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Forum: Fly Rods Yesterday, 12:34 PM
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Posted By golfnfish
Re: Winston pre IM6 9' 3wt not sure what I have

I agree that the finish on these vintage Winston rods is beautiful. Although I know tight line nymphing with long light weight rods is very popular, I very rarely nymph fish with my 3 weights. ...
Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,593
Posted By golfnfish
Re: How long does it take from your home to the water?

About 45 minutes for me. I actually enjoy the drive as it is all on two lane roads through pretty countryside.
Forum: Fly Rods 07-27-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By golfnfish
Re: Winston pre IM6 9' 3wt not sure what I have

Sorry for this very late reply but I just saw your post.

I have the same rod with serial# 8xxx and based on the research I did on my rod your rod is one of the very early graphite rods built in...
Forum: Fly Reels 07-26-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By golfnfish
Re: Vintage heavier-duty reel?

I have seen some very good buys on the Abel Big Game 3N reels on ebay. $250 or so. Great reel for 7,8 and 9wt lines with plenty of backing. I have had mine for years and it has been flawless. You...
Forum: Fly Reels 07-26-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 233
Posted By golfnfish
Re: Reel for Sage 7wt (without totally breaking the bank)

I don't think you can go wrong with any Galvan reel. I have the OB-2, OB-3, Torque 4 and Torque 5. All are extremely well made and have been flawless.
Forum: Fly Rods 07-11-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By golfnfish
Re: Scott s4s7or 8 wt for general bonefishing in the Bahamas

Interested in hearing the comparison as well. I have a S4 5wt I really like but I haven't tried one in a heavier line weight. I still use my S3s 9wt for S. Andros as it seems the wind always is...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-11-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By golfnfish
Re: Scott STS 907-2 rod

I have never owned the 907 but the STS series had a great reputation as saltwater rods.
Forum: Fly Reels 06-23-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 910
Posted By golfnfish
Re: what do think about bauer reelsiu

I personally think Bauer is the most underrated fly reel company out there. I don't understand why they get so little respect in the secondary market. There are many times absolute steals are...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-23-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,406
Posted By golfnfish
Re: Scott Rods?

I currently own the following Scott's:

G 904-2 early San Fran build with a 4 digit serial #
S4 905-4
S3s 888-4
S3s 909-4

I have owned:

G 882-2
Forum: Fly Reels 01-14-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 866
Posted By golfnfish
Re: Reel for Hardy 5wt Deluxe Bamboo Rod?

You might try an Orvis Battenkill 5/6 English made click and pawl. They regularly sell on Ebay used for $100 or less. Another good choice for a more moderate priced reel that looks good on cane...
Forum: Fly Reels 01-14-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,483
Posted By golfnfish
Re: Reel for my new Sage One 4 wt

JMO but I would check out a Galvan Torque. I have 3 and couldn't be happier with them. I would also look at the Bauer and Abel reels. All three are made in the US if that makes any difference to...
Forum: Fly Rods 11-05-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,433
Posted By golfnfish
Re: What's the worst fly rod you've ever had?

I apologize if my comments on the Biix came across as critical of your post as they certainly weren't meant to be. I was just using it to illustrate my point that " one man's dog is another man's...
Forum: Fly Rods 11-04-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,433
Posted By golfnfish
Re: What's the worst fly rod you've ever had?

Dan, I agree. An earlier post mentioned a "worst" rod that is one of my favorites. A Winston Biix 8'6" 4wt. I love the soft tip many hate on the rod. It certainly isn't fast as was marketed by...
Forum: Fly Rods 11-04-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 681
Posted By golfnfish
Re: Backup Rods

When I'm fishing on a day trip close to home I rarely take a back up rod. The most I'll be is 1 hr or less from my house so it wouldn't be a big deal if something happened to the rod I've taken. I...
Forum: Fly Rods 11-04-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,433
Posted By golfnfish
Re: What's the worst fly rod you've ever had?

Mine was the first bamboo rod I bought. An Orvis Midge/Nymph. It had two tips; one to make a 7'6" Midge and another to make a 7'9" Nymph rod. It was a beautiful rod but was unbelievably S L O W. ...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 10-25-2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 962
Posted By golfnfish
Re: I went trout fishing ( LOTS of pictures!! )

Beautiful and very nice pics! That little shiner looks a lot like what we call warpaint shiners locally. They thrive in the trout streams and generally like the same feeding lanes as the trout. ...
Forum: Fly Rods 10-19-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,627
Posted By golfnfish
Re: Thoughts on fishing with Bamboo rods

Agree. I read posters all the time on the Classic Rod Forum post to the effect " I haven't fished a plastic rod in years" or words to that effect. No big deal to me but I've always thought it was...
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,337
Posted By golfnfish
Re: Wading boots Sizing question

I currently have wading boots from Simms, Patagonia, Orvis and Chota. I wear a size 12D street shoe and have found size 13s fit me best for use with waders. Suze 12 fit me best for wet wading. I...
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 727
Posted By golfnfish
Re: Can rods breakdown?

I have a good friend that played on the PGA tour and then Champions tour for years. He told me that the graphite shafts soften over use and are changed out by some players on a somewhat regular...
Forum: Fly Rods 10-10-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,627
Posted By golfnfish
Re: Thoughts on fishing with Bamboo rods

Hi,

I fish bamboo rods maybe 40% of the time I trout fish. I have rods from 7' to 8'3" in 3, 4 and 5wts. I find there is far more difference in a bamboo rod even of the same taper and from the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-07-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,832
Posted By golfnfish
Re: Why are reels so expensive and are they worth it?

I agree that the Bauer reels are great. Frankly, I can't understand why used ones in mint or excellent condition sell for such large discounts in the various forum classifieds and Ebay. I own...
Forum: Fly Rods 10-07-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,867
Posted By golfnfish
Re: George Anderson's "4-Weight Shootout"

Personally, I put little to no stock in these shootouts. "Best" is extremely subjective when for the most part the average fly fisherman has as much in common with the testers as a red wiggler has...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 10-03-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 758
Posted By golfnfish
Re: bluegill culling on trout streams opinion

I agree with Rip Tide. I think its almost impossible to overfish a bluegill population. Culling the gills caught will probably do nothing but improve the size and health of the remaining...
Forum: General Discussion 10-01-2012, 01:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,037
Posted By golfnfish
Re: Ultralight Fly Rodders out there?

I love ultralight fly fishing, both for trout and panfish. I have a Sage SPL 8' 0wt, Scott G 8'8" 2wt and 3 3wts. I really like the Scott G for size 18 and smaller dries and soft hackles. Very...
Forum: Fly Reels 09-28-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By golfnfish
Re: Galvan reel identification

They sound like Galvan Standard reels. Very nice reels and steals at $25 each.
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