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    Today, 09:25 PM
    Ard replied to a thread Name that reel.... in Fly Reels
    I went to have a look at what I might have that would be common but yet a little obscure, I'm posting three for you guys to have a go at. Front; ...
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    Today, 05:21 PM
    Ard replied to a thread Name that reel.... in Fly Reels
    I'm waiting for an update on the green reel. I agree that there is nothing outstanding about this reel that would lead me to even guess at the make....
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  • Rip Tide's Avatar
    Today, 10:44 AM
    The key to catching trout in stillwater is finding them. :D Unlike on a stream where you can be reasonably sure that they're holding to feed in the...
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    Today, 10:05 AM
    sweetandsalt replied to a thread Name that reel.... in Fly Reels
    I'm going to go again with a less esoteric though still not commonplace reel than the Magla but please fellow fly reel aficionados, challenge us with...
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    Today, 09:50 AM
    And, though Lamson and Ross continue to exist, neither are the same companies that built reels for Orvis. Waterworks simply bought the Lamson brand...
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    Today, 09:33 AM
    sweetandsalt replied to a thread Sage RPL in Fly Rods
    That is right, pnc, XP is the ultimate rendition of the RPL concept, same designer, upgraded materials. Also true, MANY inferior to RPL rods have and...
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    Yesterday, 02:58 PM
    sweetandsalt replied to a thread Dry soft hackle in Flies
    The Comparadun is a great fly, I prefer it as Al Caucci originally tied it with split Micro-Fibette tails and as slender a body as possible rather...
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    Yesterday, 02:37 PM
    sweetandsalt replied to a thread Sage RPL in Fly Rods
    "It just takes longer for some of us to learn." ONE is not the most intuitive of fly rods, it takes a bit of learning curve. But going from RPL+...
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    Yesterday, 02:13 PM
    Bruce, Your English made Battenkill was built by at that time by owned by Orvis (now gone) British Fly Reels, BFR. That one was also available with...
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    Yesterday, 11:58 AM
    sweetandsalt replied to a thread Name that reel.... in Fly Reels
    Since not even Seychelles fishing member camelbrass, where there are many South African guides and anglers, picked up on this one, it is a Magla. A...
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    Yesterday, 11:38 AM
    sweetandsalt replied to a thread Dry soft hackle in Flies
    I'm game to help "experiment" and I know they will work both with dry fly or trailing shuck tailing (emerger and spinner respectively)...as long as...
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    Yesterday, 11:23 AM
    Rip Tide replied to a thread Dry soft hackle in Flies
    Going back in history, there was no distinction between dry and wet flies. They were what they were. You cast your fly out .... it floated for a...
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    Yesterday, 11:03 AM
    sweetandsalt replied to a thread Dry soft hackle in Flies
    "When I first read about Gary Borger's Wet Dry Fly.......i thought son of a gun......he took my idea. Problem is he had the idea more than a decade...
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    Yesterday, 10:48 AM
    sweetandsalt replied to a thread Sage RPL in Fly Rods
    And I too had an old friend who spent the entire season in West Yellowstone who also swore by 9'/#4 RPL. He is gone now so I can't try to encourage...
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    Yesterday, 10:24 AM
    sweetandsalt replied to a thread Ross Evolution LTX in Fly Reels
    guidegun, I have total confidence in the design and manufacturing team at Abel/Ross and don't doubt this O ring system is effective, thanks for your...
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  • Rip Tide's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:13 AM
    8wt rod, 9wt line
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    Yesterday, 10:12 AM
    sweetandsalt replied to a thread Sage RPL in Fly Rods
    to quote myself from the previous thread: "Back then I liked, and still do, RPL better. But I wouldn't buy one now nor fish the original ones I have...
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    02-23-2018, 05:57 PM
    Ard replied to a thread Salmon Flies in Share Patterns
    I've never seen anything quite like that. May I suggest that you copy the thread and then paste it into the 'Share Patterns' sub forum in the Fly...
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    02-23-2018, 04:28 PM
    sweetandsalt replied to a thread Ross Evolution LTX in Fly Reels
    From the horses mouth; "Simple O-ring retention, a la the Colorado LT - just pop it off! - Bart" Recalculating... I have been thinking of this...
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    02-23-2018, 04:15 PM
    I often apply SPF lip balm to protect against lip sun burn, which hurts. So, if I have it on and I moisten my knot with saliva, I suppose I'm using...
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    02-23-2018, 03:49 PM
    dean_mt replied to a thread Ross Evolution LTX in Fly Reels
    I'm pretty sure that it just pulls free without having a button or lock. I've seen some other reels that operate this way. It takes a sharp pull to...
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    02-23-2018, 02:39 PM
    sweetandsalt replied to a thread Ross Evolution LTX in Fly Reels
    Um, good question.
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  • sweetandsalt's Avatar
    02-23-2018, 02:14 PM
    This rod inspired me so, from the Name this Reel thread in Reels, here is a correctly identified Hardy GEM:
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    02-23-2018, 02:09 PM
    sweetandsalt replied to a thread Name that reel.... in Fly Reels
    "Hardy GEM Series", Bingo! Alright, lets get a little more esoteric...
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  • Ard's Avatar
    02-23-2018, 12:48 PM
    That is a fine rod, if ever you run across the Swift models they too are most excellent rods. I still use Hardy rods made in 1918 - 84 because of...
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    02-23-2018, 12:44 PM
    Rip Tide replied to a thread Name that reel.... in Fly Reels
    Not a Pflueger..... probably Union Hardware
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    02-23-2018, 12:31 PM
    sweetandsalt replied to a thread Name that reel.... in Fly Reels
    OK, here is one that is not an antique, though it is not current either...a really good reel that never became particularly popular.
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  • Rip Tide's Avatar
    02-23-2018, 10:52 AM
    George Daniel gave this same presentation at our club a few years go. One of the most informative seminars that I've ever attended YouTube ...
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    02-23-2018, 09:43 AM
    itchmesir replied to a thread Name that reel.... in Fly Reels
    I agree with Rip. Shakespeare Russell. I've owned one. Nice pre wwii click n pawl
    22 replies | 423 view(s)
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