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Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 603
Posted By racine
Red face Re: Candle wax on your ferrules?

I stand corrected! I returned a graphite rod to Winston 6 years ago with a cracked female ferrule. The rep advised me NOT to use wax at that time and recommended this liquid formulation. His...
Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 603
Posted By racine
Re: Candle wax on your ferrules?

Sage and St. Croix recommend wax but Winston does not and even hinted they may not honor the warranty if you develop a break at the ferrule and they find wax. There is a bottled liquid compound that...
Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,960
Posted By racine
Re: Anyone try the new Air Lock strike indicators?

Latex balloons are very biodegradable and thus pose no long term effect on the environment. Eventually sunlight degrades them much like latex gloves and they disintegrate quickly to dust. This is...
Forum: General Discussion 01-23-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 631
Posted By racine
Re: Winston or Orvis?

I wouldn't say junk, merely fishing preference. I bought an 8wt BIIX for my personal health reasons. It's served me well for redfish but though it's light, it is handicaped by the wind > 15 knots. ...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-19-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 805
Posted By racine
Re: Vintage Glass Fly Rod

Really, I should be so lucky...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-18-2015, 11:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 805
Posted By racine
Re: Vintage Glass Fly Rod

Rip,
Are you judging these rods by today's standards? The way I see it, I'd be fishing a setup from my fathers era and have no expectations except that I'd be giving the fish the fairest...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 01-16-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 927
Posted By racine
Thumbs up Re: Fly Fishing Show

WOW! I've never seen so many professional tyers in my life. I watched Mr. Puglisi tie a couple of patterns and that was amazing. I watched the Norvise guru spin wild flies with such aplomb as to...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-16-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 805
Posted By racine
Question Re: Vintage Glass Fly Rod

I was given a Garcia Conolon 2541 8ft 4 pc by my Father in law. He included some vintage dark green flyline he bought in 1970. I had to find and buy a Pflueger 1776 click/pawl reel which I'll need...
Forum: General Discussion 01-16-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 267
Posted By racine
Re: Off Topic - So you like to Mountain Bike?

No Fear! Unlike my early riding he is the F35 to my Kitty Hawk. Looking over Bridal Veils Falls on Mt. Sneffels in Telluride made my palms sweat. I may consider using my bike to get me down to the...
Forum: General Discussion 01-16-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 882
Posted By racine
Re: Preferred Tippet Holder

I made my own out of nylon line with a large knot on one end and a loop on the other with a spring loaded plastic stop. I carry one of each fluoro & reg. tippet from 7-4 and enough of 8/10/12 lb...
Forum: Southeast U.S. 09-30-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By racine
Thumbs up Re: October Redfishing guide for Charleston, SC

Thanks for the referral. Do you have any experience with this company?
I appreciate your help.
Racine
Forum: Fly Rods 09-30-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 491
Posted By racine
Re: Albright...

...or that the ferrule worked itself loose from casting and you hooked a nice fish and played him with the loose ferrule. That can crack your rod. It did so to an older Winston of mine. It's hard...
Forum: Southeast U.S. 09-18-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By racine
Question October Redfishing guide for Charleston, SC

I did a brief search here and couldn't find any suggestions for local Redfishing in October near the Charleston, SC area. I'll be there from the 14th-18th for a conference and wanted to get out for...
Forum: Fly Rods 09-18-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 491
Posted By racine
Re: Albright...

Yes, I think you're overreacting. I had to replace a section after a canoe accident and that wasn't too bad. BTW, I paid around $120 ea. for 2 A5s and have enjoyed both rods immensely before and...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-26-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By racine
Re: question on a rod weight fellas

I've caught 18" feisty rainbows with my Sage 3 wt. It's a ton of fun but I damn near killed that last trout bringing him to net. I had to revive him for a good 5" and he was still stunned as I sat...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-26-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,143
Posted By racine
Re: Does made in USA matter?

As a young professional starting a family and buying my first house, I bought what I could afford. That was a Cortland rod and Ross reel. Work and family became my priority and fishing took a back...
Forum: Other Gear 05-08-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 786
Posted By racine
Thumbs up Re: William Joseph Stripping Basket Modifcation

That's a great idea. I for one love having my "Liam Jose" wading basket and it is so versatile as a basket, a wading belt, and has loops to attach my wading staff and my net leashs to. A few years...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-09-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,911
Posted By racine
Re: Best 5wt for $150?

"The Best" would be very subjective to many folks. My subjective suggestion would be the Albright A5NS at $150 that's actually made in Korea. I'm on a quest to find the best 5wt for myself as well...
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,564
Posted By racine
Re: Abel Hemostats

I hope that after you clip or pin those zingers, you clamp those pricey pliers tips to your vest for extra security. This way those unobtanium clamps are secured two ways. We got too many gadgets but...
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 518
Posted By racine
Re: Drying Boots ?

I got the PEETs as a present and I use them for all my shoes and boots-ski, wading, hunting, and even hiking boots that are wet. The boots are dry by morning.
Forum: Fly Reels 10-02-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,855
Posted By racine
Re: Lamson Velocity Reels

I have 2 for 3-4 wt and 5-6wt. They are excellent reels but mine were pre-alox. They have some marks but fish very well and handled some screaming trout runs into my backing several times on bigger...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 09-20-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By racine
Cool Re: I can see clearly now the rain is gone...

It's a state of mind for me working and living in SW Mississippi, on the blues trail for this high country drifter. I believe there was an older ski resort in Colorado named Purgatory. In the...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 09-20-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 758
Posted By racine
Re: Oh Man the high country is Gorgeous!

It's seven steps to heaven for me... and a whole world away from everything else.
Forum: General Discussion 09-20-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,850
Posted By racine
Re: Favorite Fly Shop

Anglers All in Littleton, CO
Blue Ribbon Flies in West Yellowstone, MT
Uptown Angler in New Orleans, LA

before they closed;
The Morning Hatch in Tacoma, Wa
Blue Ribbon Flyshop in Mountain...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 09-20-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By racine
Smile I can see clearly now the rain is gone...

I can see all obstacles in my way...
Gents, after nearly 10 years in Purgatory, I've finally been offered a position in Grand Junction, CO. I'm ready to leave the south, it's heat, it's muddy water...
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