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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 02:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 946
Posted By furnacefella
Re: Catch and Release...

Against my better judgement, I am going to weigh in on this topic of photographs.

The use of the term "hero shot" is insulting, judgemental and shows a complete lack of understanding as to why...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 381
Posted By furnacefella
Re: A Customer Service Tale....

I was just about to pull the trigger on a Streamflex but am reconsidering after reading this. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed that my Zenith and Ultra lite reels never need service or replacement....
Forum: Fly Rods 08-06-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,571
Posted By furnacefella
Re: Sage ACCEL

What we have here is 3 pages of what marketing professionals call a buzz. It is exactly what Sage would want and in no way passes judgement on the product.

Good, bad or indifferent you want...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-05-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,571
Posted By furnacefella
Re: Sage ACCEL

With all due respect, this is the "fly rod" section.

"Getting all excited" as you put it, is truly the ultimate goal. If a new piece of equipment adds to that excitement, skill level is a moot...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-05-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,571
Posted By furnacefella
Re: Sage ACCEL

I believe mine is the post you speak of. I would like to add that I ordered a Loop Opti-Stream to try out and price was a major consideration in this decision. I believe from the reviews that the...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-29-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,571
Posted By furnacefella
Re: Sage ACCEL

I think that the big boys should be more concerned about competing with the Korean rods with their top tier gear. Expert casters aside, these Korean rods are just more fun to fish and deliver more...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 07-24-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 59,140
Posted By furnacefella
Re: Brown Trout Pics

Local big river Brown I was lucky enough to encounter on a short evening trip.
These guys are hard to hook with all the pressure this system gets but put on a real show. The current is strong making...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 408
Posted By furnacefella
Re: Need some advice on some new line

I have been experimenting with a few different 5wt lines lately and the SA Mastery Textured Trout is by far my favorite and the Mastery Trout Taper is a close second.

The textured line slides...
Forum: Forum Prize Competitions 07-21-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,236
Posted By furnacefella
Re: July Caption Competition-Sponsored by Allen Fly Fishing

The latest release from Rob Ford Campaign Headquarters suggests "the monkey is off his back" and that this is clearly a "one horse race" for the top job in Toronto. Ontario voters are still a little...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-19-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 463
Posted By furnacefella
Re: Redington Customer Service

I think what ruins the Link (at least for me) is the balance and swing weight. It is like they made extra effort to add tip heavy. The action of the rod is not bad and it does have a nicer flexing...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-19-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,571
Posted By furnacefella
Re: Sage ACCEL

As a sales and marketing guy, I find the $600 price point an interesting position and a mistake IMO.

I think it would be safe to say that anyone that can afford a $600 rod can afford pretty much...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-18-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 463
Posted By furnacefella
Re: Redington Customer Service

I had the exact same experience when my son broke his CPX. I requested an upgrade to the Link model and received it with no issues even though replacement pieces for the CPX were available. It too is...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 07-18-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 59,140
Posted By furnacefella
Re: Brown Trout Pics

I switched to 5x for the second one above but the first one was the bigger fish.

I have come to love the 8'6" 5wt Zenith and Ultralite DD combo. It protects tippet almost as well as my 4wt ZXL and...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 07-18-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 59,140
Posted By furnacefella
Re: Brown Trout Pics

Highlight of a nice day on the water. I didn't think I was going to get this guy to the net on 6x tippet so snapped a couple of him on the way in. Luckily he decided to allow me to bring him to the...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 07-15-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 59,140
Posted By furnacefella
Re: Brown Trout Pics

Rivers are finally starting to clear up nicely and the Browns are starting to get into their summer routine. Too early for hoppers here but I figured someone has to eat the first one :).
...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 06-26-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 618
Posted By furnacefella
Re: An Evening with the Drakes (pic heavy)

Thanks for the kind comments. Here are a couple of more from a memorable evening.

http://i1040.photobucket.com/albums/b406/furnacefella/P6250070_zps45fe424d.jpg...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 06-26-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 618
Posted By furnacefella
An Evening with the Drakes (pic heavy)

Beautiful evening on the water. Hot and too sunny to begin with but you could tell a hatch was going to come off.

http://i1040.photobucket.com/albums/b406/furnacefella/P6250019_zpsd583b342.jpg...
Forum: Forum Prize Competitions 06-19-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,780
Posted By furnacefella
Re: June Caption Competition-Sponsored by Allen Fly Fishing

Wow! Talk about grumpy.... With 20+ years of guiding experience you would think he would know when to duck!
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 06-16-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 59,140
Posted By furnacefella
Re: Brown Trout Pics

Young fellow and I got out for a few hours on Father's Day. Nice to see a few of these drifting down stream.

http://i1040.photobucket.com/albums/b406/furnacefella/P6150051_zps1be3b631.jpg...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-13-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 937
Posted By furnacefella
Re: Sage noobies

It states that the Accel is replacing the VXP which was developing a pretty good following. The new Accel is rated as a fair bit lighter but the price has crept up a hundred dollars. At $600 it had...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 06-13-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,395
Posted By furnacefella
Re: Big fish, small flies

Great thread.

I don't have a lot to add except an experience with a very large Brown. I hooked him at dark during a Drake hatch (insert any idiot with a rod here) knowing full well he had rejected...
Forum: Fly Reels 06-09-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By furnacefella
Re: Re finishing a reel

I have had great luck with Krylon Fusion paint on everything. I even did a rod blank with it and it held up. I recently did an old fly reel and it looks great but I have not fished it since painting....
Forum: Fly Rods 06-09-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By furnacefella
Re: Help picking a new 6 wt

Old news but I love my 6wt Z-Axis. So much so in fact that when a new in case 6wt came up on a local buy and sell I couldn't help myself and now have two. My old one is a 2 piece and the new one a 4...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-09-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,220
Posted By furnacefella
Re: 9', #5 Rods - master of nothing....

Most modern 5wts are closer to true 6wt now anyway. With the popularity of 5.5wt lines like Grand and GPX I would suggest a 5.5wt is the best "jack of all trades" rod.

The golf industry followed...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 06-08-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 59,140
Posted By furnacefella
Re: Brown Trout Pics

Streams are finally starting to run clean in central Alberta. Unfortunately the worst is yet to come from the snow pack in the mountains.
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