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Forum: Fly Rods Yesterday, 04:23 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By sweetandsalt
Re: A Harley or a Fenwick?

Rip, I defer to your far greater knowledge of old glass rods, but I thought Don was the designer and technical guy while Jim (unrelated) was the artistic, great casting, inspiration guy. I only met...
Forum: Fly Reels Yesterday, 04:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 359
Posted By sweetandsalt
Re: Lamson Waterworks as a whole?

I will add just one last thing. I like a reel that I never get to learn how good the customer service is because no parts fall of, rust, bend...any small reliability issue can dent a day's fishing...
Forum: Fly Rods Yesterday, 03:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 142
Posted By sweetandsalt
Re: A Harley or a Fenwick?

I was kidding about the tattoo. And this is indirect to this thread to but I recently learned that Pure Fishing, the owner of both the Fenwick, Pflueger and Hardy brands (and many more) has...
Forum: Fly Rods Yesterday, 02:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 142
Posted By sweetandsalt
Re: A Harley or a Fenwick?

Um, how about that spread eagle logo on your casting forearm.
Forum: Fly Lines Yesterday, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 92
Posted By sweetandsalt
Re: Rio Gold Lumilux fly line

Burk, How would you compare it to Tout BOSS, appreciating there is a 1/2 size difference between the two?
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 12:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 979
Posted By sweetandsalt
Re: Selectivity - why and how do trout become selective feeders

A little off-point but interesting piece of information. During the short season on the Upper Yellowstone form July 15 through Labor Day when the tourists depart, National Parks fisheries researchers...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 12:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 585
Posted By sweetandsalt
Re: Thoughts on Criticizing “Grip and Grin” Photos

They are might cute young lads and, when their age, I bonked nearly every fish I caught.
Forum: Fly Rods Yesterday, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By sweetandsalt
Re: A little help

Since the WT is a medium action rod with a softer tip, might not a true to weight line like SA Ultimate Trout or Cortland Trout BOSS be a better match than 1/2 size heavy Gold and Wulff TT? I'm...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 11:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 585
Posted By sweetandsalt
Re: Thoughts on Criticizing “Grip and Grin” Photos

Despite my anti-grip-and-grin aesthetic, occasionally I am compelled by circumstances to photograph one. My partners achieving dual-specie doubles during PMDs seemed to necessitate such portraiture....
Forum: Fly Rods Yesterday, 09:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 634
Posted By sweetandsalt
Re: Scott Radian line. recommendation?

Well, I know my NS5 has been replaced with NS II, a lighter weight series with newer technology and that they are working on "things". I have no inside track there but, having taken a tour of the...
Forum: Fly Rods Yesterday, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 161
Posted By sweetandsalt
Re: Custom Fly Rod

Since the heart and soul of a rod is its blank, there is no such thing as "comparable". If you have test cast various rods and this particular Mystic is what you liked best, then that is the blank...
Forum: Fly Rods Yesterday, 09:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,348
Posted By sweetandsalt
Re: Sage Method comparison to Sage One (one guys perspective)

lilja, I find that every new rod I get requires going out on a big lawn and fine tuning by trying several different lines on it. Sometimes our fishing demands a specific type of line, then the...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 222
Posted By sweetandsalt
Re: Downsizing the Herd

A great and noble idea to help youth and the future of our sport. I too will chime in for Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, a not for profit entity that assists veterans, many young some of the...
Forum: Fly Rods Yesterday, 08:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,348
Posted By sweetandsalt
Re: Sage Method comparison to Sage One (one guys perspective)

Lilja, All three are excellent rods, you are fortunate to have the opportunity to compare their relative merits. It is important to recall that Method is a specialized, not all round type of rod,...
Forum: Fly Reels Yesterday, 07:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 359
Posted By sweetandsalt
Re: Lamson Waterworks as a whole?

TS, It is not a "debate" from my perspective. I have wide reels, narrow reels, large mid and standard arbor reels and have successfully caught fish on all of them. That many of us have developed the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 585
Posted By sweetandsalt
Re: Thoughts on Criticizing “Grip and Grin” Photos

That was my read too, Ard, and, for the record, it is called the caudal peduncle or "wrist". I agree with Turbine (except the part about pulling out of this thread) that fly fishers are a...
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 585
Posted By sweetandsalt
Re: Thoughts on Criticizing “Grip and Grin” Photos

I have yet to read Phil's article but I know from experience he is a through and thoughtful fellow. Years back, I was invited by a head of an upstate NY DEC region to be an observer of an...
Forum: Fly Reels 10-23-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 359
Posted By sweetandsalt
Re: Lamson Waterworks as a whole?

Mike, Many here will disagree with me and Lamson has many fans on the Forum. With the exception of the newer Speedster, most all the Waterworks products feature a too wide, too shallow line/backing...
Forum: Fly Reels 10-23-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 659
Posted By sweetandsalt
Re: Nautilus (as a whole)?

MT, You may not be that familiar with my writing about reels so this is where I come from. I am not a brand loyalist but I am highly critical. There are a handful of designs that have earned my...
Forum: Fly Rods 10-23-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 634
Posted By sweetandsalt
Re: Scott Radian line. recommendation?

Cool, I agree with you too and that is why I intend to add a Radian #6 to compliment/counterpoint the Big Red Method #6.

Scott and Sage appreciators; if you have the opportunity at a Show or...
Forum: Fly Rods 10-23-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 634
Posted By sweetandsalt
Re: Scott Radian line. recommendation?

I've got to get one of these Radians before next trout season. I am aware Scott recommends going a 1/2 size heavy on this rod series and that is cool but I am surprised by several responses here in a...
Forum: Fly Reels 10-23-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 659
Posted By sweetandsalt
Re: Nautilus (as a whole)?

I understand your frustration. I have three Nautilus reels, two FWXs for trout applications and one NV G for bonefish. Can't tell you about repairs because I have not required any but one of our...
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,006
Posted By sweetandsalt
Re: McFarland Rods

I have meet Mike McFarland at the Somerset Show and he struck me as serious and sincere. It is true that his personal custom rod shop has morphed into Seele Fly Rods in partnership with a fellow...
Forum: Fly Reels 10-22-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 659
Posted By sweetandsalt
Re: Nautilus (as a whole)?

mt, I respect your desire to buy locally in Montana. NVs are not likely to be on the pre-season orders for freshwater oriented shops and Nautilus is a small company. They do though make really good...
Forum: Fly Reels 10-22-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 136
Posted By sweetandsalt
Re: Abel Sealed Drag

I have been told that they are producing their last pre-production run of prototypes for final evaluation before going full-bore into production.
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