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Forum: Fly Rods 09-16-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,665
Posted By timd
Re: New Winston.....

You are going to love the 6 Nexus. I just got done on the Yellowstone using mine and I have to say I prefer it to my beloved BIix, and GVX. I fished it with a GPX textured line. I usually prefer Rio...
Forum: Fly Rods 09-09-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,665
Posted By timd
Re: New Winston.....

Just picked up a Nexus 6wt after casting one at the factory. Much faster than my other Winstons but very smooth and easy to cast. The thing that got me the most was the accuracy and power, yet a nice...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-08-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By timd
Re: Winston IM6 serial number 85000's ?

The shorter the IM6 Winston the faster the rod action is in most cases. One of the exceptions was the TMF which was slower than the regular IM6 8 ft rod.
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 853
Posted By timd
Re: Time for new boot ?

The Korker system is IMHO fantastic if you need different soles for different conditions. The BOA system is great but they also have offerings with laces. I have been using their KGB boots for 2...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-09-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,110
Posted By timd
Re: Winston GVX, Scoot, G. Loomis, St. Croix 4wt

I own some where close to 10 Winstons which include a 4 and 6 weight GVXs. I really like both of these rods and feel like they are a deal and in some ways better casting than their more expensive...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-03-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,037
Posted By timd
Re: The quintessential 8ft 4 wt?

The TMF is a totally different rod than the 3 piece 8' 4 weight IM6 and the IM6/WT rods after serial number 43500 is another animal. All these rods are in their own right great 4 weights just...
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 619
Posted By timd
Re: Trips for casting heavy streamers

One thing we all know but wasn't mentioned NO FALSE CASTING with weighted lines.
Forum: General Discussion 06-17-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 744
Posted By timd
Re: Wading boots! Help.

My Korkers have fantastic ankle support which I need ,ie week ankles,and give you the option of any sole you desire. The best of all worlds!
Forum: Fly Rods 06-09-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By timd
Re: Help picking a new 6 wt

The GVX is a fantastic rod IMHO. I have owned and fished just about all their rods and I prefer the GVX 6 to the Blllx because of its smooth action. I also am partial to the Bllx 6.
Forum: General Discussion 06-05-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 489
Posted By timd
Re: Finding a wader leak

Spraying alcohol on the inside of the dry wader has worked perfectly for me for years. If the leak is on a seam it is usually not repairable and if I find that is the case I have first called Simms...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-02-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 762
Posted By timd
Re: Cork Rod Handle

Use Elmer's carpenters wood filler in Golden oak color. Perfect match for cork when dry and can be sanded perfectly smooth to match handles. I have built many fly rods and this is what the pros use....
Forum: General Discussion 05-13-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 545
Posted By timd
Re: Prescription sun glasses. Help!

I have both Maui Jim and Costa DeLMar perscription polarized glass glasses. Both are great! Find a frame you like and order from the factory. Check out their web sites. Find a dealer and try on...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-12-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By timd
Re: Pre IM6 Winston 7 wt

If you want to remove the name, it is pretty simple. Carefully sand the area where the name is located with 400 grit production sand paper. Go all the way around the blank and just remove the name...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-30-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,592
Posted By timd
Re: 6-Weight Renaissance

My trout rods in the 60s were actually 7 weights and as the years passed I progressed down to 4 weights for smaller waters and 5 weights out west. The last 6 or 7 years I have moved to 6 weights for...
Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 360
Posted By timd
Re: Upper Yellowstone drainage snowpack at 158% of average..

I'll be in Montana Sept 1 through Oct 10 should be great late summer early fall!
Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 684
Posted By timd
Re: Favorite Old Rod

Winston IM6 8.5 4 weight on the old Loomis blanks. I have 2 of them!
Forum: Fly Rods 04-23-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By timd
Re: Winston IM6 serial number 85000's ?

Winston started rolling there own blanks with # 43,500. They used the same tapers as the IM6 rods previously produced. Although the exact same tapers with the IM6 and later WT rods the rods after...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-23-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,121
Posted By timd
Re: Who designed the Winston WT and LT?

My experience is simular to Jackster. The Bllx 6 for me is it! I have fished just about everything out there and currently own a ton of great rods but this rod for my casting stroke is perfect. The...
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,232
Posted By timd
Re: Do Fake Winstons Exist?

Sweet I own 2 of the early 8.5 5 wt Im6 rods and can attest to the fact that the actual "Staff" is probably quite a bit faster. In fact closer to a TCR. I just built an 8.5 4wt Bllt and it turned out...
Forum: General Discussion 04-14-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 582
Posted By timd
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 880
Posted By timd
Re: Wow Patagonia (new Atom Stealth pack on the way)

I fished the Atom for 5 weeks last year in Montana and will never use a vest again. Water bottle and 4 large fly boxes plus lunch. Took a couple trips to get organized but works great. Did find that...
Forum: General Discussion 04-08-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Posted By timd
Re: Suggestions for trip in June

Tarpon time in Fla. It will be hard to hook up a guide in the Keys but the fishing is fantastic in the panhandle. Apalachicola is one of the best little known spots for Tarpon.
Forum: Fly Rods 04-02-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,073
Posted By timd
Re: buying a 6 wt

I use 6wts primarily in the fall in Montana for larger trout and have found small fighting butts extremely helpful fighting these fish . All my 6 weights now have one the 9',9.5' and the 10'. I also...
Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,144
Posted By timd
Re: Fishing chicks?

My wife is my permanent fly fishing companion and I will add one heck of a dedicated one. When I suggest going on a vacation somewhere she always says " we could make an extra trip to Montana for...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-27-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,817
Posted By timd
Re: Which Winston?

True 6 but there is always some flexibility depending your casting style. I use a Rio Gold, older style, or the 3M expert distance lines. It's a light smooth casting rod that will probably work...
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