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Offline Dblhaul

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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #250 on: August 28, 2018, 11:20:45 PM »
My fishing has slowed the last couple years. I bought acreage that needs a bit of work. I keep telling my wife that I have to retire early to get the chores done around here so I can go fishing all the time when I turn 65. That said, I still do my week long trip to a couple rivers in north Idaho that have beautiful west slope cuttys. I've been fishing these two rivers during the same week for the past 20 years. Taking a nephew that is new to fly fishing this year, will be a great time! I'll wait a few years before I introduce him to bamboo rods.  :whistling:

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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #251 on: September 06, 2018, 01:22:15 PM »
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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #252 on: September 06, 2018, 01:28:35 PM »
Newest acquisition:

Late 30's to mid 40's Edwards F18 "Bristol" 8 1/2'.  BTW  the 18 refers to the price. These rods were the top of the line until you got into a "Edwards" marked rod. Think Quadrate.

Its in "good" condition and wont take much to restore.





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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #253 on: September 29, 2018, 12:46:33 AM »
Back from the Idaho trip. The nephew did fine! His casting clicked the last hour of the last day, but by that time he had already caught fish! He wants to go again next year, I told him to practice and go out and fish locally. He will be welcome next year:)

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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #254 on: October 02, 2018, 10:45:39 PM »
Newest acquisition:

Late 30's to mid 40's Edwards F18 "Bristol" 8 1/2'.  BTW  the 18 refers to the price. These rods were the top of the line until you got into a "Edwards" marked rod. Think Quadrate.

Its in "good" condition and wont take much to restore.





Casting an Edwards quad made me want one. I now have two from newer makers. Love um!



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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #255 on: October 02, 2018, 10:47:38 PM »
Well, that didn't work well! 

I cast a Edwards quad, enjoyed it to the point that I have two quads from different makers now.
 

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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #256 on: October 06, 2018, 12:42:22 PM »
Well, that didn't work well! 

I cast a Edwards quad, enjoyed it to the point that I have two quads from different makers now.


Nice!
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