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,262
Posted By spike2
5wt??

So, I have both 4wt and a 6wt rods. Why would I want a 5wt?
Appreciate your thoughts.
Thanks
Dave
Forum: Fly Rods 09-15-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By spike2
Re: Winston 8'3" 4wt

Sorry. I am trying to decide between an LT 8'3" 4wt and an BIIX 8'6" 4wt. Intent is for single rod for trout in mid to small streams in Michigan and Pennsylvania.
Forum: Fly Rods 09-14-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By spike2
Winston 8'3" 4wt

Looking for input on this rod -- Winston LT 8'3" 4wt.
Thanks
Dave
Forum: Fly Rods 05-21-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,180
Posted By spike2
Re: all around trout rod

You bet -- this si the Bamboo Penns creek and not at all wimpy.

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You bet -- this is the Bamboo Penns creek...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-21-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,180
Posted By spike2
all around trout rod

Hello
I am trying to thin out my rods and would like your thoughts on an do it all trout rod for Mid west and east coast small to medium steams. I can choose from Winston BIIX 8'6" 4wt; Winston...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-21-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By spike2
Bass rod

Hello
I am trying to decide between a Winston BII-MX 9' 7wt and an Orvis Helios 9' 8wt rod to be used mainly for smallmouth and maybe steelhead and schoolie stripers. Any opinions would be helpful....
Forum: Fly Rods 05-02-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,121
Posted By spike2
Re: Orvis Helios vs Helios 2

Thanks everyone! I appreciate all comments! One of my issues is that I used the Hellios(1) last fall for stripers in RI. A blast light and easy to cast all day but even with the schoolies I...
Forum: Fly Lines 05-01-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 244
Posted By spike2
Cortland Sylk

I have an Orvis Penn's Creek Bamboo rod 7' 4wt rod. As I understand things these lines are a bit denser than others. Would a DT3 or DT4 perform better?
Appreciate your thoughts. Dave
Forum: Fly Rods 05-01-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,121
Posted By spike2
Orvis Helios vs Helios 2

How do these two rods compare? A friend thought the Helios 2 was a "better" saltwater rod. Appreciate your comments Dave
Forum: Fly Rods 03-26-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 258
Posted By spike2
Winston TU Homewaters

Has any body had any experience with this rod. If so how does it compare to the Winston IM6 or BIIX in a 5 weight?
Dave
Forum: Fly Rods 12-29-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 487
Posted By spike2
Powell Rod

Any opinions on the Chico era signature series rods -- particularly the 5/6 wt rod.
Thanks Dave
Forum: Fly Lines 12-29-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By spike2
Line for a bamboo rod

HI
I have an Orvis Penn's Creek bamboo rod 7' 4wt. I have been using a TT wt but want to also get a DT line for it. From what I have read elsewhere the Cortland Peach and Sylk lines have been...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 12-27-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By spike2
Re: Warm fishing in September!

Boonies
I typically fish Narragansett Bay in early to mid September. This past September was absolutely perfect sun 60s little wind and over 15 schoolies amd a couple blues (Albies are also a...
Forum: Fly Lines 12-02-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 271
Posted By spike2
Line for Orvis Helios

I have an Orvis Helios 8wt that I used back in September fishing for stripers and I had an Orvis 300 grain Depth Charge line on it. While I thought the DC300 was OK (as did the guide I was fishing...
Forum: Fly Rods 11-26-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By spike2
Re: sage Xi2 vs Winston BII-MX

Thanks I am casting between 40 and 80 feet usually. Sounds like this may be my new rod if I can twist the bosses arm!
Dave
Forum: Fly Rods 11-25-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By spike2
sage Xi2 vs Winston BII-MX

Hello
I have been using the Sage Xi2 9' 9wt with a RIO 9wt Outbound (375 grains) for stripers in Narragansett Bay and have been pleased with that combination. I had a chance to lawn cast a Winston...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 11-23-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 361
Posted By spike2
Sage Xi2 vs Winston BII-MX

Hello
I have been using the Sage Xi2 9' 9wt with a RIO 9wt Outbound (375 grains) for stripers in Narragansett Bay and have been pleased with that combination. I had a chance to lawn cast a Winston...
Forum: Fly Lines 10-30-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,859
Posted By spike2
Re: Line for Winston Tom Morgan Favorite

I liked the TT 4wt on mine
Dave
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