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by roycestearns
Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:21 am
Forum: Grass Rods
Topic: Zhu silk
Replies: 41
Views: 7202

Re: Zhu silk

Beautiful line drier, I may build one just to display my Zhu's :P I think I'll use a recovered Granger seat! And here's another idea... There is a tyer and guide on the Rogue River in southern Oregon named David E Roberts (his picture is on the front of Joe Beelarts Oregon Bamboo) who guides using b...
by roycestearns
Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: Grass Rods
Topic: Zhu silk
Replies: 41
Views: 7202

Re: Zhu silk

Eric, When you buy it from his store, in the message tell him what you want, weight and no finish. Or, if you have one of his pre finished lines ... try the borax washing routine (as you do with old silk lines) on a few feet and see if you can get it clean. If that doesn't work citri-strip works it ...
by roycestearns
Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:40 pm
Forum: Grass Rods
Topic: Zhu silk
Replies: 41
Views: 7202

Re: Zhu silk

And if you prefer ... order them without a finish and "roll your own". I got really tired of the banter on Clark's regarding the lines so I bought one. Why would anyone (on clarks) buy a hyundai and complain because it doesn't live up to the Ferrari 458 spider accolades? I don't own a high end silk ...
by roycestearns
Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: Grass Rods
Topic: Christmas Came Early This Year!! Pics Added
Replies: 12
Views: 1882

Re: Christmas Came Early This Year!!

Eric, Looking forward to putting the 8642 to work ... looks like Apr 21 will be the first opportunity. I'll do a little testing with the 5/6 wght lines, thanks. Agreed bamboo has stood up to very large fish, there is a misunderstanding that it's fragile. I hooked steelhead for the first time this ye...
by roycestearns
Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: Grass Rods
Topic: Christmas Came Early This Year!! Pics Added
Replies: 12
Views: 1882

Re: Christmas Came Early This Year!!

Eric, Awesome... I'm anxious to hear your thoughts after you get it in hand. I assume you're throwing a 6 wght with the 8642, and you'll be tossing a 4 wgt with the 8040? This fall I picked up a WM 8642 special and a Granger 8642 special that needed some tlc. I had heard that WM had stayed faithful ...
by roycestearns
Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:49 pm
Forum: Nymphs
Topic: Chadwicks 477
Replies: 24
Views: 6471

Re: Chadwicks 477

And the latest card went for $190 yes $190!
auction :o
by roycestearns
Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:29 pm
Forum: Grass Rods
Topic: Ferrules - maybe not so new
Replies: 7
Views: 1240

Re: Ferrules - maybe not so new

Do you know what kind of ferrules they are? drawn/turned, manufacturer, material ? Sounds ridiculous but ... ferrules have been made from different types of NS and NS coated brass etc. Some of it doesn't work harden when they are made and are more likely to "gall" as the professional builders say. T...
by roycestearns
Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:22 am
Forum: Grass Rods
Topic: Favorite cane wet fly rod
Replies: 13
Views: 5621

Re: Favorite cane wet fly rod

Bob, I love that early 9' 2f BB with the orange tipping. I have a newer 9' BB that was poorly refurbed by a previous owner and it's getting a work over this winter so it can be used for some sinking line work ;-). I fish it with a Heddon 125. I'd love to get my hands on a Heddon 65 Deluxe (I've only...
by roycestearns
Sat Dec 03, 2011 2:35 am
Forum: Streamers & Bucktails
Topic: Sinking Tip Fly Lines
Replies: 29
Views: 4955

Re: Sinking Tip Fly Lines

I've enjoyed this discussion. What are the characteristics of a "dry" fly rod that make it a dry fly rod? I have an early 1900's Leonard #23 (9' 3/2 5oz) cataloged as a "Trout, Quananiche and Bass fly Rod" describe as "These fly rods are all so beautifully flexible and yet so powerful and strong. Th...
by roycestearns
Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:14 pm
Forum: Streamers & Bucktails
Topic: Sinking Tip Fly Lines
Replies: 29
Views: 4955

Re: Sinking Tip Fly Lines

Tim, I picked up a 60's O battenkill 7wt for a song that needs a little tlc, by spring it will be designated the Bass rod for throwing big ugly stuff at smallies and LMB. Can you imagine even being interested in a 45 year old plastic or graphite rod? The Orvis impregnated rods are built to sustain a...