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Post by Graeme H » Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:33 am

Guessing I would write IANACIA. But you'd expect that from an uncouth Aussie …

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Post by alex vulev » Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:01 am

Lasse Karlsson wrote:Exclusive with lots of potential members :D

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Post by tone » Tue Oct 28, 2014 5:16 pm

I have built a few swift epics in 5,6, and 4 wts. Not much fun on the lawn but great fishing tools. Carl McNeil MCI is the owner and designer and he got these right in my opinion. Nice selection of colors and great service too. The snake brand universal guides are now all I will use except recoils for the salt. No more prepping guide feet for me.

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Post by guest » Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:12 pm

Lasse Karlsson wrote:Exclusive with lots of potential members :D

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Post by andrewparkeruk » Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:38 pm

I have a Scott F series (2009) 6'6" #2; it is great fun on small streams.
As I'm never casting very far I tend to use it with #5 lines as these are what I have on my reel.

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Post by Flyfishfairwx » Fri Oct 31, 2014 12:48 am

Berkly cherrywood Fiberglass in 8wt, used it for everything from Atlantic salmon, 6in brook trout, to small mouth bass!! Then I broke my wrist and needed to go to lighter broomsticks!!
Everybody has to believe in something and I believe in Fly fishing and Fly tying and believe I will.
As in the army I have never had a bad day fly fishing, some damn uncomfortable days but never a bad one.

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Post by alex vulev » Fri Oct 31, 2014 8:00 am

my first fly rod was a soviet made glass rod but it was 36 years ago and i was using it with a spinning reel and a bubble float & flies until i broke the rod :D i'm still keeping a 23 years old 8'6 marked #6 glass rod that was the rod with i started my regular flyfishing. its heavy and after a couple of seasons fishing it i went for a lighter carbon. This glass rod feels undestructable. Found a seller who got a retro #8/9 hardy glass rod but i wasnt confident how stiff the rod would be. Perhaps it would be a bit soft for playing fast bigger fush?
Wise indeed was George Selwyn Marryat when he said: "its not the fly; its the driver"

page 193,
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Post by guest » Sat Nov 01, 2014 2:30 pm

No reason it should be too soft Alex, you won't know unless you try it :D
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Post by alex vulev » Sat Nov 01, 2014 8:09 pm

thank you for your encouragment Vince :D , problem is that glass is close but not as lovely as bamboo and in my experience not as stiff as carbon when i'm looking for stiffness for my intended fushing.
Wise indeed was George Selwyn Marryat when he said: "its not the fly; its the driver"

page 193,
GEM Skues,The Way Of A Trout With A Fly

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Post by guest » Sat Nov 01, 2014 9:45 pm

Alex, I like fishing glass as I go to some overgrown places and need something tough and fun to fish with. I've never tried bamboo, do you think I should try some grass? :D
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