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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #325 on: September 27, 2021, 12:23:54 PM »
With the excellent weather I hit the Little NF CDA River again.

Nice Cutty and a Montague Fishkill.

 
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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #326 on: September 30, 2021, 07:11:31 PM »
Nice!  I was on the Selway last week, put it on your list of rivers to fish!

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« Reply #327 on: October 01, 2021, 12:29:25 PM »
I will, but that's a long trip.
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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #328 on: October 01, 2021, 09:44:04 PM »
I go there for at least 3 days at a time, and a full week at the end of September.

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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #329 on: November 11, 2021, 01:16:39 PM »
I should be starting a new resto of a Montague Fishkill soon. It's going to be a gift for my former boss.  Pics up in the next few weeks.
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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #330 on: December 03, 2021, 11:28:53 PM »
Nice. My former boss doesn't fish, and if he did he would chuck bait. LOL.

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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #331 on: January 23, 2022, 11:37:53 AM »
Here is the Fishkill. The restored sections (blue tape is for varnish) are to the left of an original that I fish. Tip section (on the right) has 3 more guides than what the rods came with, which help them cast better. The guide spacing differences are, from what I can tell, from different manufacturing years.

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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #332 on: February 24, 2022, 08:31:09 PM »
Do you keep the original guides or go with newer ones to cast plastic lines? Or, do you fish silk lines?

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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #333 on: February 26, 2022, 11:25:44 AM »
I use the original ones when possible, and I haven't noticed where plastic lines have any difficulty.
Never have used silk.
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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #334 on: February 27, 2022, 09:29:17 PM »
Nice. I have never upsized for plastic lines, have heard of some who do.
I have a few silk lines, they cast great because of the smaller diameter but need to be dried out after a good morning of fishing.
Also have some Cortland "Sylk" lines, they are fine for closer in fishing but lack the back bone for longer casts.
I'll be checking the NFCDL in a week or so, trying for some winter fish before the melt starts.

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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #335 on: February 28, 2022, 12:01:30 PM »
Iv'e thought about the NFCDL. Tried it last year, but damn the fishing was slowwwww.
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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #336 on: April 20, 2022, 11:28:33 AM »
Got a couple more rods. Both are Montague Rapidians  7.5 ft. Ill get both up, fun to see how they completely changed the look of the rod over the years.


Early rod with gold wraps and cedar insert reel seat. I did a sand and overcoat of varnish keeping it as original as possible.
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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #337 on: April 22, 2022, 11:55:37 AM »
The other Rapidian from the late 40's to early 50's.  Complete change in the wrap colors and reel seat.






I haven't done any restoration on this one yet.
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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #338 on: April 30, 2022, 10:58:25 PM »
I like those rods! Nice that you are trying to keep them original.

I'm fishing next week at a spring creek I haven't fished in quite a few years. Reports from friends have been so-so. It will be good to get out.
 

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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #339 on: May 01, 2022, 11:54:13 AM »
I like those rods! Nice that you are trying to keep them original.

I'm fishing next week at a spring creek I haven't fished in quite a few years. Reports from friends have been so-so. It will be good to get out.

I've actually been able to get out and fish a couple of local creeks/lakes.  :hyper:
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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #340 on: May 12, 2022, 08:26:10 PM »
The spring creek was a bust, caught more ticks then fish.
Did get my MT license, I retire at the end of this month and will spending more time in that state.

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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #341 on: May 13, 2022, 12:24:51 PM »
The spring creek was a bust, caught more ticks then fish.
Did get my MT license, I retire at the end of this month and will spending more time in that state.

Good for you. Im pretty close (2.5 hrs) from Northern Montana. I'm going to hit up the Yaak River and the Troy area late spring. We still have snow up around 3500 ft. or so.
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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #342 on: June 24, 2022, 09:27:46 PM »
Going to go play on the St Joe for 4 days next week. As wet as Spring was the flows have finally started to settle down.

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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #343 on: June 28, 2022, 11:24:51 AM »
Going to go play on the St Joe for 4 days next week. As wet as Spring was the flows have finally started to settle down.

I'll have to check Silver Bow Fly Shop's site for current flows. Last week it was "blown out".
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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #344 on: June 28, 2022, 11:47:22 AM »
I have no vested interest in fly rods, fly fishing, or fishing in general, but I note with no small amount of pleasure that this particular thread has been ongoing since January 2013 till today.

That's great stuff and it shows the strength of longevity, patience, and just plain hey-I'm-gonna-do-what-I-do. Great job, guys!  :cheersmate:
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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #345 on: June 29, 2022, 10:52:49 AM »
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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #346 on: July 09, 2022, 10:49:29 AM »
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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #347 on: July 09, 2022, 10:50:27 PM »
NFCDA next Thursday thru Tuesday. Flows have been dropping to good dry fly levels.

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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #348 on: July 10, 2022, 03:21:58 AM »
I have no vested interest in fly rods, fly fishing, or fishing in general, but I note with no small amount of pleasure that this particular thread has been ongoing since January 2013 till today.

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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #349 on: July 15, 2022, 11:45:43 AM »
NFCDA next Thursday thru Tuesday. Flows have been dropping to good dry fly levels.

Fished the Little NFCDA last weekend. Fish were being picky because of the ridiculous pressure from all the Washington anglers.
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