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Forum: Fly Reels 04-29-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 897
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: 2015 5-weight Fly Reel Shootout & Review

I've been a long time Abel supporter and I again will comment on the last place finish of my beloved "dog in this fight". I fish exclusively with Abel reels for trout with few exceptions. I've...
Forum: General Discussion 04-28-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,195
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: Cigars and Fly Fishing

I'm a cigar guy and over the past 10+ years have amassed a collection of around 2,000 sticks. I have smoked them on the stream at times, but usually only my less quality sticks. There is too much...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 04-28-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 447
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: Colorado May 6th fish? camp?

Interesting feedback about Trouts. As a guy who moved to Denver about 6 months ago I found Trouts to be a very welcoming shop. To me, Blue Quill has been the worst in terms of snooty fly shop...
Forum: Pacific Southwest 04-23-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 206
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: Lake Tahoe, Truckee River and a little perspective on the drought.

Wow. That is so sad I too can't not put it into words.
Forum: Southeast U.S. 04-16-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 616
Posted By chi flyfisher
Forum: General Discussion 04-13-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,267
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: You just paid $50 for nippers. What's Next?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I actually consider highly machined fly reels, beautiful high performing fly rods and related accessories as functional pieces of art that I'm fortunate to be...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-11-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,394
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: Wiggled Four 6wts today, Bought one

I hear you there. Definitely benefits.

At least you didn't get the Radian with the fighting butt. That reel seat and wood spacer is just too darn pretty! I'm a sucker for wood reel seats.
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,512
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: Wristwatches What You Wear And Why

Well I finally got that watch! I picked up a Tag Aquaracer Calibre 16 Auto today. I bought it used mint with original box and paperwork. It doesn't have a mark on it. I negotiated into the deal a...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-11-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,394
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: Wiggled Four 6wts today, Bought one

Nice addition. I have the 690. Love it. Didn't we talk about that fighting butt!?
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 04-11-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: Big Thompson-4/10

Big fan of the Big T. I don't get there often enough.
Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 03-29-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: Fly Lines for Sale

WF 8 sold pending funds
Forum: Fly Fishing Reels Classifieds 03-25-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: Abel Super 5N - HG Black - NIB

That's a $40 upgrade for the handle on the lightly used reel.
Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 03-24-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By chi flyfisher
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 03-24-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: Deckers/Cheesman Tips

Flyfishing is a humbling experience. If it was easy, it wouldn't be any fun to me. I got to the point in the Midwest spring creeks where it was rare for me to ever have any trouble catching tons of...
Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 03-24-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: Simms StreamTread Sandal

Bump for the new season
Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 03-24-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: Fly Lines for Sale

Updated with Price Drop
Forum: Fly Rods 03-23-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,132
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: Classic Sages?

Oh man, as much as I love my ZXL's - and I have three of them - that's not a fair trade. I guess I should applaud Sage for giving you a new rod to replace a broken out of service rod but I'd mourn...
Forum: Fly Fishing Reels Classifieds 03-23-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: Abel Super 5N - HG Black - NIB

I have another one that is in excellent condition and has upgraded handle to black metal from wood. Would consider selling that one for $350 but I don't want to sell both. Will e-mail pix.
Forum: Fly Fishing Reels Classifieds 03-20-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By chi flyfisher
Abel Super 5N - HG Black - NIB

For sale is a NIB Abel Super 5N in High Gloss Black. Comes with box and all paperwork. Unregistered. Has 20 lb. chartreuse backing to fit WF 5 fly line. Never used.

$450 shipped CONUSA with...
Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 03-18-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: Fly Lines for Sale

Rio Grand - WF7 Camo/Tan - Used twice on Lake Erie tribs for Steelhead - $35
Rio Grand - WF8 Pale Green/Lt. Yellow - Used once on North Platte throwing streamers - $35

Shipping to CONUSA. Paypal...
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 327
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: Abel Super 8 Reel- Issues?

I wasn't contradicting what you wrote. I was using your post which was very informative and illustrative and further adding commentary I felt was pertinent and useful to the discussion. It's...
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 327
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: Abel Super 8 Reel- Issues?

The outgoing click does not come from the pawls. It comes from spring loaded pin that goes into indents in the drag plate. In the pictures shown, you will note both drag plates by the post are...
Forum: Fishing Rods & Outfits Classifieds 03-18-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: Sage Z-Axis 8110 Switch

Going to the auction site on Saturday.
Forum: General Discussion 03-15-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 350
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: two sides to each coin-fishing report

Oustanding :worthy: :stretcher :D

Did you see those no wading signs I was talking about on the trail?
Forum: General Discussion 03-15-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: Hatch Dates: Tailwaters vs Freestone, Sping Creeks

To have a good Hatch Chart - it has to be river specific. Even tailwaters throughout the region have different hatch charts here in the Rockies. In the Midwest, the hatches north of the Wisconsin...
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