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Forum: Fiberglass Fly Rods 03-21-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By rockthief
Re: Kabuto Glass rods

My 703-3 is serviceable with a 3 line but it sings deliciously and delightfully with a 4dt. Mine was built by Rich Margiotta and it is a keeper. Kabuto rods are among the best available. Buy a...
Forum: Fly Reels 03-19-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By rockthief
Re: Natural Mystic Reels

Attractive website.
Forum: General Discussion 03-16-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,706
Posted By rockthief
Re: April Vokey

I wish I could do what she is doing. Good for her. In all of the videos I have seen of her I have noticed her face telling the world how much fun she is having. What's better?
Forum: Fly Rod Building 03-12-2015, 12:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By rockthief
Re: Rod Finish?

thin coat of spar varnish followed by another thin coat will do you fine
Forum: Fly Reels 03-01-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,484
Posted By rockthief
Re: Status Taylor Reel ?

Once more I visited the Taylor website to see if they finally showed pictures of more than just the back of their reels. Drives me nuts when makers do not show complete photos of their reels, side...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-26-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,378
Posted By rockthief
Re: What companys are fully made in america?

Steffen, McFarland, Seele, Barclay, Orvis, Winston, Thomas and Thomas...
Forum: Fly Reels 02-23-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 707
Posted By rockthief
Re: New Taylor Reels Revolution

16o grams = 5.64 ounces so a loaded reel would be approximately 6.3 ounces
Forum: Fly Rods 02-20-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By rockthief
Re: Need advice on a new rod

For lines it is tough to beat the Hook and Hackle HiFloater
Forum: Bamboo Fly Rods 02-13-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,139
Posted By rockthief
Re: Bamboo Rods, Your Thoughts.....

Unless big fish are your quarry I'd not begin fish with such a rod. A 7'6" 5wt would be fun to learn with.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 02-12-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 760
Posted By rockthief
Re: What's Your Favorite Dubbing?

Mixed yarn dubbing from coffee blender.
Dog fur - wht I use most for gray or tan bodies.
"Ice" type dubbing from fly shop.
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 557
Posted By rockthief
Re: First signs of Spring

First daffodils this morning :) . Yellow flowering cherry is doing its thing.
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,202
Posted By rockthief
Re: If high-gloss fly rods spook trout then why ...

Nice to have a topic with lots of participation. :)

My story has me believing that flashing rods make no difference - Three years ago I was fishing a big river, took a break, and there in front...
Forum: General Discussion 02-08-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By rockthief
Re: for all the reel people out there

Vision GT 24

I have one on my one weight.

Another choice is the Wychwood FIeld and Stream coming in at 52 grams or the size larger at 58 grams
Forum: Fly Rods 02-06-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By rockthief
Re: Know anything about this rod ?

Rated for an 8 line, but try it with a 6 and a 7 if you have them. It is a 1970s rod to my recollection.
Forum: Bamboo Fly Rods 02-05-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 641
Posted By rockthief
Re: Modern bamboo fly rods.

Sell this one and purchase he Sweetgrass. :) There you have it.
Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,583
Posted By rockthief
Re: 2wt. and Below is Looking Mighty Attractive...

Fishing my one weight Sage SLT gives me a very high yeehaw! factor. :)
Forum: Fly Rods 02-02-2015, 01:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By rockthief
Re: Eagle claw featherlight fly rods

Hello. Your information is incorrect. Graphite rods break much easier than do fiberglass rods. Cars are made from fiberglass. No car will ever be made with graphite. The EC Featherlight is well...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 01-29-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,013
Posted By rockthief
Re: Need help on a rod!!

Thinking you will like that rod very much
Forum: Fly Rods 01-27-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 901
Posted By rockthief
Re: Glass Fly Rod

I have a few bamboo and some graphite rods but most are a mix of vintage and contemporary fiberglass. Some of the graphite I will be selling because I never use them.
Forum: Fly Reels 01-26-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 400
Posted By rockthief
Re: The Ever Eluding Pink Fly Reel

check out the DAM Quick reels on ebay. They are a heck of a bargain at fifty bucks. I had one and gave it to a lady friend of mine. She loves the thing. I'd buy an other if I did not have so...
Forum: Fly Reels 01-26-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 535
Posted By rockthief
Re: Questions: Hardy Reel

Lube as you have been advised and go fishing. Enjoy!
Forum: Fly Rods 01-26-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,089
Posted By rockthief
Re: My love affair has cooled

Break down the rod while hiking and climbing with it.
Forum: Fly Rods 01-23-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By rockthief
Re: Fly Rod ID help

Rod is from the 1950s and likely a seven or eight weight. I believe it to be a Horrocks-Ibbotson or a Heddon. I recognize the reel seat but can't pull up the memory to corroborate the brand of the...
Forum: Fly Reels 01-21-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 243
Posted By rockthief
Re: 12 lb. backing ?

Had a mess of it and sold it all. For me it was a pain in the butt to handle and I did not like it on the reel. Takes a bit of it to use as backing unless you need only a few yards. Went back to...
Forum: Fly Lines 01-13-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 98
Posted By rockthief
Re: Sinking line for a Sage XP?

I'd call Jim Teeny and run this by him or the folks at C. F. Burkheimer. Not their rod, but they have the knowledge.
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