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Forum: Fly Reels 09-18-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,083
Posted By kuch
Re: Abel vs. Hatch Debate

For me, what decides whether I use the Hatch or Abel is the need to change spools. If so, I prefer the Hatch. Both the Super N's and the Finatic's look great to me. The Abel is a little more...
Forum: Fly Reels 09-17-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,083
Posted By kuch
Re: Abel vs. Hatch Debate

I also have the Super 4n on my 9'-0 5wt Radian and really think the two pair up nicely. No one will go wrong with either the Abel or the Hatch reels. Each have their own positives and negatives but...
Forum: Fly Lines 09-15-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By kuch
Re: Rio Gold Differences InTouch vs Regular

I would also like to know if the head weights are the same. Supposedly the 2 versions were exactly the same except for the core. I am not so sure that is the case.
Forum: Fly Reels 09-15-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 282
Posted By kuch
Re: Abel Creek Discontinued?

I noticed that as well. I actually like the design of the Creeks better than the Trout. Oval porting and the option of a large arbor or mid made it very appealing.
Forum: Fly Reels 09-14-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 105
Posted By kuch
Re: Lamson Guru question

To answer the couple questions you have.....the 1.5 can be a great reel for a 5wt rod. The drag on the Lamsons is very smooth and maintenance free. They are durable reels and we'll made. However the...
Forum: Fly Rods 09-10-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,669
Posted By kuch
Re: New Winston.....

I agree and to add Orvis into the mix as a great example of a company getting a brilliant up and comer in the door to design rods....I understand this to be a young man by the name of Shawn Combs who...
Forum: Fly Lines 09-10-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By kuch
Rio Gold Differences InTouch vs Regular

So I was examining the boxes from the new Rio Gold InTouch version against the regular stretch core version. What I noticed in the head is slightly shorter on the InTouch version. Notice that Rio's...
Forum: Fly Rods 09-09-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By kuch
Re: Sage Xi3 - Clearance Price $313 - $349

From what I see they do not come with the full warranty. That's definitely worth $100 to me.
Forum: Fly Reels 09-06-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,468
Posted By kuch
Re: New 4 wt. reel considerations ?

My Hatch 5 Plus Finatic weighed an actual 6.2 oz before I spooled it up. The Sage One 691 is 3oz on the money and the One w/o the butt is 2 7/8 oz. The Hatch 5 plus Finatic is absolutely a perfect...
Forum: Fly Reels 09-06-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,468
Posted By kuch
Re: New 4 wt. reel considerations ?

A Hatch 5 plus would be perfect on that 6wt Method. That is what I have on my Sage One 6wt. I thinks it's the perfect reel for that rod.
Forum: Fly Reels 09-05-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,468
Posted By kuch
Re: New 4 wt. reel considerations ?

The lone can "barrel" or build up in one spot causing a jam up. The narrower spools generally don't have this issue. I've actually found this problem when using a Litespeed. One way to avoid it is...
Forum: Fly Reels 09-05-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,468
Posted By kuch
Re: New 4 wt. reel considerations ?

I have...the Galvan's are far superior to the Lamson's for all the reasons stated. One thing I do really like about the higher end Lamson such as the Litespeed's are their extremely light weight. ...
Forum: Fly Reels 09-05-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,468
Posted By kuch
Re: New 4 wt. reel considerations ?

Unfortunately the Konic's are not US Made.....look carefully at the box. It says "Designed and engineered in the USA" I confirmed with Lamson they are made "overseas" which I assume is China or...
Forum: Fly Rods 09-02-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 435
Posted By kuch
Re: Sage TXL-F 4wt

I have a Hatch 3 plus, Abel Super 3n or a Litespeed 1.5 on the gear shelf for the new TXL-F. I actually really liked Rio Gold on this rod. The head size and weight is about the same as the Rio Trout...
Forum: Fly Rods 09-02-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 435
Posted By kuch
Re: Sage TXL-F 4wt

I just had my fly shop order a TXL-F 7'-10" 4 weight. Sage is finishing a batch this week and is shipping one out for me next week. Can't wait to fish this fall with it.
Forum: Gear Reviews 09-01-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 25,476
Posted By kuch
Re: Lamson Konic Reel

great reel for the price. I was able to get a 1.5 for 89.95 and free shipping. Over all it's is good quality. The biggest disappointment for me was it is made overseas and not in the USA.
Forum: Fly Rods 08-30-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 435
Posted By kuch
Sage TXL-F 4wt

I am looking for some experiences with the Sage TXL-F 7'-10" 4wt.. Have been on the hunt for a shorter and fairly versatile 4wt. Anderson's 4wt shoot out sparked my interest in this rod. I typically...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-29-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,304
Posted By kuch
Re: Radian vs Zenith.....

This thread has turned a little towards a Radian vs. One thread. I recommend casting the rods in the respective models. I loved the Radian in 590 but did not care for the 4wts. The 6 was also nice....
Forum: Fly Rods 08-29-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 831
Posted By kuch
Re: 6 Weight; ONE or METHOD

I have a Sage ONE 691-4 and absolutely can't imagine a nicer feeling and performing 6 weight. I ended up getting the fighting butt because it made the rod feel better when casting streamers. Tons of...
Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 08-28-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 677
Posted By kuch
Forum: Fly Rods 08-27-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 336
Posted By kuch
Re: Will a Lamson Guru 2 balance a 5wt Scott A4?

The 1.5 will be much better for that rod.
Forum: Fly Lines 08-26-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 479
Posted By kuch
Re: Rio Lines and a Scott Radian- Question

Good to know both versions will exist. Curious to hear experiences with both versions.
Forum: Fly Lines 08-26-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 479
Posted By kuch
Re: Rio Lines and a Scott Radian- Question

You know that Gold is now being sold with the non stretch core.....called InTouch. If you like the stretchy Gold you may want to stock up. I believe they are replacing it with the new InTouch...
Forum: Fly Reels 08-25-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 754
Posted By kuch
Re: Reel for 5wt Winston

Hatch 4plus or Abel 4n
Forum: Fly Rods 08-22-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 887
Posted By kuch
Re: 6 weight rod feedback Scott Radian?

Honestly, it's a toss up between the One and Radian in the 6wt. They are both incredible rods and are very similar in the 6wt. I personally own the 9'-0 6wt Sage One with a fighting butt. I could...
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