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Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 05-03-2007, 08:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,815
Posted By BLACK FRANCIS
"The question I would throw out to all of you is...

"The question I would throw out to all of you is if it is not a huge deal then why did Hardy move their plant to Korea like a thief in the night and not tell anyone about it? Why did they put the...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 02-13-2007, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,933
Posted By BLACK FRANCIS
my original reply on the speypages: a great...

my original reply on the speypages:

a great loss indeed. i tied commercially for Hunter's before their closing and Mr. Duncan supplied samples for some of the patterns. this of course had a huge...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 01-25-2007, 06:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 801
Posted By BLACK FRANCIS
the peerless no 6 is a very well built reel that...

the peerless no 6 is a very well built reel that will take hard use for a lifetime. i don't know how they are in the salt, or if you had intentions for such. the capicity is great for up to about an...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 12-18-2006, 07:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,179
Posted By BLACK FRANCIS
i would love to attend and would be happy to...

i would love to attend and would be happy to bring some gear to play with. if it is just a loose confederacy so be it (lets play), if it gets serious you probably have your first sponsor on board....
Forum: Great Lakes Steelhead & Salmon 11-01-2006, 07:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,167
Posted By BLACK FRANCIS
Juro, this weather has our schedule suddenly...

Juro,
this weather has our schedule suddenly wide open for this time of year. we would be up for something anytime, lots of new toys to play with. see what can be done to put something together...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 10-29-2006, 08:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,134
Posted By BLACK FRANCIS
the current model stretch sst has the pockets...

the current model stretch sst has the pockets with zippers streamlined into the front which does make them harder to access. the older ones had the velcro flap pockets. for spring the stretch sst...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 08-27-2006, 11:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 829
Posted By BLACK FRANCIS
Juro, that does in fact clear up say, how...

Juro,
that does in fact clear up say, how they got his address. thanks.
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 08-27-2006, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 829
Posted By BLACK FRANCIS
anyone else smell anything....well, unpleasant?...

anyone else smell anything....well, unpleasant? A.H.S.
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 06-20-2006, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 826
Posted By BLACK FRANCIS
btw that's the Oak Orchard Fly Shop in the...

btw that's the Oak Orchard Fly Shop in the buffalo ny area, where your opinion is important to us and i promise you won't be censored.
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 06-20-2006, 10:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 826
Posted By BLACK FRANCIS
SEAN YOU JUST POSTED WHAT I WAS ABOUT TO POST AND...

SEAN YOU JUST POSTED WHAT I WAS ABOUT TO POST AND THANK YOU!

sean- before it gets locked i haven't noticed the sean and dana sturn's speypages logo. or maybe i haven't been around long enough. i...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 06-16-2006, 06:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 871
Posted By BLACK FRANCIS
D3Smartie - i realize ou are a shill for sage but...

D3Smartie - i realize ou are a shill for sage but 4 days? come on. i have sent over 30 rods back to sage as my experience and they always take around a month from the east. i have had two spey rods...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 05-24-2006, 05:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 996
Posted By BLACK FRANCIS
the rod shown is a sp+ which make all the...

the rod shown is a sp+ which make all the difference in the world. this rod will be much more like a TCR, very fast (i owned one for years). definitly one of the fastest action 5 weights i have ever...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 05-05-2006, 06:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 808
Posted By BLACK FRANCIS
i would say you are a little undergunned for your...

i would say you are a little undergunned for your water description. as an overall everyday rod the 4 would be on the light end with the 6 being the heavy end. whatever the situation the shop should...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 05-05-2006, 06:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 880
Posted By BLACK FRANCIS
all of the rods you mentioned will be of similar...

all of the rods you mentioned will be of similar quality. cast them all and see which one you like. all but the sage are made offshore. i am no real fan of sage rods but i have to give them credit...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 05-01-2006, 06:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,662
Posted By BLACK FRANCIS
John, well you already made two of the best...

John,
well you already made two of the best choices. these rods are both killer and will do anything you want them to. i would cast them both and see which you like better. that really will be all...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 04-30-2006, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 479
Posted By BLACK FRANCIS
Kory, this is a tough one. i have this rod...

Kory,
this is a tough one. i have this rod and i personally like the rio windcutter on it but i use this rod for big water dryfly fishing ( big D /out west). both lines you mentioned have...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 04-14-2006, 10:21 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,377
Posted By BLACK FRANCIS
points all well taken- great thread.

points all well taken- great thread.
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 04-14-2006, 08:43 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,377
Posted By BLACK FRANCIS
Juro, reels are always in the top 5 in terms of...

Juro, reels are always in the top 5 in terms of fly shop profit. they account for a large part of the picture. have you used a nautilus ccf? have you used a bauer mz? believe me i understand that...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 04-14-2006, 06:34 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,377
Posted By BLACK FRANCIS
i guess the point is that there are tons of great...

i guess the point is that there are tons of great reels out there and there is probably one that you like the best. danielson doesn't have the market cornered on sealed drags. don't get me wrong,...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 04-07-2006, 06:44 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,377
Posted By BLACK FRANCIS
since we seem to be blowing the budget anyway...

since we seem to be blowing the budget anyway look at the Bauer MZ. it has the same clutches and drag as the rest but in a sealed cartridge. it also has the drag knob on the back of the reel.
Big...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 04-06-2006, 06:41 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,377
Posted By BLACK FRANCIS
i would also take a look at bauer jm and the old...

i would also take a look at bauer jm and the old florida reels for those price points. all of the lamson reels #3 and up now have stainless clutches to combat the saltwater issues, this happened last...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 04-05-2006, 06:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,067
Posted By BLACK FRANCIS
Juro- as of the start of the 2005 season all the...

Juro- as of the start of the 2005 season all the 3 and up lamson's got the ss clutch. this goes for all models and is retro fitable (nice) for all.
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 04-04-2006, 08:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,067
Posted By BLACK FRANCIS
yes the old models can be retro fitted and lamson...

yes the old models can be retro fitted and lamson will take care of any reels showing corrosion. apparently the new torrington clutch/bearing models are stainless steel.
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 03-31-2006, 07:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 402
Posted By BLACK FRANCIS
this rod works well with a standard wf 3. if you...

this rod works well with a standard wf 3. if you like them loaded try a 4 but these rods are pretty true to the ratings. maybe a dt 4 would split the difference a little. great little rod anyway.
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 03-31-2006, 07:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,140
Posted By BLACK FRANCIS
cool fly, looks all sorts of wiggly. the wire for...

cool fly, looks all sorts of wiggly. the wire for connections is made by a company called american fishing wire for fishing or beadalon for making jewelry. the 49 strand is the most supple and is...
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