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Forum: Fly Rods Yesterday, 11:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 312
Posted By troutnut4
Re: Vintage Rods

My glass (Kabuto & Steffen) rods have real seats that are recessed for the reel foot and have a quality set of sliding band and butt cap designed by Joel Lemke. No issues with reel rotation even when...
Forum: Bamboo Fly Rods 05-20-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By troutnut4
Re: Best configuration for bamboo

Geordie, your right, it is Charles Cotton's Fishing Temple. Built by Cotton for himself and Sir Isaac Walton (father of fly fishing) as a memoriam to their friendship. Let us know how you do on the...
Forum: Bamboo Fly Rods 05-20-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By troutnut4
Re: Best configuration for bamboo

Yes this is an interesting topic and one that I would have expected to see pop up on the "Classic" fly rod forum. Probably it is there somewhere. I would also like to hear from boo builders as to the...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-20-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 203
Posted By troutnut4
Re: Hardy Zenith 6 wt>?

I have to agree with the others, don't underline that rod. My 8'-6' 4 weight sings with a GPX line. I wouldn't trade it for a Sage ONE. I have been looking hard for a long time for a 9' 5 weight...
Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 05-16-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 125
Posted By troutnut4
Hardy St. George Jr. Commemerative Reel (#039)

Are you looking for some "light tackle", then this might be of interest. Mint, never lined, little "George" complete with Hardy shell case and box. $450.00 plus shipping (quoted at time of sale),...
Forum: Fly Lines 05-16-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 580
Posted By troutnut4
Re: fly line Knots - a problem

I use the Davy Knot and find it the easiest to tie, especially with my eyesight and less than nimble fingers. Never fails me. The DD Knot that is demonstrated here is in my understanding the correct...
Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 657
Posted By troutnut4
Re: Rod/Reel Balance

That depends, Boy angels or Girl angels. Of course, I have never seem Boy angels! :rolleyes:
IMHO balance in a trout rod is overdone. When did we all become that weak that a couple of ounces made a...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-30-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,321
Posted By troutnut4
Re: Sage Circa or Sage TXL-F?

Jim, I haven't had a TXL so I will yield to those with more experience in that department. My favourite line for my4 weight rods is a RIO Gold WF. In a DT it's a Barrio Mallard. The only 4 weight...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-30-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,321
Posted By troutnut4
Re: Sage Circa or Sage TXL-F?

Scout,
Glad you made the move. Too bad it wasn't a 3 weight. I would have loved to sell you a mint Hardy St. George Jr. Commemorative that would go beautifully on it. :D

Richard.
Forum: Fly Rods 04-29-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,321
Posted By troutnut4
Re: Sage Circa or Sage TXL-F?

Shame on you for not respecting my opinion and by the way, I love my 476-4 ZXL just as much. :frogdance
Forum: Fly Rods 04-29-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,321
Posted By troutnut4
Re: Sage Circa or Sage TXL-F?

I have been a Sage fan since the disappearance of Fenwick and started with a couple of RPL series rods but unlucky in getting my hands on the highly regarded LL series 389-3. When I have come close,...
Forum: The Lodge Den 04-28-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 168
Posted By troutnut4
Re: JP's Birthday Today

Happy B'Day from Canada JP and many more (on the water).
Richard. :fishing:
Forum: Fly Rods 04-26-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,844
Posted By troutnut4
Re: "Classic" models better than "New" models?

The first two rods that I purchased were Fenwick HMG World Class models. One for trout and one for salmon. The rods that followed were Sage RPL GFL III series. Sadly, I didn't get into the LL series....
Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,422
Posted By troutnut4
Re: New to Fly Fishing; What Would You Do If You Had A Do Over?

What I really like about this forum is that you can get honest opinions (likes and dislikes) from the participants and then form your own opinion whether or not to buy, keeping in mind that you may...
Forum: General Discussion 04-24-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,422
Posted By troutnut4
Re: New to Fly Fishing; What Would You Do If You Had A Do Over?

I agree with you Ray. I started "collecting" gear back in my early 30's but really only started using the gear 2 years ago at 65. Took some classes several years ago and enjoyed it but didn't...
Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 650
Posted By troutnut4
Re: What's your favorite fly box?

Always liked my Richard Wheatley boxes. Sorry that I didn't buy the ones with individual compartments. Quality and classy even today. Picked up a great 3 box offer at Allen recently. Double sided,...
Forum: News & articles for discussion 04-23-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 835
Posted By troutnut4
Re: When is fishing fishing?

Since the OP asked "When is fishing, fishing" I will say this: fishing starts when you make the first cast to the water for whatever purpose. My wife calls my "fishing"... practice casting.:rolleyes:...
Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,413
Posted By troutnut4
Re: Fly tying saves money?

The only time that I will profess to save money by tying my own flies is when my wife is in a ear shot of my voice and listening! Funny how that works, it usually only happens (listening) when I am...
Forum: Fly Fishing Gear FAQ 04-22-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By troutnut4
Re: Dip Net Retractors

I recently purchased a Dr. Slick magnetic net keeper. Seems like a very strong set of magnets but haven't had a chance to use it yet. :D
Forum: The Fly Cast 04-22-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 853
Posted By troutnut4
Re: Fly snagged on a bush...

Read and heed Ard's comments. a fly is not worth a broken tip! Depending on where the fly lands, I will grab the line (not the tip) and exert some pressure. If it doesn't free up, I kiss it goodbye....
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By troutnut4
Re: Proper catch and release

Catch and Release is important and maybe the most important act as we continue to enjoy fishing, but as I watch the many fishing videos on YouTube and those that profess to be dedicated C & R...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-19-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 880
Posted By troutnut4
Re: Whats the worst cork you've ever seen?

I often wonder if they scrimp on the quality in order to maintain that healthy profit margin they have set for themselves. The last Sage ZXL that I picked up has more filler in the grip than all of...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-16-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 467
Posted By troutnut4
Re: Rods as 'Works of Art'

I can't call it strange because I do the same thing, especially with Hardy reels. I call it collecting and my better half calls it WASTEFULL! Amongst my custom built rods I have one that I call my...
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 743
Posted By troutnut4
Re: Used Winston sellers/buyers beware

I would probably add Atlantic lobster and fresh Atlantic Salmon to the list. I have to run to the fridge, this is making me hungry! :D Sorry to change the theme of the original thread.
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 743
Posted By troutnut4
Re: Used Winston sellers/buyers beware

Well Guys, I am sorry that you might have taken my comment as offensive. No insult intended. I have been dealing with sellers from the US and UK for some time now and have not had any problems. I...
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