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  1. #26
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    Flipped over, belly up......how many decades you been doin' this 2FUNK?
    Have to admit there a lot of big trout that surprise us when using 6x...than the "expected" size...when out West. ...but still it's better to try to hustle em' in..no matter what the results, and if you get em' in...revive em' in oxygenated, moving water = brings em' back quicker and does it everytime, kinda like zapping the heart when flatlined....y/n?

  2. #27
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    I just started fishing last year. Iíve read lots of Field and Stream though.

  3. #28
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2FUNKY View Post
    I just started fishing last year. Iíve read lots of Field and Stream though.
    understandable, nothing to fish for where you live. maybe when you move to a real mountain playground you'll get good

  4. #29
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    Fresh Water 5-weight Fly Reel Suggestions (Under$200)

    Quote Originally Posted by dunfree View Post
    understandable, nothing to fish for where you live. maybe when you move to a real mountain playground you'll get good
    Yeah, Iím hoping to learn for the master Jediís here. Maybe someone will take me under their wing and show me the way. Where should I move to? I watched ď A River Runs Through ItĒ the other day. Maybe I should move to where it was filmed. I hear trout love night crawlers. May have to get a box and hit the local river with my new ugly stick. Itís super whippy.

  5. #30
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2FUNKY View Post
    Trick question? It’s covered in water, looks like it would live to me. ND can chime in.
    Yeah, it was fine. It never left the water, which was probably about 40 degrees at the time and supersaturated with oxygen from about 200 vertical ft of waterfalls and a half mile of heavy rapids right upstream of where I caught it. I really doubt one can find a stream with more oxygen whipped into it. Nice clean hookset right at the tip of the nose, too.

    As to the original question, I'd suggest you check out the Redington Rise if you want a good mix of quality, value and lighter weight. Its a little over $200 tho. The same company that owns Sage owns Redington and I think some of the Sage quality has been rubbing off on Redington gear. I'd get the 3/4 and underspool the backing. You usually don't need a lot of backing for stream fishing. That way you shave an ounce off a typical 5/6 setup.

    The Orvis Battenkill mid-arbor is a decent enough reel for the money. Sage's entry level stuff just doesn't feel very durable. Ross Reels has given up on affordable products. It's a shame Ross Reels stopped making their imported line; some of those had the Evolution drag system in a heavier frame, those were really good affordable reels for the money. I'd definitely get something with a drag. A good drag is like good health insurance. Most days you won't use it and wonder why you pay for it. Until you really need it.
    Last edited by neckdeep; 08-08-2018 at 12:42 AM.

  6. #31
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    I had no doubt. Steved be trollin.

  7. #32
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    +1 echo ion

  8. #33
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2FUNKY View Post
    I just started fishing last year. I’ve read lots of Field and Stream though.
    You're ok 2Funky...my bad last couple.....

  9. #34
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    All good.

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