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Forum: The Tenkara Forum Threads 01-14-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 378
Posted By standman
Re: How do you fish a Tenkara on still water?

The Tenkara Bum and pszy22 are right on regarding fishing still water with Tenkara. Although I'll occasionally fish rivers and streams with Tenkara, I usually fish ponds. The biggest issue you'll...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-09-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 633
Posted By standman
Re: Budget 3wt

My thought would be to cast several of the 3 weight rods that your rod shop has in stock. I don't know about your fly shop, but all the ones near me allow you to do so.

In fact, I did this when...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-09-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 701
Posted By standman
Re: Vintage Glass Fly Rod

Several excellent suggestions have been made. I've never been to Alberta, but I'm thinking a small stream rod for you would be longer than a small stream for me. Here in New England, for as small...
Forum: Fly Rods 12-24-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By standman
Re: Orvis fly rod

This rod appears to be the one appearing in the Orvis 1977 catalog, which Huib has kindly allowed access to in another thread.

Orvis says regarding this rod: Basic fly rod for the one rod man....
Forum: Fly Rods 12-24-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By standman
Re: All Purpose fly rod question

During the 70's my fly rods were an 8'6" 7 weight and a 7'6" 5 weight. These two rods adequately covered all the fishing I would do...bass, panfish, and trout. For one rod nowadays, and angling for...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 12-12-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,641
Posted By standman
Re: Set-Up For Bluegills

If buying new, my choice would be something on the idea of the Eagle Claw Featherlight in 7' 5/6 weight. I like a 5DT. The EC has the ability to handle panfish poppers, plus you will be able to feel...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-25-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 854
Posted By standman
Re: Orvis Superfine Touch: What size?

While I don't personally own a Superfine Touch, I have enjoyed casting them and have considered obtaining one for the same purpose you mention. In addition to considering for increased casting...
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,497
Posted By standman
Re: Rods you regret buying...

Over the years I've bought dozens of fly rods. However, only one do refer to as "Rod I regret buying". This was my first bamboo rod, a 9' rod that had been remodeled as a 6'. To start with, I paid...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-02-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 466
Posted By standman
Re: "New" fly rod

I own the FF857 as well as FF856, FF856-5, and FF858. Each rod is distinctly different from one another, which is one reason why I still fish each of them.

I bought the 857 after losing several...
Forum: Fly Reels 04-25-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,490
Posted By standman
Re: Question: suggestions for affordable fly reels

I like the LL Bean reels. For trout, the click and pawl Pocket Water is sufficient. For types of fishing where an effective drag is desired, the Double L Mid-Arbor is a smart looking choice. I have...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-21-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By standman
Re: Short 6 wt

I have to agree regarding rods built upon a Phillipson blank. The shorter lengths (6.5', 7', and 7.5') certainly combine the power needed for casting streamers along with the ability to lay it down...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-10-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,160
Posted By standman
Re: Best value 4wt

I have to agree regarding the Orvis Superfine. The 7' 4 weight is the sweetest non glass rod I've ever handled.
Forum: Fly Rods 02-15-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,257
Posted By standman
Re: What is the best full flex rod made today?

With its deeply flexing action, its extreme control and accuracy, and its ultra soft presentation, I prefer the Echo Glass.
Forum: Fly Rods 02-15-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 902
Posted By standman
Re: Orvis and Echo glass ?

I cast both 5 weights. They are both wonderful rods and very different from one another. So much so that I can definitely see an argument to own both. The Orvis is a great rod that reminds me of the...
Forum: Fly Reels 01-21-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By standman
Re: I've read a few on-line articals about Pflueger medalists

I'm with will09. Some time back I changed all my Medalists over to left hand retrieve. However, I found I didn't like the resultant clunkiness of the drag (most noticeable of the USA years). In...
Forum: Fly Reels 01-21-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 782
Posted By standman
Re: Great customer service at Allen

I've purchased from Allen several times and have always been very satisfied with the product. What brings them over the top for me is their great customer service. The couple times I've had to...
Forum: Fly Reels 01-13-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By standman
Re: Fly reel lube ? IN a long post. Sorry

+1 on the Quantum Hot Sauce
Forum: Fly Rods 01-13-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 683
Posted By standman
Re: any of you all use ECHO rods

Before switching to glass I owned an Echo Classic 9' 7 weight. I don't remember details, but it was a lot of rod for the money. I ended up giving it to my brother who loves much so that he...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-08-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,286
Posted By standman
Re: albright rods

I have several Albright rods and enjoy them at least as much as my comparable Loomis and Orvis rods. Four of the Albrights I have are the medium/fast GP series: 7.5' 3/4 2-piece, 9' 5/6 2-piece, 9'...
Forum: The Tenkara Forum Threads 12-11-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 879
Posted By standman
Re: New TenkaraUSA Rods(Sato & Rhodo)

I received notification yesterday from TenkaraUSA and immediately ordered the Rhodo. I had questioned them about the 11' Iwana and they said an exciting new product was coming to replace it. Although...
Forum: Forum Polls 11-30-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,834
Posted By standman
Re: Floating line... WF or DT

I use WF 75% of the time for practice casting. For fishing situations it's probably more half and half. I'll use WF for the times I'm looking for longer casts; but most of my fiberglass seems to...
Forum: Fly Rods 11-29-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By standman
Re: Help identifying old rod..

A photo of the reel seat and grip would be helpful. The extensive line weight identification, the winding check, and wraps remind me of J C Higgins (Sears). Many of these Sears rods were built by St...
Forum: The Fly Cast 11-29-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 658
Posted By standman
Re: Mystery Reel & Line

The Cortland Mosquito S was designed for WF 4-6 weight line and holds about 100 yards 20# backing. The reel has a non adjustable click & pawl drag and the spool has rim control. It would be best...
Forum: Fly Rods 11-27-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,911
Posted By standman
Re: Best Low End 9'5wt

My taste in 5 wts runs differently than that of you or your friend. However, I notice that flyshopcloseouts has several TFO, Redington, Greys, Orvis, and Winston packages that may suit you. One I...
Forum: Fly Reels 11-27-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,299
Posted By standman
Re: HELP Choosing a reel

I've made that choice and I've never regretted my LL Bean Double L Mid Arbor. I admire its smooth, beautiful machining. I've never had any problems with it, nor with the subsequent...
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