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Forum: Fly Rods 04-12-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By spike2
Re: Winston Nexus 9' 6wt

Barham
I have read that the BIIX has a somewhat light tip section (fine for floating line for dries). Does the Nexus handle sink tip better?
Dave
Forum: Fly Rods 04-11-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By spike2
Winston Nexus 9' 6wt

How does the Nexus compare to other Winston 6wts -- especially the GVX, BIIx and BII-MX? Thanks
Dave
Forum: Fly Rods 03-13-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By spike2
Re: Winston BIIx & BII-MX 6wt

Well that settles it -- doesn't it!!!?
Thanks Dave
Forum: Fly Rods 03-11-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By spike2
Winston BIIx & BII-MX 6wt

Any opinions on these two rods? Use for trout and smallmouth Lehigh, Delaware Susquehanna Delaware and maybe some lakes or smaller streams. Thanks for your thoughts. Dave
Forum: Fly Lines 03-09-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By spike2
Re: Sink Tip for Winston BIIX 6wt

Burke I have the BII-MX 7wt but thought it would be too much here in MI for trout -- but I remember I was out on the upper Manistee and the guide had me use his Type six sink tip on the LT that was...
Forum: Fly Lines 03-08-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By spike2
Sink Tip for Winston BIIX 6wt

I have a Winston BIIX 9' 6wt and I want to get a line to use with streamers. I know that this series generally doesn't do well with sinking lines but what I need is a line to use when fishing...
Forum: Fly Rods 11-04-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,688
Posted By spike2
Re: 5wt??

Thanks everyone -- fishing trout in small to small medium streams, eg Upper Lehigh in PA. Ausable in MI. Smallmouth Huron/Muskegon in MI Susquehanna/Delaware in PA

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Forum: Fly Rods 11-03-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,688
Posted By spike2
5wt??

So, I have both 4wt and a 6wt rods. Why would I want a 5wt?
Appreciate your thoughts.
Thanks
Dave
Forum: Fly Rods 09-15-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By spike2
Re: Winston 8'3" 4wt

Sorry. I am trying to decide between an LT 8'3" 4wt and an BIIX 8'6" 4wt. Intent is for single rod for trout in mid to small streams in Michigan and Pennsylvania.
Forum: Fly Rods 09-14-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By spike2
Winston 8'3" 4wt

Looking for input on this rod -- Winston LT 8'3" 4wt.
Thanks
Dave
Forum: Fly Rods 05-21-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,374
Posted By spike2
Re: all around trout rod

You bet -- this si the Bamboo Penns creek and not at all wimpy.

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You bet -- this is the Bamboo Penns creek...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-21-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,374
Posted By spike2
all around trout rod

Hello
I am trying to thin out my rods and would like your thoughts on an do it all trout rod for Mid west and east coast small to medium steams. I can choose from Winston BIIX 8'6" 4wt; Winston...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-21-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By spike2
Bass rod

Hello
I am trying to decide between a Winston BII-MX 9' 7wt and an Orvis Helios 9' 8wt rod to be used mainly for smallmouth and maybe steelhead and schoolie stripers. Any opinions would be helpful....
Forum: Fly Rods 05-02-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,427
Posted By spike2
Re: Orvis Helios vs Helios 2

Thanks everyone! I appreciate all comments! One of my issues is that I used the Hellios(1) last fall for stripers in RI. A blast light and easy to cast all day but even with the schoolies I...
Forum: Fly Lines 05-01-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 321
Posted By spike2
Cortland Sylk

I have an Orvis Penn's Creek Bamboo rod 7' 4wt rod. As I understand things these lines are a bit denser than others. Would a DT3 or DT4 perform better?
Appreciate your thoughts. Dave
Forum: Fly Rods 05-01-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,427
Posted By spike2
Orvis Helios vs Helios 2

How do these two rods compare? A friend thought the Helios 2 was a "better" saltwater rod. Appreciate your comments Dave
Forum: Fly Rods 03-26-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 376
Posted By spike2
Winston TU Homewaters

Has any body had any experience with this rod. If so how does it compare to the Winston IM6 or BIIX in a 5 weight?
Dave
Forum: Fly Rods 12-29-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 610
Posted By spike2
Powell Rod

Any opinions on the Chico era signature series rods -- particularly the 5/6 wt rod.
Thanks Dave
Forum: Fly Lines 12-29-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By spike2
Line for a bamboo rod

HI
I have an Orvis Penn's Creek bamboo rod 7' 4wt. I have been using a TT wt but want to also get a DT line for it. From what I have read elsewhere the Cortland Peach and Sylk lines have been...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 12-27-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By spike2
Re: Warm fishing in September!

Boonies
I typically fish Narragansett Bay in early to mid September. This past September was absolutely perfect sun 60s little wind and over 15 schoolies amd a couple blues (Albies are also a...
Forum: Fly Lines 12-02-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 317
Posted By spike2
Line for Orvis Helios

I have an Orvis Helios 8wt that I used back in September fishing for stripers and I had an Orvis 300 grain Depth Charge line on it. While I thought the DC300 was OK (as did the guide I was fishing...
Forum: Fly Rods 11-26-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 620
Posted By spike2
Re: sage Xi2 vs Winston BII-MX

Thanks I am casting between 40 and 80 feet usually. Sounds like this may be my new rod if I can twist the bosses arm!
Dave
Forum: Fly Rods 11-25-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 620
Posted By spike2
sage Xi2 vs Winston BII-MX

Hello
I have been using the Sage Xi2 9' 9wt with a RIO 9wt Outbound (375 grains) for stripers in Narragansett Bay and have been pleased with that combination. I had a chance to lawn cast a Winston...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 11-23-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 424
Posted By spike2
Sage Xi2 vs Winston BII-MX

Hello
I have been using the Sage Xi2 9' 9wt with a RIO 9wt Outbound (375 grains) for stripers in Narragansett Bay and have been pleased with that combination. I had a chance to lawn cast a Winston...
Forum: Fly Lines 10-30-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,828
Posted By spike2
Re: Line for Winston Tom Morgan Favorite

I liked the TT 4wt on mine
Dave
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