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Forum: Fly Rods Yesterday, 03:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 986
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Scott vs. Winston

I like your answer, and agree you couldn't go wrong with either rod, though I wouldn't dis the Scott as a pure dry fly rod.
Forum: Fly Lines 07-17-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,171
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Rio Gold question ???

Having cast a bunch of different lines on my new 9' 5 wt. Radian, I think this is correct. I started with a SA Sharkskin Ultimate Trout that seems true to size. It worked ok but when I tried a GPX...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-15-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 234
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Painted blanks?

No you're not alone, I see the term painted blanks all the time, I think that maybe they do "paint" some blanks. Maybe somebody more knowledgeable about modern fly rod construction can help us out...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-15-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 234
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Painted blanks?

Are they actually painted? When I built surfboards in my high school days I learned a lot about fiberglass and various ways to decorate them. Back then we were using E-glass and standard polyester...
Forum: Fly Lines 07-15-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: What's the good and bad of a Cortland Peach DT6F?

I don't know what I did with that System One reel, can't find it anywhere, but my Lamson DCA-3 is circa 1995 same year my Dad bought the SA reel, Cortland 444 and his Cortland GRF 1000 fly rod. That...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-15-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 680
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: New Winston.....

I live in Bigfork which is about 4 1/2 hours north of Twin Bridges, but most shops here carry a solid lineup of Winston Rods. I guess I would expect Winston to have a stronger showing in their home...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-14-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 680
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: New Winston.....

Without actually picking up the rod to test cast and fish, why do you just assume they are lying? I agree marketing words from the manufacturer don't mean anything, actual reviews by unbiased...
Forum: Fly Lines 07-14-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By glacierjohn
What's the good and bad of a Cortland Peach DT6F?

Amongst a lot of older stuff I inherited from my Dad after he passed, was a SA System One reel loaded with a Cortland 444 peach DT6F that I know he used just once on a trip to Montana. I moved the...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-12-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 986
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Scott vs. Winston

I've only had one warranty experience with Scott about 15 years ago, I was very pleased with the service as I recall. Overall I'm a Scott guy mostly because I had very good experience and fell in...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-12-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 976
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Maybe i spent too much on my 5wt?

I have four high end rods and have own a few more over the years, the other eight rods are all low to mid price, with a few old fiberglass that were high end in their time. Even though I like the...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-12-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 986
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Scott vs. Winston

I don't if this helps, but I have two original Scott Gs, a four and a six, a five weight Radian and a Winston WT three weight. The Winston and original Gs are similar, very sweet dry fly rods, while...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-12-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,312
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: The Shimano Beancounters Just Wrecked Loomis

Since the price for a lifetime insurance policy was built into the price of a new rod you would expect the price to drop, but that won't happen. It's like when Filson moved production overseas,...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-11-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: 4 Wt BIIIx and BIIt for Missoula? (Rock Creek)

I agree, I can't see him fishing streamers on Rock Creek in August, hoppers would be the largest fly and a four weight will do fine unless it's windy.
Forum: Fly Rods 07-11-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: 4 Wt BIIIx and BIIt for Missoula? (Rock Creek)

I've fished upper Rock Creek quite a bit over the years. I've mostly used one of three rods, my 7 1/2" 3 weight Winston WT, Scott G 9' four weight or my Sage SP five weight. I'd say the four weight...
Forum: Fly Lines 07-07-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Fly Line's life expectancy

That's what I do. I probably have 12-15 fly lines, one my Cortland 333 Rocket Taper eight weight is 40 years old. I just can't bring myself to throw them away when they still work, no cracks and...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-02-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 806
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Is there that big of a difference? Old vs. New

Silver, I think smilingduck was referring to the guy in the video, not you. I'm sure we all agree that you have a lot more credibility than a salesman from Sage. Over the years and just recently I...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-02-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 688
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Radian vs Zenith.....

That is my experience as well. I had a Sage Z Axis and One traded both for a Radian, all 9' five weight. To me, a guy coming from years of Scott Gs and other medium action rods, the Radian is super...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-01-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 806
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Is there that big of a difference? Old vs. New

My wife says I'm too impressionable, maybe so, but that video sold me on a VXP.
Forum: Fly Rods 07-01-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 806
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Is there that big of a difference? Old vs. New

I just turned 65 today and I have gone through different stages in life regarding fly fishing. I started when I was 15 with a very cheap bad Eagle Claw Trailmaster. I pine'd away for a "nice" fly rod...
Forum: Fly Reels 07-01-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Cabelas Hemingway made in Argentina fly reel

That's ok, I figured as much, most people don't much about these 15 year old reels.
Forum: Fly Rods 06-30-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,351
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Scott Radian nit a drift boat rod!

I totally believe you. I'm sure Montana rivers are way different than big eastern rivers. Like I said, using a drift boat or raft on our fast rivers simplifies things as you can easily position the...
Forum: Fly Lines 06-30-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 389
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Wulff Triangle Tapers...

SD, thanks for posting that info on the TT lines, now I'm inspired to give them another try with some different rods. The rods I use most often are my Scott G 904, Scott G 906, both medium action dry...
Forum: Fly Reels 06-30-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Cabelas Hemingway made in Argentina fly reel

Doing a little ebay research I see they go for little over $30.00, so not highly regarded. I think I'll pull my line off the two spools and donate them to a local thrift store. I might buy a Torque...
Forum: Fly Reels 06-29-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By glacierjohn
Cabelas Hemingway made in Argentina fly reel

Amongst all his other fly gear I inherited an unused Cabelas Hemingway reel with extra spool. It seems good quality apparently made by Sth in Argentina, but both spools are a little loose on the...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-29-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,351
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Scott Radian nit a drift boat rod!

I have a 10' six weight Echo-3 I use for streamers, but 90% of my fishing is dry fly out of a drift boat, I am assuming my new five weight Radian will be perfect for that when the wind picks up.
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