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Forum: Fishing Rods & Outfits Classifieds 11-15-2014, 11:52 AM
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Posted By pete a
Sold

SOLD, please DELETE
Forum: Fly Rods 10-01-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,015
Posted By pete a
Re: Sage ACCEL

I did not mean to belittle the VXP as I have the 791-4 and love it. But the ACCEL just felt better for "6wt" applications for me.

Honestly the VXP was very nice. Love to be able to have both.
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Forum: Fly Rods 09-29-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,015
Posted By pete a
Re: Sage ACCEL

Just bought and fished a ACCEL 691-4 this week. Nice sales bonus this month and an impulse buy (fly shops thrive on my impulse buys!).

I was in the market for a new "favorite" 6wt (love this...
Forum: Fly Rods 09-29-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 573
Posted By pete a
Post Re: For bass?? Lefty Kreh TiCr X Series

I'm from Texas and we fish for large mouth bass a bunch. Love chasing them in tube floats. 7-9 wts are great choice however you'll be caught short in winds and power with a 7wt in lots of...
Forum: Wanted/Swap Classifieds 09-08-2014, 08:06 AM
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Views: 107
Posted By pete a
WTB Sage FLi 5 and/or 6wt

Love these rods. Would prefer 4pc but will consider 2 pc.

Especially want Fli 691

Thanks in advance

Pete A.
Forum: Fly Reels 08-09-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 709
Posted By pete a
Re: Reel for Sage 7wt (without totally breaking the bank)

I have the Nautilus FWX 7/8 for my 7wt XVP which is really a nice kit but in my view the Galvan T series is equal. Have the T5 on a 6wt Sage flight.

Picking between the 2 is like the veritable...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-29-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By pete a
Re: Entry level salt water

Said I wasn't going to discuss brands but the TFO Pro II is a darn hard rod to beat at the price point for salt. They have the best customer service in the business.

You break it, he/she/it...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-29-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 887
Posted By pete a
Re: Short rods for big flies?

All the short "Bass" rods (included the beloved Sage) felt like spinning rods with guides to me. They were hard to throw far, I me like 50'. Their control felt no better than a good 9'0". Tube...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-29-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By pete a
Re: Entry level salt water

Look before you know it this will spin into a "mine's better" and "if you only spend $..... more" string.

First save money on the reel. There are plenty in the $100+/- that have adequate drags....
Forum: Fly Rods 07-25-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By pete a
Re: Sage Flight opinions

Myself, wife and sons have several Flights & FLi's. They are superbe rods and at $250ish new in my mind "best in price range".

We've caught most southern freshwater species along with lots of...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-22-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,527
Posted By pete a
Re: St Croix's standing in the fly fishing scheme of things

I have the 6wt 9'-0" 4pc Imperial that I really like for bream (bluegill to Yankees) and Texas Hill country rivers and streams.

I got this sight uncasted on classified at a great price as there...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-02-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,780
Posted By pete a
Re: Is there that big of a difference? Old vs. New

Hey, doesn't the Sage guy look like a singer from Dire Straits?

Honestly I'm as hooked on the new stuff as the next, reel addict. However I could easily live with a Fenwick glass & Pflueger...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-01-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,780
Posted By pete a
Re: Is there that big of a difference? Old vs. New

Whats the old line by Dire Straits; "We go to sell these refrigerators, got to move these color tv's". The rod makers have to have "new and improved" to tweak the fickle markets interest. Who would...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-30-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By pete a
Bayou Bonefish!

After a bit of a drought (not weather but fish caught) landed the grass carp (aka "bayou bonefish") the other Sunday morning. These guys put up a good fight and fuss. Can't over emphasize how spooky...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-24-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 957
Posted By pete a
Re: BVK vs. VXP vs. Response vs. Imperial

All good rods. I have or had all in wts near or at the 8wt.

I had BVK in 7 & 8 but sold both on this site. Just didn't get along with their action. Now have the Sage Flight 8wt which as understand...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-12-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,561
Posted By pete a
Re: 9', #5 Rods - master of nothing....

These strings tend to try to come up with the "one size fits all". This is also a "trout" out west or east discussion.

Us bare footed southern boys are left out of the discussion. No love here...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-12-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,916
Posted By pete a
Re: Does made in USA matter?

I have a large array of mid range $$ rods being a father of 2 sons who fly fish and husband to a fly fishing wife.

In addition have a smaller set for me that are in the $300-800 range.

So...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-11-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By pete a
Re: New back-up 6WT Opinion

We have several TFO Pro Series in 6-8wt. I have no input on the Cabelas LSi.

The Pro II and Pro Series IMHO are a best buy at the price point. They have a good medium fast action that is forgiving...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-11-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By pete a
Another high "Kudos" to Fishwest

Typing here after a bit of lawn casting with my new 7wt Sage VXP (which I love and have plans for on redfish Sat morn) that I got through a combination of cash and Fishwest's "Upgrade Program.
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Forum: Fly Rods 05-21-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,228
Posted By pete a
Re: G.Loomis - A New Industry Standard?

I'm a professional Sales Manager for a company that sells into several markets:

Water/wastewater, Oil & Gas and Power

Most of the people who make the "buy" decision on orders that probably...
Forum: Fly Reels 05-08-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By pete a
Re: Evolution Drag

If you have a reel that is used often and after 11 years it finally needs a bit of service then IMHO that's a good reel.

My son's & I fish the Texas coast for reds. specks, and flounder. Corrosion...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-25-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,038
Posted By pete a
Sage VXP vs Flight/Response

I'm lusting for a nice 7wt for Gulf Coast wade fishing and tube floating for bass. Been using a TFO Pro II & Mangrove, good rods but I want lighter and bit faster. In addition I think I'm going to...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-24-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 456
Posted By pete a
Re: Sage Motive

yes I have cast the 8wt rod and it is a fast rod (not as fast at Method or One) but for the life of me I cannot feel or see a performance difference of it and my 8wt Flight (now called Response).
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Forum: Fly Rods 04-20-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By pete a
Re: Clarifying the new G. Loomis Warranty

In my view that's as "muddy" as they have always been.

Just bought a Sage One 8wt - 9', didn't even pick up the G.Loomis even though they have rave performance reviews.

I've dealt with Sage...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-03-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,617
Posted By pete a
Re: Loomis.....losing fans and market share?

I tend to judge a company by any all products I've used of theirs.

I came into a very nice bonus in the 90's and bought 2 Loomis casting rods. The shop guys talked 'em up and off I went. For the...
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