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Forum: Fly Reels 01-26-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,815
Posted By pete a
Re: TFO 375 upgraded to ABEC#5, pic heavy

Sorry for the removable of the pics as I posted this quite a while back and was cleaning up my Photobucket library.

The ABEC 5 bearing are not noisy at all. The fly reel spool even under a fast...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-26-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,510
Posted By pete a
Re: 8 wt Salt Rod Help Please

I hear ya. I have 2 sons & a wife and trying to put $1300+ each for a fly rod just doesn't makes sense. So go through lots of affordable rods to find the gems in the group.

I've been saltwater...
Forum: Fly Rods 12-31-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,590
Posted By pete a
Re: New 8wt: Scott Tidal vs Sage Motive vs Winston Nexus

Have no experience with the Winston. However just cast the 8wt Tidal and Motive.

In the past couple of years I've gravitated to the Sage line of rods. However on this rid I bought the Tidal. It...
Forum: Fishing Rods & Outfits Classifieds 11-15-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 388
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Forum: Fly Rods 10-01-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,266
Posted By pete a
Re: Sage ACCEL

I did not mean to belittle the VXP as I have the 791-4 and love it. But the ACCEL just felt better for "6wt" applications for me.

Honestly the VXP was very nice. Love to be able to have both.
Forum: Fly Rods 09-29-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,266
Posted By pete a
Re: Sage ACCEL

Just bought and fished a ACCEL 691-4 this week. Nice sales bonus this month and an impulse buy (fly shops thrive on my impulse buys!).

I was in the market for a new "favorite" 6wt (love this...
Forum: Fly Rods 09-29-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,486
Posted By pete a
Post Re: For bass?? Lefty Kreh TiCr X Series

I'm from Texas and we fish for large mouth bass a bunch. Love chasing them in tube floats. 7-9 wts are great choice however you'll be caught short in winds and power with a 7wt in lots of...
Forum: Wanted/Swap Classifieds 09-08-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 244
Posted By pete a
WTB Sage FLi 5 and/or 6wt

Love these rods. Would prefer 4pc but will consider 2 pc.

Especially want Fli 691

Thanks in advance

Pete A.
Forum: Fly Reels 08-09-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,013
Posted By pete a
Re: Reel for Sage 7wt (without totally breaking the bank)

I have the Nautilus FWX 7/8 for my 7wt XVP which is really a nice kit but in my view the Galvan T series is equal. Have the T5 on a 6wt Sage flight.

Picking between the 2 is like the veritable...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-29-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 877
Posted By pete a
Re: Entry level salt water

Said I wasn't going to discuss brands but the TFO Pro II is a darn hard rod to beat at the price point for salt. They have the best customer service in the business.

You break it, he/she/it...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-29-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,537
Posted By pete a
Re: Short rods for big flies?

All the short "Bass" rods (included the beloved Sage) felt like spinning rods with guides to me. They were hard to throw far, I me like 50'. Their control felt no better than a good 9'0". Tube...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-29-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 877
Posted By pete a
Re: Entry level salt water

Look before you know it this will spin into a "mine's better" and "if you only spend $..... more" string.

First save money on the reel. There are plenty in the $100+/- that have adequate drags....
Forum: Fly Rods 07-25-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By pete a
Re: Sage Flight opinions

Myself, wife and sons have several Flights & FLi's. They are superbe rods and at $250ish new in my mind "best in price range".

We've caught most southern freshwater species along with lots of...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-22-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,259
Posted By pete a
Re: St Croix's standing in the fly fishing scheme of things

I have the 6wt 9'-0" 4pc Imperial that I really like for bream (bluegill to Yankees) and Texas Hill country rivers and streams.

I got this sight uncasted on classified at a great price as there...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-02-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,694
Posted By pete a
Re: Is there that big of a difference? Old vs. New

Hey, doesn't the Sage guy look like a singer from Dire Straits?

Honestly I'm as hooked on the new stuff as the next, reel addict. However I could easily live with a Fenwick glass & Pflueger...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-01-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,694
Posted By pete a
Re: Is there that big of a difference? Old vs. New

Whats the old line by Dire Straits; "We go to sell these refrigerators, got to move these color tv's". The rod makers have to have "new and improved" to tweak the fickle markets interest. Who would...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-30-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 685
Posted By pete a
Bayou Bonefish!

After a bit of a drought (not weather but fish caught) landed the grass carp (aka "bayou bonefish") the other Sunday morning. These guys put up a good fight and fuss. Can't over emphasize how spooky...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-24-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,328
Posted By pete a
Re: BVK vs. VXP vs. Response vs. Imperial

All good rods. I have or had all in wts near or at the 8wt.

I had BVK in 7 & 8 but sold both on this site. Just didn't get along with their action. Now have the Sage Flight 8wt which as understand...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-12-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,448
Posted By pete a
Re: 9', #5 Rods - master of nothing....

These strings tend to try to come up with the "one size fits all". This is also a "trout" out west or east discussion.

Us bare footed southern boys are left out of the discussion. No love here...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-12-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,429
Posted By pete a
Re: Does made in USA matter?

I have a large array of mid range $$ rods being a father of 2 sons who fly fish and husband to a fly fishing wife.

In addition have a smaller set for me that are in the $300-800 range.

Forum: Fly Rods 06-11-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By pete a
Re: New back-up 6WT Opinion

We have several TFO Pro Series in 6-8wt. I have no input on the Cabelas LSi.

The Pro II and Pro Series IMHO are a best buy at the price point. They have a good medium fast action that is forgiving...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-11-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By pete a
Another high "Kudos" to Fishwest

Typing here after a bit of lawn casting with my new 7wt Sage VXP (which I love and have plans for on redfish Sat morn) that I got through a combination of cash and Fishwest's "Upgrade Program.
Forum: Fly Rods 05-21-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,663
Posted By pete a
Re: G.Loomis - A New Industry Standard?

I'm a professional Sales Manager for a company that sells into several markets:

Water/wastewater, Oil & Gas and Power

Most of the people who make the "buy" decision on orders that probably...
Forum: Fly Reels 05-08-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By pete a
Re: Evolution Drag

If you have a reel that is used often and after 11 years it finally needs a bit of service then IMHO that's a good reel.

My son's & I fish the Texas coast for reds. specks, and flounder. Corrosion...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-25-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,012
Posted By pete a
Sage VXP vs Flight/Response

I'm lusting for a nice 7wt for Gulf Coast wade fishing and tube floating for bass. Been using a TFO Pro II & Mangrove, good rods but I want lighter and bit faster. In addition I think I'm going to...
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