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Forum: Fly Reels 11-05-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 400
Posted By kuch
Re: Hatch 4 Plus Finatic on Scott S4 6wt

One other point to make regarding capacity. Hatch grossly overestimates the backing capacity of their reels. I have found this to be be true on the 3, 4 and 5 plus large arbor models.
Forum: Fly Reels 11-05-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 389
Posted By kuch
Re: Reel for a Scott Radian 5 wt

Yes, much too heavy. The Radian 905 should have a reel with a dry weight in the range of 4.5 - 4.8oz to balance with your finger about 1 inch back from the front of the grip.
Forum: Fly Rods 11-05-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By kuch
Re: Scott M Series 9' 5 weight

I was told last year that the M blanks are their own taper. Faster than the G2 but not as fast as the Radian or older S4's. Very nice rods.
Forum: Fly Reels 11-05-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 389
Posted By kuch
Re: Reel for a Scott Radian 5 wt

I have used both a Hatch 4 plus and an Abel Super 4N on mine. I prefer the Abel 4N over the Hatch. They are both about the same weight with the Abel being a few tenths of an ounce lighter.

For a...
Forum: Fly Reels 11-04-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 400
Posted By kuch
Re: Hatch 4 Plus Finatic on Scott S4 6wt

Yes, I have. I have 3 6wt rods. A Sage ONE 691, Scott S4 697 and a Scott Radian 690. On the ONE I use a Speedster 3 for perfect balance and the reel has tons of room for all the backing I want. On...
Forum: Fly Reels 11-03-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 400
Posted By kuch
Re: Hatch 4 Plus Finatic on Scott S4 6wt

The Hatch 5 plus is the correct reel pairing for this rod. The 4 is too light and does not have enough capacity to be a proper 6 wt reel.
Forum: Fly Rods 10-27-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 846
Posted By kuch
Re: Orvis helios 2 question

I have a 904 tip flex and love it. Very versatile, super light weight and nice fit and finish. That being said I did not like the mid flex H2 rods at all. I felt like the mid flex version bent in...
Forum: Fly Rods 10-21-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,638
Posted By kuch
Re: Sage Method comparison to Sage One (one guys perspective)

When I was shopping for my 9' 6wt, it came down to the Radian and the One. Honestly it could have gone either way but I was able to get the One for a better price so that sealed the deal for me. I...
Forum: Fly Rods 10-21-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,638
Posted By kuch
Re: Sage Method comparison to Sage One (one guys perspective)

If you haven't already done this, compare the Radian 6 to the Sage One 6. I just added a One 691. Both are excellent 6 weights and when comparing them side by side, it was a tough decision to make...
Forum: Fly Rods 10-20-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,247
Posted By kuch
Re: Scott Radian line. recommendation?

Shortly after this thread started, I have been fishing the Rio Gold In Touch version on my Radian 905 and have become very happy with it.
Forum: Fly Rods 10-17-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By kuch
Re: Redington CT on sale again

I also just bought I 8'-6 5wt for my son who is just learning to fly fish. Great rod for $75. I paired it up with a Lamson Konic II that was on sale for $89.
Forum: Fly Lines 10-10-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By kuch
Re: InTouch Rio Gold?

Todd,

Thanks for letting me know that you confirmed this with Rio. I am glad to to hear that there are no variations other than the core. I have fished the intouch Rio Gold a few times in the...
Forum: Youth Fly Fishing 10-09-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By kuch
Re: Help on buying a youth rig

I recently bought my son a Redington Classic trout 8'-6" 5wt from Cabela's for $75 and paired it up with a Lamson Konic II size 2 reel from Sierra Trading for $90. A great decent quality rod and...
Forum: Fly Rods 10-09-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 610
Posted By kuch
Re: Inside the Fly Rod Blank

Yes, a great amount of insight here. To your point about overseas rods. I recently bought my first ever non US made fly rod. A Redington Classic Trout for my son who is just learning to fly fish. ...
Forum: Fly Reels 10-03-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 688
Posted By kuch
Re: Lamson Speedster for life?

The One is a light rod. The 1.5 size may pair better with the 590. I recommend you try both sizes before you decide.
Forum: Fly Lines 09-26-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By kuch
Re: InTouch Rio Gold?

No, my photos show the tapers of the Gold InTouch vesus the regular Gold. It IS NOT the Perception. So whoever says the taper is identical between the 2 versions of Gold is a bit mistaken, the...
Forum: Fly Lines 09-26-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By kuch
Re: InTouch Rio Gold?

http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/forums/fly-lines/358522-rio-gold-differences-intouch-vs-regular.html

This may help. I've been using it on my 5wt and 4wt. I honestly haven't noticed a huge...
Forum: Fly Rods 09-25-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 891
Posted By kuch
Re: Want a new 4wt - hung up on length

You are losing about 3". Don't sweat it. The reason that rod was designed to the length it is may be that the action was too slow at 9'. Who knows but adjusting length in a rod design can be a way...
Forum: Fly Reels 09-24-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,121
Posted By kuch
Re: Lamson Guru question

What's really the functional advantage to concave spools? Generally, most spools are concave on the portion of the spool section and that section is generally filled up by backing. So in effect your...
Forum: Fly Reels 09-18-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,479
Posted By kuch
Re: Abel vs. Hatch Debate

For me, what decides whether I use the Hatch or Abel is the need to change spools. If so, I prefer the Hatch. Both the Super N's and the Finatic's look great to me. The Abel is a little more...
Forum: Fly Reels 09-17-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,479
Posted By kuch
Re: Abel vs. Hatch Debate

I also have the Super 4n on my 9'-0 5wt Radian and really think the two pair up nicely. No one will go wrong with either the Abel or the Hatch reels. Each have their own positives and negatives but...
Forum: Fly Lines 09-15-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 427
Posted By kuch
Re: Rio Gold Differences InTouch vs Regular

I would also like to know if the head weights are the same. Supposedly the 2 versions were exactly the same except for the core. I am not so sure that is the case.
Forum: Fly Reels 09-15-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By kuch
Re: Abel Creek Discontinued?

I noticed that as well. I actually like the design of the Creeks better than the Trout. Oval porting and the option of a large arbor or mid made it very appealing.
Forum: Fly Reels 09-14-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,121
Posted By kuch
Re: Lamson Guru question

To answer the couple questions you have.....the 1.5 can be a great reel for a 5wt rod. The drag on the Lamsons is very smooth and maintenance free. They are durable reels and we'll made. However the...
Forum: Fly Rods 09-10-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,513
Posted By kuch
Re: New Winston.....

I agree and to add Orvis into the mix as a great example of a company getting a brilliant up and comer in the door to design rods....I understand this to be a young man by the name of Shawn Combs who...
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