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  1. #1141

    Default Re: Reel Love; the Fly Reel Picture Thread

    ive picked up quite a bit of vintage gear this winter. out of the 3 reels i purchased, the cheapest one happens to be my favorite. it was the first one to see line on it




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    Default Re: Reel Love; the Fly Reel Picture Thread

    I went out poking around today for a bit, no fish in the creek yet but the air temp was 34* so I had to get out.


    That's my Marquis #5 on my 6'3" 5 weight rod.

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    6'3" five weight? That's an unusual taper! milt
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    Default Re: Reel Love; the Fly Reel Picture Thread

    T&T offered one they called The Stealth Rod back in 1990 - 94 or so. They were black with black hardware and charcoal windings. The problem was they wanted a bamboo price for them, so................ I had Hal James get me a dark gray 6'6" Lamiflex Graphite and cut the butt 3".

    He thought I was crazy but I convinced him I knew this was the secret weapon and so he built up the rod. Dark gray blank - smoke gray wraps - black guides - black hardware on the reel seat and a coco bolo insert = Stealth Rod for 140 dollars including an aluminum tube to fit and sock

    When I first started using the rod for streamer fishing small brooks I thought it stiff. I was used to a 5'6" fiberglass and bamboo flea rod so yes it was stiff. In time I learned the rods action and adopted to it just fine. Since taking up my fishing here the rod has become valuable. These small creeks are the right size for my little bamboo flea rod but I have twice gotten hold of silver salmon in the 6 - 8 pound size. You can land an 8 pound silver with an Orvis Flea but I'm not going to do it often. This graphite has hauled in quite a few silvers and some small steelhead up to 27 - 28" size without a hitch. It's a strong blank.

    So the answer is; you just cut the butt end off a 6'6" blank

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    Default Re: Reel Love; the Fly Reel Picture Thread

    And obviously a good streamer stick, with a downlocking reelseat. milt
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    Default Re: Reel Love; the Fly Reel Picture Thread

    Sharp you picked that out, not many downlockers these days eh? I prefer them, if I have any rods made they are always down locking.

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    My newly purchased Allen Kraken on my St. Croix Imperial 5wt. This reel is amazing! The drag is great and the fit and finish is beautiful. Easily being able to stop and turn around large steelhead was a big surprise!!!




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    My new Allen Trout 2 with a wf4f Allen line.




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    The first time I used this Edward vom Hofe reel With my Carron rod I landed 2 springers in river Dee in Scotland.



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    And that was my first try of adding a Picture

    Dont think it worked
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