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Forum: Fly Rods 02-23-2015, 12:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 686
Posted By barham
Re: Best way to clean up cork prior to sale

I have tried most of the tricks but the best I have found is to wet a paper towel with lacquer thinner and rub it until it is clean. I wash the cork in warm water and let it dry. I don't think the...
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 512
Posted By barham
Re: Rod & Reel Combo for a beginner

Welcome to the forum and the fun of fly fishing. Without disagreeing with any of the above recommendations, I suggest you look at Reddington's Crosswater beginner's kits. They come with rod, reel,...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-14-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 672
Posted By barham
Re: Accel vs. ZXL

I have several rods, but I find my favorite 5wt/9ft is the ZXL when dry fishing or using a single nymph rig. It is a delightful rod. However, when fishing in the wind, big rivers, or boat fishing...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-07-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,728
Posted By barham
Re: 2015 Yellowstone Angler 5-Weight Shoot-Out

I notice that Winston Nexus gets a bad rap in the shootout and on this forum. I built a 9' 6wt that casts alot like my Sage Zaxis 9' 5wt except it is lighter. I realize its fast for a Winston but I...
Forum: General Discussion 12-16-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,145
Posted By barham
Re: Cleaning a soiled cork grip.

I have tried many things, but the best I have used is lacquer thinner. It does not hurt the cork and really removes the dirt. I just put some on a cloth or paper towel and rub on until most of the...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 12-14-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 214
Posted By barham
Re: Butt cap question

I built a rod once with a reel seat that had no end cap; I went to Ace Hardware and found a box with all sizes of black caps for pipes and got one that fit for less than a quarter. It looks and...
Forum: Fly Rods 12-14-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,286
Posted By barham
Re: NRX LP or standard NRX

I would suggest you try the new Winston Nexus; it retails for around $500.00, substantially less than either of the two Loomis rods. I built a 9ft 6wt and it casts a lot like a lightweight Sage...
Forum: General Discussion 12-13-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 993
Posted By barham
Re: Albright is going out of business

Ten years ago, or so, I bought an Albright A5 9ft 5wt which I still have and use.
It is one of my favorite rods and ranks right up there with much more expensive rods.
I remember breaking the tip...
Forum: General Discussion 12-13-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,185
Posted By barham
Re: New 'old dog' and a new 'best friend?'

I am glad for you Fred. I think I know what have gone throgh as I have previously mentioned having a 12 year old springer named Millie.
barham
Forum: General Discussion 12-13-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 121
Posted By barham
Re: Texas fishing?

I live in Meridian, TX, a small Central Texas town between Waco and Fort Worth.
Welcome to the forum, I hope it will be as educational and fun for you as it has been for me.
barham
Forum: General Discussion 11-25-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 520
Posted By barham
Re: In a bit of a condrum could use some advise

For small water dry flies, you might consider a Reddington CT in a 4wt 8ft; they are certainly worth their price.
barham
Forum: General Discussion 11-24-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 789
Posted By barham
Re: Up and Down locking reel seats

I know this may not make much sense, but, since almost of my rods are graphite and use uplocking set ups, I was surprised when I built a 9ft 5wt Qucikline rod with a downlocking set up. I had a hard...
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,000
Posted By barham
Re: Whatever happened to mridenour?

Thanks for the post.
Most of the things I have learned about fly fishing, tying, rods and rod building have been on this forum from people like you.
My mother was a schoolteacher and used tell me...
Forum: Fly Rods 11-17-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,210
Posted By barham
Re: RL Winston Nexus

Feather-Craft Fly Fishing, $242.50 plus shipping
Forum: Fly Rods 11-16-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,210
Posted By barham
Re: RL Winston Nexus

I built a rod from a Winston Nexus blank, 9ft 6wt. It came out slightly less than 3 ounces. I like it and would describe the way it casts as a lightweight Sage Zaxis, maybe a little smoother. I used...
Forum: Fly Lines 11-11-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By barham
Re: Line for Winston Nexus 6wt 9ft

greybearhead:
Thats for the information, I will try it.
barham
Forum: Fly Reels 11-11-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,158
Posted By barham
Re: Bauer RX

I have way to many reels and most brands, but Bauer is probably my favorite.
barham
Forum: Fly Lines 11-06-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By barham
Re: Line for Winston Nexus 6wt 9ft

After receiving the replies from S&S and Jaybo41, I waited until it quit raining (believe or not it rains in Texas!) and thought I would try a "true" 6 wt line on the 6 wt Nexus. I did not have...
Forum: Fly Lines 11-03-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By barham
Line for Winston Nexus 6wt 9ft

I recently acquired a Nexus 6wt 9ft rod. I used a Ross Evolution 2 reel with 6wt Rio Gold line. I have only "lawn cast" the rod and really like it. I tried 6wt Rio Grand with it and it seems too...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 10-27-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 426
Posted By barham
Re: First wraps.

You are doing really well. I would not have had enough nerve to post what my first attempts looked like!
barham
Forum: Fishing Rods & Outfits Classifieds 10-21-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,293
Posted By barham
Re: WTB 5wt or 6wt

I have built and cast the Mystic Reaper 9' 5wt and 6wt. They are both nice rods; on sale for $229.00. They are also recommended on Yellowstone Anglers review for whatever that's worth.
barham
Forum: Fly Rods 10-17-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,112
Posted By barham
Re: New Winston Nexus and Gvx?

timd:
I found mine at Feather Craft Fly Fishing for slightly less than $250.00.
barham
Forum: Fly Rod Building 10-16-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 763
Posted By barham
Re: Should I go cheap on the first build?

While I do not pretend to be a great or even a very good rod builder, I have built about 15 rods over the years. I find each succeeding one is a little better job. However, the first one, a 9ft 4wt...
Forum: Fly Rods 10-16-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,112
Posted By barham
Re: New Winston Nexus and Gvx?

I am not familiar with the GVX. However, I have the 9' 6wt B2x, 9' 5wt B3x and 9' 5wt B2MX for reverence. I recently built a 9' 6wt Nexus blank which finished out at less than 3 ounces, it is a fast...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 10-09-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 676
Posted By barham
Re: Planning my first rod build

ponycarman:
I started wrapping a few fly rods about ten years ago. Since I live in rural central Texas, I did not have much experienced help. I bought and used the following books: (1) Fly Rod...
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