Leonard Fairy Catskill 8' 3pc

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Leonard Fairy Catskill 8' 3pc

Post by catskilljohn » Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:06 pm

Coming soon to a trout stream in the mountains :D

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More pics as it comes along, CJ
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Re: Leonard Fairy Catskill 8' 3pc

Post by upstatetrout » Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:27 am

I wanna try it .Great taper.Will compliment your 50 very well.I assume it will have a small grip and what are you thinking of for wrap colors?

Tom

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Re: Leonard Fairy Catskill 8' 3pc

Post by catskilljohn » Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:55 am

I am going to use the small grip, you almost have to :lol: I was thinking chinese red...but I would love some of your suggestions on wraps, tipping, etc. CJ
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Re: Leonard Fairy Catskill 8' 3pc

Post by luzerne » Thu Dec 03, 2009 4:31 am

I think C. Red is the way to go on this rod. You should be able to pick up a nice Leonard Fairy reel for it also...............Save your $$$ or tie flies.
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Re: Leonard Fairy Catskill 8' 3pc

Post by upstatetrout » Thu Dec 03, 2009 5:53 am

Chinese red would be nice.If your going traditional the stripper was a snake guide but I think a red aggate would be nice.
Mine is a 3 wt what are you striving for?

Tom

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Re: Leonard Fairy Catskill 8' 3pc

Post by the wolf88 » Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:14 pm

oh yeah.. I wanna try it :D nice CJ.. red is a nice choice of color... just depend how deep the red you gonna for.

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Re: Leonard Fairy Catskill 8' 3pc

Post by Ronbo » Thu Dec 03, 2009 4:42 pm

Like wolfy says,
I want to play with that :lol:
Chinese red with a nice old style red agate would be sweet. :D
4wt,5wt? we want to know ;)

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Re: Leonard Fairy Catskill 8' 3pc

Post by catskilljohn » Thu Dec 03, 2009 6:22 pm

I am hoping it works out to be a #3, some say a #3, maybe a #4. Comparing it to Canazons 50, which feels like a #4 to me, this will probably end up a #3.
Its remarkably close to Mikes 50 taper, but on average, .015 smaller, except towards the tip where it starts getting thin. The last station is a miniscule .026, about the limit of my forms. I did learn one thing, I have to clean out the groove after each tip strip, the dust fills the groove and lifts the strip making it real small :lol:

Where do you find Chinese red silk? CJ
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Re: Leonard Fairy Catskill 8' 3pc

Post by Ronbo » Thu Dec 03, 2009 6:41 pm

I didn't know it was that delicate of a rod :shock:
Just use the red you used on the last rod and 150 indermediates, that i'll work :lol:

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Re: Leonard Fairy Catskill 8' 3pc

Post by upstatetrout » Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:22 am

If you got the taper from Mike I believe he got the taper from my rod.The rod is from the 40,s I believe and is the Model 40 which is to me more desirsble than the lighter 39 due to its very slow taper. I find the rod great for light tippet accurate casting with small flies.I know that if you posed the question of Chinese red on clarks someone could give you the number.Buy 1 spool and forget the intermediates.As per my 1950 catalogue all Catskill rods had perfection 1st guide and tips.In my 1941 catalogue their is an option for agate 1st guides and tips.Forget the agate tips as they just add weight.John knowing you as well as I do the rod must be almost finished by know and you will be posting pictures of casting it on your lawn.I hope you raked up this year. :roll:

Tom

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