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    Talking Scottland fly rod testing

    This afternoon although it was cold the sun was shining and there was a light wind...so at twelve I decided to go to the Daisy for a couple of hours.As I'm a bit lazy and sometimes decide at the last moment I always have two or three rods ready to fish with the reels on ,on my rod rack.So I quicly loaded all my gear in the boot and a quarter of an hour later I was by the stream side.Put my waders and vest on,took out my rod...put on my glasses andI had taken two pieces of my Scott A2 9ft and two of my Cortland Brook 10ftfortunately I could fit all the pieces together and started fishing with my Scottland rod....a bit surprising at the beginning but I quickly got used to it and could fish without coming back home...so half a good rod+ half a good rod= not a bad rod

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    Default Re: Scottland fly rod testing

    JP,

    This is (for me) a first!! Never have I heard one like this People forget their reels, the rods, waders but this is the new level of accommodation to solve a problem.

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    I love it! What would McGiver do?
    Dave Watts
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    To me, the journey of learning is almost more fun than arriving at the destination of knowing.

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    I can relate to that! I went to the local stream last summer, and spotted
    two nice bass along the bank. The stream was exactly one mile from my
    driveway at the time (we moved since then, and now it's two miles). I ran
    back to my Jeep, put on the waders, vest, and began to assemble my rod and
    reel. After putting the first 2 sections together, I realized that I had mixed the
    sections of a 5wt and 4wt rod, and they were not going to fit. I jumped in the Jeep, shot home to get the right sections, and drove back to the stream. I had to enter about 100 yards upstream from where I spotted the bass, and wade down. This is a tidal stream, and entering even at low
    tide can be tough in many places. I was finally within casting distance, and
    a bluegill took the Madame X I had tied on. The bluegill was about 2 feet
    from where I thought the bass might still be holding, and it splashed so much
    that I was certain the bass would be spooked. The bluegill in this stream are
    real fighters, and any other time I would have been happy to catch it, but I
    was determined to get one of those bass. After getting rid of the bluegill, I cast back over the same spot, and let the Madame X drift downstream. To
    my surprise (I'm often surprised when I fish this stream), the bass inhaled the
    Madame X, and put up a nice fight. I assumed it was a smallmouth, but it
    turned out to be a largemouth. I didn't realize that until I stopped looking at the camera, however....

    Here's a video. I spotted the bass while looking over the railing in the video, and the tide is low at this point. The tide averages about 6 feet, and you can see the wet walls of below the railing:
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgsDKpPiYNY"]YouTube- LMBonMadamX.avi[/ame]
    Last edited by FrankB2; 02-13-2010 at 07:45 PM.

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    Default Re: Scottland fly rod testing

    Quote Originally Posted by jbbfly View Post
    This afternoon although it was cold the sun was shining and there was a light wind...so at twelve I decided to go to the Daisy for a couple of hours.As I'm a bit lazy and sometimes decide at the last moment I always have two or three rods ready to fish with the reels on ,on my rod rack.So I quicly loaded all my gear in the boot and a quarter of an hour later I was by the stream side.Put my waders and vest on,took out my rod...put on my glasses andI had taken two pieces of my Scott A2 9ft and two of my Cortland Brook 10ftfortunately I could fit all the pieces together and started fishing with my Scottland rod....a bit surprising at the beginning but I quickly got used to it and could fish without coming back home...so half a good rod+ half a good rod= not a bad rod
    JP: Now I realize what you were referring to earlier today on the chatbox. I hadn't seen this post. You definitely have too many fly rods! LOL!
    While at least you were able to get some fishing in without having to drive back to the house.

    Larry

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    Default Re: Scottland fly rod testing

    I built a rod once (well really 4 times )where the ferrules were never matched correctly from the factory.
    It took me three builds and three broken rods before I figured it out what was going on.
    The ferrules were either too tight or too loose and by the end of the day I'd have a snapped rod.
    I finely pieced the rod together out of parts rather than face building the thing a fourth time. I rarely use that rod only because I'm constantly expecting to hear that sicking snap.

    I guess my point is be very, very carefully when matching ferrules that aren't designed to fit together. If there's any thing worse than a busting fly rod, it's busting two fly rods at once.
    The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements.” --- Horace Kephart

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    Default Re: Scottland fly rod testing

    Quote Originally Posted by Rip Tide View Post
    I guess my point is be very, very carefully when matching ferrules that aren't designed to fit together. If there's any thing worse than a busting fly rod, it's busting two fly rods at once.
    I know Rip...it's the first time this happens to me ....and hope the last one(:

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    Default Re: Scottland fly rod testing

    Only you, J-P!

    Pocono

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