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Forum: Other Gear 04-12-2014, 01:00 PM
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Posted By glacierjohn
2009 Patagonia Guidewater wader

My old Cabelas dryplus waders wore out last summer, and I talked myself into finally buying a pair of top quality waders. I actually had good luck with the Cabelas, but convinced myself after talking...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-11-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Nymphing rods

Is there a general consensus on what make a good nymphing rod? Slow-medium or fast action. Longer rod? I see a lot of ten footers listed here. I know when I am casting weighted nymphs with strike...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-10-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 594
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Question regarding oversize rod for smaller flies?

Thanks, how about an NRX? Is it light like the ONE and Radian? I do have my #4 G, my main rod actually. I'll try your line idea on my #6 G, it does feel soft compared to the fifteen year newer #4 G.
Forum: Fly Rods 04-09-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 594
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Question regarding oversize rod for smaller flies?

S&S, always looking for a reason (excuse) to buy another rod, I have a 9' 5wt Radian, 9' 6wt Scott G and a 10' 6 wt Echo 3, if I wanted to add a 6 wt Radian, would you go 9', 9 1/2', or maybe...
Forum: General Discussion 04-08-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,764
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Stream rules: rant content... beware.

I just happened on this thread and have to agree with you. My wife and I run our Golden Retrievers in field trials. It is a very expensive, hyper competitive sport and thankless to boot. If I took...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-08-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 113
Posted By glacierjohn
How does fast-medium-slow relate to line wts.

Most of you know I lean toward the traditional actions like a Scott G, Winston WT or Sage LL. That's true but mostly in the lighter line weights. For some reason I'm more comfortable with a fast...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-08-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 594
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Question regarding oversize rod for smaller flies?

When I test cast the new Radian which is lighter in the hand than any of my other rods, I noticed the Radian 9' six weight is actually lighter than my Scott G 9-04. I loved casting that rod, I was...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-08-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 594
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Question regarding oversize rod for smaller flies?

When I started fly fishing a seven weight double taper was the standard trout rod, an eight weight for heavy trout and Bass. For 25 years I had two rods, a lightweight six weight Silaflex and an...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-05-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,007
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Is there a big difference in rods?

S&S, you are a very good writer, able to convey abstract fly fishing experiences in a very enjoyable manner. I know from your stories that you hold some of these medium actioned rods in high esteem,...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-05-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 733
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Casting slow

I know exactly what you mean. I started fly fishing when I was still in high school, my Dad was my mentor and I bought my first good rod a six weight Browning Silaflex with money I earned at my first...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-04-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 733
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Casting slow

All this talk about the slower action rods made me put my new T&T down and cast my old (1980's) IM6 rods. I have to say , I really do like that "feel" it is like there is a lot more to the whole...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-04-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 733
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Casting slow

I'm a slower action guy at heart, I love my Scott G series and Winston WT, but I also like having a nice fast action rod for some situations.

Last fall I was down in Idaho at a famous outfitter...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-03-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,786
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Somerset Show 2014: Rods

I test cast a six weight Radian that I liked a lot. It was light in the hand, felt like a five weight, loaded up nice with a Rio Gold six wt line and really shot out there, as well as cast short...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-03-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,786
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Somerset Show 2014: Rods

As a guy who just traded a brand new Sage One 590 for a Scott Radian 905 this winter, that is good to hear. I'm sure I would have been very happy with the Sage, but like that shop owner I tend toward...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-31-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 872
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: 4 piece rods? what's up?

I can think of one other consideration, dealer inventory. Back in my youth I was a designer for Kelty Pack backpacks. From 1952 until 1970 Kelty made one color backpack, olive green. However, they...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-31-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 872
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: 4 piece rods? what's up?

For backpacking and air travel I like the four piece, for everything else I would take a two piece. At my age I am down to two pack trips a year and last time I was on a plane with my fly rod was a...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-29-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Sage repair/warranty

I just broke my 586 SP a year ago. I bought the rod used in 1997. I sent it in with my $50.00 explaining that it was totally my fault, my dog jumped on it while it was laying across my seat in my...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-28-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 181
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Scott G question

S&S I love those old Sage SP's, have fun...:)
Forum: Fly Rods 03-28-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 181
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Scott G question

Just call Scott and ask for Ian. He can tell from the serial number what year and where the rod was built. I bought my first Scott in July 1991 right when Scott was moving across the bay to Berkley....
Forum: Fly Rods 03-27-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 602
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Is there really that big of a deal with rod length?

Like other's have posted, different lengths for different uses, plus a certain length just might feel better to you. That said a lot depends on where you are in life and how addicted to this sport...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-26-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 508
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: St. Leonard bamboo fly rods

This is a great forum. Someone asks a question about an obscure old bamboo flyrod and out of the blue a new poster shows up with definitive information.
Forum: Fly Rods 03-26-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,290
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Loomis.....losing fans and market share?

Wow, I really have to disagree with you there, I see no resemblance between Wall Mart and Shimano. I will be 65 this coming July and still ride bikes a lot, more than I fish actually. I currently...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-23-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,847
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Sage One 9'6" (5WT) vs Scott Radian 9'6" (5WT)

Go Blue, did you ever get a chance to compare the Radian and One side by side?
Forum: Fly Rods 03-22-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,794
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Winston WT taken of their web site

At least I hated my inexpensive TFO and expensive Sage Z-Axis equally. There are lots of inexpensive rods I love, such as my Echo-3. BTW, many people love the TFO's, that's not my point. My point is...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-22-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,794
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Winston WT taken of their web site

Again, all this is as much philosophical as technical. The thing I like about S&S is that he has roots that go deep, so he totally gets folks like you and me who love our WT's and G's, but he is way...
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