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Forum: the Rod Rack 06-22-2008, 10:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,793
Posted By grpierce
Well this is kind of an old thread so you...

Well this is kind of an old thread so you probably already bought your rod. For the sake of discussion, I'll add my advice. I think if you want a versatile rod for big and small water and you want...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 06-22-2008, 03:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,052
Posted By grpierce
I read through all three pages of knot talk and...

I read through all three pages of knot talk and initially I was going to point out that any welded loop would fail if a clinch knot or something was tied directly to it, but I won't bother elaborate...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 02-06-2008, 01:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,447
Posted By grpierce
Check out Bill Byrd's website on this subject:...

Check out Bill Byrd's website on this subject: http://www.byrdultrafly.com/ulmyths.htm (it's not a for-profit website, so I think it's OK to do a direct link??). He fishes ultralight (2-000wt)...
Forum: Getting Started 02-06-2008, 01:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 17,892
Posted By grpierce
I ended up getting Simms Freestone wading boots...

I ended up getting Simms Freestone wading boots to go with my Bailey's Barebones waders. My foot is size 7.5, but due to high arches, I normally fit a size 8.5 street shoe, which always makes buying...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 01-28-2008, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,447
Posted By grpierce
I have a TFO Lefty Kreh Finesse 3wt 7'9" which I...

I have a TFO Lefty Kreh Finesse 3wt 7'9" which I absolutely love. I don't have experience with the lighter weight rods in that series, but I have used other TFO rods and have never been disappointed...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 01-26-2008, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,303
Posted By grpierce
Wow thanks for the replies everybody. I ask the...

Wow thanks for the replies everybody. I ask the question mainly because I recently bought a new Sage SPL 490 (2 piece) on clearance for about half msrp, which is a dang good price in my book. I was...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 01-25-2008, 11:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,303
Posted By grpierce
2 piece rods vs 4 piece rods

What are the main strengths and weaknesses of having a 2 piece design versus a 4 piece design, all other things equal? Improved packability is definitely a plus in a 4 piece design. A 9' rod that...
Forum: Getting Started 01-25-2008, 09:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 17,892
Posted By grpierce
Wading boot sizing when used with stocking foot waders?

When picking out a pair of wading boots to use with stocking-foot waders, how many sizes to you size up from your normal shoe size, generally?

Do different boot manufacturers maybe have different...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 01-25-2008, 12:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,000
Posted By grpierce
josko, How does 3-4 ounces sound? Do a Google...

josko,
How does 3-4 ounces sound? Do a Google search for "ultalight rod case" and you'll find a backpacking store that sells a variety of rod tubes this light (I would link to the product page, but...
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