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Forum: Fly Rods 08-05-2013, 11:16 PM
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Posted By db cooper
Zenith's new reel seat

Took a look at the new Zenith and proaxis today and am happy to report the new reel seats are gorgeous! Took their new sintrix rod the Jet out for a swing as well and it's a stud....gives the zenith...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-08-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,223
Posted By db cooper
Re: 2013 5-Weight Shootout

My opinion...and it has been all along..its a $hit show and a marketing ploy...done and done.
Forum: Fly Rods 05-02-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,223
Posted By db cooper
Re: 2013 5-Weight Shootout

To be honest...three of the top 5 rods are sporting J.S Co. blanks, but the loop is built on another taper. The other two...same rods. Only difference is a slight flex profile difference due to the...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-02-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 528
Posted By db cooper
Re: Orvis T3

T3 blanks were built under contract bt st. Croix and finished by orvis in vt. Orvis maintained small scale blank manufacture to expedite warranty claims and build single sections for repair. They...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-02-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,223
Posted By db cooper
Re: 2013 5-Weight Shootout

I think shootouts are gong shows and this is why. Rods scored differently in the casting categories than they did two years ago. Are we to think they all the sudden quit casting as well? I've been...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-10-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 815
Posted By db cooper
Re: Scott fly rod parts

Is this a serious thread?
Forum: Fly Rods 02-07-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,628
Posted By db cooper
Re: 2013 5-Weight Shootout - The Preview

Everybody knows i think these shootouts are cr@p
Forum: Fly Rods 02-06-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,628
Posted By db cooper
Forum: Fly Rods 02-06-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,628
Posted By db cooper
Re: 2013 5-Weight Shootout - The Preview

I can see the Hardy and the Sage but imho the Winston Biiix and the ONE both eclipse the h2...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-04-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,079
Posted By db cooper
Re: New gear vs old

The plain truth is that the rods being made right now are the best that have ever been made from a measurable technological standpoint (weight, swing-weight, dampening performance etc). A $200 today...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-04-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 703
Posted By db cooper
Re: Mystic rods....

Mystic rods are awesome...for $125 i take it you purchased the inception. Great rod for the money. Wait till you try the Reaper or the Tremor. They also have a totally BA rod out now called the...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-27-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By db cooper
Re: Winston Question

These days winston inscribes the name of the buyer on the rod for prostaff and guide program rods. They are covered by the warranty to the original buyer...I.e the guy or gal who's name is on the...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-24-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,110
Posted By db cooper
Re: Helios 2 vs Zenith

That cortland trout boss line is easily the best lie on the market...just blows everything else away...not even close
Forum: Fly Rods 01-20-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By db cooper
Re: RL Winston

I have the 9x7 and love it...nicest I have ever used. Light and powerful without being a broomstick. All winston baby!
Forum: Fly Rods 01-19-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,110
Posted By db cooper
Re: Helios 2 vs Zenith

Never mind...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-14-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,324
Posted By db cooper
Re: Cabelas CGT glass rods ?

I have several and the more i cast them the more i dont like them. I like the idea and the spigot ferrule was a cool feature...but none of them cast great. The 7' 4/5 for example has a floppy tip...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-14-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,569
Posted By db cooper
Re: TFO BVK - One sweet rod!

I like them in the bigger line weights. The trout weights are a bit too stiff for my liking and i tend to break a lot of tippet with them. I also wish they would do a better job on the fit and...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-06-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 891
Posted By db cooper
Re: Streamer rod suggestion

9x7 is the only way to go IMHO ESP if u want to get into modern streamers and sink tip lines. I like the winston biiisx.
Forum: Fly Rods 01-03-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By db cooper
Re: rods, east and west

The reason i often don't find 9x5 rods great at anything is because i think the rod designers make them to be the universal trout rod. Universal means a lot of things. Drys, streamers, nymphs, sink...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-03-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 698
Posted By db cooper
Re: Silly question about bamboo rods

Great advice above. The Orvis rods while nice and fish-able, don't sell for much on the used market for whatever reason. I regularly see these rods in their most popular configurations in the $500...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-03-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By db cooper
Re: Has anyone ever cast a Winston WT in the 9 foot range?

I ended up not buying the rod due to the fact i couldn't cast it first. While its true that longer rods tend to be slower, the WT series is odd in the fact that my 8.5x4 is more crisp than my 8x4 or...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-01-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,756
Posted By db cooper
Re: What's the worst fly rod you've ever had?

Lol I wasn't doubting your opinion...just trying to be funny and prove the point that one mans trash is another's treasure....I really did like that rod though...but the iiix is much better in my...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-01-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,115
Posted By db cooper
Re: Winston GVX on sale everywhere

Well there you have it...i would say she's pretty good as the iiix and iiisx are some of Winston's best ever...better than their direct predecessors anyways and without any big tech leaps...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-01-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,115
Posted By db cooper
Re: Winston GVX on sale everywhere

Annette McLean though I may have mis spelled that terribly. She's also responsible for the biiix and the biiisx. She's the head designer in twin bridges these days
Forum: Fly Rods 01-01-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,756
Posted By db cooper
Re: What's the worst fly rod you've ever had?

I think i just heard the baby Jesus crying! That BIIX is one of the best ive used!
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