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Forum: Fly Reels 08-06-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 115
Posted By grousehunter49
Re: Redington RS2 9/10

Ya that is odd, There,s a machine shop down the road from me, I may see them see what they would charge me to make one. More than the reel cost proubelly.
Forum: Fly Reels 08-04-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 115
Posted By grousehunter49
Redington RS2 9/10

I bought this reel used but like new to put on my Scott SAS 14' Spey rod. I walk every where to fish, I don,t drive any more so, I take my rod and reel in pouch to the pond, about 15mim walk, put the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-02-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By grousehunter49
Hip Waders Stink

Bought a new pair of Hip waders 2 months ago and the smell is still inside like the day I bought them. When I come home I have to change my geans and socks. I can even taste it on my lips. My brother...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-31-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By grousehunter49
Loomis GL3 and Pro4X

What rod do you guys think is better? GL3 or Pro4X in any weight. I had two GL3s but now have a chance to get a 4X. Thanks
Forum: Fly Lines 07-31-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 133
Posted By grousehunter49
Airflo Ridge WF-F

I use a ridge flotter line but I cut of the front loop off and use a nylon leader link by Eagle Claw. Works great, low strech. low friction I think they are great lines. Whats your opinon?Thanks
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 155
Posted By grousehunter49
Re: Sea Trout

These fish when they come in first do a lot of moving around. They boil the water with swirls and sometimes they come 2 or 3 feet in the air. They stay in front of the gut for about 4 or 5 days and...
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 155
Posted By grousehunter49
Sea Trout

I fly fish for sea run browns (Sea Trout) July is the start of the return. I fish a fresh water pond feed by a river, there is a small (gut) leading to the salt water. When these trout come in they...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-21-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,145
Posted By grousehunter49
Re: St Croix's standing in the fly fishing scheme of things

I used a 8WF-F on my 9'6" 8# it was all over the place. Put a 7WF-F it behaved perfectally. 444 Cortland
Forum: Fly Rods 07-21-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,145
Posted By grousehunter49
Re: St Croix's standing in the fly fishing scheme of things

Strippen basket makes some differance. Made one for bushy ponds, works great. Maybe of subject but anyhow.
Forum: Fly Rods 07-21-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,145
Posted By grousehunter49
Re: St Croix's standing in the fly fishing scheme of things

Ge I thought St Croix Was Very famous in Fly rods. I have had just about everything they made at one time or another. I now own the Legend Elite in FW968-4 No trouble to cast the full line. Nice rod.
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 512
Posted By grousehunter49
Re: Underlining a rod

A few years ago I had a Fenwick Eagle GT 908-2 Rod that could a cheap cyristal River line DT5-F as good or better than any 5# rod could. I perfer 7 and 8# lines. Can cast big and small flys. It,s...
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 512
Posted By grousehunter49
Underlining a rod

I the years I spent fly fishing I learned 2 things. No 1 stiffer lines cast farther and easyer than soft lines. No 2 under linr your rod by 1# and usally you will get more distance and better...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-12-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By grousehunter49
Re: Scott STS 907-2 rod

From my research I know after Scott discontinued this series, so much dissaproval was caused, in 2009 they made a limited run for only one year. Is there a way to tell if mine is the orrignal or the...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-10-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By grousehunter49
Scott STS 907-2 rod

I have a chance to buy a Scott sts 907-2 rod, anybody have any thoughts on this rod, how old is it, is it a good rod ? Thanks
Forum: Fly Rods 06-18-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By grousehunter49
Re: St Croix Legend Elite 968-4

Tried it yesterday and today, Roll cast and shoot line like a dream. Back casts good to , no trouble to feel rod load. And good feel not like the Legend Ultra I had. This ones a keeper.
Forum: Fly Rods 06-17-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By grousehunter49
Re: St Croix Legend Elite 968-4

I got it now. They are green rods, fresh water. Salt blue.
Forum: Fly Rods 06-17-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By grousehunter49
St Croix Legend Elite 968-4

Got one today one year old. In the Cabalas cat it shows burgandy colour mine is green. Is this wright. Thanks
Forum: General Discussion 06-09-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 546
Posted By grousehunter49
Net your own fish

I am a firm believer in one on one. The fight or battle is between you and the fish not a second person. If a second person nets that fish for you, who owns that fish? You may have lost him trying to...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-04-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 655
Posted By grousehunter49
Re: ferrule crack

That looks like what I see in my Sage XP ferrule. So what is it?
Forum: Fly Rods 06-03-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 734
Posted By grousehunter49
Re: Cork Rod Handle

Nice grips, I,de miss some strikes with that caused by looking at the handle lol. No I don,t mind good cork with it,s black strikes but when it looks like a cat used it for a scratching post after a...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-02-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 655
Posted By grousehunter49
Re: ferrule crack

Ya, I think if it was serious, you would see the finisk cracked on the outside, it ain,t. so I,m not going to worry about it , if it breaks, it breaks. I read some where, these rods are not good for...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-30-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 734
Posted By grousehunter49
Re: Cork Rod Handle

I don.t want to pick on brand. but it was a combo, rod, reel line and backing even a leader, over $350 Canadian, no matter what you pay,at least it should last a season. The plastic they put on the...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-30-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 734
Posted By grousehunter49
Cork Rod Handle

Don,t these rod makers NO ALL know these rods are going to be used near water.Sometimes in the rain lol. So why IF YOU GOT TO FILL CORK use water proof filler. I am after filling my new rod handle...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-30-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 655
Posted By grousehunter49
Re: ferrule crack

Thanks for the replys, makes me wonder, how many of you are fishing with cracked ferrules and don,t know it?????? Thanks again.
Forum: Fly Rods 05-29-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 655
Posted By grousehunter49
ferrule crack

I have a 2 piece fly rod. I noticed the other day that there is a stright white line inside the sleeve over ferrule about 1 inch long. There is nothing you can feel outside, The ferrule don,t come...
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