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rgfixit

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Re: old f--ts with flyrods
« Reply #3915 on: Sep 22, 2023, 02:34 PM »
And an old South bend finalist reel Iíd guess.i have a fewÖ..and a Fenglas fly rod.

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Re: old f--ts with flyrods
« Reply #3916 on: Sep 22, 2023, 04:35 PM »
Hello rg!  I hope you're getting a chance to wet a line between all that mowing. I've been in dry dock since early July as the heat was more than I wanted. Now maybe I can get a few nice days in before deer season consumes my time. That sweet old reel is a Pfluegar Medalist that was on the rod when I got it. I actually found another one on ebay this summer that I bought just to have an extra spool. Now I can switch from a floating to a sinking line while on the water. Works for me. I did purchase a 9ft rod earlier with a low budget reel but have used it very little since it got warm.

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Re: old f--ts with flyrods
« Reply #3917 on: Sep 23, 2023, 04:22 AM »
Now that I look closer I see it is a medalist. Never seen one with a red spool. Iíve got a couple, one of which was my first fly reel. It stays on the shelf for the most part.

Iím gonna take the 2 wt  fly rod out in a bit (when it gets light) and harass some blue gills.  Might take its mate, a spinning rod I made from one of the two blanks I bought a number of years ago. Those two little rods are a hoot to fish with. Iíll have to take my big pruners with me to clear away some of the brush that grew up in my favorite spot over the summer. Otherwise itíll be tangle city.

Things are slowing down at the course, but the grass doesnít know that. Weíll be mowing into November most likely. We have bent grass tees, fairways, approaches and greens. The bent gets pretty sleepy this time of year, but the Kentucky Blue rough is going crazy. Takes 2 full time guys to keep it under control. .
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Re: old f--ts with flyrods
« Reply #3918 on: Sep 25, 2023, 07:18 PM »
rg that's my fly line that you're looking at that makes the spool appear red. It's actually black and the orange line shows thru the holes

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Re: old f--ts with flyrods
« Reply #3919 on: Oct 06, 2023, 08:08 AM »
Now that I look closer I see it is a medalist. Never seen one with a red spool. Iíve got a couple, one of which was my first fly reel. It stays on the shelf for the most part.

Iím gonna take the 2 wt  fly rod out in a bit (when it gets light) and harass some blue gills.  Might take its mate, a spinning rod I made from one of the two blanks I bought a number of years ago. Those two little rods are a hoot to fish with. Iíll have to take my big pruners with me to clear away some of the brush that grew up in my favorite spot over the summer. Otherwise itíll be tangle city.

Things are slowing down at the course, but the grass doesnít know that. Weíll be mowing into November most likely. We have bent grass tees, fairways, approaches and greens. The bent gets pretty sleepy this time of year, but the Kentucky Blue rough is going crazy. Takes 2 full time guys to keep it under control. .

RG is the grass code for something else? Wookie? I hear ya on getting the fly rod out, gonna my st. croix 8wt out next week for ontario fish. I made a 9wt Northfork/Loomis and love it, but over kill on the fall run fish in my view.
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Re: old f--ts with flyrods
« Reply #3920 on: Oct 06, 2023, 10:10 AM »
RG is the grass code for something else? Wookie? I hear ya on getting the fly rod out, gonna my st. croix 8wt out next week for ontario fish. I made a 9wt Northfork/Loomis and love it, but over kill on the fall run fish in my view.


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Re: old f--ts with flyrods
« Reply #3921 on: Oct 06, 2023, 07:04 PM »
RG is the grass code for something else? Wookie? I hear ya on getting the fly rod out, gonna my st. croix 8wt out next week for ontario fish. I made a 9wt Northfork/Loomis and love it, but over kill on the fall run fish in my view.

I made my cousin a 10í 9wt Rainshadow Revelation for the Salmon River and itís a pretty soft 9wt. Feels more like an 8 but has a great power in the butt section. Might be something worth checking out if youíre wanting a lesser powered rod.

If you like the St Croix, RodGeeks C4 (SCIV) blanks are great. I built a 4wt for my dad and paired it with a Lamson Liquid/SA Amplitude Infinity. Smoothest casting fly rod Iíve ever felt. A few guys on another forum have mentioned their C4 builds impressed Sage and Winston users regularly.

I built myself an NFC F904-2 and paired it with a cheeky preload. Itís a fantastic rod but thereís definitely a difference between the two in favor of the RodGeeks. Now it could be the line, and the rod just prefers a 1/2wt heavier, but I digress.

I used to be a St Croix fanboy, and once I started building my own Iím becoming more of a NFC fan, but that C4 fly blank is something special especially for $100.

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Re: old f--ts with flyrods
« Reply #3922 on: Oct 06, 2023, 10:04 PM »
Well, Iím not really an ďold hippieĒ as Mac suggests. But I do work as a greenskeeper at a local golf course. I mow tees, approaches, collars and greens. I enjoy it more than I can express.

Iíve built all my fly rods but 2. 2 wt to 10 wt, and countless others. I still prefer an IM6 blank to any of the others. Theyíre forgiving, powerful enough and durable. Match a line to your casting ability and itís a great setup. Reels donít really matter in most cases. Theyíre just line holders and ego boosters. for the most part.
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Re: old f--ts with flyrods
« Reply #3923 on: Oct 07, 2023, 09:03 AM »
Ya I agree, for the size of the fish we catch, reels are just glorified line holders.  I was just attempting to say that better line could probably help make my NFC perform better so itís not a true comparison between the two

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Re: old f--ts with flyrods
« Reply #3924 on: Oct 07, 2023, 06:00 PM »
Itís all about the match isnít it?
Canít throw a rock with a feather I guess.
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Re: old f--ts with flyrods
« Reply #3925 on: Oct 07, 2023, 06:34 PM »
I bought everything to build the flyrod.
Even the reel.
(Bob - you helped me with the choice on wt, etc.)
Just have not built the rod yet.
After the new year.
I'm having my shed lengthened (2X).
This will give me badly needed shelves for storage, but also allow me to build a decent length workbench.
This longer workbench will give me room for my rod lathe.
I actually have a few different rods that need building.
Soon.

 



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