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Forum: Fly Rods 11-18-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 831
Posted By fireroad
Re: Orvis helios 2 question

No, not even close. A clouser is no different than any other heavily weighted fly. It comes down to line weight and opening up your cast. I've chucked clousers with rods made by St Croix, Sage, Loop...
Forum: Fly Rods 11-14-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 655
Posted By fireroad
Re: Orvis Recon

Correct, dealers will start shipping pre-orders on Jan 1st.

Akuriko - The new rods from the big boys - Sage Accel, Winston Nexus, and Orvis Recon - are all going to be great and very versatile...
Forum: Fly Rods 11-10-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,451
Posted By fireroad
Re: Scott Radian 10ft 4wt???

Reviving this one from the dead to see if anyone out there is fishing a 10ft 4wt Radian...
Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 11-05-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By fireroad
Re: FS: St Croix Legend Elite 890

Sold pending funds.
Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 11-01-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By fireroad
Re: FS: St Croix Legend Elite 890

Pics added, and you can see the male ferules are still super shiny as it's on bee assembled 3 times. In addition to salmon and stealhead could make a great carp and LMD rod. One of the better 8wts...
Forum: The Lodge Den 10-30-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,017
Posted By fireroad
Re: Fantasy Football League.

You can just crown BooBirds the winner now :p
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 10-30-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,922
Posted By fireroad
Re: Set-Up For Bluegills

Since you didn't mention a budget there are a ton of choices out there. For bluegills I prefer a 3wt in the 8 to 8.5ft range, with my old Sage SPL 383 being my current favorite. The Redington Ct's...
Forum: Fly Rods 10-30-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By fireroad
Re: A little help

Another good "true to weight" line that is easily found on your side of the pond is the Airflo Super Dry Elite. My 905 Winston really came alive with that line. Another good choice is the SA Textured...
Forum: Fly Rods 10-30-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 734
Posted By fireroad
Re: 7wt streamer rod

The Loop Opti Coast 796-4 was designed for exactly the type of fishing you are describing and would be $150 cheaper that a One. I would spend a few bucks more and get the Loop Cross S1 796-4, which...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 10-29-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,290
Posted By fireroad
Re: Streamer junkies!

Last winter was the first time I ever swung streamers. Started out with a medium/fast action 6wt, full floater, and a handful of the most common streamers in sizes #2 through 8. The expression "chuck...
Forum: General Discussion 10-27-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 405
Posted By fireroad
Re: Beginner's fly rod quiver advice

Can't comment on using a 6wt in the salt other than to make sure the rod has saltwater safe hardware. I can say that if you are able to increase your budget into the $200-250 price range that opens...
Forum: Fly Rods 10-27-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 831
Posted By fireroad
Re: Orvis helios 2 question

I have cast several Helios models and they are all very impressive, reasonably fast rods with excellent feel. I plan on adding an 890 to my collection in the near future. I would place them somewhere...
Forum: General Discussion 10-27-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By fireroad
Re: Euro-nymphing rods

The Grey's Streamflex XF2 models are very popular as well. St. Croix's High Stick Drifter, designed by Kelly Galloup, is supposed to be a great rod but comes in at $450. I've seen lightly used on the...
Forum: Fly Rods 10-27-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By fireroad
Re: Desperate:5 Wt Loop Opti Nymph 590-4

The recently discontinued Loop Opti line is a fantastic series of rods. In addition to your Nymph model the had a 593-4 Stillwater, 696-4 Stillwater, and 693-4 Stream(er). I own the 693-4 Stream and...
Forum: Fly Lines 10-26-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By fireroad
Re: Fly Line Problem

While I don't have any experience with Rio's "Avid" series of fly lines, it sounds like you haven't done anything wrong. Who's fly line cleaner are you using? I would give Rio a call and see what...
Forum: General Discussion 10-26-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 428
Posted By fireroad
Re: Fixing Rods

Exactly! Once you have a break in a section of graphite, the damages goes much farther into the blank that you can see. If I snap a rod I pack it up immediately and don't attempt streamside repair....
Forum: Fly Rods 10-26-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 899
Posted By fireroad
Re: Winston wt trout or scott G2 witch is better?

I've owned a Scott G2 8'8" 5wt and it was a fantastic rod for drys and light nymphs. The 8'8" 4wt has a huge following as a dry fly rod, as does the 8'8" 3wt. From what I understand the Winston WT is...
Forum: General Discussion 10-26-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 605
Posted By fireroad
Re: Narrowed to three rods, does it matter?

TFO and Echo make fantastic blanks, but keep costs down by using less expensive components and building them oversees. TFO does sell blanks and you could always have someone build one up for you or...
Forum: General Discussion 10-24-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 433
Posted By fireroad
Re: What to do with flies you don't use

My first suggestion would be to donate to Project Healing Waters. Two huge thumbs up to Larry for what he's doing.

Second suggestion would be that we start a fly swap thread.
Forum: Fly Lines and Tippets etc. Classifieds 10-23-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 612
Posted By fireroad
Re: New Cortland Fly Lines

Is the 5wt Indicator Nymph true weight or a 1.5 line?
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 405
Posted By fireroad
Re: Beginner's fly rod quiver advice

Not knowing who you talked to or all the details of where you are I feel bad saying it...but my opinion is the shop didn't give you the best advice. For most western trout river fisherman an 8'6" 5wt...
Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 10-22-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By fireroad
FS: St Croix Legend Elite 890

9ft 8wt St Croix Legend Elite freshwater (green blank). Newer version with the NSi 3m resin (they just changed again to the FRS resin). Well traveled but hardly used as it was my back-up rod, maybe 3...
Forum: Fishing Rods & Outfits Classifieds 10-22-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 795
Posted By fireroad
Re: WTB 5wt or 6wt

Cabelas has the Redington CT's on sale again for $75. You won't find a better rod at a better price. Match it to a "true to weight" line and you will be pleased.
Forum: Stillwater Fly Fishing 10-22-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 672
Posted By fireroad
Re: What lines do you favor?

95% of my stillwater as of late has been using a clear intermediate line, specifically the Airflo Ridge Clear Fast Intermediate. I also have a type 3 or 6 full sinking (Airflo as well) but I have...
Forum: Stillwater Fly Fishing 10-22-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 87
Posted By fireroad
Re: Airflo fly line

I use the Airflo Ridge Clear (fast) Intermediate for 95% of my stillwater work and it's a fantastic line. Not 100% sure how the Six Sense differs, but a quick call to the folks at Rajeff Sports ie...
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