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by jrs
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB 8'6" or 9' 3 wt
Replies: 8
Views: 722

Re: WTB 8'6" or 9' 3 wt

My 9' 3 wt Redington Hydrogen arrived and I've had a chance to fish it twice. It's very light weight (2.3 oz) for a 9' rod which apparently was part of the design goals. Single foot guides, a skeleton reel seat (no wood filler), and basic matte wraps and finish all keep the weight down. The action i...
by jrs
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Hopper action
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: Hopper action

Was on a different stream today. Fished a small, about 3/4", tan foam hopper with a small bead head nymph dropped behind it. In the morning, we caught almost all fish on the nymph. Fished the same flies in the afternoon, but on a different stream reach that was more grass lined and fish were all ove...
by jrs
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Hopper action
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: Hopper action

Saw lots of hoppers along a few grassy banks today. I had trouble catching them hopper, but my buddy caught one and it was about 3/4".
by jrs
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Hopper action
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: Hopper action

Nice.

What are you all seeing and fishing in terms of hopper size?
by jrs
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Dry / dropper rigging
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Dry / dropper rigging

Wondering what folks thoughts are regarding dry / dropper rigging? In particular, I'm thinking about larger dries such as hoppers with small bead head droppers. Do you: a) tie the dropper tippet to the bend of the dry, b) tie the dropper tippet eye of the dry, c) tie the dropper tippet to a dropper ...
by jrs
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Brook trout report
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Re: Brook trout report

Hers the full paper that the story is based on

https://www.dropbox.com/s/76u2pzk6ra4b4 ... M.pdf?dl=0
by jrs
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB 8'6" or 9' 3 wt
Replies: 8
Views: 722

Re: WTB 8'6" or 9' 3 wt

If you still miss your "shortie" after using the Hydrogen, consider the TFO 8' 4-weight. Priced right and not too fast an action. (You can never have too many rods.) I've also got an 8' 4wt St Croix Ultra Legend. It has worked great subbing for the broken 3 wt for the usual summer routine -- hopper...
by jrs
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB 8'6" or 9' 3 wt
Replies: 8
Views: 722

Re: WTB 8'6" or 9' 3 wt

Scheduled arrival is tomorrow. If the stream ever clears up down your way, you can have a look / cast.
by jrs
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Tricos:. Anyone seeing many yet?
Replies: 3
Views: 277

Re: Tricos:. Anyone seeing many yet?

I was out this am south of I-90 and there was a pretty decent trico spinner fall from 9-10 am. The spinners and rising fish weren't as thick as I've seen them in the past, but the fish were looking up and taking trico spinners. There were enough fish rising in one riffle / run that I cut off my hopp...
by jrs
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB 8'6" or 9' 3 wt
Replies: 8
Views: 722

Re: WTB 8'6" or 9' 3 wt

So just follow up ... I sent the broken rod, 8'6" 3 wt Redington RS4, back to Redington. I had purchased this rod in 2009 for $169. It had a lot of miles on it and had been repaired twice. So I had already got my money's worth out of it. Redington confirmed that the rod could no longer be repaired o...