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Forum: General Discussion 11-19-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 199
Posted By buggravy
Re: First time with a 2 weight and searching for wild trout..

Having a stream that looks like that, holds brown trout, and is walking distance from the house is the stuff that dreams are made of.
Forum: Fly Reels 11-18-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 525
Posted By buggravy
Re: What color reel for Method?

Pic was emailed to me by Lou Galvan. He said they are currently available at participating dealers. Not sure who those are, but I think I saw that Stillwater has them available to order with a 12/1...
Forum: Pacific Southwest 11-18-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 179
Posted By buggravy
Re: SoCal Surf @ El Segundo

Better yet, roll into one of those shops and give them a little business. Dean is super knowledgeable about local surf. A couple quick answers to your questions: For annual licenses you need a...
Forum: Fly Rods 10-30-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 735
Posted By buggravy
Re: 7wt streamer rod

I like your inclination toward the one, but would personally go 796-4. I have used one for surf fishing with a Rio Streamer Tip line, and light, smooth, and powerful is exactly how I would describe...
Forum: Fly Reels 10-25-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 525
Posted By buggravy
Re: What color reel for Method?

The Silver/Red Hatch Finatic looks real nice on the Method. Galvan is about (not exactly sure about timing) to release some new colors for the Torque, with red being one of them.
Forum: Fly Rods 10-11-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,640
Posted By buggravy
Re: Sage Method comparison to Sage One (one guys perspective)

That was my experience with the 890s as well. For me Method feels faster, and I can cast farther, but generally has more feel and is more intuitive than One. Stiff was my immediate impression of...
Forum: Fly Reels 09-12-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 517
Posted By buggravy
Re: 3 ways 4wt reel battle

Torques have been awesome for me on my 4 and 5 weights. They can easily be had with the free line deal.
Forum: Fly Rods 08-27-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,299
Posted By buggravy
Re: Sage accel reviews?

I've had a similar line of reasoning. I missed the boat entirely on the 490 SLT, and was thinking of an Accel in that configuration as a reasonable facsimile. Anxious to cast one.
Forum: Fly Rods 08-26-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 63,346
Posted By buggravy
Re: Rod Love; the Fly Rod Picture Thread

Thanks for the kind words. I don't have any experience with other configurations of the Circa, but I'll offer my thoughts based on my limited frame of reference. I'm also a huge fan of the SLT...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-25-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 955
Posted By buggravy
Re: So.... I'm a bit stuck in a rut.

7'6" 3wt is my go to for that type of fishing, which I do a lot of when there's actually water in the creeks of Southern California. The SLT 376-4 is a fantastic rod, and probably the rod I've...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-25-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 63,346
Posted By buggravy
Re: Rod Love; the Fly Rod Picture Thread

Got to take my favorite rod (SLT 389-4) out for a spin today, with a new reel (504L) and line. The "new" reel is the best fit, from both a balance and vibe that I've had yet. I've had several lines...
Forum: Fly Reels 08-22-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,126
Posted By buggravy
Re: Orvis C.F.O.

There's something special about those older reels. I've got an old C&P CFO I myself, and recently got a Hardy made Sage 504L. I do have a new Abel made CFO, and while it's an absolutely gorgeous...
Forum: Fly Reels 08-19-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,126
Posted By buggravy
Re: Orvis C.F.O.

Without looking at the specs, it seems like going with a III for a 2wt line simply to eliminate line coil would necessitate a relatively absurd amount of backing. I had a II on Circa 2wt, and it was...
Forum: Fly Reels 08-17-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1,185
Views: 176,207
Posted By buggravy
Re: Reel Love; the Fly Reel Picture Thread

It really does make me want another. I know where there's a mint 505L, but it's $350. Probably too rich for my blood, though it is tempting.
Forum: Fly Reels 08-16-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 1,185
Views: 176,207
Posted By buggravy
Re: Reel Love; the Fly Reel Picture Thread

New addition to the quiver just arrived today. It's going to make it's new home on a SLT 389-4 (my favorite rod). I'm really pumped about the combo. The reel looks like it has never been fished,...
Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 793
Posted By buggravy
Re: Rods you now regret selling...

I buy and sell rods a lot, so there are a few. XP 490-4, and a Center Axis SLT 080-3 come to mind. I sold an OG unsanded blank Superfine 7'6" 1wt that I regretted, but recently stumbled upon...
Forum: News & articles for discussion 07-19-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 757
Posted By buggravy
Re: IFTD Show Product Awards

Anyone have info on what the SA Siege line is all about?
Forum: Fly Rods 07-19-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 734
Posted By buggravy
Re: Sage Rod Chart Begs the debate - which is best?

SLT 389-4 is my favorite rod ever. I often find myself choosing to fish water that suits that rod, rather than the other way around.
Forum: Southeast U.S. 06-15-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 132
Posted By buggravy
Stuart/Port St. Lucie FL

Hoping for some charitable tips here. My family is going to be staying at Club Med in July (much to my chagrin), and I'm looking into fishing opportunities in the area. I may do an inshore day with...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-27-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 557
Posted By buggravy
Re: Another 3wt to complement my Sage Zxl?

If you have use for a shorter rod, the 7'6" SLT is one of my favorite rods ever. A lot of my locals have pretty tight cover, so the shorter length obviously works well, but I've use that rod in...
Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 01-31-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,180
Posted By buggravy
Forum: Fly Lines 11-15-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 777
Posted By buggravy
Re: Mastery Textured Series Chard's Grand Slam

Any thoughts on this as a Redfish line? From the description it sounds like it would be good at the typical 20 - 40 ft last minute type cast, but I'm usually fishing there (Louisiana) in the cooler...
Forum: Fly Lines 07-15-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,160
Posted By buggravy
Re: Tropical Lines Question

Follow the link below, and scroll down to the section on lines. There's a pretty good explanation of the functional differences.

http://www.louisianaflywater.com/equipment.html
Forum: Fly Rods 07-01-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,474
Posted By buggravy
Re: 2 weight rod?

If you're not in a big rush, and aren't a stickler for it being a brand new rod, keep an eye out for an SLT or SPL 282-3 to pop up on ebay, or elsewhere. Seems like they usually go in the...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-26-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,007
Posted By buggravy
Re: Sage XP question

To my knowledge the rods are identical, and you wouldn't be able to tell by looking at the rod itself. I think the only tell tale sign is if the rod is in it's original tube, the original came in a...
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