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Forum: Fiberglass Fly Rods 03-16-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By standman
Re: ECHO Glass selection and questions


If you want a rod for both bass and bluegill, the 5 weight sounds like the better choice. It'll be able to handle the larger fish better; plus, being glass, it will still provide a lot...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-15-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By standman
Re: Reddington butter stix vs echo glass

I have never cast a Redington Butter Stick...I thought they were overpriced. However, I do own an Echo Glass 5 weight and a Cabela's 50th Anniversary CGR 3 weight. Although I prefer the Echo, the CGR...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-28-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,249
Posted By standman
Re: Rods You Just Can't Part With

This list would include: my Phillipsons, Fenwicks, Browning Silaflex's, Cortland Leon Chandler for vintage glass; my Steffen for contemporary glass; and my bamboo Orvis Battenkill.
Forum: Fly Rods 01-28-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,195
Posted By standman
Re: Glass Fly Rod

You are going to love your Steffen. I have an 8' 3/4 Steffen finished by Graywolf that is marvelous for much of my trout fishing. You can add me in to the list that fishes primarily glass; some...
Forum: The Tenkara Forum Threads 01-14-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 845
Posted By standman
Re: How do you fish a Tenkara on still water?

The Tenkara Bum and pszy22 are right on regarding fishing still water with Tenkara. Although I'll occasionally fish rivers and streams with Tenkara, I usually fish ponds. The biggest issue you'll...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-09-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 971
Posted By standman
Re: Budget 3wt

My thought would be to cast several of the 3 weight rods that your rod shop has in stock. I don't know about your fly shop, but all the ones near me allow you to do so.

In fact, I did this when...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-09-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,185
Posted By standman
Re: Vintage Glass Fly Rod

Several excellent suggestions have been made. I've never been to Alberta, but I'm thinking a small stream rod for you would be longer than a small stream for me. Here in New England, for as small...
Forum: Fly Rods 12-24-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By standman
Re: Orvis fly rod

This rod appears to be the one appearing in the Orvis 1977 catalog, which Huib has kindly allowed access to in another thread.

Orvis says regarding this rod: Basic fly rod for the one rod man....
Forum: Fly Rods 12-24-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 995
Posted By standman
Re: All Purpose fly rod question

During the 70's my fly rods were an 8'6" 7 weight and a 7'6" 5 weight. These two rods adequately covered all the fishing I would do...bass, panfish, and trout. For one rod nowadays, and angling for...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 12-12-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,565
Posted By standman
Re: Set-Up For Bluegills

If buying new, my choice would be something on the idea of the Eagle Claw Featherlight in 7' 5/6 weight. I like a 5DT. The EC has the ability to handle panfish poppers, plus you will be able to feel...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-25-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,159
Posted By standman
Re: Orvis Superfine Touch: What size?

While I don't personally own a Superfine Touch, I have enjoyed casting them and have considered obtaining one for the same purpose you mention. In addition to considering for increased casting...
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,803
Posted By standman
Re: Rods you regret buying...

Over the years I've bought dozens of fly rods. However, only one do refer to as "Rod I regret buying". This was my first bamboo rod, a 9' rod that had been remodeled as a 6'. To start with, I paid...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-02-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By standman
Re: "New" fly rod

I own the FF857 as well as FF856, FF856-5, and FF858. Each rod is distinctly different from one another, which is one reason why I still fish each of them.

I bought the 857 after losing several...
Forum: Fly Reels 04-25-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,744
Posted By standman
Re: Question: suggestions for affordable fly reels

I like the LL Bean reels. For trout, the click and pawl Pocket Water is sufficient. For types of fishing where an effective drag is desired, the Double L Mid-Arbor is a smart looking choice. I have...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-21-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By standman
Re: Short 6 wt

I have to agree regarding rods built upon a Phillipson blank. The shorter lengths (6.5', 7', and 7.5') certainly combine the power needed for casting streamers along with the ability to lay it down...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-10-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,945
Posted By standman
Re: Best value 4wt

I have to agree regarding the Orvis Superfine. The 7' 4 weight is the sweetest non glass rod I've ever handled.
Forum: Fly Rods 02-15-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,201
Posted By standman
Re: What is the best full flex rod made today?

With its deeply flexing action, its extreme control and accuracy, and its ultra soft presentation, I prefer the Echo Glass.
Forum: Fly Rods 02-15-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,233
Posted By standman
Re: Orvis and Echo glass ?

I cast both 5 weights. They are both wonderful rods and very different from one another. So much so that I can definitely see an argument to own both. The Orvis is a great rod that reminds me of the...
Forum: Fly Reels 01-21-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By standman
Re: I've read a few on-line articals about Pflueger medalists

I'm with will09. Some time back I changed all my Medalists over to left hand retrieve. However, I found I didn't like the resultant clunkiness of the drag (most noticeable of the USA years). In...
Forum: Fly Reels 01-21-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 876
Posted By standman
Re: Great customer service at Allen

I've purchased from Allen several times and have always been very satisfied with the product. What brings them over the top for me is their great customer service. The couple times I've had to...
Forum: Fly Reels 01-13-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 720
Posted By standman
Re: Fly reel lube ? IN a long post. Sorry

+1 on the Quantum Hot Sauce
Forum: Fly Rods 01-13-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 808
Posted By standman
Re: any of you all use ECHO rods

Before switching to glass I owned an Echo Classic 9' 7 weight. I don't remember details, but it was a lot of rod for the money. I ended up giving it to my brother who loves much so that he...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-08-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,293
Posted By standman
Re: albright rods

I have several Albright rods and enjoy them at least as much as my comparable Loomis and Orvis rods. Four of the Albrights I have are the medium/fast GP series: 7.5' 3/4 2-piece, 9' 5/6 2-piece, 9'...
Forum: The Tenkara Forum Threads 12-11-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,495
Posted By standman
Re: New TenkaraUSA Rods(Sato & Rhodo)

I received notification yesterday from TenkaraUSA and immediately ordered the Rhodo. I had questioned them about the 11' Iwana and they said an exciting new product was coming to replace it. Although...
Forum: Forum Polls 11-30-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,293
Posted By standman
Re: Floating line... WF or DT

I use WF 75% of the time for practice casting. For fishing situations it's probably more half and half. I'll use WF for the times I'm looking for longer casts; but most of my fiberglass seems to...
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