New Rod/Reel

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

  1. Seth Tyson

    Seth Tyson Active Member

    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).

  2. DoSer

    DoSer I smell Cheese

    Sweet rig!
  3. Porter

    Porter Active Member

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

    Seth Tyson Active Member

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

    Porter Active Member

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

    Old406Kid Active Member

    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

    Seth Tyson Active Member

    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

    Old Man Just an Old Man

    Some people like to brag.
  9. Steve Saville

    Steve Saville Active Member

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

    Peyton00 Active Member

    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

    Old406Kid Active Member

    Seth, I got the humor in it anyway. Better add a smilie for definition.
  12. Itchy Dog

    Itchy Dog Some call me Kirk Werner

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

    Seth Tyson Active Member

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

    LD Active Member

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

    Irafly Active Member

    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

    Kyle Smith Active Member

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

    Porter Active Member

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

    Porter Active Member

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

    Kyle Smith Active Member

    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

    Porter Active Member

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