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Forum: Fly Fishing Reels Classifieds 03-07-2016, 05:24 PM
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Posted By buggravy
WTB - Sage 504 Spool/s

Pretty self explanatory. Looking for a spare spool or spools for a 504L. I'm guessing this is a long shot, but worth a try.
Forum: Fly Rods 12-28-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,317
Posted By buggravy
Re: ZXL Respect

Just purchased a near new 486 off of ebay. Also grabbed an SLT 486 a couple months ago, so looking forward to casting these side by side to decide which one stays.
Forum: Fly Rods 11-19-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 744
Posted By buggravy
Re: 590 & 690 Sage Salt...What for?

For surf fishing here in Southern California 6 wts are very common. I've seen a couple different guys use the Salt 590, and Xi3 589 as their primary Corbina rods.
Forum: Fly Rods 11-07-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,317
Posted By buggravy
Re: ZXL Respect

The ZXL 486 is a rod that haunts me. I bought one on closeout, and pretty quickly sold it without so much as having cast it. I don't recall what motivated me to sell it, other than something came...
Forum: Fly Rods 11-03-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,580
Posted By buggravy
Re: Thee streamer rod

That's the one I was talking about as well (24ft sink tip). Whatever was the current version 3 - 4 years ago. I used the 250 grain on a Z-Axis 790, and Xi3 790, and TFO BVK 790. One 796 definitely...
Forum: Fly Rods 11-03-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,580
Posted By buggravy
Re: Thee streamer rod

I used the One 796 in the surf with the Rio Streamer Tip line (I think that's the one - the integrated shooting head sink tip line), and absolutely loved the way the rod performed with that line.
Forum: Fly Rods 10-13-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,098
Posted By buggravy
Re: I'm Going Light, What's your Limit?

/\ Awesome. My pics are from California, but I grew up in Western NC, and cut my teeth on Smoky Mountain trout streams. Those tiny blue-lines get in your blood.
Forum: Fly Rods 10-12-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,098
Posted By buggravy
Re: I'm Going Light, What's your Limit?

I'll play devil's advocate here. I think a lot of this comes down to what your definition of small water is. I currently own 15 fly rods. Of those I have 3 X 3wts, 2 X 2wts, 2 X 1wts, and 1 X 0wt....
Forum: Fly Rods 09-27-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By buggravy
Re: Is that your final answer?

My thus far limited experience with Salt has been fantastic. I am a relatively inexperienced salt water angler, with most of my fishing being small stream trout fishing. 8wt rods tend to feel...
Forum: Fly Reels 09-15-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 253,934
Posted By buggravy
Re: Reel Love; the Fly Reel Picture Thread

I meant it in a very light-hearted way. I guess I see/saw Orvis & LL Bean as competitors, thus the Orvis rod/LL Bean reel making an outfit at odds with itself. I sort of think of them, particularly...
Forum: Fly Reels 09-15-2015, 12:18 PM
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Views: 253,934
Posted By buggravy
Re: Reel Love; the Fly Reel Picture Thread

Recent pick up in seemingly new condition. One of the smoothest clickers I've encountered. It doesn't really have a rod to call home yet. I have an original Superfine 7'9" 2wt that I think would...
Forum: Fly Lines 09-11-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,746
Posted By buggravy
Re: Rio gold vs trout Lt

I sort of wonder if we're giving too much weight (pun intended) to the actual head weight vs. the overall design of this line. I am far from an expert caster, and my experience with the WF version...
Forum: Fly Rods 09-11-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,302
Posted By buggravy
Re: How often do you upgrade your tackle?

I've noticed that my gear purchasing/upgrading, paradoxically, is inversely proportional to the amount of time I spend fishing. After my daughter was born 5 years ago, my fishing time went from 40 -...
Forum: Fly Lines 09-10-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,746
Posted By buggravy
Re: Rio gold vs trout Lt

They also offer that line with the colors essentially reversed. Beige/Sage has the beige head and sage running line, and the Camo/Beige has the Camo (also dark green) head, and beige running line.
Forum: Fly Rods 09-06-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By buggravy
SLT 490 line suggestion

I managed to recently score an unused SLT 490-4, and am curious what lines others have used on theirs. I use a WF Rio Trout LT on my SLT 389 which is a fantastic match, and am inclined to try the...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-09-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,245
Posted By buggravy
Re: Anyone thinking about getting the Sage MOD rod?

I want to want one, but haven't arrived there yet. I wish they did a 486. That would be much harder to resist.
Forum: Fly Reels 07-18-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,201
Posted By buggravy
Re: Abel Sealed Drag still waiting

Do we know yet if there's a new drag in the grip, or the tried and true version in the torque/rush?
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 07-18-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By buggravy
Re: SoCal Surf Fishing - Rod

Ahh, sorry, I misread your original post. Thought you were seeking advice on which to purchase. Personally I would go with the 10' 6wt then, all things being equal, though rod type and action could...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 07-18-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By buggravy
Re: SoCal Surf Fishing - Rod

Honestly, neither of those configurations would be my first choice. The 8wt is definitely overkill for the vast majority of what you will be catching, and the type of flies you'll be throwing,...
Forum: Fly Reels 07-15-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,609
Posted By buggravy
Re: Galvan Grip?

Cool, thanks for the heads up. Pretty sweet looking reel. Very anxious to hear more details.
Forum: Fly Reels 07-15-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,609
Posted By buggravy
Galvan Grip?

I heard from a small Galvan dealer today that there is a reel in the pipeline called the Grip. I didn't get much info about where it falls in their line up, and he said the Torque is continuing on,...
Forum: Fly Reels 06-11-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 500
Posted By buggravy
Hardy Ultralite Disc question

I recently picked up a couple of Ultralite Disc reels. A 2/3/4, and a 6. They have different drag knobs, and oddly, the knob on the 2/3/4 is substantially larger. Unfortunately I don't have a...
Forum: Fly Reels 05-28-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 253,934
Posted By buggravy
Re: Reel Love; the Fly Reel Picture Thread

Since the somewhat recent purchase of a Sage 504L, I have become more and more enamored with classic style C&P reels, and downright smitten with the Hardy Ultralite JLH series, and their Sage...
Forum: General Discussion 05-24-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 22,941
Posted By buggravy
Re: Just Curious: How Many Fly Rods Do you Own

I guess I'm officially a Sage guy. I also fish a lot of really small water, so I've developed a bit of an obsession for ultralight gear. Here's the current quiver

SPL 080-3
SLT 181-3
Orvis...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 05-23-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,723
Posted By buggravy
Re: Fly Fishing The Surf

I fish the SoCal surf a bit. For the line you'll likely want an intermediate running line with a fast sink integrated shooting head. I've used an older version of the Rio Streamer Tip, the current...
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