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Forum: Fly Rods 12-14-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 683
Posted By coolhand
Re: NRX LP or standard NRX

Although I am a big fan of my 9', #5 NRX, I would agree with S&S that it is a little "too much" for mostly dry fly fishing. Great for nymphing, streamers, and multi-fly rigs, but not subtle dry fly...
Forum: Fly Rods 12-12-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 520
Posted By coolhand
Re: Two of the same rod ?

G. Loomis GLX Classic - 9',#6

Scott S4 -9',#5

Both are my favorites in their particular size and weight, and always want one at my beck and call if the other is broken. Kind of dumb, when you...
Forum: Fly Rods 12-11-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,214
Posted By coolhand
Re: A question for the fun of it ?

My official choice would be a 9', #6 (either a Scott Radian or G. Loomis GLX Classic). Then I would have some other "off the books" rods stashed in a "safe" place.
Forum: Fly Reels 11-25-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By coolhand
Re: Decided to put my Hatch 5+ up for sale

How much backing do you need on a 5 weight? Can't remember the last time I actually saw the backing go out the guides while fighting a trout. Not sure that much of backing is even necessary on a...
Forum: Fly Rods 11-18-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 797
Posted By coolhand
Re: Looking for some opinions on a rod

Some good #4, 8'6"'s around $500:

Beulah Platinum #4 8'8" - one of my favorite 4 weights, hard to find.

Sage Accel - priced a little higher at around $595, but awesome rod - awful lot of value...
Forum: Fly Rods 11-07-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 449
Posted By coolhand
One Piece Rods?

Yesterday, I had my mind blown a little bit. The Echo/Airflo rep stopped by and showed me some of the new toys. Quite a few product upgrades coming from both companies. But, the thing that blew me...
Forum: Fly Rods 10-31-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 867
Posted By coolhand
Re: 7wt streamer rod

S&S

Legend X is a bit different animal than the Bank Robber. The Bank Robber has a stiff butt and a relatively soft tip, this design was heavily influenced by Streamer Guru, Kelly Galloup. ...
Forum: Fly Rods 10-30-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 867
Posted By coolhand
Re: 7wt streamer rod

One rod not mentioned that could be worth a look is the St. Croix Legend X, 9', #7. This is a streamer and big fly chucking machine. This is my new Bass/Tiger Muskie stick, and it will throw a dead...
Forum: Fly Rods 10-23-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,429
Posted By coolhand
Re: Scott Radian line. recommendation?

S&S. I share most of your observations about the Rio connect core lines. However, the Radian is excellent at helping me modulate the power of delivery. IMO, this is the genius of the Radian...
Forum: Fly Rods 10-22-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,429
Posted By coolhand
Re: Scott Radian line. recommendation?

Fished a Rio Perception on my Radian 9', #6. Worked fantastic beyond 25', could throw multi-fly rigs with good loop stability. I didn't throw any big streamers with this line, but it would handle a...
Forum: Fly Rods 10-15-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,429
Posted By coolhand
Re: Scott Radian line. recommendation?

For Streamers and bigger flies this is what I have found.

Scientific Anglers Mastery GPX, Magnum Taper or Galloup Floating Streamer Taper

Airflo SuperDri Exceed

Haven't found a good streamer...
Forum: Fly Rods 10-02-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 750
Posted By coolhand
Re: American Made

Go to a specialty fly shop and cast as many rods as possible. Forget trying to glean much meaningful info from internet reviews. I have a great deal of skepticism regarding these types of reviews. ...
Forum: Fly Rods 09-15-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 991
Posted By coolhand
Re: G Loomis NRX - Which one?

I have standard NRX in #4,#5,#6, and #7. Owned a NRX LP in #5.

Standard NRX are great "all-around" rods, good for when you don't know exactly what technique that you will be employing. They...
Forum: Fly Lines 09-11-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 508
Posted By coolhand
Re: Rio Gold Differences InTouch vs Regular

The differences are more than just the taper. The "In-touch" casts much differently. I haven't weighed it yet, but the In-touch feels at least one line size heavy. The #5 In-Touch loads my #6's...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-27-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,970
Posted By coolhand
Re: 6-Weight Renaissance

DITTO... Couldn't said it better myself!
Forum: Fly Lines 08-26-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 833
Posted By coolhand
Re: Rio Lines and a Scott Radian- Question

Not to worry. The "In-Touch" versions will be offered in addition to, not replacing, the "Standard" in the Gold, Grand, and Trout LT.

Been testing a Gold "In-Touch". The non-stretch core makes...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-18-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,409
Posted By coolhand
Re: 6 weight rod feedback Scott Radian?

I have fished and cast both the 9',#5 and 9', #6 Radians this summer. I went ahead and purchased the #6. Has plenty of power for multi-nymph rigs and streamer work, but still has enough finesse in...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-05-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,945
Posted By coolhand
Re: Sage ACCEL

S&S:

The Accel is most similar to the standard NRX, probably not as quick recovering, but close. The NRX LP is a lot softer in the tip and doesn't have as strong as butt section as the Accel. ...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-05-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,945
Posted By coolhand
Re: Sage ACCEL

Wow, lots of judgment based on market placement and price point. Most by people that haven't even touched or casted the Accel. What bloody difference does that make to a fisherman? Check it out...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-04-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,945
Posted By coolhand
Re: Sage ACCEL

Got to lawn cast a couple of the new Sage Accel's today. 9', #5 and 8'6", #5. I think that Sage and its head design Jerry Siem are on to something here. Whereas the Method, One, and Circa models...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-24-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 819
Posted By coolhand
Re: A beautiful rod, well priced

Have a #4, 8'8" and #5,9'. Both on the medium side of medium/fast. Nice build quality, and very good performance. I especially like the beryl cork handles. My favorites of several of the Asian...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-23-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,744
Posted By coolhand
Re: The Shimano Beancounters Just Wrecked Loomis

This is a far bigger problem for G. Loomis Fly Fishing than the warranty issues. The corporate culture and policies of Shimano is killing the G. Loomis fly fishing business by itself. Until or if...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-22-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,075
Posted By coolhand
Re: Scott vs. Winston

Fly Fishing is not defined by "Dry Fly Only" techniques. Fishing with small dry flies are only a very, small component of my arsenal, and fishing tactics. Trout eat 80%+ of the time subsurface,...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-19-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 762
Posted By coolhand
Re: Sage Rod Chart Begs the debate - which is best?

My favorite Sage Trout rods are the original RPL's. Especially the 586 and 690 models. Fantastic all-arounders, with a great range of abilities.

The newer stuff is great, (lighter, stronger,...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-12-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,744
Posted By coolhand
Re: The Shimano Beancounters Just Wrecked Loomis

Funny. We are G. Loomis dealer. Didn't get the memo about this change...
We'll see, if this is actually the case or just a rumor at this point.

If it's true, gonna hurt the Fly Rod Sales for...
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