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    01-17-2020, 06:44 PM
    I am a total dry fly guy. Unfortunately if you want to catch fish, sometimes one must go downunder to where the fish are feeding and offer them...
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    01-15-2020, 02:02 PM
    OP, do you mean that you wish to wade with wading boots but always keep your feet dry as if they were in waders? If so, the only way of doing that...
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    01-13-2020, 01:40 PM
    FWIW I fish this very rod with a few different fly lines. The SA smooth trout for WF (which I use the least), the 406 DT5 (which I use for shorter,...
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    01-11-2020, 08:04 AM
    FWIW I use the fishpond emerger with river armour. At 32" it is long enough to help me reach but not so long as to bang against me when it is stored....
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    01-08-2020, 10:04 PM
    If you are serious about a 4wt in the 8' to 8' 6" range for use on smaller and mid-size waters, do yourself a favour and try the dry specialist rod...
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    01-08-2020, 12:54 AM
    Hi, I fish rivers mostly in the Kootenays of BC. On small and mid-size rivers I often use the Air 863 with a longer ~12-15' leader with floating...
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    01-07-2020, 07:47 PM
    I own the Winston Air 863 and it is a fantastic rod that will do what you describe. The rod is a very capable 3wt, so if you have specific questions...
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    01-04-2020, 06:35 PM
    No. Because in my view it gives an impression of having an excessive sense of self-importance. Since I would not want to give such an impression, I...
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    01-04-2020, 02:13 PM
    I have a Hardy Viscount Mark II (used but works perfectly) with an orange WF4 SA mastery line (line not used). $150 USD Let me know if...
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    01-02-2020, 01:40 AM
    You might like this rod case by Filson... I've owned a Filson strap vest since ~1994 and it is still fantastic.... so if these rod cases hold up like...
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    12-22-2019, 07:53 PM
    Hello OP!!! I wish you the best in your quest for suitable rods... I hear your import taxation woes. Frankly if in your shoes, I would just...
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    12-21-2019, 07:47 PM
    thomasw replied to a thread Winston 7' 3wt WT vs Pure in Fly Rods
    I highly recommend a TT fly line; I use a 3wt TT classic on my Winston Air 8' 6" 3wt -- it is a fantastic longer 3 weight which is very finely tuned...
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    12-19-2019, 08:26 PM
    thomasw replied to a thread Rod for Iceland (6wt?) in Fly Rods
    If I were going to buy a 6 wt. rod for river fishing in Iceland for this coming summer, I would order a Stickman T6. If I were thinking of using the...
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"I would say there is quite a bit of crossover in that a good rod is a good rod is a good rod. What you are really looking at are attributes and characteristics.... I have really strong convictions that you need to make a rod that is going to fish for Trout in the 20 to 55 foot range. If it doesn't really bend or flex for that, then you have got the wrong rod. So with any one of the materials the characteristics of the rod in my opinion should still be the same."


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