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Old 08-23-2012, 11:18 PM
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Lately, I've been on a kick getting back to my roots. I'm talking about when I first started fly fishing. I love catching the muddy water monsters, but small creek, lake, and pond fish have a certain place in my heart that I've missed. Small bass and panfish and these small waters are a nice change for once. So, I stocked up on some equipment to go after these pint-sized terrors.

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8' 4wt St. Croix Imperial
Orvis Battenkill Barstock 2
SA Mastery GPX WF4F

Outfit #2

Cabela's CGR 5'9" 3wt
Wind River reel
Cabela's Prestige Plus WF3F

Cutthroat furled leaders on all.

I didn't want to plunk down a ton of money on the glass combo because I'm just going to be getting back into glass again. When I was younger I had an old used Fenwick glass rod and I loved it. Wish I never would have gotten rid of it.
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:32 PM
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Enjoy your toys.

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Great choices Hammer! Fenwicks are awesome . I still have three I use regularly. If you keep your eyed open they still show up on eBay for good prices. I missed the bid on a 5wt featherlite just recently to replace the one o have ( had to rebuild due to a break). Enjoy your new toys but keep my muddy water addiction fed. Thanks.
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I also have one of the Cabela's 359 glass rods. It is a blast when going after bluegill and bass with foam flies. I have even landed a 21" trout and a 18" bucketmouth on it. However, I did feel that the rod could explode at any second lol. Hope you have as much fun with the rod as I do.

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I also have one of the Cabela's 359 glass rods. It is a blast when going after bluegill and bass with foam flies. I have even landed a 21" trout and a 18" bucketmouth on it. However, I did feel that the rod could explode at any second lol. Hope you have as much fun with the rod as I do.

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How do you like the 359 as far as casting? I know couple guys who love their 4wt versions and they can get some surprising distance with them.
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With a high modulus, fast action rods your cast is utilizing line speed to make tight air resistant loops.
With low modulus (and nearly unbreakable ) fiberglass you're using the full power of the rod right down to the cork to make the cast.
Don't make the mistake of thinking that glass rods can't cast distance. I have a couple that will throw a full line without effort.
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Hey Hammer....I would be interested in your thoughts on the new lines you have purchased after you have had a chance to evaluate them. I am also looking to invest in a couple of new lines.

It used to be so easy... either a SA or Cortland, sinking or floating, and WF or DT.
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Like the birth of a child, we collectively say "Awww" and celebrate the purchase of new fly fishing equipment.
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With a high modulus, fast action rods your cast is utilizing line speed to make tight air resistant loops.
With low modulus (and nearly unbreakable ) fiberglass you're using the full power of the rod right down to the cork to make the cast.
Don't make the mistake of thinking that glass rods can't cast distance. I have a couple that will throw a full line without effort.
I remember throwing some nice distance with my old Fenwick. I wish I had it these days to see how much farther I could get that thing out there. 60 feet was impressive to a 12 year old. lol. I liked that old rod a lot better than my SA combo I had. I'm looking forward to rebuilding my love secret love affair with 'glass.

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Hey Hammer....I would be interested in your thoughts on the new lines you have purchased after you have had a chance to evaluate them. I am also looking to invest in a couple of new lines.

It used to be so easy... either a SA or Cortland, sinking or floating, and WF or DT.
I'll definitely be writing up a massive review with lots of pictures. I'm taking the rods on some scouting missions to see what I can come up with. There might be a teaser trailer up tonight because my Orvis BBS came in the mail today.

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