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Forum: Fly Reels Today, 04:36 PM
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Posted By sweetandsalt
Re: Galvan Grip?

OK, That bit of video answers a few questions. Rather than a hub sandwich drag like torque it employs a stacked carbon, sealed module with a captive threaded spool retainer like Hatch, Orvis, Hardy...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 04:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 253
Posted By sweetandsalt
Re: Stronger Tippets on the Horizon

I too am very tippet and knot conscious. It is extremely rare I break a tippet or (Trileen) knot at the fly. But I bend dry fly hooks open often on larger long fighting trout. I even bent straight a...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 92
Posted By sweetandsalt
Re: Sale on Hydros reels

I'm not often big on Orvis reels, except for CFOs, but Hydros is a very good reel and now at a good price. Machined (in China) with a sealed stacked drag it does perform at a higher level than some...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 01:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 45
Posted By sweetandsalt
Jersey Shore Future Fly Fisher

We're spending an extended Holiday weekend on the sun drenched, hot Jersey Shore. Walking the dog this morning I saw, from a block away, what I was certain was a fly rod being attached to one of...
Forum: Fly Rods Today, 01:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,148
Posted By sweetandsalt
Re: Why Winston BIIIX on sale?

ONE#5, a current favorite in my trout quiver is a very specialized rod. It is optimized for high line speed, instant tip recovering, technical dry fly work on streams like the Henrys Fork, Delaware...
Forum: Fly Reels Today, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 605
Posted By sweetandsalt
Re: Galvan Grip?

fishrat, thanks for the info and welcome to the Forum. What type of spool release mechanism does the new reel employ? Have they stuck with the push button spring loaded design of gone to a captive...
Forum: Fly Rods Yesterday, 01:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,148
Posted By sweetandsalt
Re: Why Winston BIIIX on sale?

Thanks for these dates. I don't consider any rod series introduced within the last 4 or 5 years "old". Interestingly, though ONE and Radian have two different styles of taper design than one another...
Forum: Fly Rods Yesterday, 11:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,148
Posted By sweetandsalt
Re: Why Winston BIIIX on sale?

I totally concur that we need rods to suit divers applications and tastes and Winston has long targeted in-close casting in the great Tom Morgan ethos. And Tom is still building beautiful rods in his...
Forum: Fly Rods Yesterday, 10:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,413
Posted By sweetandsalt
Re: 4 wt. Rods

Whether one's 4-weight preference is for slow, medium, medium fast of fast, there are good and poor rods in each grouping. Circa is a terrific slow light line rod...not to my applications but I...
Forum: Fly Lines Yesterday, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 185
Posted By sweetandsalt
Re: Gold/GPX Any Difference ?

Comeonavs has it right, East. The two lines have this in common; they are both 1/2 line size heavy, virtually at the top end of what can legitimately be categorized as their listed line size. Fine,...
Forum: Fly Lines Yesterday, 08:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 214
Posted By sweetandsalt
Re: Anyone else hate Rio Gold?

I doubt it is you or the line but rather this excellent taper is poorly matched to the rod you are using. In my experience one can not say, "this is the line I like (or recommend)" but rather, this...
Forum: Fly Rods Yesterday, 08:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,413
Posted By sweetandsalt
Re: 4 wt. Rods

Sale pricing on the Winston and Zenith sure add to their appeal. If you lean toward true medium fast as do I in rods in this #4 smaller environment category, here is my review: I have a BIIx 8...
Forum: Fly Rods 09-01-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,148
Posted By sweetandsalt
Re: Why Winston BIIIX on sale?

200,000...I didn't know there where that many fly fishermen! (Actually there are about 1 million of us world-wide or something like that.)
Forum: Fly Rods 09-01-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,148
Posted By sweetandsalt
Re: Why Winston BIIIX on sale?

MT.B, A lot of Forum members say great things about the BIIIx#6; I intend to test cast one and the new "+" version as well at my first opportunity...you know my thing for 6-weights. I'll bring my...
Forum: Fly Rods 09-01-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,413
Posted By sweetandsalt
Re: 4 wt. Rods

John, I would have no problem as an angler fishing an 8'8"/#4 Scott, a 9'/#5 GLX and a 9'/#6 XP all 15 years old or so. But if you have the opportunity, I would dig to read your opinion of test...
Forum: Fly Rods 09-01-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By sweetandsalt
Re: Casting the H2 & BIII-SX 7-weights.....

The H2#5 tip-flex is a fine rod and the Recon is based on its taper. The mid-flex less so. GPX may be a bit heavy for H2...see what your guide friend thinks but I mounted a true 5-weight, 1st gen....
Forum: Fly Rods 09-01-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,148
Posted By sweetandsalt
Re: Why Winston BIIIX on sale?

A lot of rods pass through my hands. In addition to the many I am fascinated by for my own sweet and saltwater fishing, donations for our PHWFF Program proliferate. I just received a bundle of new in...
Forum: Saltwater Articles 09-01-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,067
Posted By sweetandsalt
Re: Outfitting for the Tropical Flats

Something I love to do is tie flies with my buddy's around the lodge table after dinner. These are invariably my best flies because they are based on the day's fishing experience with creative input...
Forum: Fly Rods 09-01-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 184
Posted By sweetandsalt
Re: Sage one 890 tribs steelhead / salmon

I'll toss the T&T NSII longer #8 into the thread too...lots of power.
Forum: Fly Rods 08-31-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 184
Posted By sweetandsalt
Re: Sage one 890 tribs steelhead / salmon

I have never cast the ONE#8 but, though powerful casters, ONE's are slender, thin walled rods and very light. I doubt impact resistance to slung weight are their strong suites and this rod might be...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-31-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,413
Posted By sweetandsalt
Re: 4 wt. Rods

Bob, This may or may not help but I enjoy a fairly fast 9'/#4 when fishing bigger rivers to compliment my 9' #'s 5 & 6. My current favorite is a G.Loomis NRX#4. However, on spring creeks and smaller...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-29-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,243
Posted By sweetandsalt
Re: The (Un)Official Sage Mod Thread

el jeffe, great reporting and thoughts on classic Sage's. For counterpoint and coming from me, a quick recovering rod fan, the most memorable classic to present Sage rods for me are the flagship fast...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-29-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,413
Posted By sweetandsalt
Re: 4 wt. Rods

Well, by all means one must test cast pre-buying any rod and it is hard, even with knowing the other rods in someone else's quiver, to grasp what they might love in a lighter line weight rod.

I...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-28-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,413
Posted By sweetandsalt
Re: 4 wt. Rods

If ONE does not suit your style, don't consider Method...demanding+. I want to try one though.

How about Loomis Streamdance GLX 8 1/2'/#4, this is a terrific, progressively medium fast rod that I...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-28-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,243
Posted By sweetandsalt
Re: The (Un)Official Sage Mod Thread

Here is the deal fellow fly fishers: If a quality US rod shop develops a rod you love, BUY it and fish it when new! Unlike Scott, Winston and Orvis, Sage is convinced that the rod they are building...
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