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Forum: Fly Reels 07-18-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 695
Posted By thepharmacist
Re: Ross Evolution and Zenith

I like it better when they don't match perfectly. I have a black reel on my Zenith.
Forum: Fly Reels 06-09-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By thepharmacist
Re: Old reel hard to seat on new Hardy rod

When I first got my Zenith I had a Lamson Konic on it and the feet didn't really fit. I just had to sort of wedge it in there. Looks like the perfect excuse to "upgrade" your reel.
Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,337
Posted By thepharmacist
Re: Well, United Airlines won't get my money anymore.

I just booked a United Flight and planned to take an Orvis rod case as you described. I may need to reconsider now... or just go for it... or pack it all in luggage...

Anyone else have...
Forum: Fly Reels 05-07-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,607
Posted By thepharmacist
Re: Which hatch reels?

I watch ebay too much. I always think I am going to win stuff for cheap but almost never do. I bet that reel will go for over $300
Forum: Fly Lines 04-24-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 625
Posted By thepharmacist
Re: Line for Hardy Zenith 9' 4wt

I'm not an expert but:

I have the same 9' #4. I switch back and forth between the Rio Gold 4 and 5 Wt lines. I change my mind constantly but for the nymphing on small streams with short mostly...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-19-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By thepharmacist
Re: Who has ORVIS Helios2 6wt Tip Flex?? feedback?

Very awesome. I just got the H2 9' #6 Saltwater to use for my streamer/foamy windy dry fly rod. I was stuck between all of the competitors and liked all of the rods i cast! I was able to get the...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-16-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,136
Posted By thepharmacist
Re: Mystic Fly Rods....

Gmarlin, I just did a side by side wiggle and the Reaper is stiffer. The Helios is obviously lighter in hand as well...and nicer looking... but then there's the cost issue.
Forum: Fly Rods 04-16-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,136
Posted By thepharmacist
Re: Mystic Fly Rods....

I have a 10ft 7wt Reaper. I bought it in an emergency one day because I broke my only Steelhead rod at about 8 AM one day and planned to fish the next 2 days on the Lake Erie tribs... I walked...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-28-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By thepharmacist
Sage repair/warranty

Sage's warranty is clear "Every new Sage rod, blank and Sage series reel is covered by our lifetime, original owner warranty." Does anyone have recent experience or advice in sending a rod in that...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-26-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,074
Posted By thepharmacist
Re: buying a 6 wt

Good input! I'm likely going without the butt. Next debate One vs Radian.
Forum: Fly Rods 03-25-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,074
Posted By thepharmacist
Re: buying a 6 wt

Thinking about a sage one 690 or 691.
Forum: Fly Rods 03-25-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,074
Posted By thepharmacist
buying a 6 wt

I'm going to buy a 6 weight for my trip to the Henrys Fork this summer and probably going to make it a 9 footer. I have a 10ft 6wt already with a fighting butt that I use for Lake Erie Steelhead. ...
Forum: Fly Reels 02-22-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,607
Posted By thepharmacist
Re: Which hatch reels?

I got the 4+ Glad I did! I like it on both my 9' 4 and 5 wts. At this very moment I do not want another reel. Seriously...
Forum: Fly Reels 02-06-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,607
Posted By thepharmacist
Re: Which hatch reels?

Mike, Many people believe A sealed drag prevents dirt and other matter from entering the drag system and causing it to fail. Not necessary for trout but when it comes down to it nothing is really...
Forum: Fly Reels 02-06-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,607
Posted By thepharmacist
Which hatch reels?

I bought a hatch 5+ to use on my 10' 6wt for Lake Erie Steel and I love it. I considered the 7+ but thought It would be a little too big... The 5 indeed works great. I also thought I would use...
Forum: Fly Rods 11-02-2013, 04:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,710
Posted By thepharmacist
Re: Hardy zenith one piece rod

I fished a guides 1 piece Zenith 6wt and it was totally sweet. The transportation issue is the only thing holding me back from buying one.
Forum: Fly Rods 03-27-2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,265
Posted By thepharmacist
Re: Any experience with Orvis Helios / Hardy Sintrix??

I own a zenith 490 and 590. The other day I cast the 8ft 4 and could not believe how much difference there was between my 9 footer and the 8 footer. The 8 foot rod is way way softer. I'd imagine...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-27-2013, 05:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,290
Posted By thepharmacist
Re: Echo Ion VS Redington Voyant (10' 7 Wt)

I have an Echo Ion 10ft 7wt for Erie tribs and have always liked it. I broke it 1 day, ran to the nearest fly shop and impulse bought the first reasonable rod i could find. I ended up with a Mystic...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-11-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 711
Posted By thepharmacist
Re: snapped a rod help me pick a new one

I have an echo Ion 10ft 7wt I use for Erie Trib Steel and I like it alot.
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