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Re: 3 wt brookie bugs

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The current Superfine line of rods ARE geared for smaller stream fishing featuring shorter rods in lighter weights with more of a full flex (slower) action. The new SF rod line will mirror the current one with rod choices and action. If you just bought a SF, it has been discounted $100. The new line retail cost will likely be more than the current one and will not be discounted.


Cheaper, actually. The Superfine Touch rods will be $100 less than the Superfine Troutbums (about on par with the Troutbum sale price), and an expanded line up (including a 9' 4wt, Sal). Also going back to the much loved "unsanded" matte appearance of the last Superfine generation.

http://ultralightflyfishing.yuku.com/topic/3651

Posted on: 2010/11/7 10:59
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Re: 3 wt brookie bugs

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"Now pony up for an Orvis ltd reel and a funny hat and get out there and show 'em who's boss, Orvis Fan!!"

I used to be an Orvis hater. Gear is fine, but most of the "accessories" are overpriced excuses to spend money. Then a shop opened nearby and started sending me monthly $25 off coupons. Since then I've bought a sling bag, hooks, beads, leaders and now a reel. Not quite a fan, but if they keep sending me coupons I'll probably keep buying.

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Re: 3 wt brookie bugs

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I, uhh, I don't own a funny Orvis hat...

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I, uhh, I don't own a funny Orvis hat...





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Re: 3 wt brookie bugs

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I, uhh, I don't own a funny Orvis hat...



I spake the truth, that time at least.

edit: its amazing how much i look nothing like that anymore.

Posted on: 2010/11/7 13:54
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Re: 3 wt brookie bugs

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Do you still have a blue dot on the side of your face indicating your wild status?

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Re: 3 wt brookie bugs

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IMO the 3 weights are far from toys. I have an older Sage DS2 8' 6" 3 wt. I fish that rod nearly all summer on Spring Creek. I landed an 18" Wild Brown there with it in Sept. so it's not just for small fish either. The small line will land in flat water without so much as a riffle. They don't scare the fish as readily and that gentleman gives you the edge. You actually have the advantage! As far as playing the fish to death goes. Just not true if you know how to fight and land a bigger trout. I can land them just about as quickly on my 3 wt. as I can my 5 wt. Anyone agree?

Posted on: 2010/11/7 15:56
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Re: 3 wt brookie bugs

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WildTigerTrout.............Heck yeah , it doesn't take that much more time or stress on the fish to land em with a 3 wt. you might have to be a little more intent on doin it and gettin it done but hey.........

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Re: 3 wt brookie bugs

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3wts are ok unless its windy (dry flys ) or u want to turn over tungsten tandems

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Re: 3 wt brookie bugs

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That's the fun part. I like fishing with lighter tackle. I landed a 17" Wild Brown on Spring Creek with my St. Croix Avid 7'6" 2 weight. Played him into the net fairly quickly got a fast photo and he was released no worse for the wear as they say! He must like my flies because I caught the same trout two weeks before on my Sage 3 weight. LOL! Oh the joys of Catch and Release!

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Re: 3 wt brookie bugs

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troutslammer, your right they are not much fun to fish with in the wind.

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Re: 3 wt brookie bugs

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Do you still have a blue dot on the side of your face indicating your wild status?


No, I've had that domesticated away as I've begun being used for hatchery duty...

Posted on: 2010/11/7 18:34
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Re: 3 wt brookie bugs

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Wildfish,
Brook trout will come up to take a dry fly even if you do not see them actively feeding. You see most brookie streams are infertile freestone streams. So because there is not an "overly wide" forage base the fish will eagerly take the opportunity to kill a dryfly. I, almost exclusively fish size 16 tan caddis and rarely do I ever cast to rising fish.

HOWEVER in the case that a dry is not getting the job done, I will fish a dropper off of a buoyant fly like the caddis. That dropper may be a hot head PT, a brookie buster (marabou tail and body of wrapped marabou) or a Jelly caddis. But in all honesty a dryfly will get the job done.


gfen,
nice mudskip lol
I used to spend hours playing that game hahaha

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Re: 3 wt brookie bugs

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I fish a 8'4 3wt pretty much everywhere Delaware, Lehigh, Lack, Spring Creek dont matter. 3 weighted bugs dry flies size 6 zuddlers. The fish dont seem to care as much as the experts that say it cant be done!

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Re: 3 wt brookie bugs

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Of course it can be done. I could ride my bike to california if I needed to get there, too.

WTT,

I never considered fish fighting ability. I'm talking about pure fishability. A 3wt is a horrible tool for fishing any kind of weight. Of course it can be done, but it's a big handicap.

Posted on: 2010/11/8 10:12



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