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Forum: Fly Rods Today, 09:42 AM
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Posted By glacierjohn
Re: New Winston - Boron III Plus

No problem, we just have differing opinions on how it cast and feels up close. Like I said most of my fishing is 30-45', but when I do fish closer I haven't noticed a problem. You mentioned you...
Forum: Fly Rods Yesterday, 07:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,028
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: New Winston - Boron III Plus

Quoted from the 2015 Yellowstone Shootout:
In performance, I rated the Radian just a bit lower than the NRX LP at short range for feel and accuracy, but at 45 feet they were both outstanding and got...
Forum: Fiberglass Fly Rods 07-30-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Browning Silaflex Model 122910 Line 6

It is really incredible how far we have come since the mid-60s. Back then, at least as far as I knew from looking at a few catalogs and perusing fly tackle in my local sporting goods store, there...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-30-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Sage Z-Axis

In rods like Sage and Winston where you can see deep into the blank, do they really "paint" it, or just add a colored tint to the clear-coat resin? Having worked with surfboards in my younger days we...
Forum: Fly Lines 07-30-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 320
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: SA Sharkskin Trout Taper

I had SA GPX lines on all my rods, 3-4-5 weights and they cast great on the lawn. I started with GPX back in 1991 when I bought my first good rod. They were considered an upgrade (Mastery Series) and...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-29-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,631
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: The bottom line pretty much ?

You're cool, Coolhand, I know where you're coming from. I also feel a little guilty as I kind of piled on Silver after your post. Though I stated that I'm sure he means well, I think my post kind of...
Forum: Fly Lines 07-29-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 320
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: SA Sharkskin Trout Taper

Ian at Scott recommended the SA Expert Distance Taper when I bought my 905 Radian, but when I said I already has a Sharkskin Ultimate Trout Taper, he said that was the same taper so I was good to go....
Forum: Fly Rods 07-29-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 637
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Radian is perhaps the best 5 weight on the market for pure fishability

Really fantastic review, thanks! It's amazing how Scott really did that "fast with feel" thing, isn't it? What line does your buddy have on his Radian? I know it's a six, and I'm very satisfied with...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-28-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 637
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Radian is perhaps the best 5 weight on the market for pure fishability

Hey S&S, did you guys trade back and forth? I know you preferred the NRX over the Radian, how about your buddy, would he go NRX if he had to do it again? Some people (Yellowstone Anglers and my hard...
Forum: Bamboo Fly Rods 07-28-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 131
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: More Sweetgrass tales

The wife and I have only discussed it in very general terms, we are just retiring next year and have a trip to Italy planned, but I think 2-3 weeks in Ireland with a few days in England might be a...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-27-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 637
Posted By glacierjohn
re: Radian is perhaps the best 5 weight on the market for pure fishability

Thanks for posting. I was wondering about your post last year, as I fish almost exclusively out of my drift boat and my 905 Radian is ideal when the wind picks up. I have a Galvan T-4 on mine with a...
Forum: Bamboo Fly Rods 07-27-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 131
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: More Sweetgrass tales

Great story Geordie. My wife and I took a trip to Ireland a couple years ago and we plan on returning in a year or two. I saw lots of "trouty" looking rivers as we drove around and I wondered about...
Forum: Fly Reels 07-27-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 382
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Appropriate reel for my 4-5 wt 7'-9" Bamboo

Ok, long term it's either going to be a new Red Truck Diesel if I can get over the name, save up a little more for a new Hardy Classic or find a made-in-England Hardy LRH, Orvis CFO or Hardy Princess...
Forum: Fly Reels 07-26-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 382
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Appropriate reel for my 4-5 wt 7'-9" Bamboo

Wow, nice reels but my budget is more like $100.00-$200.00, I was trying to figure a way to push it up to $300.00 for a Korean Hardy Classic.
Forum: Fly Rods 07-24-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 561
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Soft 6 Weight

That was my first thought when I read this thread. I have a G-906 and G-904, your description of the 906 is right on.
Forum: Fly Rods 07-24-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,631
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: The bottom line pretty much ?

That was me, I only mentioned it because Silver seemed like he was emphasizing "swing weight" as a result of high tech so much. My point was that every "normal" length graphite rod I have owned since...
Forum: Fly Reels 07-24-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 382
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Appropriate reel for my 4-5 wt 7'-9" Bamboo

Thanks Guys, right on advise. I particularly like those pictures of the Hardy lightweight reels, those would be my first choice. I'll look into the Young reels as well as the old Pfluegers I grew up...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-23-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,631
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: The bottom line pretty much ?

Sounds good to me. I like stronger, lighter rods made to advanced tapers.
Forum: Fly Reels 07-23-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 382
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Appropriate reel for my 4-5 wt 7'-9" Bamboo

guys are making very compelling arguments:)
Forum: Fly Lines 07-23-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 320
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: SA Sharkskin Trout Taper

I have that exact line only a WF5F as one of two spools on my 905 Radian. I like it a lot, very nice presentation and that Sharkskin really shoots. That said I like my Rio Gold WF5F a little better,...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-23-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,631
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: The bottom line pretty much ?

In your opinion is there a swing weight low enough that, regardless of cost, even if the technology was free, there is no point going lower? As you know I have two rods that were designed about 35-40...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-23-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,631
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: The bottom line pretty much ?

Silver, two questions; 1) Do you think there is a practical limit, a point of diminishing returns on weight, beyond which less weight doesn't matter? 2) How does line weight effect swing weight?
...
Forum: Fly Reels 07-23-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 382
Posted By glacierjohn
Appropriate reel for my 4-5 wt 7'-9" Bamboo

Hello, I know this is a personal choice, but I'm open to input from my fly fishing buddies on the net. I picked my new Sweetwater 7'-9" Mantra earlier this spring and bought a Peach 444 DT5F to go...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-23-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,631
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: The bottom line pretty much ?

Jim Bartsche is The Man...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-23-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,631
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: The bottom line pretty much ?

On that (highlighted point) I totally agree. However, I have a feeling that you and I might differ on what we considered the "best gear" for any particular habitat, though we could both make do with...
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