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Forum: Fly Rods 02-08-2016, 05:34 PM
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Posted By eastfly66
Mid Range 10' 5/6 wt. ?

Does anyone have experience/comment on the mid range ( cost ) rods in 9.5 to 10 foot ? Pulse , Recon or Nexus for example ? This is 5 but more likely 6 wt.
Roll/Spey cast and weighted stoneflies and...
Forum: Fly Tying Materials, Tools etc. 02-08-2016, 07:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 131
Posted By eastfly66
Re: Catching Shadows book

Rich got back to me Larry , the radio show is next week the 17th.
Forum: Fly Tying Materials, Tools etc. 02-07-2016, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 131
Posted By eastfly66
Re: Catching Shadows book

Hey Great ! Thanks for the heads up Larry , I'll be tuned in !

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A little Bio on Rich for those who do not...
Forum: Fly Tying Materials, Tools etc. 02-07-2016, 03:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 131
Posted By eastfly66
Catching Shadows book

I picked up a copy of this at a Ct. fly show yesterday. Rich is a well known tyer around these parts , big on streamers too. Illustrations are excellent and the recommended patterns include tactics ,...
Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2016, 12:58 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,241
Posted By eastfly66
Re: Is fly fishing an elitist activity?

If it is I must fit right in ! Let's see , I chew tobacco , I swear enough to make a iron worker blush and I've drank enough to float a battleship. I work with my hands but I do have a degree ! Don't...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-05-2016, 08:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 491
Posted By eastfly66
Re: Why no g5 fast rod from sage?

Thanks Chi , I'll do a little asking around about the % breakage , at the very least it gives me second thought on buying second hand in this case anyway.
Forum: Fly Rods 02-05-2016, 06:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 491
Posted By eastfly66
Re: Why no g5 fast rod from sage?

Recently acquiring a 590 I am considering a 690 or 696 , I might have reservations on that now since I would prefer the second hand market ?

Can you elaborate on the conditions of the failure ?
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Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2016, 05:35 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,139
Posted By eastfly66
Re: Do we need expensive rod to fly fish with?

Mmmmm.......reading the excellent Somerset review , S&S makes note we are very likely to see single hand rods top the 1K mark at ICAST next season. Don't really matter much to me , I shop the used...
Forum: Gear Reviews 02-04-2016, 08:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 716
Posted By eastfly66
Re: Somerset Show 2016 Fly Rod Observations

Did you see any new product in the accessory line that was interesting ? Waders , boots, packs or bags , that sort of thing ? Lines ?
Forum: Fly Rods 02-04-2016, 07:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 491
Posted By eastfly66
Re: Why no g5 fast rod from sage?

I thought the Pulse was the rod for that void ? I get confused with all the models. If the Pulse didn't make the grade maybe the Bolt ? cant say I have tried any of them. 590 One used and mint cond....
Forum: Fly Rods 02-04-2016, 05:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 491
Posted By eastfly66
Re: Why no g5 fast rod from sage?

You didn't like the 590 One or the sticker price ? The tag didn't thrill me either so I found a discount demo. There are plenty on the market.
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2016, 06:49 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,139
Posted By eastfly66
Re: Do we need expensive rod to fly fish with?

.....and to some of us it is more "just a tool" and we do give a **** about that !
Forum: Fly Rods 02-03-2016, 06:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 673
Posted By eastfly66
Re: Thomas & Thomas Spire.

Good point scoutm , and as we know there are always two sides to a story. How that communication failure went down may not be exactly as stated if you get my drift ....just sayin , there is more to...
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2016, 02:39 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,139
Posted By eastfly66
Re: Do we need expensive rod to fly fish with?

yup , that's true Jettman , and I am willing to bet I can find a rod for 100 bucks that was top tier not long ago and went for a heck of a lot more back in it's day too. Of course "not long ago" is a...
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2016, 01:04 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,139
Posted By eastfly66
Re: Do we need expensive rod to fly fish with?

John , top tier rods don't have to be overly expensive if you know how and when to buy :) and the hunt is part of the fun , just thought I would add a twist to the conversation !

The rational me...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-03-2016, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 498
Posted By eastfly66
Re: Should I get a three weight???

didn't you see the G2 3 wt. Kuch just listed this morning ? If I didn't just buy another rod yesterday I would have been all over that G2 4 wt. like a pig in sh*t !! :)

you listed your question at...
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2016, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By eastfly66
Re: Guide installation - Denver

Dan Trela , Trela Rods here in MA , authorized Sage Custom builder , PM me if you want the contact info
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2016, 07:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By eastfly66
Re: I had no idea...

You have to experience having an Abel at some point in your fly fishing life I say ..:)

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shootouts are...
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2016, 05:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By eastfly66
Re: I had no idea...

It would appear there was a period when they got a little carried away with the success of the brand and starting labeling all sorts of product.
Forum: Fly Reels 02-03-2016, 05:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By eastfly66
Re: Scientific Anglers System 4 Reels

You have "no worries Mate" buying from STP or Backcountry ....They both are 100%.
Forum: General Discussion 02-02-2016, 05:31 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 14,039
Posted By eastfly66
Re: What Did You Buy Today?

Sage One 509-4 Mint Condition. Used 1 week on a trip to MT. and traded into my local shop. There isn't even a stain on the cork !
Forum: Fly Rods 02-01-2016, 11:14 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,718
Posted By eastfly66
Re: Radian #6 ?

Thanks Tom , I never tried the old GPX , use the Mastery on a couple rods and like SA. I have be hoping the MPX was a winner. I'll give it a try!
Forum: Fly Rods 02-01-2016, 03:58 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,718
Posted By eastfly66
Re: Radian #6 ?

Hi Tom ,

I see you have the new MPX , could you comment on the line ? I have not been able to find many reviews .

Thanks
Paul
Forum: General Discussion 01-31-2016, 06:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 419
Posted By eastfly66
Re: Who's going to Marlboro?

I posted on "4 Rivers Outfitters" for help from the guys here and another with comments on the T&T Spire. Pretty good show , Shelia Hassan and Trouper Brown did a couple good demo's and as usual many...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-31-2016, 11:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By eastfly66
Re: What are your opinions on the Loomis NRX LP 4 wt?

Probably in a meeting with my lawyer for divorce court ! :)

- just kidding !
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