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    Leaving on a Jet Plane...

    My rods are packed, I'm ready to go...I'm leaving on a jet plane...I'll be back again mid-next-month. Hopefully with a few fish tales.
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    Re: Soft Tip? - Crisp Tip?

    Silver, He is a dry fly Delaware River angler and goes by e caster here on our Forum. He has numerous rods including Stickman, Sage and Loomis. A world class casting expert, he is one of the very...
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    Re: Soft Tip? - Crisp Tip?

    The "famous expert caster" in the original post was indeed, Kris Korich. So what tackle he was referring to in accuracy competition was originally Jim Green's Fenwick HMG circa 1974. In reference to...
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    Re: Soft Tip? - Crisp Tip?

    "Short answer- for me, only me, your mileage may certainly vary, give my stability and recovery and I'll make any rod work respectably to present dries....regardless of perceived action." cooutlaw
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    Soft Tip? - Crisp Tip?

    The question has been broached both by new member, jaycle, and in discussion about a famous expert caster's preference for deeper flexing, slower action rods for accuracy; what is the relevance among...
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    Re: Scott GS 8'4"/#4 - First Cast

    The Scott GS is packed along with 5 other rods. It is both the shortest in length and one of two 4-weights, the lightest line weight in my kit. We don't have an itinerary rather a repertoire with...
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    Re: Lamson Guru squeks

    I do believe that this year, for the first time ever, of the seven reels I packed to travel with yesterday, NONE required or desired lubrication. All sealed drag designs from several different...
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    Re: Defintely A Cut Above The Rest!!!!!

    One does not sniff the corks of whisky bottles. And my cooler is an Igloo.
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    Re: Cosmopolitan vacation with fishing

    Yes for cultured urbanity and fishing, saltwater offers a variety of opportunities. If it is trout fishing of quality you want though the only place that comes to my mind is San Carlos de Bariloche...
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    Re: Heading to Key West.

    Beware, the Margaritas in KW tend to be too sweet. There are books written about the local pie, try them all and you tell us. Personally I favor the pie crust over the Graham Cracker crust versions....
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    Re: Defintely A Cut Above The Rest!!!!!

    My bottles mostly have cork with wood (or plastic) cap sealers.
  12. Re: Opening up a new saltwater flyfishing frontier...PHILIPPINES!

    Are there flats fishing opportunities in the Philippines? Bonefish, Indo Pacific permit, trevally?
  13. Re: New Sage Rods - Starting to recycle a name...LL

    I wrote once that modern, slender and light weight #6's are a perfect alternative for a 5-weight in presentation performance with the added benefit of greater line mass for mending and control. I can...
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    Re: Lamson Guru squeks

    My wife has an old Ross with a similar dual cone type drag. Before a trip a number of years ago, while preparing my own reels, I did her a "favor" and lightly lubed the spindle of her Ross. Rigging...
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    Re: New Two Hand Rods.......

    We have a thread on these rods up under Spey. And, yes, likely Sage T LL is more relevant.
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    Regarding line recommendations...they are going to be RIO for sure. Does not mean SA Trout or Cort. Omni-Verse won't be perfect too...all "presentation" type lines. Though a few grains above standard...
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    Re: Defintely A Cut Above The Rest!!!!!

    This is my only Forum too and, for that matter, my only Social Media outlet. I strive to spend time here with all of you every day and will miss you while traveling to fish soon. But fish I must lest...
  18. Re: New Sage Rods - Starting to recycle a name...LL

    While there are clear marketing throwbacks in name and color, no, these are brand new progressive designs. The intent is to replace good but not wildly popular MOD, due for an HD upgrade, with a...
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    Re: Winston AIR Two-Hander at EFTTEX

    coho, I have not tried an AIR Salt #6 but the Winston folk regard it as their best #6, 7 & 8 ever. I would speculate they would be great at the applications you mentioned based on my use of the #9....
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    When slipping your rod, wrapped in its sleeve, into the tube, I like to encircle the top of the tube with my fingers to preclude a guide hitting the rim. Of course, never use any force. And this is...
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    Re: Best bang for your buck 10wt

    What is the intended application for this #10 and do you want new or used? As indicated by bonefish, any used Sage, Xi3 was a great one, or a used G-Loomis Crosscurrent GLX are first rate and new, a...
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    Re: Did i just break my reel

    I regard fishing hats as part of my tackle. Enhancing your visual acuity, protecting you from sun exposure and a reels best friend in a gritty environment are core functions. I've selected three to...
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    Re: Anyone use this stuff ?

    Not me. Gink is carbon tetrachloride and Abilene hand cream….really George? And Xink might make your tippet sink, hu?
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    Re: Did i just break my reel

    I fish reels from diverse makers, designs, ages and price points. They range in application from small stream trout to the paths of migratory tarpon. They all get used in Nature and though I treat...
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    Re: Winston AIR Two-Hander at EFTTEX

    AIR is the update replacing BIIIx.
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