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Forum: Fly Rods 09-01-2015, 08:58 PM
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Posted By burk48237
Re: Sage one 890 tribs steelhead / salmon

If you can afford to go longer, do it. There,s nothing wrong with a 9' foot single hander, but if you tried a 10' single hander or better yet a 11'-11 1/2' two hander you'd drop the 9' in a second....
Forum: Fly Rods 08-30-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 659
Posted By burk48237
Re: Rod and reel for small stream fishing - recommendations?

I'm with S & S in recommending you step up to a short 4 weight. The problem with a three on small streams, is it's hard to feel the rod load up with just a bit (5-15') of fly line out. The other...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-30-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 297
Posted By burk48237
Re: Great Lakes Trib Steelhead Indicator Rod Suggestions

I would go with an 11 or 11 1/2' 7 weight, short of swinging Flys on MI biggest rivers their isn't much that rod size can't do for steelhead. Don't go much heavier than a seven, low clear water can...
Forum: Fly Reels 08-24-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 382
Posted By burk48237
Re: Hardy Duchess Question

All of the Duchess series are click and pawl reels, so with the exception of installing heavier springs or fiddling with the spring pressure, No. The Hardy click and pawls tend to heavier beefier...
Forum: Fly Reels 08-21-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By burk48237
Re: Difference Hardy Bougle and Perfect?

The difference is the Bougle is a raised pillar design, while the cross-members of the perfect are recessed into the frame. The interiors of the reels should be close to identical although the checks...
Forum: Fly Reels 08-11-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 242
Posted By burk48237
Re: Difference between hardy Angle and Light weight reels?

I think the original (UK produced) Hardy Angel was one of the most physically attractive modern fly reels ever produced, it compared (aesthetically) to Charletons and some of Ari T Hart's product....
Forum: Fly Rods 07-30-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By burk48237
Re: Scott S4s or Tidal?

Haven't tried the S4S but I threw the Tidal 7 weight and compared it against the Sage Motive, Winston Nexus, and TFO Mangrove. While it had some speed and power it was by far the slowest of those...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-30-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,147
Posted By burk48237
Re: New Hardy SINTRIX Rods

One of the reasons that the Proaxis have that heavy epoxy is they have two layers of wraps. The early prototypes had issues with the guides damaging the blanks because the blanks flexed so much. They...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-26-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By burk48237
Re: GLoomis Pro4x ShortStix

The guides I'm referring to in MI are throwing big streamers (5"-8") with sinking heads for trout or Mousing. I must admit that the 7/8 is the one I've been waiting for as a Smallmouth/streamer rod....
Forum: Fly Rods 07-25-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 647
Posted By burk48237
Re: Zenith 8'6'' #4

I haven't tried the GVX 8 1/2 4, I have fished and played with the older WT 81/2 4, it is an excellent rod. But the Zenith has a very similar feel but with one difference, far more reserve power. For...
Forum: Fly Reels 07-25-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 477
Posted By burk48237
Re: Appropriate reel for my 4-5 wt 7'-9" Bamboo

The Korean Hardy Classics are very good values, and they fit the old spools. I wouldn't hesitate to own or fish one.
Forum: Fly Rods 07-25-2015, 12:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 647
Posted By burk48237
Re: Zenith 8'6'' #4

I suspect the 8'6" Zenith 4 is the best under 9' 4 weight ever made. That rod just blew me away casting and demoing when I was the rep. And I own a Winston TMF.
Forum: Fly Reels 07-23-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 477
Posted By burk48237
Re: Appropriate reel for my 4-5 wt 7'-9" Bamboo

I'd personally save up and look for a Hardy LRH. It would probably match it perfectly. If money is really the issue you could probably find a used Cortland Retro, the larger size model would be a...
Forum: Fly Reels 07-22-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By burk48237
Re: Hardy Bougle MK V 4"

You're just going to have to pound the auction sites, used tackle shops, even the ones in the UK. I run MK IV 4" on my big spey rod in MI, they are great reals. A 4" is probably going for about $800...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-21-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,971
Posted By burk48237
re: The bottom line pretty much ?

S & S I think you hit the nail on the head with the biggest disagreement I had with the author. While I would argue there was a period when the improvements were incremental over the last five years...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-19-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By burk48237
Re: GLoomis Pro4x ShortStix

I know a couple of guides in MI who run them with heads for streamers and love them. From what I hear I'm considering one at some point.
Forum: Fly Rods 07-02-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 229
Posted By burk48237
Re: New lines on old rod

I find that most older graphite rods pair better down sized on line. I have an 8 1/2 Fenwick HMG 7 weight. It cast like a dream with a Rio Gold 6 weight. I would surgest that you try an agreessive 7...
Forum: Fly Lines 06-24-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 628
Posted By burk48237
Re: Carp Line

I never have, my two handers handle my Steelhead and Salmon duties. But I suspect that your two hander would turn over bigger Carp flies, and handle the fight of a Carp better than your glass five...
Forum: Fly Lines 06-22-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 628
Posted By burk48237
Re: Carp Line

You said "single hand" do you have any two handers? ;)

If not, I guess you make do with what you have. But a 5 weight is really a bit undergunned for most carp fishing. Use is light of a fly as...
Forum: Fly Lines 06-21-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 628
Posted By burk48237
Re: Carp Line

I've been using the Cortland Big Fly line (I use to rep them). Cortland also made a Carp line, but I do a lot of Great Lakes Carp fishing where the wind is always an issue. We also hit some real...
Forum: Fly Reels 06-18-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By burk48237
Re: Sage Dominion #8 and Hardy Swift Meet The King Salmon Chalenge;

I think the Hardy Swift series were one of the best Spey-Switch rods I've ever tried. I own the 11-7, my main Steelhead rod, and I run a 13-8 for Kings and Big water steel. Both have landed lots of...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-18-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By burk48237
Re: 10 weight: Sage Salt, Scott S4, GLoomis NRX

They are all three great rods. I would also suggest the Hardy Proaxis, I have a friend on Scott's pro team who still considers the Proaxis ten the best Permit rod on the planet and he chases them 4...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-13-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,226
Posted By burk48237
Re: Up lining or Down lining a fly rod

I personally think if a manufacturer designs a rod that doesn't function without going up a line size that manufacturer has failed the consumer. I get that many of todays faster rods function better...
Forum: Fly Reels 06-12-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By burk48237
Re: Hardy Ultralite Disc question

Andrew the UL disc was discontinued at least two years before Hardy moved any production to Korea. And in the first year of Korean production the only reels made there were the Marksman and the Zane....
Forum: Fly Rods 06-07-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By burk48237
New Clutch Trout series

Schultz outfitters had their spring Demo Days today and Lee Janik was there with the new Clutch Fluent trout rods. Anyway I brought my Hardy Marquis 6 with a Cortland Trout Boss 5 to try out the 9-5...
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