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Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 10-10-2007, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,779
Posted By burk
It will weigh less, but then the anchor for an...

It will weigh less, but then the anchor for an Aircraft carrier weighs less!:)

Actually the Penn is a fine reel, solid, a little heavy, but a great value, especially the used ones. The Charlton,...
Forum: Lines, Loops and Leaders 09-23-2007, 12:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,572
Posted By burk
I've been using Seagar flouro for tippets on...

I've been using Seagar flouro for tippets on Salmon and Steelhead in the Great Lakes for a few years now and have had zero knot failures. I use cinch knots, but I use a small swivel, as I get tiered...
Forum: the Rod Rack 09-11-2007, 04:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,897
Posted By burk
The 389 is considered a classic among many hard...

The 389 is considered a classic among many hard core trout chasers, and I personally consider the LL to be one of the best trout rod series ever made. The same attitude seems to exist in regard to...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 09-11-2007, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,680
Posted By burk
The XTR action is kinda tough to explain, they...

The XTR action is kinda tough to explain, they are not fast rods in the traditional sense as their action is very much traditional Winston in terms of flex. BUT, they are extremely powerful rods, and...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 11-13-2006, 10:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,402
Posted By burk
Well I just tried my Hardy Angel with the "finger...

Well I just tried my Hardy Angel with the "finger freeze test". The Results:

I felt a slight bit of resistance and then the reel functioned literally instantly! This included the drag which worked...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 11-07-2006, 06:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,402
Posted By burk
The Tibor/Billy Pates are the best of the cork...

The Tibor/Billy Pates are the best of the cork drag reels and seem to out perform the Ables in cold weather. One quick word of warning , the Tibor must still be properly lubed to berform in cold...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 11-06-2006, 04:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,402
Posted By burk
I deffinitley agree with Jr. Spey on Cork drags....

I deffinitley agree with Jr. Spey on Cork drags. Ray Schmidt (probably the most experienced guide in the great lakes region) will tell you that he has seen every cork drag reel on the market fail in...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 11-06-2006, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 726
Posted By burk
I've used the clear camo in an eight weight for...

I've used the clear camo in an eight weight for Great Lakes carp in June (cold water) and I've used Cortlands little tunny which is a very similar formular for Muskie. In both cases the performance...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 09-21-2006, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By burk
Fishpond stuff is great stuff and well built, I'm...

Fishpond stuff is great stuff and well built, I'm sure you couldn't go wrong with any of their products. One other one you might look at is the Patagonia, Solid as a tank. That ended up being my...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 08-05-2006, 01:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 922
Posted By burk
I know I'm going to freak you guys out with this,...

I know I'm going to freak you guys out with this, after all I am a Cotland/Hardy/Diamondback rep but my favorite 5 wt. is the Winston 8 1/2 5 wt. Im6. It fishes everything from small clousers for...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 07-18-2006, 06:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,628
Posted By burk
Great post, Fast rods are fine with floating...

Great post, Fast rods are fine with floating lines in the wind. But, the dirty little secret of the rodmaking world is fast is not always powerful. I owned and sold a Winston B II 9' 10 Wt. It was a...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 07-18-2006, 05:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,232
Posted By burk
As a Rep in the tackle fly business I fall...

As a Rep in the tackle fly business I fall somewhere between Juro and Baldmountain. Allthough I do appreciate Baldmountains desire for a good single malt (Whats in the flask Juro?). A few quick...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 05-18-2006, 10:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,006
Posted By burk
#1 What is it about the internet that makes...

#1 What is it about the internet that makes everybody think, they can insult people personally who they don't know from Adam? This obviously is not worth my time or energy. I trust that you would...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 05-18-2006, 08:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,006
Posted By burk
Also, I'm not sure the Japanese car analogy holds...

Also, I'm not sure the Japanese car analogy holds up. The Japenese started building cars with people who were passionate about automobiles, People like Ichoro Honda. And they built better cars then...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 05-18-2006, 07:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,006
Posted By burk
Juro, I think your missing my point. I understand...

Juro, I think your missing my point. I understand basic eccononmics. And I realize that even with pathetic quality control, the cost difference makes it almost impossible to build an under 200$ fly...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 05-17-2006, 11:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,006
Posted By burk
I disagree strongly with the assertion that it...

I disagree strongly with the assertion that it "dosen't matter where your rod is made". I work in the industry (Cortland Rep) and I market American, British, and Overseas rods. While you can...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 02-27-2006, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By burk
Since I work for Cortland in the states, I am...

Since I work for Cortland in the states, I am not familier with our distribution there. I would start with the dealer where you purchased, most of mine will replace fly lines and exchange if a...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 02-19-2006, 08:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,369
Posted By burk
As a Cortland Rep I find this discussion very...

As a Cortland Rep I find this discussion very interesting. A couple of points. The reason many rods feel better with "overlinning" is that they were desighned to throw QD's and Teany lines which...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 02-18-2006, 12:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By burk
I happen to work for Cortland and I would suggest...

I happen to work for Cortland and I would suggest that you return that line to Cortland and explain your problem. Tell them you want to try the new 555 with Dyna Tip. It is a Braided core, not a...
Forum: For Sale by Owner 12-15-2003, 05:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 610
Posted By burk
Thumbs up Sage/ Ross Spey combo

I have a Sage 9141-4 and a ross BG 6(used once) with a Rio
Accelerator 4 tip ready to fish. I also have a combo case for the entire outfit and the original tube. retail 1340 asking 750 in excellent...
Forum: Great Lakes Steelhead & Salmon 03-22-2003, 05:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,623
Posted By burk
Peter, Ya I'm the one that had that interesting...

Peter, Ya I'm the one that had that interesting ride, Still look forward to going back, ecsp. now that I have a new spey rod to break in
Steve B
Forum: Great Lakes Steelhead & Salmon 02-22-2003, 10:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,623
Posted By burk
Thumbs up Walkerton Float

I have floated the walkerton stretch 4 times with guides from
Grindstone Anglers ( John Valks ) , There is good walk in at
Walkerton and at the end of the Float. DO NOT use a canoe on
this river...
Forum: For Sale by Owner 12-28-2002, 09:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,398
Posted By burk
The Auction has been extended ! , check it out on...

The Auction has been extended ! , check it out on ebay
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 12-28-2002, 09:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,570
Posted By burk
Just to let you know the auction has been...

Just to let you know the auction has been reposted on ebay 7
more days, check it out!
Forum: For Sale by Owner 12-27-2002, 03:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,398
Posted By burk
Fin Nor Reels

I have two Fin Nor reels on E-bay with about 1 day left. They
are the USA made FR8 w/extra spool and a FR6 . These are
excellent large arbor, machined , cork drag reels that are comparable to Tibor...
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