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post #511 of 518
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Don't know the rod. Looks high tech. And fast.

 

I had a shitty season which ended with me snapping a finger in half the night before my last trip.

 

Always next year.

 

lefty

post #512 of 518
Ouch.... Doesn't sound too good.

They are a South African brand, new to the market in Aus (which is a pretty small market tbh). I'd imagine the US market would be nigh on impossible to crack for a smallish brand like them. Anyway saw one in the shop a few weeks ago when I was in the mountains and they are really schmick, the matte olive paint would be very good for rod flash on bright sunny days too.
post #513 of 518
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Basic cast are doable, but I really needed a soft presentation. It could be that I was experimenting with line length a little too much. It also is a 13' 7:3 rod so best for medium size rivers. I may try it on lake largemouths in the spring for fun.

I set a friend up with a Catskills guide for a photo shoot and while I wasn't intending to shoot, I saw a moment so grabbed a shitty camera and made a simple teaser for him.

East Branch of the Delaware River. 7:10 am.



 





 



lefty
post #514 of 518
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9 days after his first flying lesson, Lee Wulff gets his pilot's license and flies to NFLD where he goes after Atlantic Salmon with a 2 ½ oz rod.

 

 

lefty

post #515 of 518
I'm a big fan of the Redington Classic Trout rod, and the Winston Passport - both of which are right around $100 and a pleasure to cast. They're not going to hit the far bank, but I find them quite fun to fish and I've landed any number of rainbows on each of them (in a 5 weight). Can't be beat at that price.

Also. here's a pike I caught last week. First pike on the fly for me. Fooled him with a huge bunker pattern on my Echo 7#.

post #516 of 518
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I have 4 or 5 CTs. Fished them exclusively for the last two years. Love them. But on the last day of the season I was going for some larger trout and I pulled out my T&T LPS 6wt. Damn, that's a nice rod.

 

lefty

post #517 of 518
A nice 4ish lb brownie caught yesterday out of a really little local river better known for pan sized rainbows on a 4wt with 3lb tippet. I've just started tying my own flies a month ago and this was my first fish on one of mine.

post #518 of 518
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Nice. Congrats.

 

Was going to go to a little tailwater nearby today, but the freezing rain turned me off.

 

Am in process of booking an EU trip either to Slovenia or Northern Spain for early May.

 

lefty 

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