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Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 628
Posted By barham
Re: private property along rivers

A sensible solution to the problem is to visit the landowner, find out what kind of liquor he likes, buy him a bottle of the best you can find, fish the stream, release the fish, and then thank him...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-05-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,895
Posted By barham
Re: High-End Rod Appeal

In response to S&S's initial post, I know I show my inexperience but, even though I have a Loomis NRX LP, Sage Zaxis, ZXL, several Winstons, and a Scott, I find I enjoy using the lowly Mystic Reaper...
Forum: Fly Reels 05-05-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 410
Posted By barham
Re: Nautilus FWX on a NRX LP

I have a Loomis 9ft 5wt lp with a Nautilus fwx 5/6 reel loaded with 5wt sa gpc. I like the whole setup.
barham
Forum: The Lodge Den 04-28-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By barham
Re: Tme to say good by..

I do not mean to beat "beard stories" to death, but my older brother grew a beard without my mother knowing about it. He went to see her and after a period of silence asked her if she liked it. She...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-13-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By barham
Re: Winston Nexus 9' 6wt

I don't claim to be a good caster or fly fisherman and sometimes have a hard time reconciling my perceptions of fly rods with those of "experts" who know a whole lot more about it than I do. Case in...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-12-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By barham
Re: Winston Nexus 9' 6wt

I agree with comeonnavs, I have the Nexus and old B2x in 9ft 6wt; the former really does everything one would expect of a 6wt but not with the "feel" of the old b2x. Its really hard to explain....
Forum: Fly Lines 04-10-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 262
Posted By barham
Re: Line for 9' 6wt Nexus

A month or so ago, I finished building that rod. I have fished it several times with Rio Gold 6wt. It works fine with it. Some might prefer SA GPX or Rio Grand but I don't think its necessary....
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 544
Posted By barham
Re: Looking for used soft action rod

You might try the Redington Classic Trout. Its not expensive and has a moderate action and is available from places like Cabelas or Basspro.
barham
Forum: Fly Lines 03-18-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By barham
Re: Loomis NRX LP 9' 5wt, recommended line

Thanks for the help. I will try Gold as I have it on my reels and Airflo Elite as I have a new spool I haven't tried before.
barham
Forum: Fly Lines 03-17-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By barham
Loomis NRX LP 9' 5wt, recommended line

I am acquiring the above rod; the seller recommends SA GPX line. I have never used that line, having used Rio Gold on my other 9' 5wt rods, Sage ZXL & Zaxis, Winston B3X, Mystic Reaper. I have used...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-11-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By barham
Re: Winston BIIx & BII-MX 6wt

The B2x 9ft 6wt is one of my favorite rods if you don't overload it or try to cast it too far; the B2MX (I had the 5wt) was one of the most disagreeable rods I have ever fished with, even when I...
Forum: Fly Lines 03-11-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By barham
Re: Best fly line for Orvis Helios 2 9ft 5wt

Thanks for all the comments.
barham
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 769
Posted By barham
Re: I made the leap, could use some help

About thirty years ago, my seven year daughter got in my lap and said that my "smokers breath" stunk. That was enough; I haven't had a smoke since.
barham
Forum: Fly Lines 03-06-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By barham
Best fly line for Orvis Helios 2 9ft 5wt

I am in the process of acquiring an Orvis H2 9ft 5wt tip flex, and would appreciate an opinion as to the best floating fly line for general trout fishing.
Thanks,
barham
Forum: Fly Rods 02-22-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 783
Posted By barham
Re: Best way to clean up cork prior to sale

I have tried most of the tricks but the best I have found is to wet a paper towel with lacquer thinner and rub it until it is clean. I wash the cork in warm water and let it dry. I don't think the...
Forum: General Discussion 02-10-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 669
Posted By barham
Re: Rod & Reel Combo for a beginner

Welcome to the forum and the fun of fly fishing. Without disagreeing with any of the above recommendations, I suggest you look at Reddington's Crosswater beginner's kits. They come with rod, reel,...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-14-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,008
Posted By barham
Re: Accel vs. ZXL

I have several rods, but I find my favorite 5wt/9ft is the ZXL when dry fishing or using a single nymph rig. It is a delightful rod. However, when fishing in the wind, big rivers, or boat fishing...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-07-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,709
Posted By barham
Re: 2015 Yellowstone Angler 5-Weight Shoot-Out

I notice that Winston Nexus gets a bad rap in the shootout and on this forum. I built a 9' 6wt that casts alot like my Sage Zaxis 9' 5wt except it is lighter. I realize its fast for a Winston but I...
Forum: General Discussion 12-16-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,382
Posted By barham
Re: Cleaning a soiled cork grip.

I have tried many things, but the best I have used is lacquer thinner. It does not hurt the cork and really removes the dirt. I just put some on a cloth or paper towel and rub on until most of the...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 12-14-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By barham
Re: Butt cap question

I built a rod once with a reel seat that had no end cap; I went to Ace Hardware and found a box with all sizes of black caps for pipes and got one that fit for less than a quarter. It looks and...
Forum: Fly Rods 12-14-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,636
Posted By barham
Re: NRX LP or standard NRX

I would suggest you try the new Winston Nexus; it retails for around $500.00, substantially less than either of the two Loomis rods. I built a 9ft 6wt and it casts a lot like a lightweight Sage...
Forum: General Discussion 12-13-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,452
Posted By barham
Re: Albright is going out of business

Ten years ago, or so, I bought an Albright A5 9ft 5wt which I still have and use.
It is one of my favorite rods and ranks right up there with much more expensive rods.
I remember breaking the tip...
Forum: General Discussion 12-13-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,359
Posted By barham
Re: New 'old dog' and a new 'best friend?'

I am glad for you Fred. I think I know what have gone throgh as I have previously mentioned having a 12 year old springer named Millie.
barham
Forum: General Discussion 12-13-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By barham
Re: Texas fishing?

I live in Meridian, TX, a small Central Texas town between Waco and Fort Worth.
Welcome to the forum, I hope it will be as educational and fun for you as it has been for me.
barham
Forum: General Discussion 11-24-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 565
Posted By barham
Re: In a bit of a condrum could use some advise

For small water dry flies, you might consider a Reddington CT in a 4wt 8ft; they are certainly worth their price.
barham
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