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Forum: Forum Prize Competitions 07-02-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,956
Posted By hardhat
Re: July Caption Competition sponsored by Allen Fly Fishing

Nice try Bart, but I am not leaving this spot
Forum: Fly Rod Building 01-31-2012, 10:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,410
Posted By hardhat
Re: hook keeper

Hook keep is not needed as there other ways to leave your set up. However I will most always have a hook keeper.
Forum: Fly Rod Building 01-29-2012, 10:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 895
Posted By hardhat
Re: Test Wraps

s the thread color fast or will it need a preserver? I would suggest getting a 3/8 rod at lowes or depot and run your test on one of those.
Forum: General Discussion 01-29-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,667
Posted By hardhat
Forum: Fly Rod Building 01-23-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 892
Posted By hardhat
Re: material for wrap pull?

I use a mono loop
Forum: Fly Rod Building 01-23-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 801
Posted By hardhat
Re: 5wt build

I like your build-very nice
Forum: Fly Rod Building 01-23-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 719
Posted By hardhat
Re: Selecting Blanks for a Rod Build

On the first build or two build some shorter lower weight rods. Then from there if you feel comfortable go after some higher priced things that you wish to have. The sevier blanks are a good value. I...
Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 11-25-2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 338
Posted By hardhat
Re: Fiberglass 6'8" 3-4 wt NEW

Price reduced - black friday sale
Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 11-19-2011, 08:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 338
Posted By hardhat
Fiberglass 6'8" 3-4 wt NEW

The rod is no longer available
thank you
Forum: Fly Rod Building 11-13-2011, 10:12 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,130
Posted By hardhat
Re: Building My First Fly Rod

I find rod building to be a very enjoyable activity. But be careful because most people cannot stop at just one. Like eating only one potato chip.
Forum: Fly Rod Building 11-13-2011, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,900
Posted By hardhat
Re: rainshadow rx8 blanks compared

Batson high end blanks are of high quality. With the present prices of the RX8 you will not go wrong. I have build several RX8+ 8 wt rod and have been very happy with the performance. The higher end...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 11-13-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,344
Posted By hardhat
Re: fiber glass rod

If I am going to put the time and energy into building a rod, I will always choose better quality. As far and blanks options you may look on the fiberglass forum. I like Steffen, Kettle Creek,...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 11-13-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,130
Posted By hardhat
Re: Building My First Fly Rod

How easy or difficult it may be to build depends on the individual. With each rod you build there will be things learned. I would contact some of the suppliers that sell rod building components and...
Forum: Fly Rods 11-13-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,766
Posted By hardhat
Re: Buying a Second Rod

If I were to own one rod it would be a 4wt. My first choice would be a Winston GVX. The passport would not be on my list
If I was looking at starting a tool box of fly rods. I would purchase a rod...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 11-13-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 603
Posted By hardhat
Re: Z-Axis Blank Seems Stiff

Hey that is very analytical thinking. Glad you are felling at ease
Forum: Fly Rod Building 11-13-2011, 12:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 603
Posted By hardhat
Re: Z-Axis Blank Seems Stiff

Once you have completed building the rod it will feel different than just a blank. Also builders may alter how the OEM rod is made so as to alter rod feel/performacne.
Forum: General Discussion 10-07-2011, 10:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,105
Posted By hardhat
Re: Old Vest or New Vest, that is the question

I switched vest for a short period of time. I went back to the old as I liked the features better, and could find things faster/easier.
Forum: General Discussion 10-07-2011, 10:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 646
Posted By hardhat
Re: a sage compairson

I had a launch 5 wt and enjoyed it very much. As I had way too many rods at the time, so I parted with it. Now I look back and wish it was still on the shelf.
Forum: Fly Rods 09-11-2011, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 925
Posted By hardhat
Re: Travel rod!

What about the Winston LT? This rod is the standard in luggage packed travel rods. Also Dan Craft has a very nice quality 6 pc blank. He may have a completed rod for sale.
Forum: Fly Rods 09-10-2011, 11:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,066
Posted By hardhat
Re: New Yellowstone Angler 5wt Shootout

I thought that I would put a link to another perspective to the shootout here also.

Is The “Best All-Around” 5wt Fly Rod A 6wt? (or, Yellowstone Angler’s Fly Rod “Shootout” Misses The Target) ?...
Forum: Fly Rods 09-10-2011, 11:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,388
Posted By hardhat
Re: winston B2mx and Sage Zaxis

Here is another perspective on the famous 5wt shoot out
Is The “Best All-Around” 5wt Fly Rod A 6wt? (or, Yellowstone Angler’s Fly Rod “Shootout” Misses The Target) ? The Trout Underground Fly...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-31-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 9,226
Posted By hardhat
Re: Domestic vs. Offshore Flyrods

Look we can generate a positive growth again. One of the more important things is we need to learn that we may need to get our hands dirty. This means that we may not be able to save every endangered...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-31-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 9,226
Posted By hardhat
Re: Domestic vs. Offshore Flyrods

The president of Walmart was questioned about why they buy and sell so much product made in China. His response was that Americans demand low price over quality. So this is basically what is...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 08-25-2011, 10:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 949
Posted By hardhat
Re: Newbie to rodbuilding! Please read..

I would talk with Dan Craft and have him put something together for you. Others could be Mud Hole, Scheiders, H & H, and Cabelas. There are also kits you can buy on ebay.
Forum: Fly Rods 07-16-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 838
Posted By hardhat
Re: Newbie - Finding line weight for old rod

You may also go into a local shop and use some of their test equipment to find out which line wt works best for you. Of course reciprocate by purchasing the line at that shop.
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