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Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 05-28-2014, 06:51 PM
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Posted By mrfzx
Re: Costa del mar lens color?

I have both the green and the blue mirrored lenses. I had the blue first, and thought they were great. Now that I have the green, I hardly ever wear the blue.
Forum: Fly Reels 05-16-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,033
Posted By mrfzx
Re: Reel collecting

Since getting married, my father-in-law has been grooming me to inherit his collection. I must admit I have learned more about reels than I ever thought there was to know 10 years ago. He...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-16-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,392
Posted By mrfzx
Re: "Fast action" vs "Stiff"

Burke, I think you are right on.

Take 5 of my 8wt rods, all 9ft, 4pc rods. A BVK, A Mangrove, A TiCrX, a Helios H2, and a Loomis NRX. None of these rods are the same. In physical weight, in...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-15-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,392
Posted By mrfzx
Re: "Fast action" vs "Stiff"

Silver, as a Physicist and former Engineer, your posts never cease to impress me. Kudos!!

The Modulus of Elasticity of which you speak is actually Young's Modulus. It is defined as the stress...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 05-13-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By mrfzx
Re: Frustrating Redfish

After a decade of chasing Redfish, which by no means makes me an expert, I learned two things. 1. A spoon fly (gold and blue, or silver and blue) is irresistible to Reds. 2. When the reds are...
Forum: General Discussion 05-13-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 596
Posted By mrfzx
Re: Help with carry on rod tubes

I fly a lot with rods. So far I have never had a problem with any 4 piece rods. I usually strap 2 tubes together. Cabela's has velcro straps for just that purpose (even has a strap-handle that...
Forum: General Discussion 05-13-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 395
Posted By mrfzx
Re: 8wt question

Other than my 9ft 5wt, my most fished rod is one of my 9ft 8wt rods. I use it in Louisiana for Redfish and Drum, in Erie for Steelhead, in New York for the monster lake-run Browns, and in Alaska for...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-06-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,111
Posted By mrfzx
Re: Orvis Helios vs Helios 2

I have owned the original Helios in 9ft, 4pc, 8wt 9.5 tip flex, for the past 3 years, and have fished in for Redfish in Louisana, Steelhead in Erie, and Lake Run Browns in New York for those 3 years....
Forum: Fly Rods 05-06-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By mrfzx
Re: Fly rod opinions

Mark me +1 on the find out what YOU like.

The other thing to remember is that every company out there makes a whole hierarchy of rods that bear their brand label. There is a huge difference in...
Forum: General Discussion 04-28-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By mrfzx
Re: Suggestions in 7wt the Redington Vapen, TFO BVK or Axiom

No experience with the Vapen, but I have several BVK's and Axioms. The BVK is a great rod, and will certainly handle wind. The Axiom is a cannon second to none. The Axiom can be harder to cast...
Forum: General Discussion 04-28-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,048
Posted By mrfzx
Re: Best places to fish--where you might get eaten.

Karluk River, Kodiak Island, in fall for Silvers and Steelhead. The size of a Kodiak Brown (or and AK Coastal Brown) has to be experienced to be believed. The Kodiaks just tend to be more aggressive...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 04-16-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By mrfzx
Re: Saltwater Flies - Need advice

Contact your guide. They will know what will be best for that particular area/target species/and time of year. I could give you some suggestions, but why guess?
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 614
Posted By mrfzx
Re: ZG Helios 5 weight

I have the exact rod you are talking about, and I love it. I highly recommend the SA GPX taper line in a "textured mastery" series. I also use the "trout taper" but if you prefer a 1/2 line heavy,...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 04-07-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,455
Posted By mrfzx
Re: 8wt Reel

I'll echo the sentiment a few posters wrote here. Even though you may only use that rig 2-3 weeks per year, those 2-3 weeks will probably be pretty special. When I outfit a client, be it for...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-06-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 639
Posted By mrfzx
Re: TFO Mangrove Evaluations

The problem with the YSA review of the Mangrove is that they were asking it to do things it wasn't designed for. As the name suggests it was designed bu Palot to be a 50 to 60 foot fan-casting...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-06-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,737
Posted By mrfzx
Loomis NRX Review

A while ago I posted that I bought a new G Loomis NRX 8wt, 9ft, 4pc. rod. the weather has finally cooperated with my schedule, and I was out today grass casting the new rod. On my postal scale the...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-03-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,618
Posted By mrfzx
Re: 4 piece rods? what's up?

Amen on the ferule snugness! By far, if you take the client letting the rod contact the side of the boat while fighting a fish out of the equation, then the most prevalent rod breakage we deal with...
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 620
Posted By mrfzx
Re: Savage River MD

I live in PA, about 35 miles north of the MD border. I fish the Savage a few times a year, and also the Casselman. Love the area immediately to the north and south of Penn Alps. My maternal...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-31-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,618
Posted By mrfzx
Re: 4 piece rods? what's up?

As some one who makes a minimum of 4 fishing trips a year that require flight, it just makes no sense for me to buy anything other than 4 (or even 5 piece) rods. Performance is always an issue, but...
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,120
Posted By mrfzx
Re: Favorite Streamer

I carry a whole box of different streamers, but I find myself tying on a gold bodied Muddler Minnow more often than not.
Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 628
Posted By mrfzx
Re: the big stores?

I am a strong advocate for the local fly shops......of which I now have none. Its a real shame, they just can't compete with the big-box stores, and the convenience of the on line retailers. In the...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 03-17-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 245
Posted By mrfzx
Alaska in June....any takers?

I am headed to Alaska in June (June 22 through July 1st) for a trip to the Kvichak River Lodge. Right now it is just 3 of us ( me my brother-in-law, and my father-in-law), and the lodge will...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-15-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,424
Posted By mrfzx
Re: Loomis NRX

[QUOTE=ts47;648893]If you don't mind my asking... Where did you find an NRX at a price that was too good to pass up? Maybe a few more of us could get tempted too!?! :D[/QUOT

Perhaps "find" was a...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-14-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,424
Posted By mrfzx
Loomis NRX

Well, I pulled the trigger on a new G Loomis NRX 9ft 4pc 8wt "green" rod. I already have several 8 wt rods, an Orvis Helios (old model), from TFO the BVK, Mangrove, Axiom, and TiCrX, from Redington...
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,022
Posted By mrfzx
Re: Vise Recommendations

I have used the Anvil Atlas for about a year now. Its a fine vise for hooks up to about a #2streamer hook. The bigger stainless saltwater hooks I use tend to slip a bit, but no big deal. I would...
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