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Forum: Fly Lines 10-09-2017, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 84
Posted By barham
Recommended line for Loop Optistrream

I recently acquired a 9ft 5wt Loop Optistream. Does anyone have a recommendation as to a line for it?
Thanks,
barham
Forum: Fly Rods 10-08-2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By barham
Re: Moonshine rods

I have built on the 5wt 9ft blank and purchased the 5wt 9ft; I think the Aetos at $175 and the Mystic Reaper at $225 are better rods.
barham
Forum: Fly Rods 09-18-2017, 08:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,712
Posted By barham
Re: Scott G series (new)

I am interested in the GS 9ft 5wt. Can anyone help me by comparing the action of that rod with a Sage ZXL same weight and length?
Thanks,
barham
Forum: Fly Rods 09-15-2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,201
Posted By barham
Re: better 4wt.

I normally use 5 or 6wt 9ft rods so I am no expert on 4wt rods. However, I had a Redington Aetos 5wt 9ft rod which compared favorably with my other more expensive rods. So, on a lark, I acquired an...
Forum: Fly Rods 09-13-2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By barham
Re: Right line for a Scott A4

When in doubt, Rio Gold usually works.
barham
Forum: Fly Rods 09-07-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,073
Posted By barham
Re: Best Fly Rod for $300

I would recommend the Fenwick Aetos at less than $200.00 and the Mystic Reaper at less than $300.00.
barham
Forum: Fly Fishing How To's 08-08-2017, 04:27 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,475
Posted By barham
Re: I am on the verge of quitting

I can relate to your frustration. I came from a golfing family and starting lessons when I was 7. I was a pretty good golfer but never really enjoyed the sport as I always frustrated with my game...
Forum: Fly Reels 08-06-2017, 11:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,663
Posted By barham
Re: Sage 3200 and 4200 series.

another vote for the 4260.
barham
Forum: Fly Rods 08-04-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By barham
Re: Scott Flex 906 or 956?

I purchased the 9' 5wt Flex sight unseen. Unfortunately, it is not as pleasant to cast as my Hardy Zephrus, Winston B3x, Aetos, Zaxis or Legend Elite. I guess I should learn from this experience...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-16-2017, 10:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,010
Posted By barham
Re: New 4 weight

You might try a Redington Classic Trout in 4 wight. I have one in 8.5 and like it. It has a moderate action and only costs around $100.00.
Forum: Fly Rods 07-15-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 649
Posted By barham
Re: Fly rod cork filler

Elmers Golden Oak filler has always worked well for me also.
barham
Forum: Fly Rod Building 06-13-2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,106
Posted By barham
Re: 8'6" 4wt Blank

andrewvt,
You might check Custom Fly Rod Crafters and look at the Mystic Reaper blanks listed there. I have built a 9ft 5wt and 6wt and really liked the results. There are priced at $129.00.
barham
Forum: Fly Rods 05-24-2017, 09:38 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,296
Posted By barham
Re: 2017 5wt Shootout

Having read several of the GA reviews, you don't know how good it makes me feel to read your comments. Now I know I am not a misfit in the art of fly rod appreciation. Some of my favorite 9ft rods...
Forum: Member Introductions 05-01-2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 532
Posted By barham
Re: Hello from Texas

Welcome from Meridian, Tx.
barham
Forum: Fly Lines 05-01-2017, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By barham
Re: Fenwick Aetos 9' 6wgt

I have the 5wt and use SA MPX on it; I like it.
barham
Forum: Fly Rods 05-01-2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,296
Posted By barham
Re: 2017 5wt Shootout

I have nothing against the Anderson shootouts as they are well done and I have enjoyed reading all of them over the years. However, as an owner of quite a few 5 and 6 weight fly rods, he is mistaken...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-28-2017, 10:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 820
Posted By barham
Re: Sub-8'6" 5 and 6 wt fly rods

For what its worth, I recently acquired a Fenwick Aetos 8' 4wt for less than $150 that has a good, non sloppy, action. You might give it a try, for that price, not too much is at risk.
barham
Forum: Forum Polls 04-11-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,893
Posted By barham
Re: Best starter rod outfit

Redington Crosswater 9' 5wt kit
Forum: Fly Reels 04-01-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By barham
Re: Reel for Sage SP 9ft 6wt

Thank you, Ard.
barham
Forum: Fly Reels 03-31-2017, 10:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By barham
Reel for Sage SP 9ft 6wt

I recently came across a Sage SP 3 piece 9ft 6wt in very good condition that I would like to start using. Can anyone recommend a suitable reel that would balance out the rod.
Thanks,
barham
Forum: Fly Rods 03-25-2017, 08:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,052
Posted By barham
Re: Best Value 6 Weight Rod

Correction: Fenwick not Redington
barham
Forum: Fly Rods 03-25-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,052
Posted By barham
Re: Best Value 6 Weight Rod

you might look at a Redington Aetos. I have the 9ft 5wt, and, while the cork isn't great, it casts well and be bought new for less than $200.00.
barham
Forum: Fly Rods 03-17-2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,683
Posted By barham
Re: Winston biiix 9' 5 weight fly line suggestions

My standard Colorado stream trout rod for years has been the B3x 6wt 9t which I used with Rio Gold. The other day I tried an Orvis Trout Taper 6wt on it, and I believe it better suits the rod....
Forum: Saltwater Articles 03-02-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 733
Posted By barham
Re: Going to Cuba? Read This First.

I know that I am a stubborn, unreformed old cold warrior, but I would take a fishing trip to my bathtub than to have any dealings, fishing or not, with a oppressive, communist dictatorship such as...
Forum: General Discussion 12-22-2016, 04:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,596
Posted By barham
Re: Allen Fly Fishing - ICON II Rod Giveaway

Good gracious! Justin made a generous offer, can't we all relax and enjoy the Holiday Season based on giving and brotherhood.
barham
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