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Old 01-18-2003, 08:59 PM
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Floating Pike/Bass Bug Taper...


Another one that may be worth looking at is Rio's Clouser line, tho for some reason all of the heavier weights have "tropical" coatings.


Does "S/AS" mean Salmon and Steelhead line ?
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Old 01-18-2003, 09:08 PM
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Floating Pike/Bass Bug Taper...



Does "S/AS" mean Salmon and Steelhead line ?
Yup but I can never remember if it's Salmon or Steelhead first in the name.

The clouser line does have an interesting profile, a bit like Dan was describing for his custom lines.
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yep....

Couldn't have said it any better. I love the Rio's Steelhead/Atlantic Salmon flyline and might pick up another.

I use this for using indy's and shot alot. When wanting to add heads, I can always add a short section of that bullet taper looped to the mainline with a tip. Works amazing!

I also have a custom WF taper flyline that is made strictly for smaller to medium rivers that requires less line for mends. I will explain at a later date!
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Old 01-19-2003, 08:56 AM
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My fly shop has both the AS/S and Clouser lne will stop their this week, missed stopping there the last two weeks due to work, have to see what new things he has.

Here is the link to the rio site and AS/S line. This is the one you are talking about right ?

http://www.rioproducts.com/2003pages...lylines03.html

Rio has a bunch of new products jump over to that part of this site.

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Old 01-19-2003, 10:14 AM
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yep....

That is the one, very specialized flyline that is well suited for the Great Lakes region.

It does perform well with the single hand speys, and would work nice on that ultra light spey.

I think Hal would love this line for his ultralight spey.....if he gets it!
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Old 01-19-2003, 10:27 AM
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Dan,

Thanks, is their a forumn pool yet on whether I will buy the Sage ultra light before casting it, after I cast it, or never will purchase it due to my FF economic model ?

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Old 01-19-2003, 10:32 AM
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hmmmm....

Well I will work on the ultra light spey, but cannot promise. Sage is very critical about allowing rods to be used as demos. The best bet would be to find a flyshop that sells them that wouldn't mind. I am trying to do that.

I will refer back to you. If you ever got that ultra light spey, I would talk to Craig Harris if he attends, the IV Harris would be a good reel for that rod, it is one of the lightest in its class!
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If there were a pool my money would be you keeping yours in your wallet.:hehe:

Sage makes a 5w spey line just for that rod. Sage rep did said it would not be a good idea to overline rod.

I think they are trying to carve a niche in the trout world with this thing. Stick around it may just backfire on them. Sage is not too fond of demoing rods, can't imagine a tackle shop bringing out the latest and greatest rave rod and risk the possibility of it getting broken.

Good luck on getting one.
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Old 01-19-2003, 09:47 PM
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well....

It might be a task in itself. If I could not get it directly from sage, I might be able to contact a rep or a outfitter that sells them in my area.

Hal, I will try my best..... If we did get it, I would hope you wouldn't fall in love and hog the stick for the length of the clave...it would get brutal!
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ahhh...

I checked Rio's website and the clouser line has a warmwater coating for line weights 7-9wt and a tropical coating on line weights above that. This line wouldn't seem ideal for GL steelheading, I know the warmwater flylines sometimes have alot of memory depending on the core, which might not be suited for the cold, GL conditions at times.

I have been looking at the Striped Bass lines and am going to pick one up for here. One is designed very unique. It features a heavy head that punches out large flies and tapers so you can add tips/heads if desired. I might put it on my 7wt spey and use it as an "adapted" flyline here.
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Old 01-22-2003, 09:42 AM
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making a custom line

Dan

I have a DT-7-F that I'm thinking about converting to one of your custom lines. I'll be hunting for a suitable WF-9-F to use for the head.

About the joint - do you use a CA glue joint? I was thinking about stripping off a long piece (3" or so) of core on both ends and looping the two, then pulling through the butt end of the line. I would end up with a tag at the joint and a tag where the core is pulled through that I'd just snip off and seal with glue.
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Dan,

You don't have to worry about that. If we can get the rod she will get passed around like a cheap bottle of scotch. Still think its a touch too light for our big steel. Plus she may not cast a line well in the wind. It casted well indoors at a casting pond, taking her outside would be the test.
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hmmm....

Yeah, what I do is strip the tapers to the core and tie a know, then I use mono thread to join and epoxy finish. Sometimes, if I want to convert, I will loop to loop in between. That power hinge effect is great for turnover!
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Does anyone have any experience using Rio's Steelhead/Atlantic Salmon flyline on a Sage 7136-4 (Green)? I had an old SA WFF steelhead taper that I was thinking of using, but I can't find it. What weight S/AS works well with that rod? If anyone has one in a seven or eight weight, I would appreciate it if you wouldbring it to the Clave in April. Thanks

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I have a 7 wt. that if I'm able to make it, I'll bring along. I have one in a 10 wt. as well.

I've only tried that rod once and not with the S/AS but my instincts would lean to a 7 wt. not an 8.
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