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Smith-Continued

Started by 5xTippett, June 17, 2012, 16:15:23 PM

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Woolly Bugger

Don't think Darren is on this board
ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Dougfish

Another Roanoker on here? WTF.

Dude, I'll pass it on to Darrin.

ptfranze

So how muddy is the Smith going to be this weekend?  Anyone heading up there?

Dougfish

Gin clear.

Going? Maaaaaybe.



Without the 9' 4 wt., though. Broke at the first ferrule and here.  p;-
Guess I'll be reviewing the new Recon rod soon.

ruttness

They replacing it with the recon?

Al

Quote from: Dougfish on January 16, 2015, 06:41:51 AM



Without the 9' 4 wt., though. Broke at the first ferrule and here.  p;-
Guess I'll be reviewing the new Recon rod soon.

I'm guessing there is a story behind that broke rod and it does not involve hooking up to a fish. 

TroutMedic

Someone thinks it's clear enough to fish.

TroutMedic

Someone thinks it's clear enough to fish.

Dougfish

Quote from: Al on January 16, 2015, 09:51:45 AM
I'm guessing there is a story behind that broke rod and it does not involve hooking up to a fish.

Aren't most rods broke on something besides fish?
I casted the top three sections off while chucking streamers for a couple of hours without checking to see if things were loosening up.
Took about 3/4" of the male ferrule with it. Knew it was doomed after that.
5 or 6 trips later, and many fish, it snapped on a hang up. Weaker than 5x tippet.
When it's time, it's time.
Going in the mail today.

Al

It's taken a while to get folks thinking like this but there may be life in the old Smith after all

http://www.martinsvillebulletin.com/article.cfm?ID=45154

driver

They should worry about improving stream conditions, not stream bank conditions.

Dougfish

Money spent on anything along the river causes people to look closer at the river itself.
It's all good in the end.

TroutMedic

I think that money is suppose to be for a bait shop as well   Would be nice to get a fly shop.

TroutMedic


Dougfish

Update to this:



Got the rod back from the big O yesterday. Almost 5 weeks to the day.
Still a Hydros, not a Recon. They replaced the bottom section only. I guess they deemed the female ferrule in the next section OK.
The quality of the cork is not as good as the original, either. They are not getting five stars from me on this deal.


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