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Forum: Fly Rods Today, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Scott G2 question

I totally agree except I would substitute "different" for "better", in comparing the G2 to the Radian. I think I get the OP, he is looking for a sweeter, close to medium distance dry fly rod to...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-27-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,220
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: 6-Weight Renaissance

This is great stuff. To be honest I've never really analyzed my cast. My early lessons came from my Dad who certainly wasn't a certified master caster, but he got going in the right direction and the...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-25-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,231
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Differences between Sage One 5wt and Loomis Nrx 5wt?

That was a great review, very helpful, thanks...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-24-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,165
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Rods You Just Can't Part With

My favorite is my Scott G 904, but other than a Sage Z-Axis that I never warmed up to, I have never sold a rod. I still have every rod I ever owned including the funky Eagle Claw Trailmaster I...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-21-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,596
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Scott vs. Winston

Were you in the Bay Area or Colorado at the time? I'm a Scott guy so am searching for something to explain the inexcusable, but I can't come up with anything. I've had two mostly positive experiences...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-21-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 619
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: 3wt for small streams, dry flies and swinging wets.

I love my Winston 7 1/2' three weight WT and Scott G 9' four at for smaller water in Montana. Both rods may be too soft for you though.
Forum: Fly Rods 01-21-2015, 12:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 888
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: 9' 4wt suggestions?

A used Scott G 8'-8" four weight would be a great rod for the Blackfoot and Upper Rock Creek, though my 9 footer is pretty awesome too.
Forum: Fly Rods 01-20-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 888
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: 9' 4wt suggestions?

Are you in a hurry? I live two hours north of you and have quite a few rods I'd gladly let you try. We might want to wait until our snow is gone. I know there are some good fly shops in Missoula, but...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-19-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,596
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Scott vs. Winston

As I posted earlier, to me the Scott G and Winston WT are near each other in the spectrum of fly rod actions. I think the Scott is a bit more powerful and slightly faster. Probably a better all...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-16-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,596
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Scott vs. Winston

That's what I did, plus a Sage SP, Sage One, Scott Radian, Echo 3 and another Scott G in a different weight. That said I fished just my Scott G for 20 years, and a Browning Silaflex / Fenwick...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-16-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,220
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: 6-Weight Renaissance

Back around 1997 I gave my 10 year old nephew a Sage six weight Discoverer kit. Starting that summer we fished with guides on the Bighole and South Fork of the Flathead a bunch. It was the perfect...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-16-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 601
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Sage Circa for rod #2?

1969 Triumph Bonneville 650, quick and nimble with not much between you and the road.
Forum: Fly Rods 01-16-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,596
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Scott vs. Winston

For me the Winston WT still holds up today, not as an all around, do everything rod, but as a specialized medium distance dry fly rod. I used to visit the Winston shop every year or two and spend a...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-15-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 178
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: How varied is your fishing?

Who's S&S, that's Sweet and Salt I'm talking about...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-15-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 178
Posted By glacierjohn
How varied is your fishing?

I'm posting this question in the Rods section because it relates to my rod action preference. This is an international forum with anglers from all parts of the world and all across the US. Some of us...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-09-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,317
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: A good 4wt 9ft?

I think you just have to try some different rods. I would throw a NRX LPG and Scott G 2 into the mix.
Forum: Fly Rods 01-09-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 705
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Vintage Glass Fly Rod

Fiberglass was state of the art when I started fifty years ago. 1968 I had my first job and first opportunity to buy a "good" fly rod. I don't remember considering a Fenwick yet, the rod I dreamed...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-06-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: help with understanding "action"

I think the best way to understand "actions" is to bring you current rod into a local fly shop and try it against two or three other rods. Explain to the shop guy that you would like to try a slow,...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-05-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,178
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: 2015 Yellowstone Angler 5-Weight Shoot-Out

Like people have said, Anderson seems to judge rods from his personal perspective as we all do. From reading the Shootouts I get the feeling that George and I are on the same page regarding what we...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-04-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,037
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Sage RPL fly rod

Did the original Graphite Scott G evolve from its introduction to the end of the run 25-30 years later? I honestly don't know, it just seems like Harry Wilson would have at least made slight changes...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-03-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,037
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Sage RPL fly rod

S&S, I know you love fast actioned rods and don't believe in personal preference, but I tried a 590 RPL back when I bought my first graphite rod in 1991 and much preferred the Scott G which I bought...
Forum: Fly Rods 12-31-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,178
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: 2015 Yellowstone Angler 5-Weight Shoot-Out

I just reread the whole article and enjoyed it, but it really just boils down to people's opinion. I've personally tried both the NRX LP and Radian, the #1 and 2 rods. I like them both a lot, but...
Forum: Fly Rods 12-30-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,178
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: 2015 Yellowstone Angler 5-Weight Shoot-Out

I totally agree. Casting a rod with a GPX is like riding a bike with training wheels. My Radian cast a x fine, but is much-much better with a Rio Gold. I wonder how the Radian would have rated in...
Forum: Fly Rods 12-17-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,141
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: NRX LP or standard NRX

Only having tried the LP at my local shop, that is my style of rod. Very similar to my old Scott G series. I'm definitely a long stroke caster by nature, though I can cast a fast action rod if I need...
Forum: Fly Rods 12-08-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,722
Posted By glacierjohn
Re: Any made in the US companies match Orvis' warranty??

You sound like me, I also have a Radian and old Scott G 904. For years my best three rods were a Winston WT 7 1/2" three weight, The Scott 9' four weight G series and the Sage SP was my five weight....
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