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Re: Greys Streamflex

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Oh, yeah..sure 'nuff he says 1595.

Man, that's ALOT of reel. 7.1oz!

That's craziness, I hang a 1595 on my 10' 5wt TFO Teeny and it's too much, it pairs well enough with an 11'6" cabela's switch rod, though.

edit: I wonder if that's part of what I don't like about mine, if he's got htat much weight globbed on the butt. I know the right reel makes my other 10'r cast better than it does with something lighter.

(right now, HA is gonna read this post and curse, and hope I'm wrong)
(i probably am)

Posted on: 2011/1/28 15:39
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Re: Greys Streamflex

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You are free to pair it with my allen at some time to see how it works.

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I hope to replace it with enough funds to put a dent in a Steffan Brothers 8' 3/4. :)

Posted on: 2011/1/28 16:04
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I have the new Sage Click series on my streamflex rods. They are one of the lighest reels made. Its personal preference, some people like the heavier reels to balance the rod but what you will find is the longer the rod the heavier reel you need. If you are throwing an 11 foot rod all day i wold go as light as you can.http://www.sageflyfish.com/dyn_prodlist.php?k=132673

Posted on: 2011/1/28 19:57


Re: Greys Streamflex

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I have the new Sage Click series on my streamflex rods. They are one of the lighest reels made. Its personal preference, some people like the heavier reels to balance the rod but what you will find is the longer the rod the heavier reel you need. If you are throwing an 11 foot rod all day i wold go as light as you can.http://www.sageflyfish.com/dyn_prodlist.php?k=132673


Here's where the competition mindset differs from the casual mindset, imo.

I really just can't enjoy fishing a rod that is too tip heavy. It might be the best tool for super hard fishing, but the way I usually fish, that's not too much of a problem. I fish a lot, and I fish long days, but I take plenty of breaks, and am not worried about weight as much. I basically fart around for a sizable percentage of the day when I go fishing. I'll take the heavier reel in exchange for better feel in hand.

Posted on: 2011/1/28 20:06


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Jayl again this rod was not designed for all around fishing. Its designed for the euro tactics. By the way you might be suprised but a perfect day of fishing for me is hiking up a small mountain brook trout stream with my 1wt and enjoying a stream side lunch. Its not all drag racing

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I'm in agreement, but I'd think it would be more stressful to hold a tip heavy rod all day long...the lever effect would work against you all day long and lead to stress.

But, what works, works, Its a Click III, I assume? Sage makes a sharp looking large arbour reel...

Posted on: 2011/1/28 20:48
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Your correct I have a few of the click III reels and at 2 1/2 oz its awesome

Posted on: 2011/1/28 20:59


Re: Greys Streamflex

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Jayl again this rod was not designed for all around fishing. Its designed for the euro tactics. By the way you might be suprised but a perfect day of fishing for me is hiking up a small mountain brook trout stream with my 1wt and enjoying a stream side lunch. Its not all drag racing


I understand that, and you'll recall that I argued against using it as an "all around" rod in another thread.

But even when I am "euro nymphing", I would prefer a balanced rod. I also use this rod for fishing some small streamers, as well as indicator nymphing in occasional situations.

And I expect it to be usable in a pinch if fish start rising.

The rod is advertised as something that can handle all of that if need be. I prefer to balance it. To each his own. And again, if my arm gets tired, I go find a log and take a break. I don't worry about weight.

Posted on: 2011/1/28 21:22


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My Lamson Litespeed is AMAZING on my 9' 4wt Winston BIIIx, however I find it to be miserable on my 10' 4wt Winston BIIIx. A heavy Bauer reel is much better imo. In Euro nymphing we are fishing an extended rod with correctly pitched rod angle. I find that to be drudgery when the rod is tip heavy.

Posted on: 2011/1/28 22:38


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I understand that, and you'll recall that I argued against using it as an "all around" rod in another thread.


He's not the only one that ignored this...

Actually, I still say to hell with your Warsaw Pact nymphing, but I can confirm this thing is pretty sweet to indicator nymph or swing wets with. 10' rods make mending stupid, but whether its the line weight, my line and leader choices, or just the way its built its just not fun to cast, and the length and weight make it tough to have any decent accuracy and precision.

Posted on: 2011/1/28 23:07
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Jayl have you seen the new streamflex FX2 plus. Very interesting concept. I felt the rod at the show and with the extension it truly changes the action. A 9' 6" rod that houses a 6" extension in the handle to convert to a 10'. Im not quite sold on it yet.

Posted on: 2011/1/28 23:32


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LRSABecker here is the link for the plus series.
http://fly.greysfishing.com/en-us/pro ... nded/xf2-streamflex-plus/

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Re: Greys Streamflex

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Jayl have you seen the new streamflex FX2 plus. Very interesting concept. I felt the rod at the show and with the extension it truly changes the action. A 9' 6" rod that houses a 6" extension in the handle to convert to a 10'. Im not quite sold on it yet.


Ya, I'm not sold on it either. 9'6" rod is great for xxx but when it's not quite enough add 6" and it's great for xxx. Greys/Hardy has some great rods and concepts, but I can't see the value in this one.

Posted on: 2011/1/29 1:18


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gfen wrote:
(right now, HA is gonna read this post and curse, and hope I'm wrong)


Actually, HA has an empty spot in the rod racks. You know what happens when that occurs.

The trigger finger is twitching.....

Posted on: 2011/1/29 6:27
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