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  1. Thread: Sage LL

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    Re: Sage LL

    mandotrout, Do you sometimes fish around the Bull Pen upstream from the Wolf Creek bridge with a Winston WT and Hardy reel? I have a feeling we chatted up there some seasons ago.

    Modern Classic?...
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    Re: Hopper Rod

    Before we get derailed into a "personal preference" phase; what we individually like or enjoy is NOT the question. I love my 4-weights too and can cast hoppers or streamers or whatever with them,...
  3. Re: Would you pay fee for access to private Blue Ribbon river?

    What section of the Big Hole are you on? This is a river with a good bit of public access and though justifiably famous and a beautiful valley, I do not regard it as "Blue Ribbon" water for the most...
  4. Re: Simms Warranty and repair, what’s your experience?

    In general, customer service in the fly fishing industry is way above average...if not always especially knowledgeable. Simms produces some above average products, and uniquely in America now, makes...
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    Re: Hopper Rod

    proheli, Thank you for your thorough experimentation and measurements. Like osseous, when I present a dry fly it is virtually never in a straight line but always with in-air slack feed additions such...
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    Re: Hopper Rod

    WNC, I have an early 80's Orvis 4-pc. 8 1/2'/#6 but it is not what I'm looking for, an 8'/#6 Trout too. Also an 8'/#6 Sage DS. But I prefer modern, light and responsive.

    Scott, in addition to...
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    Re: update douglas sky g5

    I have not mastered that cast with anything like good control, I'll try it with this rod.
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    Re: Hopper Rod

    6-weight line rods have gotten poor appreciation in recent decades. OP already has the finest 8 1/2'/#5 in existence in the X and arguably leader modification could induce the presentations he wishes...
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    Re: Hopper Rod

    Welcome, Peaks. I fish and enjoy both the rods you've tried and you are correct, Igniter is not going to make you happy with short shots. I concur with osseous, a "gentle" #6 might be just the...
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    Re: Over and Under-lining your rod

    karstopo, I'm not one to assign "blame" in this instance. I recall Walton Powell, decades ago, labeled rods like #4, 5 & 6-weight...I thought that was misleading! Also, essentially, the AFFTA...
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    Re: Over and Under-lining your rod

    There is an aspect of this discussion that Flyman touched on as well regarding the degrading of tip responsiveness...sluggishness... when over weighted...be it via a heavier line or by having a lot...
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    Re: Over and Under-lining your rod

    Well, redietz, I don't assume much but agree that most any experienced caster can cast near any rod. Merely adjusting stroke length, acceleration and timing will get any line on any rod to move back...
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    Re: Over and Under-lining your rod

    Reality is a moving target and Sage is wrong that rod is medium fast. And you and your friend are right it casts a 5-wt. line best (on the Madison R.). And the TU fellow needs a casting lesson...or...
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    Re: Over and Under-lining your rod

    I have no problem with the viewpoint of the article's author. Intellectually, we all know...and feel, the difference between having 20 or 50' of line out the tip-top. Last autumn, fishing for false...
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    Re: my 5 # - remorse/douglas sky g #5

    I believe every rod designer including Howard, Akos and Fred would say design comes first and material technology is employed as an asset to make his rod lighter, stronger, more responsive, etc. The...
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    Re: Permit/Bonefish fly combo?

    Enrico Puglisi's Spawning Shrimp and Fuzzy Crabs are among the best...a very creative guy.
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    Re: Permit/Bonefish fly combo?

    Below the Tackle Section there is a Fly Tying thread about Random Bonefish Flies with a bunch of members' imaginative ties. Personally, if a permit pops up while I'm bonefishing, I'll cast whatever I...
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    Re: my 5 # - remorse/douglas sky g #5

    It is interesting to me, loomis, I hear this opinion, often primarily from anglers who personally prefer more moderate, deeper flexing fly rods. I fish and cast even more differing rod actions and...
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    Re: Permit/Bonefish fly combo?

    Bonefish and permit both eat crabs.
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    Re: Scott Tidal 9-wt

    dynaflow, though we have great diversity of options here in the States and I am a fan of the new and little creative makers, when one travels to a Bahamian Bonefish Camp and looks at the assembled...
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    Re: Rod Taper Design Language

    Why with the left hand? Anyway, no. As described above about the purpose of power in trout rods, as you lengthen line out the tip-top you are certainly increasing the mass load on the rod. This does...
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    Re: my 5 # - remorse/douglas sky g #5

    Actually dr d, I think your review is better than mine. Of course, it is my pleasurer to have pointed you in this direction...was it hard to get this rod in Germany? Which reel have you selected? A...
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    Re: Sage Dart 376 vs X 376

    In my youth I enjoyed crawling around deadfalls an through thick brush to flip a fly into a dark recess. Pretty and secluded, I once even encountered a naked nymph sunbathing on a slab of rock. We...
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    Re: Douglas SKY/SKY-G #5

    So, I lost a rod today. It is another lovely sunny 60° afternoon so my wife accompanied me to the park to cast SKY and SKY-G again. She had her Orvis 1st. gen. Mirage with RIO Gold on the SKY and I...
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    Re: Ross R Salt vs. Evolution R

    Nothing in the world is perfect or failure proof, that is a given. We have several very fine reels available to us today featuring superior design elements. In my opinion the Evo R's are truly...
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