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Forum: Fly Rods 05-18-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 578
Posted By grouch
Re: Arsenal is complete!

Not even done, you still need an 8wt and a 10wt. Everybody needs an 8wt and a 10wt.
Forum: Fly Rods 05-16-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By grouch
Re: Loomis NRX Trout

If the stars align and I manage to hold my mouth just right, I may be the owner of a 7wt NRX. I have casted a couple NRXs and each one was a true pleasure. Been lusting over one for a while now. This...
Forum: Fly Reels 04-07-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,141
Posted By grouch
Re: Abel reel choice

One thing that is for sure, you will enjoy your reel. Actually I should say reels as you will more than likely buy another one.
Forum: Fly Rods 02-11-2015, 03:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,767
Posted By grouch
Re: New 8wt: Scott Tidal vs Sage Motive vs Winston Nexus

Have you tried the Short Stix yet? Been hearing good things that have me curious.
Forum: Fly Rods 02-09-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,767
Posted By grouch
Re: New 8wt: Scott Tidal vs Sage Motive vs Winston Nexus

I wouldn't dare compare my HP to other rods, I know better than that. As far as other brands go, I would love to have a NRX. I had a hard time putting one down a while back, I just kept wanting to...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-09-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,767
Posted By grouch
Re: New 8wt: Scott Tidal vs Sage Motive vs Winston Nexus

Funny, I don't think my 8wt could easily confused with a 9wt. It is a sweetheart, not too fast at all. It's the rod I grab when I know I am going to be casting a lot. It has a really nice pace and...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-03-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 685
Posted By grouch
Re: Favorite 7 weight & line

I have a Scott HP 7wt. It's a fantastic bass rod. I used it for several years on redfish when I lived in Corpus. Didn't really understand it at the time but I got a smoking deal on it when Scott...
Forum: Fly Rods 12-31-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,727
Posted By grouch
Re: 2015 Yellowstone Angler 5-Weight Shoot-Out

Despite the well thought out and hopefully good intentioned review, when it comes time for me buying a new 5wt, it will be a Scott G2 8'8". I guess in the end if you have been around long enough, you...
Forum: Fly Rods 12-31-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,767
Posted By grouch
Re: New 8wt: Scott Tidal vs Sage Motive vs Winston Nexus

I personally have no experience with any of those rods but I do have a Scott S4s 8wt that I wouldn't trade for anything. If you were to force me to sum up the Scott vs Sage question I'd say Sage...
Forum: General Discussion 12-27-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,968
Posted By grouch
Re: What is your choice drink for fly fishing?

I only drink water while I'm fishing but after I enjoy a couple fingers of a nice rum.
Forum: General Discussion 12-27-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,700
Posted By grouch
Re: Oh boy Abel

I love these threads, they never seem to get old. In fact, probably the only thing that will outlast my Abel nippers.
Forum: Fly Reels 11-19-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,052
Posted By grouch
Re: Bauer RX

I LOVE my Rogue. The only thing Bauer is lacking on is their advertising. I sure hope they sell plenty of RX's. They look like an heavier duty Rogue, not that it needs to be beefed up any. Their...
Forum: General Discussion 11-03-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 647
Posted By grouch
Re: Winter Jacket Color

Screw all of that, get something that looks good and makes you stand out among the others in the parking lot lacing up their rods. I want a nice red one just because I look good in red.
Forum: Fly Reels 10-24-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,300
Posted By grouch
Re: Lamson Waterworks as a whole?

You should really be looking into Bauer. I love my Rouge. I would love to own a CFX, those are in the Lamson Litespeed price point and they are a much better reel. Much better design and a whole lot...
Forum: Fly Reels 10-19-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,268
Posted By grouch
Re: Nautilus (as a whole)?

I had a 8/9NV for a while and really wanted to like it. I just didn't like the drag adjustment. Mine was almost completely binary. The drag was either on or off, never just right. I also never really...
Forum: Fly Reels 09-13-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By grouch
Re: Nautilus NV 5/6 Deal

I have ordered a couple of reels from Stillwater, no problems at all. In fact, their customer service is very good.
Forum: Fly Reels 08-24-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By grouch
Re: Exceeded Expectations - Bauer Rogue 2

They really are nice aren't they? I hate to see that they aren't being made anymore. The RX is replacing them. I wished I could afford to stock up on some more.
Forum: Fly Reels 08-19-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,276
Posted By grouch
Re: Bauer Rogue Reels - Opinions/Reviews

I love my Rogue 4, in fact it is probably my favorite reel. The drag is strong and smooth. The finish is fantastic. It's a shame they aren't more popular. There are no downsides, just a sexy good...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-03-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,439
Posted By grouch
Re: Sage Salt Fly Rod Review

It sounds like Sage finally built a S4s.
Forum: Fly Reels 08-03-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,634
Posted By grouch
Re: Abel's forthcoming Sealed Drag Reel

I have one hobby, and fly fishing isn't it. I consider fishing more of a lifestyle slash relaxation thing. The money I have spent on gear isn't wasted at all, it provides returns every time I use it...
Forum: Fly Reels 08-02-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,634
Posted By grouch
Re: Abel's forthcoming Sealed Drag Reel

I read this comment a lot and I don't get it. Everybody knows some people will buy them precisely because they are $50. Some will buy them because they are convinced they are the best and it doesn't...
Forum: Fly Reels 07-30-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,634
Posted By grouch
Re: Abel's forthcoming Sealed Drag Reel

If I want an Abel fresh water reel, I'd buy a Creek or another TR. I have dunker my TR many times, no need for a sealed reel there.
Forum: Flies 07-29-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,412
Posted By grouch
Forum: Fly Reels 07-13-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,193
Posted By grouch
Re: Abel vs. Hatch Debate

Don't let the fancy fish finish tempt you. Everyone knows the sexiest Abel's are dressed in black. Seriously though, Abel has without question the best polished black anodized reels on the market. I...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 07-08-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By grouch
Re: need a backup plan need some help fellas

Destin is awesome. Plenty of things to do and the fishing in and around the area is great. I haven't been there in years so I can't give you any particulars but the wife will love the place. I lived...
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