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Forum: Fly Reels 09-12-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 371
Posted By buggravy
Re: 3 ways 4wt reel battle

Torques have been awesome for me on my 4 and 5 weights. They can easily be had with the free line deal.
Forum: Fly Rods 08-27-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 794
Posted By buggravy
Re: Sage accel reviews?

I've had a similar line of reasoning. I missed the boat entirely on the 490 SLT, and was thinking of an Accel in that configuration as a reasonable facsimile. Anxious to cast one.
Forum: Fly Rods 08-26-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 60,407
Posted By buggravy
Re: Rod Love; the Fly Rod Picture Thread

Thanks for the kind words. I don't have any experience with other configurations of the Circa, but I'll offer my thoughts based on my limited frame of reference. I'm also a huge fan of the SLT...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-25-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 863
Posted By buggravy
Re: So.... I'm a bit stuck in a rut.

7'6" 3wt is my go to for that type of fishing, which I do a lot of when there's actually water in the creeks of Southern California. The SLT 376-4 is a fantastic rod, and probably the rod I've...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-25-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 60,407
Posted By buggravy
Re: Rod Love; the Fly Rod Picture Thread

Got to take my favorite rod (SLT 389-4) out for a spin today, with a new reel (504L) and line. The "new" reel is the best fit, from both a balance and vibe that I've had yet. I've had several lines...
Forum: Fly Reels 08-22-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,035
Posted By buggravy
Re: Orvis C.F.O.

There's something special about those older reels. I've got an old C&P CFO I myself, and recently got a Hardy made Sage 504L. I do have a new Abel made CFO, and while it's an absolutely gorgeous...
Forum: Fly Reels 08-19-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,035
Posted By buggravy
Re: Orvis C.F.O.

Without looking at the specs, it seems like going with a III for a 2wt line simply to eliminate line coil would necessitate a relatively absurd amount of backing. I had a II on Circa 2wt, and it was...
Forum: Fly Reels 08-17-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1,171
Views: 169,215
Posted By buggravy
Re: Reel Love; the Fly Reel Picture Thread

It really does make me want another. I know where there's a mint 505L, but it's $350. Probably too rich for my blood, though it is tempting.
Forum: Fly Reels 08-16-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 1,171
Views: 169,215
Posted By buggravy
Re: Reel Love; the Fly Reel Picture Thread

New addition to the quiver just arrived today. It's going to make it's new home on a SLT 389-4 (my favorite rod). I'm really pumped about the combo. The reel looks like it has never been fished,...
Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 731
Posted By buggravy
Re: Rods you now regret selling...

I buy and sell rods a lot, so there are a few. XP 490-4, and a Center Axis SLT 080-3 come to mind. I sold an OG unsanded blank Superfine 7'6" 1wt that I regretted, but recently stumbled upon...
Forum: News & articles for discussion 07-19-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 673
Posted By buggravy
Re: IFTD Show Product Awards

Anyone have info on what the SA Siege line is all about?
Forum: Fly Rods 07-19-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 653
Posted By buggravy
Re: Sage Rod Chart Begs the debate - which is best?

SLT 389-4 is my favorite rod ever. I often find myself choosing to fish water that suits that rod, rather than the other way around.
Forum: Southeast U.S. 06-15-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 118
Posted By buggravy
Stuart/Port St. Lucie FL

Hoping for some charitable tips here. My family is going to be staying at Club Med in July (much to my chagrin), and I'm looking into fishing opportunities in the area. I may do an inshore day with...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-27-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 514
Posted By buggravy
Re: Another 3wt to complement my Sage Zxl?

If you have use for a shorter rod, the 7'6" SLT is one of my favorite rods ever. A lot of my locals have pretty tight cover, so the shorter length obviously works well, but I've use that rod in...
Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 01-31-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,085
Posted By buggravy
Forum: Fly Lines 11-15-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 704
Posted By buggravy
Re: Mastery Textured Series Chard's Grand Slam

Any thoughts on this as a Redfish line? From the description it sounds like it would be good at the typical 20 - 40 ft last minute type cast, but I'm usually fishing there (Louisiana) in the cooler...
Forum: Fly Lines 07-15-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,098
Posted By buggravy
Re: Tropical Lines Question

Follow the link below, and scroll down to the section on lines. There's a pretty good explanation of the functional differences.

http://www.louisianaflywater.com/equipment.html
Forum: Fly Rods 07-01-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,358
Posted By buggravy
Re: 2 weight rod?

If you're not in a big rush, and aren't a stickler for it being a brand new rod, keep an eye out for an SLT or SPL 282-3 to pop up on ebay, or elsewhere. Seems like they usually go in the...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-26-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 920
Posted By buggravy
Re: Sage XP question

To my knowledge the rods are identical, and you wouldn't be able to tell by looking at the rod itself. I think the only tell tale sign is if the rod is in it's original tube, the original came in a...
Forum: Fly Reels 03-16-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,376
Posted By buggravy
Re: Van Staal VS Abel - Which Reel is better?

I used a Van Staal on a redfish trip 5 or so years ago. It was new at the time, and it performed great. I was told shortly thereafter that the drag seized up to the point that the local shop...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-08-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,699
Posted By buggravy
Re: Who uses Sage rods?

Sage have always been the most intuitive casting tools for me. Whether it's a function of them naturally fitting my casting stroke, or a function of my casting stroke developing around Sage's action...
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