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Re: 4 weight rod question

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That's an interesting thought now that you mention it...


so important, i evidently mentioned it twice.

om.
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sat, *******.


Posted on: 2011/9/13 16:44

Edited by JackM on 2011/9/14 9:49:35
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Re: 4 weight rod question

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For $517, this (free shipping). It'll blow the doors off the Hydros (and Helios).

It has a beautiful rosewood/nickel silver reel seat, too - not that cheap stuff Orvis is pushing. Something else to consider is that Sage has every blank for every rod they ever made, or they'll roll a blank to replace a broken rod. Good luck with Orvis on that one!

You Sage snob! lol. I totally agree! I have a lot of Sage rods and have never had a problem. I know a number of people who have had problems with Orvis. Don't get me wrong, I like some of Orvis's stuff but i'd take a Sage over them, any day.

Posted on: 2011/9/14 18:43


Re: 4 weight rod question

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HA I'll see your 517 and raise you


string raise imo!

Posted on: 2011/9/14 20:21


Re: 4 weight rod question

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HA I'll see your 517 and raise you


string raise imo!


I only used that link because it was handy - I got mine for $469, free shipping from a fly shop in Oregon.

HOWEVER - if someone had bought from my link, and decided he didn't want that particular rod after a few months, he'd be able to exchange it, or get a cash refund. Can you think of anyone that should have done this?

Posted on: 2011/9/15 16:39
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Re: 4 weight rod question

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Can you think of anyone that should have done this?


You'll make him turn crabby and cry....

Posted on: 2011/9/15 19:42
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Re: 4 weight rod question

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HA I'll see your 517 and raise you


string raise imo!


I only used that link because it was handy - I got mine for $469, free shipping from a fly shop in Oregon.

HOWEVER - if someone had bought from my link, and decided he didn't want that particular rod after a few months, he'd be able to exchange it, or get a cash refund. Can you think of anyone that should have done this?


This must be directed to someone else cause you all know damn well I would never pay more than 50% of retail for anything. LOL.

Getting my Winston order together as we speak . . .

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Re: 4 weight rod question

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Getting my Winston order together as we speak . . .


Annual tithing?

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Re: 4 weight rod question

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Yeah - I was referring to Sparky and his 9wt.

Posted on: 2011/9/15 21:09
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Re: 4 weight rod question

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I ended up buying the Hydros 4 wt tip flex for $395 . Although I am very happy with the way the rod casts, I am having a some trouble with breaking off when setting the hook using light tippets and small flies.

This is probably due to the fact that I am used to a more modeate action rod and I am just setting the hook to hard. Anyone else that has this rod have similar issues ? How did you overcome them ?

Today I snapped off a real nice Rainbow on the LL using 7x and a size 20 WD40. I have been really careful tying good knots so I don't think that was the problem.

Posted on: 2011/12/18 20:29


Re: 4 weight rod question
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with a tip flex all you should have to do is lift the rod tip and perhaps strip a bit to set the hook. With 7x I would shorten the lift and the strip to keep the set off the butt.

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Re: 4 weight rod question

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Drop down to 6X tippet and extend the length of the tippet

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with a tip flex all you should have to do is lift the rod tip and perhaps strip a bit to set the hook. With 7x I would shorten the lift and the strip to keep the set off the butt.



True above. With a size 20 hook, you don't need much more than to tighten up to set the hook. It's really all about knowing your rod and tippet.

Try tying your tippet to a stationary object and practice setting the hook. Also, when you snag on the bottom, use that opportunity to experiment. Try to break off the snag using rod pressure. If you have a good knot, you will be very surprised how much pressure you can put on your rod without breaking off (even 6x).

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Drop down to 6X tippet and extend the length of the tippet.


I agree with mcwillja. I rarely use 7x and feel it not really necessary to catch fish. Lengthening your tippet will have the same effect as dropping down a tippet size.

Posted on: 2011/12/21 8:17


Re: 4 weight rod question

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I bought an Orvis BBS IV reel to use with a Sage Z-axis 5wt a few years ago. The reel didn't have a really light drag setting compared to some other reels, so I tied a 5X tippet to a post in the backyard, and tried to break the tippet. Using reasonable and some unreasonable force, the rod and reel kept the tippet from breaking. I was so surprised, and went about my merry way. I didn't test the combo with lighter tippet, as that wasn't my light tippet rod. I agree that a probably tied knot goes a LONG way when protecting light tippet.

Posted on: 2011/12/21 10:03



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