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Forum: Fly Rods 07-07-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 659
Posted By fireroad
Re: For SCOTT ROD Fans...

Yup, no reason to get rid of the G2. I like my 8"8' 5wt as well and wouldn't mind adding the 8'4" 4wt in the future.
Forum: Fly Rods 07-03-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 642
Posted By fireroad
Re: The quintessential 8ft 4 wt?

I thought the "nude" color was my favorite but I'm really digging the "amber". Just a great classic looking glass color.

BTW, if you want to see how different color wraps look against the blank DO...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-03-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 181
Posted By fireroad
Re: Suggestions for guide in Estes Park area?

+2 on Kirk's Fly Shop. Can't remember my guides name but I know he is a school teacher during the year. He got me into some big fish, thought I was going to shatter my 3wt on one hog!
Forum: Fly Rods 07-03-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By fireroad
Re: Free Rod

My vote is a green NRX with green or bronze galvan torque!
Forum: Fly Rods 07-03-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 642
Posted By fireroad
Re: The quintessential 8ft 4 wt?

Man you guys are going to get me in trouble. Now I want a Winston TMF AND an Epic 804!

For the Epic owners, what's the action like? Does it have enough tip to nymph with?

For the Winston...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-02-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 659
Posted By fireroad
Re: For SCOTT ROD Fans...

There is rumors that they are introducing an S4S replacement called "Tide"...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-02-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 642
Posted By fireroad
The quintessential 8ft 4 wt?

I'll start off my recognizing that this is a very loaded question but...

I'm thinking about adding an 8ft to 8ft 4in 4wt to my quiver. This is not a rod I need, but rather something I want. Since...
Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 168
Posted By fireroad
Re: Practice Fly Line

I would recommend finding a used version of your "go to" line for the rod you are practicing with. To me it just makes sense to practice getting the feel of how your particular line loads your rod....
Forum: Fly Rods 07-02-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 659
Posted By fireroad
Re: For SCOTT ROD Fans...

Here's to hoping for a med-fast "workhorse" stick that falls squarely between the G2 and the Radian!
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By fireroad
Re: Do you throw BIG bugs during the Summer…?

I used your "Big Bug" 4/5/6 leader this winter for tossing double nymph rigs on the NF Payette and was really impressed. Since the salmon fly hatch just went off on the SF Boise I suspect it won't...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-18-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By fireroad
Re: St Croix Legend Elite 968-4

Nice find! I have the 9ft 8wt freshwater (green blank) and have been thinking about the 9'6" version for steelhead. Give us a review when you have a chance.
Forum: Fly Rods 06-13-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,208
Posted By fireroad
Re: Does made in USA matter?

I can comment on 3 of the rods on your list as I have cast a bunch of medium fast to fast 6wt rods in the last 6 months. If you are a medium fast guy the Response will be too fast and too stiff. The...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-12-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,244
Posted By fireroad
Re: On the idea that using UL fly rods demonstrates "expertise"

Not sure when the first graphite 3wt was (mid to late 70's), but the 2wt has been around for 30 years....

1984 - Orvis ultrafine 2wt
1985 - Sage Light Line 2 and 3wts
1987 - Orvis Superfine 1wt...
Forum: Fishing Rods & Outfits Classifieds 06-09-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By fireroad
Re: Sage ZXL 690-4

Done deal with Marky3130, rod is off to a new home!
Forum: Fishing Rods & Outfits Classifieds 06-07-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By fireroad
Re: Sage ZXL 690-4

Will consider trades for other 6wts.
Forum: Fly Rods 06-07-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,908
Posted By fireroad
Re: Any Sage Light Line fans?

If you find a prisitine 3 piece LL for $350 let me know! The last 379-3 sold on ebay for $551 and I have see the 389-3 go for more than that :eek:.

Has anyone ever made a list of all the LL models...
Forum: Pacific Southwest 06-07-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By fireroad
Re: Do I still need a NF Adventure Pass?

The Forest Service as a whole is usually very good at keeping their websites as current as possible. This is what I found and it leads me to believe if you are parking at any of the listed...
Forum: Stillwater Fly Fishing 06-03-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By fireroad
Re: Stillwater books?

Just an opinion but...unless you are brand new to fly fishing (or any type of fishing) you can skip on Morris & Chan on Fly Fishing Trout Lakes as it is geared towards the very beginner. I did get...
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 557
Posted By fireroad
Re: Renzetti or Peak rotary vises?

Both are great vices, both have loyal followings...you really can't go wrong with either. I was in the same boat as you and was about to drop my hard earned on a Peak until I got my hands on a Regal...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-02-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By fireroad
Re: Sage VXP vs Flight/Response

Have you considered the St Croix Legend Elite Saltwater? Fantastic rods for a little less than the VXP. At one time I owned both the VXP and the Legend Elite and while the VXP was more powerful the...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-02-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 655
Posted By fireroad
Re: Cork Rod Handle

There is a product called U-40 Cork Seal (http://www.mudhole.com/Rod-Building/U-40/U-40-Cork-Seal-2-oz-) that some of the custom rod builders use to keep cork looking new(er). A few coats should keep...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-30-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 819
Posted By fireroad
Re: Echo Fly rod questions

Thanks for your input! I've narrowed down my search for a 6wt streamer rod to the Echo 3 and the Zenith. If I can't get a opportunity to cast either rod I will probably take a chance on the Echo 3...
Forum: General Discussion 05-29-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 410
Posted By fireroad
Re: Rod Weight For Stillwater Fishing

Trout and smallmouth = 6wt
Trout and Largemouth = 7wt

I just made the jump from 5 to 6wt for stillwater and it's plenty of rod for me, even in the Idaho wind. It's definitely feels like a bigger...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-28-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 819
Posted By fireroad
Re: Echo Fly rod questions

Hey John - Thanks for the pm's and the input. And thanks for casting your rods side by side and sharing the results! I've only found one shop (online) that carries the Echo 3 and the Radian. When I...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-24-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By fireroad
Re: Scott G2 8'4 4 weight / T&T LPS II 8'6 4 weight

Can't speak for the T&T, but the Scott G2 is a fantastic series of rods. I own an 8'8" 5wt and it's an incredible rod. The 884 is pretty popular on this forum. Many consider the 8'8" models to be the...
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