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Forum: Fly Rods 09-17-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,346
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Re: High End Fly Rod Suggestions

Welcome! I agree with the previous post, we need more specifics on water, species your targeting etc... However, I will say this. Before settling right on the Winston, I would advise you to try other...
Forum: Fly Rods 09-17-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,381
Posted By thenewlushlife
Re: Sage ACCEL

I respectfully disagree. I believe what sage is doing with Accel falls into the "prestige pricing" category given it's higher price many consumers will associate that with quality over say the recon....
Forum: Fly Rods 09-11-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 989
Posted By thenewlushlife
Re: Best of the mod. to mod/fast past & present ?

T&T has great offerings in the medium category, most of thier rods are built on a uniformly progressive taper, wiggle it in a shop it may seem a tad "fast" throw a line on it and it bends deep, but...
Forum: Fly Rods 09-11-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By thenewlushlife
Re: Sage Xi3 - Clearance Price $313 - $349

I've fished the 9' 8 weight Xi3 for stripes and false albacore. Great rod, super super stiff though, it's not a good for steelhead/salmon no tippet protection for line shy fish. Great for salt, bad...
Forum: Fly Lines 09-11-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,034
Posted By thenewlushlife
Re: Airflo super-dri River & Stream first impressions

Yeah old post for sure. The "textured" surface on airflo lines is called ridge technology. It's a pretty decent system, I'm not a fan of textured lines personally but ridge I can deal with. However,...
Forum: Fly Rods 09-04-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,125
Posted By thenewlushlife
Re: 5wt VS 6wt

S&S you wrote a gear review on the method 6 weight. Is it a good rod for nymphing and streamer fishing? Or does the stiff tip hurt hit detection for nymphs? Good all around 6? Or not so much? If you...
Forum: Fly Lines 09-04-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By thenewlushlife
Re: Orvis Superfine line

I worked for orvis, just call they're fishing dept hotline. They'll have it sent to your house. It's very easy.
Forum: Fly Lines 09-02-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 542
Posted By thenewlushlife
Re: What's best for my z-axis 590?

I may give gold a shot. Does the lumalux rio gold glow in the dark??
Forum: Fly Lines 08-31-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 542
Posted By thenewlushlife
Re: What's best for my z-axis 590?

Is rio grand a nice match for the Z as well? Or is the gold far superior in your opinion?
Forum: Gear Reviews 08-30-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By thenewlushlife
Re: Sage Method 6-Weight - An Essay

I'm thinking about getting a 9' 4weight method for walking and wading the Delaware, and sight fishing along the banks. I have a feeling this stick would be amazing for this application.
Forum: Fly Rods 08-30-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 435
Posted By thenewlushlife
Re: Sage TXL-F 4wt

The txl-f is an AMAZINg rod. But,....be careful reading George Anderson's shootouts. It's a very biased ranking system. They only rate rods w/ a stiff butt section and progressive tip well. Rods that...
Forum: Fly Tying Materials, Tools etc. 08-29-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 105
Posted By thenewlushlife
WTB natural White or Grey Rhea feathers.

I need a source of un-dyed rhea feathers, please respond with any leads. Thanks!
Forum: Fly Lines 08-29-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 542
Posted By thenewlushlife
What's best for my z-axis 590?

So currently I am using a sci-angler GPX on my 590 z-axis, it gets the job done, but I've heard rio gold or rio grand are better suited for this rod. Do any of you fish z-axis with rio gold or grand?...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-29-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 832
Posted By thenewlushlife
Re: 6 Weight; ONE or METHOD

I think your getting at the true meat of this descission, there's so much debate about whether Sage is headed in the wrong direction. Bottom line is they serve a purpose and are trailblazing, it...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-28-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 494
Posted By thenewlushlife
Re: Sage Sp ,Xp, or RPL+?

Hey there john hope all is well. The z-axis has a much softer tip than the XP blanks. Z-axis has progressive tip and stiff butt to mid section. Whereas XP has a stiff tip and progressive mid to butt...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-28-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 494
Posted By thenewlushlife
Re: Sage Sp ,Xp, or RPL+?

I agree this is a tough call. The RPL, SP, XP and VXP blanks are all sage gems as far as I'm concerned. I have only used an RPL a handful of times, I have more experience with the SP, XP and VXP....
Forum: Fly Rods 08-25-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 574
Posted By thenewlushlife
Re: Orvis Superfine Touch: What size?

I think the 8' 4 weight superfine is the gem of the bunch. I think the runner up is the 8'6" 5 weight. The superfine is anything but redundant compared to the H2, even in the same 9' 4 weight...
Forum: Fly Lines 08-17-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 544
Posted By thenewlushlife
Re: Scientific Angler SharkWave Ultimate Trout Fly Line - Stealth

Fire road, I tried the GPX sharkskin and textured. I found the only difference was sound, the abrasion on the inside of my guides, and fingers. I only use a GPX mastery now when I use this taper by...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-17-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,894
Posted By thenewlushlife
Re: Orvis Fly Rod Sale - What's Up?

LOL! I know, when I worked for orvis we joked around about that all the time. If your rod designer has the same name as a rap "artist"...might be time to hire someone else.
Forum: Fly Rods 08-12-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,032
Posted By thenewlushlife
Re: Input needed on new 5wt :)

It sounds like your looking for an all arounder packed with performance. I've fished all the rods mentioned and it sounds like the GVX or VXP would be your best choices. If your leaning towards a...
Forum: Spey Fly Lines and other Spey Tackle 08-07-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By thenewlushlife
Re: Rio Versi or Skagit ? Airflo / Rio ?

Well are you fishing the salmon river? That's what it sounds like, 1000 CFs at 5-10 ft deep is one heavy flow, first off if your fishing for steelhead in the salmon river or similar GL trib with a 5...
Forum: Spey Rods and Switch Rods - Fly Fishing Tackle Talk! 08-07-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 632
Posted By thenewlushlife
Re: Have we passed the 'point of no return' with custom build 2handers?

This topic always interests me. To be honest I feel that it makes the most sense to purchase a C.F. Burkheimer or R.B. Mieser Spey rod, paying between $800-$900, you know your getting that custom...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-07-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,309
Posted By thenewlushlife
Re: Winston Passport Vs. Sage VXP. Best all-around?

I agree that you need to be the one to cast the rods side by side. I have fished both rods in the 9' 5 weight configuration. I ended purchasing the VXP due to its incredible "all-round" performance....
Forum: Fly Rods 07-22-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,894
Posted By thenewlushlife
Re: Orvis Fly Rod Sale - What's Up?

I used to work for the company so I have people that keep me informed. I was told they have a new individual running the rod department that took the place of Sean combs. Frankly, it's about time,...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-18-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,315
Posted By thenewlushlife
Re: The Shimano Beancounters Just Wrecked Loomis

Here's another issue. What about us guides?? To be honest, I would be nervous as hell letting a client use my Z-Axis if it was no longer covered by warranty. I treat my gear like gold, wipe down...
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