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Forum: News & articles for discussion 03-05-2011, 01:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,965
Posted By jefwel
Re: allen trout reel

I recently bought the 5/7 alpha Reel, and I really like it. It's a great looking reel, and is silky smooth. I have had Orvis Battenkill LA reels and Galvan Reels, and this one is my new favorite. ...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 07-22-2009, 05:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By jefwel
Re: Advice for Southern boys headed West?

I'm a Southern boy, and I had the same trip a few years back. You're in for a treat. It's also a different type of fishing. I'm jealous and wih I was back there now!
Forum: Fly Lines 07-01-2009, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,023
Posted By jefwel
Re: Advice Needed on Fly Lines for 5wt Outfit

That's good info, becasue I will be putting an Orvis Battenkill Large Arbor--the older version--on it, and it does not hold a tremendous amount of line/backing well.
Forum: Fly Lines 06-29-2009, 08:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,023
Posted By jefwel
Re: Advice Needed on Fly Lines for 5wt Outfit

One more thing--I've been fishing for years, and I have several high end rods from Winston, Sage, Scott and St. Croix. It's just that I've never "branched out" and tried anything other than Cortland...
Forum: Fly Lines 06-29-2009, 08:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,023
Posted By jefwel
Advice Needed on Fly Lines for 5wt Outfit

Hey guys. I will buying a Sage Flight in a 5wt, 9ft., 4-pc model in the coming days. I've always used Cortland fly lines (444, lazerline), but I've heard lots about other lines. I'll be nymphing...
Forum: Fly Reels 06-04-2009, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,685
Posted By jefwel
Re: Any Opinions on Sage 1600 and 1800 Reels?

Something I should have pointed out: the Galvan reel is a 4wt., therefore, I'm looking specifically for a 5wt. reel for trout.
Forum: Fly Reels 06-04-2009, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,685
Posted By jefwel
Re: Any Opinions on Sage 1600 and 1800 Reels?

A couple of you suggested that I keep my Galvan... I actually never suggested that I was going to get rid of the Galvan. It's my favorite of all the reels that I have. My point is that I currently...
Forum: Fly Reels 06-03-2009, 10:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,685
Posted By jefwel
Any Opinions on Sage 1600 and 1800 Reels?

I'm looking to buy a Sage Flight, 5wt 9ft. in the coming days, and I was wondering if anyone has any opinions on the Sage 1600 and/or 1800 series reels. I have an Orvis Battenkill Large Arbor--the...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-18-2009, 11:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,527
Posted By jefwel
Re: Winston Vapor vs DB Flawless vs Sage Flight

I have a J. Ryall reel for a 4wt rod--never been used. I would consider selling it, if you're interested.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-08-2009, 02:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,853
Posted By jefwel
Re: Rod sensitivity vs. long casting

I agree with your thinking, FRF. I, too, can cast any rod and cast it well. I don't mean to float my own boat here, but I can cast very accurately. My original question to start this thread was...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-05-2009, 09:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,853
Posted By jefwel
Re: Rod sensitivity vs. long casting

Thanks for the input. I've heard a lot of great things about that 3wt LL. I have a Winston IM6 in 4wt, 7'6", and I absolutely love it. I use it in the Smoky Mountain streams where there's lots of...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-05-2009, 06:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,853
Posted By jefwel
Re: Rod sensitivity vs. long casting

I agree with you on the Z-Axis. I consider it to be the nicest rod I've ever cast. It seems to have found the perfect balance of power/sensitivity/smooth action. Also, it wasn't as "fast" as I...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-05-2009, 05:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,853
Posted By jefwel
Re: Rod sensitivity vs. long casting

I could sure could eat some fried crappie right about now...

Yea, I really like the Z-axis as well as anything I've ever cast. However, I decided to do something a little different before buying...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-03-2009, 07:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,853
Posted By jefwel
Re: Rod sensitivity vs. long casting

FrankB2--I totally agree with you about the Z-axis. It somewhat redefines the "fast" action rod, in my opinion, in that it is fast but seems to be very sensitive tip-wise. It has feel of it's own. ...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-03-2009, 07:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,853
Posted By jefwel
Re: Rod sensitivity vs. long casting

Frank, I see your point and it makes sense. I was taught to cast by fisherman who had been fishing for 50+ years. He taught me the physics behind the rod and casting it, and that has been a huge...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-03-2009, 08:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,853
Posted By jefwel
Re: Rod sensitivity vs. long casting

Oh yea, I agree with "jbbfly," in that I don't usually catch fish too terribly far away from me. It seems to me that presentation and catchability (if that makes sense) are more relevant than long...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-03-2009, 07:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,853
Posted By jefwel
Re: Rod sensitivity vs. long casting

Thanks for the responses. I was talking to a very experieced guide, and he was telling me to go with the med/fast approach to set the hook more efficiently. However, it makes more sense to...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-02-2009, 09:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,853
Posted By jefwel
Rod sensitivity vs. long casting

Hey guys. I'm new here, but I've been flyfishing near 20 years. I've been contemplating a 5 wt rod purchase lately, and I've been reading reveiws and comments about various rods and their casting...
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