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Re: Greys streamflex reel

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Hell, that's only 4.2 oz. My medalist is 4.2 oz. Maybe I will just fish it tip heavy once to see what happens. I do have an allen alpha that I could use, but I have to take a 6wt line off of it. I will try that too.


It's 4.4 but who's counting? It was not optimum for the rod, but it did fish well on it. Never had a fatigue issue and I would spend all day hi-sticking. And the gold BLA looks good on the Greys . . . lol.


Yeah, I figure it will fish fine with the medalist I have in that case. Maybe the allen.

Posted on: 2010/12/7 20:55


Re: Greys streamflex reel

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There's always self adhesive lead golf tape, or lead core line that can be applied to the spool prior to adding the backing...

The leftover lead tape (used by golfers to weight clubs) makes really good tying lead when cut in thin strips and wrapped on the hook.

Posted on: 2010/12/7 21:06


Re: Greys streamflex reel

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Jay,

Get an extra spool for your Allen Alpha 5/6.

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Re: Greys streamflex reel

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Gfen's abel would work well, those things weigh a ton and his is damaged so the price should be right!

Posted on: 2010/12/8 16:56
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Re: Greys streamflex reel

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He's right, it DOES balance my 10' 5wt admirably, and will hold enough backing to let a tuna do a couple of good runs on that 4wt, if you take it tuna fishing.

List price is $1200, so I'll sell it to ya for $500 even. Go ahead, make my day. :)

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Posted on: 2010/12/8 17:14
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Re: Greys streamflex reel

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No.

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Re: Greys streamflex reel

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LOL

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Re: Greys streamflex reel

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$5?

Posted on: 2010/12/9 0:33


Re: Greys streamflex reel

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Tempting, what can you sweeten teh deal with? C'mon, its #42, that's the answer to life, the unvierse, and everything man..

Posted on: 2010/12/9 2:38
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Re: Greys streamflex reel

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I was using the Lamson Konic 1.5, it made the rod somewhat tip heavy, but it wasn't that bad at all. (I should have let you guys try it out on Spring.) I did get an Allen Trout 3/5 and it seems to balance it nicely. I also plan on getting a Lamson ULA Purist still, so I'll let ya know how that one goes. Good luck with the new stick.

Posted on: 2010/12/9 13:12
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Re: Greys streamflex reel

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If the Konic makes it tip heavy, the ULA will just make it worse. But you already know that. What's your theory on it?

Posted on: 2010/12/9 13:26


Re: Greys streamflex reel

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I got a new 10' 4wt greys streamflex, but none of the reels I own will balance it.
What are you using with this rod, if you have it? Any cheap reel suggestions?


FWIW, my 3wt came in today, and its apt to be a bit "tip heavy" compared to what most people say is normal even with a 1494 and a 3DT line.

With about 20' of line out, its definatly tip heavy. I haven't casted it, yet, so I'm curious to see how it feels as I think my normal feel is to have a little more heft to the hand so it sort of rolls through motion when I cast.

Actually thinking about weighting it a bit, I'd wager the 1594 or 1494 1/2 would definatly do you right.

Shame I tore my 1494 1/2 down for parts, eh?

Posted on: 2010/12/21 21:04
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Over all they are great, and quite light rods for the length, but man you put that extra foot on the end and it really changes the balance of things, eh?

Posted on: 2010/12/21 22:45


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I learned that from both the 10' Teeny and the 11'6" Caberla's... Both of which you can strive real hard to get that "proper balance" thing going, only to find out it becomes fatiguing with that much weight at the bottom end.

I was pretty surprised at way this thing balances out at 10', though. I figured the 1494 would be deadnuts to the "usual" balance point, but not quite.

Posted on: 2010/12/22 9:08
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Re: Greys streamflex reel

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I am going to go with the allen alpha for now, because I already have it. It's a touch lighter than the suggested medalists, but I can't justify buying a new reel.

Posted on: 2010/12/22 9:39



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