New Rod/Reel

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Seth Tyson, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. Seth Tyson Active Member

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    I finally got to give the new rod/reel a go today on my lunch break. Its a Scott A4- 10' 7wt with a sage 2280 reel and scientific anglers steelhead taper line. It roll casts like a champ and launches my heavy streamers upwards of 400 feet (rough estimate).

    I could not be happier with Santa this year ( my wife claims it was her idea).

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  2. DoSer I smell Cheese

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    Errg... Denver
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    Sweet rig!
  3. Porter Active Member

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    400 feet? A football field plus?
  4. Seth Tyson Active Member

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    Rough estimate give or take a few hundred % :)
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  5. Porter Active Member

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    Wow! by the way, nice gear set!
  6. Old406Kid Active Member

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    Keep practicing on that distance, You'll be up with the rest of us in no time.:D
    Any new additions to the family yet?
    Oh Yeah, nice setup!
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  7. Seth Tyson Active Member

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    No new additions yet. My wife refuses to have the baby around christmas (we will see how that works out). any day now!
  8. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Some people like to brag.
  9. Steve Saville Active Member

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    World record for a single hand cast is 270 feet. Maybe you should recheck your distances.
  10. Peyton00 Active Member

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    I estimated him shooting the line 340 ft. He tends to brag. He beat me my a couple meters, i was using old line and a #20 bug.
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  11. Old406Kid Active Member

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    Seth, I got the humor in it anyway. Better add a smilie for definition.
  12. Itchy Dog Some call me Kirk Werner

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    Sweet! It'll cast 450+ once you remove the shrink wrap from the cork.
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  13. Seth Tyson Active Member

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    Thanks! I guess that would have been a good idea ...
  14. LD Active Member

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    I got to cast a friends A4 10' 4wt. Nice rod, good feel in the tip.
  15. Irafly Active Member

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    No need on the smiley face, anyone who missed the part about the rough estimate needs to work on their inferential reading techniques. Nice set up, but how was the catching?
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  16. Kyle Smith Active Member

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    But didn't these rods fare poorly in the Yellowstone Angler shootout?
  17. Porter Active Member

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    And is that the holy bible of fly rods? :rolleyes:
  18. Porter Active Member

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    Be careful there, he does rough estimations on the number he catches and the size of them :p:p
  19. Kyle Smith Active Member

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    I heard something about swing weight and the rod not being ultra fast. A fast rod is a good rod. Duh!
    I make the jokes.
  20. Porter Active Member

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    EEEEXXXXXXCCCCUUUUUUUUUUUUUUSSSSSSSEEEE Me! :p
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