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Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 08-24-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 746
Posted By grouch
Re: Moving to Warm Water Country - Couple Questions

Oh to be back in Texas in the spring with a 4wt when the sandies are running. Better than buttered sex.

There is such a diversity of things that will take flies. Don't get rid of your trout...
Forum: Fly Reels 08-14-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By grouch
Re: Tibor evrglades vs Abel Super sÚrie

The enemy of good is better. Don't worry about which is best, they are both fine reels. That said, I personally find the Abels a little more elegant than the Tibors though.
Forum: Fly Rods 08-13-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,019
Posted By grouch
Re: Scott G, G-2, G-3 thread...

My first saltwater rod was a Heliply 7wt. I went in for an 8wt but left with the 7wt. I still have it and still fish it. It has seen about 6 different reels since I bought it but found it's soulmate...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 08-03-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,201
Posted By grouch
Re: Need Advice: Reel for 9 wt

I'd recommend the $300 Old Florida you scored off eBay. Well done.
Forum: Fly Rods 07-26-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 844
Posted By grouch
Re: Scott Heads - Any S4s Guys Moving Up To Meridian?

Meridian? They are interesting but I don't see myself picking one up unless something crazy happens. I love my S4s's.
Forum: Fly Rods 06-18-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By grouch
Re: 10 weight: Sage Salt, Scott S4, GLoomis NRX

I have a S4s 10wt and it's a sweat heart. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another although I would wiggle the NRX pretty hard just to be sure. If there is indeed a new Scott upend salt stick coming out,...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-18-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 175
Posted By grouch
Re: Scott Heliply in 9 or 10wt for sale?

Good luck finding one. I have 7wt I considered selling a long while ago, then I took it out and casted it and fell in love again. HP were such nice rods.
Forum: Fly Rods 05-18-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 895
Posted By grouch
Re: Arsenal is complete!

Not even done, you still need an 8wt and a 10wt. Everybody needs an 8wt and a 10wt.
Forum: Fly Rods 05-16-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By grouch
Re: Loomis NRX Trout

If the stars align and I manage to hold my mouth just right, I may be the owner of a 7wt NRX. I have casted a couple NRXs and each one was a true pleasure. Been lusting over one for a while now. This...
Forum: Fly Reels 04-07-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,378
Posted By grouch
Re: Abel reel choice

One thing that is for sure, you will enjoy your reel. Actually I should say reels as you will more than likely buy another one.
Forum: Fly Rods 02-11-2015, 03:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,957
Posted By grouch
Re: New 8wt: Scott Tidal vs Sage Motive vs Winston Nexus

Have you tried the Short Stix yet? Been hearing good things that have me curious.
Forum: Fly Rods 02-09-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,957
Posted By grouch
Re: New 8wt: Scott Tidal vs Sage Motive vs Winston Nexus

I wouldn't dare compare my HP to other rods, I know better than that. As far as other brands go, I would love to have a NRX. I had a hard time putting one down a while back, I just kept wanting to...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-09-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,957
Posted By grouch
Re: New 8wt: Scott Tidal vs Sage Motive vs Winston Nexus

Funny, I don't think my 8wt could easily confused with a 9wt. It is a sweetheart, not too fast at all. It's the rod I grab when I know I am going to be casting a lot. It has a really nice pace and...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-03-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 884
Posted By grouch
Re: Favorite 7 weight & line

I have a Scott HP 7wt. It's a fantastic bass rod. I used it for several years on redfish when I lived in Corpus. Didn't really understand it at the time but I got a smoking deal on it when Scott...
Forum: Fly Rods 12-31-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,810
Posted By grouch
Re: 2015 Yellowstone Angler 5-Weight Shoot-Out

Despite the well thought out and hopefully good intentioned review, when it comes time for me buying a new 5wt, it will be a Scott G2 8'8". I guess in the end if you have been around long enough, you...
Forum: Fly Rods 12-31-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,957
Posted By grouch
Re: New 8wt: Scott Tidal vs Sage Motive vs Winston Nexus

I personally have no experience with any of those rods but I do have a Scott S4s 8wt that I wouldn't trade for anything. If you were to force me to sum up the Scott vs Sage question I'd say Sage...
Forum: General Discussion 12-27-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,233
Posted By grouch
Re: What is your choice drink for fly fishing?

I only drink water while I'm fishing but after I enjoy a couple fingers of a nice rum.
Forum: General Discussion 12-27-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,935
Posted By grouch
Re: Oh boy Abel

I love these threads, they never seem to get old. In fact, probably the only thing that will outlast my Abel nippers.
Forum: Fly Reels 11-19-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,810
Posted By grouch
Re: Bauer RX

I LOVE my Rogue. The only thing Bauer is lacking on is their advertising. I sure hope they sell plenty of RX's. They look like an heavier duty Rogue, not that it needs to be beefed up any. Their...
Forum: General Discussion 11-03-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 807
Posted By grouch
Re: Winter Jacket Color

Screw all of that, get something that looks good and makes you stand out among the others in the parking lot lacing up their rods. I want a nice red one just because I look good in red.
Forum: Fly Reels 10-24-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,507
Posted By grouch
Re: Lamson Waterworks as a whole?

You should really be looking into Bauer. I love my Rouge. I would love to own a CFX, those are in the Lamson Litespeed price point and they are a much better reel. Much better design and a whole lot...
Forum: Fly Reels 10-19-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,736
Posted By grouch
Re: Nautilus (as a whole)?

I had a 8/9NV for a while and really wanted to like it. I just didn't like the drag adjustment. Mine was almost completely binary. The drag was either on or off, never just right. I also never really...
Forum: Fly Reels 09-13-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By grouch
Re: Nautilus NV 5/6 Deal

I have ordered a couple of reels from Stillwater, no problems at all. In fact, their customer service is very good.
Forum: Fly Reels 08-24-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By grouch
Re: Exceeded Expectations - Bauer Rogue 2

They really are nice aren't they? I hate to see that they aren't being made anymore. The RX is replacing them. I wished I could afford to stock up on some more.
Forum: Fly Reels 08-19-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,673
Posted By grouch
Re: Bauer Rogue Reels - Opinions/Reviews

I love my Rogue 4, in fact it is probably my favorite reel. The drag is strong and smooth. The finish is fantastic. It's a shame they aren't more popular. There are no downsides, just a sexy good...
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