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Re: Upstream Wet Fly

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:06 pm
by tie2fish
With all of this worshiping at the birthplace of one's reels, it is no wonder that many folks consider fly fishers to be elitists. ;) :twisted:

Re: Upstream Wet Fly

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:07 pm
by PhilA
The Andersons stand united. The purr of a Hardy when reeled in is reasonably pleasant, but the sqawking scream as line strips out can be quite annoying in quiet places. When I hear that out-of-control clickity clack, I can't help but think, "Hey! Look at me! I'm catching a fish!". Perhaps it's because, at the time, I'm not catching a fish.

My favorite reels are the quietest known to man or beast. And, among the lightest. They are totally silent both when reeled in or stripped out. They're the first generation Ross fly reels, the RR series, made in Etna, CA...

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Sorry John...

PhilA (nderson)

Re: Upstream Wet Fly

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:25 pm
by ForumGhillie
PhilA, I don't judge a man by the reels he uses, only by what he drinks. ;)

Re: Upstream Wet Fly

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:59 pm
by daringduffer
Nice torpedo grip on that rod. Surely, that must be what you wanted to show?

The only reel I would worship, and not even that, would be an Ogden Exchequer. I used to hate the sound from reels but I have muted it on mine. Not difficult at all.

PhilA, those are nice reels.

dd

Re: Upstream Wet Fly

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:51 pm
by ForumGhillie
Two years ago out West I was fishing my special spot during the Trico spinner fall. After I hooked and landed 4 or 5 nice rainbows I heard this guy yell to his buddies way upstream... "That guy caught another one!". Next thing I knew I had lots of company. Arghhh!!!

Since then my next two Hardy reels I got from Jim S. are silent and no loud music that needs to be muffled.

BTW, not all Hardy reels are that expensive. I also have some older Orvis and Pflueger reels too.

Lets get back on topic and throwing wets upstream. :)

John

Re: Upstream Wet Fly

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:33 pm
by PhilA
ForumGhillie wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:25 pm
PhilA, I don't judge a man by the reels he uses, only by what he drinks. ;)
John, well in that case...

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Re: Upstream Wet Fly

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:53 pm
by ForumGhillie
PhilA wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:33 pm
ForumGhillie wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:25 pm
PhilA, I don't judge a man by the reels he uses, only by what he drinks. ;)
John, well in that case...

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PhilA, I would be your ghillie anytime.

Serious note: I like seeing the mirror effect outside the beer's window of vision.

John

Re: Upstream Wet Fly

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:09 am
by PhilA
ForumGhillie wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:53 pm
Serious note: I like seeing the mirror effect outside the beer's window of vision.
John
John,
Very observant! Only two beers are actually in that photo, with the other two being reflected images. ;)
Phil

Re: Upstream Wet Fly

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:30 am
by redsedge
Okay, let me have one of whatever you guys are having! As long as its not one of Phil's 😎 Cheers!
Oh, for the record, I like click and pawl reels and the sounds they make.

Re: Upstream Wet Fly

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:03 pm
by Greenwell
Phil, that rod looks suspiciously like a PHY Perfectionist, perhaps from the Summers era. You have good taste....... I've had mine for over 30 years and it's still an amazing stick.