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    Re: Casting glass to help your casting?

    Sounds like a cool rod to keep your cast in check. : ]

    I find rods that need a slower stroke overall will help improve your casting stroke.
    It could be glass or boo or even early 80's graphite...
  2. Re: Why Do Grown Men Go Out in Public Looking Like This?

    Totally get that I wear two when I'm offshore. They are very functional to prevent sun cancer but what I was trying to convey is some folks wear them as a form of sunblock and as a secondary fashion...
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    Re: The Vintage Orvis Rod User / Collectors Thread;

    What geat info.
    So all this nostalgic talk had me go out and check my butt.

    Western stamp on my rods are 0184 and 0784. I'm assuming date of manufacturing is Jan and July of 1984?
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    Re: Fly Tying Bench

    https://i.postimg.cc/dVqf03Q1/tying-station0022.jpg

    Cure for current lock down...
  5. Re: Why Do Grown Men Go Out in Public Looking Like This?

    To me it's just a different form of sunblock no big whoop but because it is visible and different so some folks want to hate because it is not their tribe.. At the same time some folks try to double...
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    Re: 99 Problems and my cast is 1

    Until you try to back cast to an Albie flying past the bow of your boat...
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    Re: The Vintage Orvis Rod User / Collectors Thread;

    I own 2 Orvis Western 8' 4wt. and it's my go to dry fly rod but it can also huck a streamer no problem when called upon.

    https://i.postimg.cc/bJZZD0fr/Screen-shot-2020-04-06-at-4-42-07-PM.png
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  8. Thread: Sage LL

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    Re: Sage LL

    I tried the latest LL at a rod demo and honestly rods in the premium price range have to be over the top impressive if they are going to be memorable. I'm usually more impressed by rod designers who...
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    Re: What have you been tying today?

    https://i.postimg.cc/BvYMghh6/trout-spey-fly0019-1.jpg
    Trout intruder-ish...

    I recently picked up a Trout Spey rod so I've been inspired to try my hand at intruder style of fly tying
    I say style...
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    Re: 99 Problems and my cast is 1

    It's so hard to figure out what's going on with your cast from what you think your doing to what you might be doing and to foul things up a bit more are you explaining exactly what you are doing.
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  11. Re: Lamson Speedster vs Speedster HD for Trout spey

    Hi guys, thanks for the insight.
    I'll fish with a full Scandi and single hand spey line for some duties and then
    a Skagit head and thin running line for other duties. So yeah I'll will go with the...
  12. Lamson Speedster vs Speedster HD for Trout spey

    I'm on the hunt for a reel to match a 10'6" #4 trout spey rod.

    The Speedster is currently on sale and it's a good match considering the reel's physical weight for my rod. I've owned a few...
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    Re: Over and Under-lining your rod

    Interesting read and I had no problems with the content.
    I learned early on about matching grain weight to rod weight because I make my own integrated shooting head lines. So test casting, cutting,...
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    Re: Advice for Saltwater Casting

    For the salt water angler you for sure should learn how to shoot on your back cast. It's like a turbo booster for your double haul.

    When you start to practice this is cast you should be watching...
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    Re: Advice for Saltwater Casting

    Going to a longer head will help fix your issue but it's going to put you in the wrong direction of matching the right line to your application. In the S. CA surf it can get pretty busy with beach...
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    Re: SoCal surf patterns

    What size rod are you fishing with for the surf?
  17. Thread: Casting advice

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    Re: Casting advice

    Yes nod, nod, "working the handle". I talked about this before in another thread but one of the most difficult things to transfer in the description of a fly casting technique is how minute the...
  18. Thread: Casting advice

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    Re: Casting advice

    Thanks a great way to describe a very tough thing to describe as you say.
    But I do understand your description clearly and it is very similar to how I feel what's going on to form loop at least...
  19. Thread: Casting advice

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    Re: Casting advice

    Thanks for the reply. Let me first say I'm just trying these different loops for fun. It's not a worry in any sense. I find it interesting like trying to solve a puzzle.
  20. Thread: Casting advice

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    Casting advice

    Pointed loops. Hi all been holed up like everyone else and so I to do get a chance to experiment with my casting more then ever and make the best of it. It's funny, as mentioned in this article...
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    Re: SoCal surf patterns

    Surf flies for Southern California can be lump into just a few categories.
    For general surf you want some kind of attractor fly pattern like the checker board you mentioned.
    Everyone has their go...
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    Re: MaxCatch Saltwater SaltPro (9 weight?)

    Glad to hear so far so good.
    I've made a few trips to Montauk chasing Stripers myself and a fast 9wt is pretty much the perfect beach or skiff rod. Also you are picking the right application to go...
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    Re: Basic Cast demo for a newcomer

    Here is a little sidebar and insight on casting videos.
    I had a friend that wanted to learn and so before we actually met I had him watch a few beginner videos to familiarize himself with the terms...
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    Re: MaxCatch Saltwater SaltPro (9 weight?)

    I'm going to try to make this post as non bias and non anecdotal as possible.

    A while back I had to buy a back up rod for a fly fishing trip.
    I bought a 9wt rod similar to Maxcatch which was a...
  25. Thread: Quiver check

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    Re: Quiver check

    I would get shorter creek rod 7' or under. I think this is where little glass rods shine.

    The other thing I want to mention is that it is very easy to add a hook keeper to your Sage Foundation....
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