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Forum: Fly Reels 07-11-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By dar
Re: Allen Trout ll gunmetal question

I have the Trout II in gun metal. It is not bright and shiney like my Orvis Mid Arbor. I have the Trout II on my 5wt and have used that set up on some bright sunny days without any reason to think...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-03-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 639
Posted By dar
Re: How to evaluate the risk of Smaller-sized Companies?

Justin, glad to see you weighing in on this topic

If fly rods were sold without a warranty, how would that affect the price of the rod? Whether true or not, there seems to be a belief in the fly...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-03-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 639
Posted By dar
Re: How to evaluate the risk of Smaller-sized Companies?

Ken,

St Croix makes all but the Rio Santo fly rod at their plant in Park Falls, WI. You an get into an Imperial for around $200. I own two 4 wts and they are nice rods.

I have an Allen Trout II...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-01-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 780
Posted By dar
Re: Is there that big of a difference? Old vs. New

As pete a mentioned, rods today are lighter and faster than those of even 10 years ago. To some that may or may not be a big deal. On occassions I still fish bamboo for trout, but when it comes to...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-30-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By dar
Re: Legend Elite saltwater vs. freshwater differences?

Ted

I have a 9' 8wt LESW. Don't know the difference from the fresh, but why not call St Croix and ask them. TF 800-826-7042. I'll bet they would be glad to take your call.
Forum: Fly Rods 06-27-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 109
Posted By dar
Rise Fly Rods - Specifically the Balance

I was looking for a back up 8wt for an upcoming smallmouth trip and was leaning towards a TFO Pro, but then I found Rise and the price caught my eye.

Has anyone fished one of these rods? They say...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-26-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 520
Posted By dar
Re: Rod Warranty

As already been mentioned, rod warranties are tacked on to the price of the fly rod. If the warranty were transferrable, the price of the rod would go up. Not everybody sells their fly rod after one...
Forum: Fly Lines 06-25-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By dar
Re: Help on Fly Line Float Performance

I believe you want the Green Mucilin which has silicone.

I would think that if you are only greasing the fisrt few feet of the tip and cleaning your line on a regular basis, you should not have a...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-25-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 461
Posted By dar
Re: BVK vs. VXP vs. Response vs. Imperial

I have an 8wt Legend Elite SW and it is a fast rod. I also own two Imperials but they are both 4 wts so it is hard for me to compare the two.

I bought the 8wt to take to the salt and over lined...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-18-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 239
Posted By dar
G Loomis Shore Stalker

A recent float trip for smallmouth bass in NE WI has me thinking about getting a new fly rod. Specifically a 7wt.

I was wondering if anyone owns one and what are your thoughts? I looked at them...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-28-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 892
Posted By dar
Re: Smallmouth Bass Fly Line

I use SA Headstart on my 6wt and Orvis Warm water bass bug taper on my 8wt when fishing for smallies. I like both lines.

Dave
Forum: Fly Reels 04-13-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By dar
Re: Vintage heavier-duty reel?

Mark, I have a Cimarron 4 on my 8wt. They're a good reel. Check out tradenstuff.com. He normally has a good variety of Ross reels.

Dave
Forum: Upper Mid-U.S. 04-11-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By dar
Re: Lost my net

What is DTA and LL?
Forum: Upper Mid-U.S. 04-09-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By dar
Lost my net

I was fishing Waterloo below Bee Bridge and the pasture at French Creek. The net is a South Bend with a measure net zip on bag. If anyone happens to find it, I would appreciate a shout.

Dave
Forum: The Fly Cast 04-08-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 631
Posted By dar
Re: Spare spool, what line?

If I am not mistaken, the performance taper fly line was for faster action rods and casting long distances. Before I would go and buy a spare spool and another line, I would do one of two things....
Forum: Fly Lines 04-01-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By dar
Re: S.A. Trout Taper WF-4 ??

I use that exact same line in that weight on my 4wt rods. The line is true to weight. The rods I use it on are a St Croix Avid 8'6, which is a moderate action rod and also a St Croix Imperial 8'6 &...
Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 759
Posted By dar
Re: How do yall hold your tippet spools?

I too keep mine in a pocket in my vest. I hate a bunch of things dangling around. As already been mentioned, just something else for line or leader to get caught in.
Forum: Fly Rods 03-24-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 926
Posted By dar
Re: Your Favorite Specialty Rod

A 7' 4wt bamboo for small streams.
Forum: Fly Lines 03-21-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By dar
Re: Which Line?

Adrian, I own both an 8 1/2 & 9 4wt St Croix Imperial. Don't ask me why I have two of them, but I really like that rod. Infact, I am a big St Croix fan. The line I use is SA Trout line in a wff. I...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 03-17-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 496
Posted By dar
Re: Newbie needs help with first set up

Between the two, go with the 6wt. It's been mentioned that you want to buy/fish the rod and line weight based on the size fly you are going to cast and not the size fish you expect to catch.

My...
Forum: Fly Lines 03-06-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,219
Posted By dar
Re: Cabelas Fly Lines

I've used their Prestige in a sink tip and have not had any issues. I have a friend who lives in the FL Panhandle and uses their saltwater line on his 8wt and swears by it as one of the best lines...
Forum: General Discussion 03-04-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 149
Posted By dar
Re: where to buy online sink tips w loops on both ends

You cold try Rio Light Skagit iMOW Tips Fly Line - Spey Fly Lines | RIO (http://www.rioproducts.com/fly-lines/spey/tips/light-skagit-imow-tips/)
Forum: Fly Rods 03-04-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,087
Posted By dar
Re: Favorite Brands Rods/Reels

I don't own any TFO fly rods, but would agree that TFO is a fine company. The only Cabelas rod I have ever cast is their LSi 11' 8wt switch rod. If I was in the market for a switch rod that would be...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-04-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,087
Posted By dar
Re: Favorite Brands Rods/Reels

When it comes to fly rods, if possible, you should always try and cast the rod you are interested in before you buy it. You can get a pretty good idea about a reel, by reading reviews and comments...
Forum: Fly Reels 02-26-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,979
Posted By dar
Re: Fly Reel under $100

Hi clibb, I don't have any experience with either of the reels that you mentioned. But I have looked at the SLV and it seems like a good reel. I also know a Smallmouth Bass guide who uses Ross on all...
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