February 13, 2017 at 2:54 pm #5989
Wow! What a gorgeous rod. And what a price as well! Am I getting this right, mid $400’s for a hollow built?
I may have to rethink this.February 13, 2017 at 4:14 pm #5990
Yes, he a great maker too. What we have here is a maker who hasn’t built up a rep yet. Once he gets better known his prices will go up to match everybody else’s.
He’s been doing it long enough to build a great rod and I doubt they’ll get any better when the price goes up. Now is the time to buy from him.February 13, 2017 at 5:37 pm #5991
I got the Seele rod. It’s just what I was looking for and what Oliver recommends for spider fishing. It will also be perfect for dries too. I ended up getting the Lamson reel and it balances right where I want it with a Peach DT 4wt line.
I’m done messing with rods. I got just what I was looking for. I can’t believe I got such a good deal on it. A $785 rod for $275 is not hard to take.
Phew! I’m glad that’s all done.February 13, 2017 at 7:09 pm #5992
He shoots – he scores!!!
Great find creek, I’m glad you got what you were looking for. Like the saying goes; good things come to those who wait.February 14, 2017 at 12:51 pm #5994
Just got the Wheatley box with my name engraved on it. Pretty cool. This box will only carry spiders as long as I own it.
Nuts! I should have had them engrave “Spiders” on it too.February 14, 2017 at 8:38 pm #5995
It’s Valentines Day Creek, not Christmas, but who’s complaining? I can send you a Spiderman lunch box so you can have tea and buscuits on your stretch of the River Wharfe if you’d like? LOL 😀February 14, 2017 at 10:16 pm #5998
It’s always Christmas for me. One of the perks of being single.February 16, 2017 at 11:40 am #6015
I made another change Scotty. I was trying to be happy with the 9’6″ 4wt Seele rod, but I finally decided I didn’t really like it. Just too whippy for me. He had another Seele rod that is 9’3″ 5wt. I said to send it to me and I sent the other one back. He said the action is more like a Winston IM6/WT. So, more med-fast and a 5wt. This suits me better on our windy rivers.
This will team up with the Lamson reel and a Rio In Touch LT DT5wt line. I’ve been wanting to try the In Touch lines. They took the stretch out of the line. It should feel more like silk. Better casting, mending, feel, and hook set. We’ll see.February 16, 2017 at 12:41 pm #6016
I remember about keeping the gut wet in Stewarts book. Is that why they have gut tied to the flies and stored in those wallets? Is that what Stewart was describing?
But I won’t be using gut either. Just want one to store my spiders and other soft hackles flies. No lines attached. And absolutely not my dries. My grandpas big wallet has wool on the inside. The other has paper like pages with springs to attach the gut or mono. But if those wallets come with springs I guess I can tie on some short pieces of tippet.
Med/fast is a good choice. I hope this is the one for you.
I have heard things about the in touch series lines. I’m not going to say anything, but I do want to know what your thoughts are about them.February 16, 2017 at 1:02 pm #6017
You probably heard the In Touch lines break off tippet. They were probably using fast rods and real light tippets. I never go smaller than 5X because I don’t use small flies.
Let’s do this again about the wallets. They used them instead of fly boxes because the hooks had no eyes. It’s hard to hold a fly with tippet attached in a fly box. so, they used wallets. I’m not fond of wallets because they squash flies.
However, if you want to do it like gramps even though you won’t have tippet attached to the flies. That’s cool.February 16, 2017 at 2:00 pm #6018
That isn’t what I heard about the new lines. I will still wait for your opinions. I would rather listen to real peoples opinions than the manufacturing people. I feel people like you, and the rest on the forum will be totally honest.February 16, 2017 at 2:39 pm #6019
I’d like to hear it now. It won’t change what I say about the line. I haven’t really researched any reviews.February 16, 2017 at 4:59 pm #6020
I have read that because of the no stretch, you will be stretching out all kinds of line memory every time you go fish. The guys at the local shop say it’s not worth the money & the stuff it replaced was better.February 16, 2017 at 5:16 pm #6021
I just read about 50 reviews on it. All positive and not one said the old line was better.
So, we’ll see how I like it. I hate lines with memory, so that’s one negative. Even the stretchy Rio lines have too much memory for me. Probably why I like the Peach so much. It’s as close to memory free as we can get.
I can pull off 10-20ft of the In Touch line to check memory. If it’s too bad i’ll send it back and use a Peach.
Maybe trade the In touch for the regular LT. It’s supposed to have the softest most supple coating of all the Rio lines. I have one in a 3wt. I’ll go check it now.
edit Wow! I forgot how supple that line is. It’s been on the spool for over a year and came off dead stright like a long furled leader. Zero memory. It is a 3wt, but still. That’s impressive. That will be the plan. If the in Touch is too stiff i’ll swap for a regular LT. It will be perfect for spiders and dries.February 16, 2017 at 7:28 pm #6024
As for the old line being better, that was the opinion from the guys at my local fly shop. They were comparing it to the old by the price, because it was $100 a box v.s $75. I’m taking these opinions from advertisers and sellers with a salt lick instead of a grain of salt. That’s why I want to hear it from a regular fly fisherman who isn’t trying to sell a product.
Here’s one of the reviews I read. It mentions six of the inline touch series. Scroll down to the Rio Gold In Touch and read what it says under “casting notes”. You will see the pros & cons. Read the cons.
If you say it’s a good line, with no memory in the running line, then I will believe it. I’m just a little more cautious these days and want to filter the bovine scat.
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