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Forum: Fly Lines 08-18-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 253
Posted By burk48237
Re: Streamer line for Hardy Zenith 9' #4?

I must be perfectly honest ( I use to be the Hardy-Cortland rep). Streamer line for a 4 weight? No such thing. With the exception of occasionally throwing some smaller bead-head Wooly Buggers with a...
Forum: Fly Reels 08-18-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 226
Posted By burk48237
Re: Bauer Rogue Reels - Opinions/Reviews

I rep'd them for four years in the MW (I'm no longer a rep). And I was very impressed. Not only did I not have one return in three states, but my reels held up great. I didn't fish my Rogues real...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-18-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By burk48237
Re: Hardy Customer Service

One of the good things Pure Fishing did with the Hardy purchase was to improve the Warrenty. Under the old owners you would have been looking at over $100 for the same repair. Kudo's, to them for...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-06-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 563
Posted By burk48237
Re: Steelhead rods

I've fished those creeks for years and a 10-7 is a good place to start in a single handed rod. I would personally stay away from some of the extra fast action rods. Unlike a lot 10-7's that are made...
Forum: Fly Lines 06-29-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By burk48237
Re: Rio Camolux Int or Cortland 444 Camo Int?

I will say this much, There are a couple of real big shops out west that carry no other Cortland line but the 444 Camo. Most of the high lake fisherman out west consider it their go too line. I used...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-12-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,457
Posted By burk48237
Re: Does made in USA matter?

Pete, Just to clarify (and I'm no loner connected to the company in any way). NOTHING in Rods or Reels from Hardy has ever been produced in China. They make most of their rods and some of their reels...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-12-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,104
Posted By burk48237
Re: 2014 5-weight Shootout: Fly Rod Review and Test

Has anyone here cast the older Hardy Marksman 9-5 with the skeletal reel seat? That was one of Howard Croftons first designs at Hardy and the first FW series they did in S Korea. I remember casting...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-09-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By burk48237
Re: 1-2-3 wt rods need a question answered!!!!!

I see an awful lot of fisherman on the stream especially trout and salmon fishing that have no idea of the limits of their tackle or matching leaders to their gear. A 7X on tippet on a vast majority...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-09-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,104
Posted By burk48237
Re: 2014 5-weight Shootout: Fly Rod Review and Test

I think this shootout is pretty spot on. The only one I had any problem with was the B IIIX, I found it faded at about 50' with a true to line size line. While I wouldn't rate the H2 #1, I haven't...
Forum: Fly Reels 06-09-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,678
Posted By burk48237
Re: High end reels.

A couple of points:

While I wouldn't hesitate to mount a Saracione on a fine Bamboo for trout fishing I suggest you go over to the spey pages before your placement on the high end list. They have...
Forum: Fly Reels 06-05-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,678
Posted By burk48237
Re: High end reels.

Sweet and Salt, I would certainly have to add Bauer and Hardy to that list of high end reels. While you can argue that not every reel they make is high end, the Rogue and Fortuna are certainly the...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-27-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,112
Posted By burk48237
Re: Fly Rod Objectivity Related to Environment

I would tend to agree, while there are a few rods which may cross over like the 9-5 8'6"-4 Zentih for the most part the more traditional rods are far better for the applications of small stream...
Forum: Fly Lines 05-17-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By burk48237
Re: Magibraid?

It should hold OK in an albright knot. BUT,use know sense to coat the knot. I do that with all my backing to fly line connectors. It not only locks them up, but if you get a fish into your backing it...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-16-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,082
Posted By burk48237
Re: G.Loomis - A New Industry Standard?

I agree 100%. In MI, OH, IN, KY, TN, Loomis has 2 legitamate Fly rod dealers. Winston for comparison has about 15, Scott about the same. If I want to try a Loomis NRX I have to drive 6 hours. Dealer...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-16-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,146
Posted By burk48237
Re: "Fast action" vs "Stiff"

You nailed it. I think a simple explanation might be a that "fast" when it comes to Fly rods is a description of the material more than the action. A fast three weight is still a three weight and...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-13-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,146
Posted By burk48237
Re: "Fast action" vs "Stiff"

Sorry, but not true.

A fast action rod is a rod made of faster recovering materials. While if you were to just shake it, it might appear stiff, but if you loaded it would flex. While it's true...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-10-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By burk48237
Re: My Dad's old Cortland GRF 1000...

Cortland had a sweet spot with their 8 1/2 5 weight graphites. If I didn't own a Winston, the Cortland Brook would be one of my go to rods in that size. I don't know if it was an accident or what,...
Forum: Fly Reels 05-08-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 893
Posted By burk48237
Re: Lamson Guru - waterproof or water resistant?

Nonsense you can't make music with a large arbor, non-Click drag.And more Salmon than Lee Wulff cares to remember have been landed on C & P reels.:D

As far as "sealed" drag. Howard Croston at...
Forum: Fly Reels 05-08-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 475
Posted By burk48237
Re: Reel for a Zenith one piece

One quick correction. While I agree wholeheartedly on the Hardy DD being a great value, that drag is Rulon, not Carbon Fiber. And while it's a good drag, I do recommend backing off the settings after...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-29-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,266
Posted By burk48237
Re: Who Makes Who's Rods?........

Great post, One quick chronology correction. Cortland did not immediately move Diamondback overseas. They tried for at least six years (I was there for three of them) to market made in Vermont...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-21-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 482
Posted By burk48237
Re: Diamondback Stu Apte.

I never said anything about bringing them back in the US. When Randy Brown the current CEO of Cortland first came on, he rode with me in TN. At one dinner discussion we were talking about Diamondback...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-21-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,051
Posted By burk48237
Re: Who designed the Winston WT and LT?

From what I can tell that's accurate. On the Holy Water of the Ausable the 8 1/2' WT rods in 4-5-6 are pretty much considered all you'd ever need and I agree. They are GREAT small stream rods and as...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-21-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 482
Posted By burk48237
Re: Diamondback Stu Apte.

I started with Cortland at the tail end of DBacks Vermont production. And while there were issues with marketing no doubt, the reality was dealers and in some places customers didn't value the...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-31-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,325
Posted By burk48237
Re: 4 piece rods? what's up?

Four piece has become the industry standard. About the only place in the market where 2-piece still makes sense is the 99.99 price point rods. For the most part customers spending $100 bucks on a fly...
Forum: Fly Reels 03-30-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,055
Posted By burk48237
Re: Sealed Drag Reels

Have you fished Liquid Crystal yet? I was Randi Swisher at the Midwest (MI) show (you really ought to come some time) and we were casting it with the local Far Bank rep. Even he was impressed by that...
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