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riverbilly 01-08-2013 06:20 PM

New Rod - Where's the "warmwater"
 
Added to the collection, I've been wanting a nice 8wt. This will do.

http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/...ot-fixed-1.jpg

As soon as I got it the weather turned crappy, I've only used it once so far.
I've fished in some cold weather before, but it's the first time this has happened.
http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/...C297586007.jpg

It seems to catch fish.
http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/...C297591012.jpg

http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/...C297594015.jpg

http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/...C297600021.jpg

This trip I also got to try out a different kayak. My buddy bought a new one, a Native Watercraft Slayer 14.5, so I took out his Diablo Chupacabra. Crazy name but a great river kayak. It's about the only kayak I trust to stand in, though I quickly found out that I'd need a stripping basket of some sort to stand.
http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/...04025-dark.jpg

The coming weekend is looking like better weather so it'll get a good workout soon.

http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/...C297601022.jpg

mcnerney 01-08-2013 06:30 PM

Re: New Rod - Where's the "warmwater"
 
David: Congrats on the new rod! The guide ice is pretty common here in WY if you want to get out and fish in the winter. We did a float in Sept and when we left the house it was 19 degrees F so we had quite a bit of ice in the guides to deal with until about 11 am or so, but the streamer fishing was worth the effort. :D

Larry

attila 01-09-2013 10:06 PM

Re: New Rod - Where's the "warmwater"
 
Ive been using my BVK 8wt. for a few years now and love it. Good choice David. :)

Guest1 01-09-2013 11:27 PM

Re: New Rod - Where's the "warmwater"
 
If you think it was cold there, look how they are getting around on the lake here.
http://www.bobsicefishing.com/images...0929_00001.jpg

caseywise 01-10-2013 08:18 AM

Re: New Rod - Where's the "warmwater"
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Diver Dan (Post 514738)
If you think it was cold there, look how they are getting around on the lake here.
http://www.bobsicefishing.com/images...0929_00001.jpg


lol!
looks like some of the rigs moose hunters up in ak (at one point my dad had an old cushman trackster) would use to get around!:D:D

casey

wishiniwerfishin 01-10-2013 08:48 AM

Re: New Rod - Where's the "warmwater"
 
I love the BVK in all weights, the best bang for the buck in fly rods right now IMO.

frogg 01-10-2013 08:51 AM

Re: New Rod - Where's the "warmwater"
 
Even with a little ice, it looks like you had a good day out. :icon_cool


Chris

wabi 01-10-2013 09:41 AM

Re: New Rod - Where's the "warmwater"
 
Good looking rod!
I bought my first TFO last summer (Signature) and added another this fall (Pro).
I'd say the TFO rods are a great value in rods.

riverbilly 01-10-2013 05:47 PM

Re: New Rod - Where's the "warmwater"
 
Yea, being a native Texan, I'm a bit of a cold weather wimp. It was 27 degrees when we put-in, that's about my limit on the water. But when you need to fish, you need to fish.

I did my research and the BVK kept coming up as a great rod. I have the TFO Pro II for my 5wt. and like it. First cast in the yard I knew I was going to love the BVK.

Thanks all.


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