A rookies log.

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by DanielOcean, May 10, 2013.

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  1. DanielOcean

    DanielOcean Steelhead Virgin

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    20130518_145957.jpg Well I did it. I am now a proud owner of my first SAGE rod. I have been wanting one of these for 3 years now and finally decided to do it. It is an approach model 890-4. I know its not one of the expensive SAGE'S but this makes me have the biggest smile on my face. I am ready to hit the water.
     
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  2. See u back in december in the classifieds looking for a two hander
     
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    DanielOcean Steelhead Virgin

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    I really do not know how to respond to your comment there. All I can say is that I do not really like 2 handed rods. My buddy let me cast his and it really is not for me. I am sticking with the rod I just purchased and am extremely happy with. Thanks for the support man.............I guess[/quote]
     
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  4. Word bird on the turd. I hated two hand before some people showed me the ropes. U will learn quickly that distNce vs backcast/climate/where fish are actually holding is key. After all there is a style of spey casting named after oneour hallowed streams.

    It rhymes with fadge it

    Congratz on the purchase
     
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    I will take your word for it. I can certainly see definite advantages to those spey rods. First time I saw someone spey casting on the sky last year I was really wowed. Perhaps I will take the plunge one day but until then this is the path I am on. Plus I can not afford to buy an entire new spey outfit now, and I would not want to go the cheap route to get into it.
     
  6. There is a free clinic on the sno pretty much evrry saturday from 9-12
     
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    Oh cool thanks.
     
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    Daniel,

    Congrats on your new rod acquisition. Had I seen your earlier post I would have advised you to keep and fish the TFO. There's nothing wrong with the Sage rod, but at what appears to be your stage of the game, I'll just tell you that you're wearing a $240 smile on your face and have done nothing to up your steelheading game.

    Let me share that I have quite a few rods. They range in price from $59 Cabela's Three Forks models to a $2,200 Bob Clay bamboo that I was fortunate to obtain for slightly less. The expensive rods, the bamboo ones anyway, do put a smile on my face, and I love casting and fishing with them. However they do not make me a better angler, even in the slightest.

    I suggest that you add this post to your fishing log. As long as money is an issue, I recommend that you invest in products and services that will up your game. When the money doesn't matter, that is the best time to invest in putting a smile on your face that doesn't improve your fishing.

    Sg
     
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    Well actually I am pretty embarrased. This morning I had a stroke of concience and decided that it just was not the right time to aquire a high end rod yet. Soooo, I took the Sage back and came home with just a simple Cabelas L-Tech rod. I do not know anything about these rods but it was on sale for only 99 bucks. So I got my 320.00 bucks back for the sage and left only spending 100. Telling yourself no to things like that is hard but it was something that I felt was right. Perhaps one day I will have a nice Sage rod.
     
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    what was wrong with your tfo ? was it not the 4pc pro ? thats the only good one imo. if your looking for the rod that will make you a better caster, you will be looking for a long,long time. sure, the marketing geniuses will have you beleive they have just the rod for you :rolleyes: and if you are looking for knowledgable advice, cabelas is the last place you want to look. just because the guy in there knows more than you, doesnt mean he knows jack shit.
     
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    Okay clearly i am new to this. I appreciate everyone looking out for my best interest. Are you guys suggesting that i exchange this cabelas rod for the tfo pro II? If you strongly suggest it i will do it tomorrow. They have an eight weight and i liked it but i was swayed by the cheaper price the tfo is 159.00. Please let me know. I will gladly listen to you guys more than cabelas.
     
  12. I asked guy at cabelas if they had t14 in stock. He replied whats thT
     
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    Oh for gods sakes im going back to cabelas.
     
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    As soon as they re-open tomorrow morning.
     
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    I know some of you guys are thinking. "buy what you really want and what feels good". The problem is I have no idea what is best for me as far as fly rods. I will definately listen to you guys than the cabelas guys. It is alot like the expereince I had when I went to best buy to buy hometheater equipment. I figured out that I had to either know all the info myself or have a trusted outside source to help me. This appears to be a similar situation. Laugh all you want guys. This is actually kinda fun. My wife is pissed though.
     
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