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Forum: Fly Rods 08-28-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By bwf
Re: 6 Weight; ONE or METHOD

My 6 weight TCR feels like a telephone pole, thats is until I put an eight weight head on a 6 weight versi tip running line....my oh my! Found the launch code. I have not cast the newer...
Forum: Fly Reels 08-24-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 713
Posted By bwf
Re: New 4 wt. reel considerations ?

I have two ross cimarrons (C2's) and they are both durable, simple and smooth. You can find them on the bay rather easily and can get a used-newish one for right around 100.00. They reintroduced...
Forum: Fly Reels 08-13-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 615
Posted By bwf
Re: Reel for 5wt Winston

Bauer? Green? Smoooooooth drag!
Forum: Fly Rods 08-02-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 866
Posted By bwf
Re: Sage Salt Fly Rod Review

New Salt rod is indeed heavier according to sage's own web site.
Forum: Fly Rods 07-31-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By bwf
Re: Loomis GL3 and Pro4X

GL3 imho is a very underrated rod. Good feel and distance. When they list a med-fast action rod the GL3 fits the bill perfect.
Forum: Fly Rods 07-31-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 866
Posted By bwf
Re: Sage Salt Fly Rod Review

Hmm...interesting weight is up.
Forum: Fly Rods 07-24-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 940
Posted By bwf
Re: INEXPENSIVE Backup Recommendations

Redington CT might be the way to go....
Forum: Fly Reels 07-23-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 572
Posted By bwf
Re: Vintage heavier-duty reel?

Those are good reels and will get the job done. If going up to 8-9 weight you might want to think about the C5/G5 reels. A little bigger, better balance, more backing. They are 4" diameter. ...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-23-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,790
Posted By bwf
Re: New Winston.....

I have no idea of the cost of boron or how much it influences costs, but sage, g.loomis, scott, etc don't use boron and they seem to hit the 800 dollar mark......so not sure what to make of that...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-22-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,790
Posted By bwf
Re: New Winston.....

I have see a couple articles on their new rod ........ it is a semi convoluted statement as to where they are made ......

They are a joy to cast, can generate added power when needed, and are made...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-21-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By bwf
Re: Thomas & Thomas "Special Dry Fly" Information

Grab it and go have a blast!!! Sweet rod and those earlier TnT rods are beauties (IMHO)
Forum: Fly Rods 07-21-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,313
Posted By bwf
Re: Scott vs. Winston

I agree, they should drink beer, and they should drink only a PNW style IPA only! :biggrin:
Forum: Fly Rods 07-21-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,240
Posted By bwf
Re: St Croix's standing in the fly fishing scheme of things

Yeah, Vantage was a nice rod (at least in the 4-5 weight) that met an untimely expiration date IMHO.
Forum: Fly Rods 07-20-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,313
Posted By bwf
Re: Scott vs. Winston

I didn't need to read that post to believe it.
Forum: Fly Rods 07-18-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 26,079
Posted By bwf
Re: Sage Rod Chart Old to New

OK...dont rag on me...I could not see the master list, I cant enlargen for some reason ?? ...was the SP, DS2, VPS, LE , RPL+, listed?
Forum: Fly Rods 07-18-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,684
Posted By bwf
Re: Any Sage Light Line fans?

389-4 LL , re-introduced as a classic limited 500 run.
Forum: Fly Reels 07-14-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 847
Posted By bwf
Re: ALLEN heading to ICAST with US Made Reel

Thank you for the usa made.....it really is important!
Forum: Fly Rods 07-14-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,481
Posted By bwf
Re: G.Loomis to Sage?

Nothing wrong with owning rods from only one company as long as you try as many different companies' rods as possible and are honest with yourself. It's about putting the fly where you want it, not...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-27-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By bwf
Forum: Fly Rods 06-26-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By bwf
Re: Winston Passport Clearance at cabelas

TFO Pro 69.99 at cabelas. For a day or two they had the sage vxp at 200.00 off but I think it was a misprint and after selling many they changed it to 100.00 :confused:
Forum: Fly Rods 06-23-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By bwf
Re: St. Croix Imperial vs. Avid

The older Imperials are nothing like the new ones. The older Imperials had a nice medium action. New are med-fast to fast.
Forum: Fly Rods 06-12-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,514
Posted By bwf
Re: Does made in USA matter?

Unions help keep the private sector job wages up.....Lets not go repeat history and relive a life of poor wages and long working hours again..(oh, wait we are on that road again) The pie is big and...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-12-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 981
Posted By bwf
Sage noobies

The Accel

Sage Reimagines Generation 5 Technology with the ACCEL Fly Rod Series : Sage (http://www.pitchengine.com/pitches/5daeb0cc-ebd3-439e-923f-7aa9fd18d4e3)


and the Salt

Sage Offers...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-29-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By bwf
Re: XP or VXP

Ditto...did that with my trout rods....I now cast LL's and DS's for 5 weight and under. I have Xp's in 6, 8, and 9 weights. I have not cast some of the newest newer rods such as the 'One', the...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-27-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 481
Posted By bwf
Re: Another 3wt to complement my Sage Zxl?

Used or new?

Sage:
389 LL
389 SLT
389 SP
389 VPS
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