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Gear Junkie

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I said I wouldn't, I swore I wouldn't, I truly didn't think I would....but I did. I just purchased another fly rod. I need help. Two more rods this year, its just like I can't stop. If I could afford it, I would probably own every new rod every year. My grandfather enscribed a fly fishing book he passed down to me that describes my condition perfect:

"Give a man a trout and you can feed him for a day. Teach him how to fly fish and you can sell him gear for a lifetime"

Maybe one day...one day... I will finally be able to say no to a great deal.

Btw, if your looking for rep samples of g loomis I found the best place ever. They are eligible for the loomis wild card and their warranty.

In other news the Yellowstone Angler came out with their 2013 5 wt Shootout so check it out. The Zenith has been dethroned!!!

Posted on: 2013/5/1 19:04


Re: Gear Junkie

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Well, my Winston BIIISX hasn't even been delivered yet but I guess I can go ahead and list it on ebay . . . .

Posted on: 2013/5/1 19:16


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2013 Shootout

Link, just incase anybody doesn't know where to find it.

Jdaddy, I felt that same way when they did the helios lol

Posted on: 2013/5/1 21:02


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Meh. Anderson craps all over Winston all the time. I'm amazed Winston has not kicked him curbside. A few points of interest. First, Anderson uses the Winston B3sx for 100 foot+ casting contests. Second, look at the butts of those rods in the review. Note one of them is heavily worn and all the others are brand new. Could it be that the b3x is someones go to 5wt? Third, he poops all over Winstons supply chain because they are selling so many Passports that he cant keep them in stock. Last, any chance that $1400 Tom Morgan (former owner of Winston) threw a little sweeter since it had been custom built, including Andersons name emblazened on it?

Posted on: 2013/5/1 23:23


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Glad to see my legend elite cracks the top 5 EVERY YEAR. It is a really fine casting rod at a fraction of what the big boys charge.

Posted on: 2013/5/2 2:00
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Meh.

A few of the reviews make the rods in question sound like crap but then they give them a 18 out of 20 rating on the scoresheet.

If they suck give them a 10 out of 20 or something. Doesn't make sense to say that a company needs to go back to the drawing board but then give them high scores.

Posted on: 2013/5/2 6:47


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Allen, I feel your pain my friend. This is way too addicting of a sport, I must confess. I own a st croix 15' 10/11wt avid, and pretty much the only reason I bought it other than wanting to play around with a classic spey style line, is that it was on clearance from st croix for $120. Now I still hav e yet to line it with a propper classic spey line, but I did pick up a used skagit head for $20 shipped and put that on my reel for my other double hand rod. So really I only have maybe $160 into that set up... yeah the bargans are hard to turn down. Especially now I am watching a line on ebay that is listed poorly, if I get it with one bid, $12 shipped for a $80 cortland spey line...

Posted on: 2013/5/2 7:48


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Anytime a review includes an entirely arbitrary "gotta have it" number, its entirely moot.


Posted on: 2013/5/2 9:22
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Re: Gear Junkie

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I bought two rods this year, a new reel, and a line. Total cost so far: $60.00.

Posted on: 2013/5/2 9:46


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there are bargains out there for sure. I just bought a used $40 fly rod. I have sold some good stuff for not much $.

but you dont really make fishing cheap, at least if you travel much, just by saving $ on gear. miles on the car add up!

Posted on: 2013/5/2 10:03


Re: Gear Junkie

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That's where a good, gas efficient vehicle comes into play! I tapped off my tank when I left Ephrata on Thursday morning ($30), tapped it off for around $20 in Liberty when I got off of 15, and then filled up before leaving Galeton ($40) on Sunday morning.

Still driving around on that fill up, and will be til Monday or Tuesday! People knock the Volvo station wagon, but it saves me $$$.

Posted on: 2013/5/2 10:05


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yup I have a 38 highway MPG 2013 altima. I have almost gotten 40 mpg on long highway drives by keepin the speed down.

Posted on: 2013/5/2 10:09


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Woah nice! I thought I was rockin' it at 27mpg!

Compared to those big trucks the other FFers were drivin, I was rocking it! Your car sounds too nice for FFing though!

Posted on: 2013/5/2 10:19


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Ha ha tgats why I bought tge mrs an audi. 4wd 30mpg as long as yoir nice to yhe throttle.

Posted on: 2013/5/2 11:31


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Ha ha that why I bought the mrs an audi. 4wd 30mpg as long as your nice to the throttle.

Posted on: 2013/5/2 11:35



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