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Forum: Fly Rods Yesterday, 11:09 PM
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Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Shapes of cork handles

I guess I've never choked up past the grip, hook keepers have never been a problem to me. I don't use them as much as I used to but I still like them on my fly rods.
Forum: Fly Rods 02-28-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 354
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Fly rod brand of choice: Bamboo rods

At $1,000.00 for a blank identical to the higher line, but for it's furniture and lack of a second tip, the Mantra is a sleeper deal. BTW you can upgrade if you want, I added silver-nickel hardware...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-27-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 633
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Shapes of cork handles

I just pulled out my 1992 Scott catalog, its centerpiece is a double page picture of all their rods (all of them PowRply G series) from light trout rods to bass and bass-trout rods and saltwater,...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-27-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 633
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Shapes of cork handles

Like GLMarlin, I like them all and don't have any issues casting any of them. The Radian and One grips are kind of a throwback to the Fenwick and Silaflex rods I grew up on. Then when I got my first...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-26-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Coming September '15 - From Fenwick...

Will they be similar to their early-mid 70s Feralite tapers? When those rods came out they blew away my buggy whip Silaflex rods. I fished my Fenwick Feralite rods right up into the 90s, they felt...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-26-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 354
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Fly rod brand of choice: Bamboo rods

Even though I just ordered a Sweetgrass, I didn't vote as without trying the other rods I wouldn't presume they are the best. The issue many people have with not being able to access say an NRX LP...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-26-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,072
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Edjewmacate Me Please as to Winston's....

GL Marlin I hear you and agree with you part way. It soulds like we are close in age. I could never afford it but the classic cars I dream of owning are the GM mid sixty SS muscle cars, 64-67 Impala...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-26-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,072
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Edjewmacate Me Please as to Winston's....

I really don't know how much to make out of S&S's articulate description of Winston's downfall. Winston rods across the line are very popular in fly shops up where I live over two hundred miles from...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-25-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,072
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Edjewmacate Me Please as to Winston's....

On that we totally agree. It's foolish for them to pretend one of the best bamboo fly rod companies with strong historical ties to Winston doesn't exist within a stones throw. Bury the hatchet and...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-25-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,072
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Edjewmacate Me Please as to Winston's....

I think there are two aspects to the Winston story, 1) Despite what some think of their newer rods there seems to be a general consensus that the WT is still a great rod, I know I love mine. 2) You...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-25-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,072
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Edjewmacate Me Please as to Winston's....

Follow up to your last post; I think S&S makes a good point about Winston and Dean alludes to it as well, while Scott and other companies revere their past and still offer those classic rods of the...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-24-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 812
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: New fly rods?

If this is true I only have to wait another year or two to get my six weight Sage One on a discontinued discount. I'm not holding my breath though. I do like what you said about the Scott G and...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-24-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,072
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Edjewmacate Me Please as to Winston's....

That is so true. I mentioned on another thread, it's all what you are used to. If you started fishing with a WT or Scott G, you are going to think a Scott Radian is off the charts fast and not notice...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-24-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,072
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Edjewmacate Me Please as to Winston's....

I used to visit the Winston factory once a year every year between 1995 and 2008, while there I would test cast rods in the 3-6 weight range, new and old. I didn't have a Winston fetish, but always...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-24-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 812
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: New fly rods?

Does that imply that Boron is a good or bad thing if only one company uses it?
Forum: Fly Rods 02-20-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 764
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Fly rod manufacture numbers

Other than just fun to know, it is pretty irrelevant to me how many rods Sage makes versus Scott. I like the idea of the small shop hand built one at a time fly rod, but if a mass produced rod from a...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-19-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Fly Rod brand choices a poll

I posted my comments on the other thread. Basically, I like a number of brands and own and enjoy rods from Fenwick and Silaflex (glass), Scott, Sage, Winston, TFO, Echo3, Cortland and I have a...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-19-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,126
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Your Fly rod brand of choice

As a designer for Kelty Pack back in the day when they were considered the premium backpack manufacturer in the world, late 60s early 70s, I can tell you that even high end products are pushed by the...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-17-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,209
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Scott G2 question

I'm with you on the unsanded blank, beautiful wraps and hardware, very classy rod. Regarding line, I would call Ian at Scott (phone number on their website). He's fun to talk to and will give you...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-17-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Scott Radian VS G2

Good points and illustration of my personal perspective theory. To you, coming from a fast rod preference guy, the Radian and G2 are close, to me a slow rod preference guy, the Radian and One are...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-17-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Scott Radian VS G2

Akuriko, I think it all depends on what you are used to. If you tend toward the fast end of the spectrum you might feel there isn't much difference. If you are a guy like myself who tends toward the...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-17-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,153
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Z-Axis versus One versus Scott Radian...

Yes to both questions, similar grips I think the One may be about 1/4" longer.

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For a guy, who felt the...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-16-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,153
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Z-Axis versus One versus Scott Radian...

S&S, would I find a 690 One useful on the Missouri? I already have the 905 Radian.
Forum: Fly Rods 02-16-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 948
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Fly Rod Length: does it matter?

Yeah Ard, streams vary greatly. Our bushy streams are 15-25' across with 5'-7' tall bushy willows along the bank but no tree canopy. I usually wade fish them with either my Scott 904 or Winston WT...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-15-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,053
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Bamboo Rods, Your Thoughts.....

I love this! Around here we seem to have a perpetual debate on rod actions, personal preference and what is the best fly rod for all around trout fishing. I'm sure there are some situations where a...
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