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by floriano
Fri Jan 08, 2016 2:51 am
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: Glass Rods
Replies: 16
Views: 8537

Re: Glass Rods

The feel is totally different. Vibrations are not transmitted with the same speed in both materials : glass is so less sensitive. You can't achieve that with graphite , even with low modulus graphite. It's very useful for some kind of fishing, in my opinion : crankbaits and vibrations, and for flyfi...
by floriano
Wed Nov 11, 2015 5:39 am
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: Glass Rods
Replies: 16
Views: 8537

Re: Glass Rods

The Swift Epic 686 (8'6 line 6, 3 pces), fast glass blank is a wonderful tool for those applications. I couldnb't be happier with mine.
by floriano
Tue Sep 08, 2015 5:42 am
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: what weight do you use for bass?
Replies: 13
Views: 7619

Re: what weight do you use for bass?

I use fiberglass rod to cast flies that make a bump in the line : fiberglass absorb this bump and is way more comfortable than graphite. It loads much more easily than graphite rods. I have a custom rod that I built on a 686 Epic blank (8'6 line 6) that is the best rod I've used with small streamers...
by floriano
Tue Sep 08, 2015 5:22 am
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: More then just a pretty face
Replies: 14
Views: 8622

Re: More then just a pretty face

Yours flies are beautiful, your fish is beautiful and your pond seems to be beautiful. Really like to live in a country where nature an wilderness are alive...
by floriano
Tue Sep 08, 2015 5:19 am
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: Favorite species to target on a fly?
Replies: 23
Views: 14153

Re: Favorite species to target on a fly?

The mediterranean zebra brown trout, that I fish in eastern France : the most technical fishing I know, especially when sight fishing with dries or very light nymphs. A kinf of "Graal" in fly fishing. Unfortunately these fishes tend to disapear due to the various aggressions and pollutions our frenc...
by floriano
Tue Sep 08, 2015 5:10 am
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: Does cost really matter?
Replies: 12
Views: 8175

Re: Does cost really matter?

Under 8' or 8'6, you can find very good "cheap" rod. As an exemple, I have a Winston Passport in 8'6 line 4 and it's a great smooth rod. Things become more complex with longer rods and powerful rods. I don't say that you need to spend 700 $ to have a good rod in these lenghts and powers but the best...
by floriano
Tue Sep 08, 2015 4:59 am
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: I dont HATE cold water..
Replies: 8
Views: 5354

Re: I dont HATE cold water..

You have some serious skills ! :shock:
by floriano
Tue Sep 08, 2015 4:57 am
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: Classic Steelhead and some Salmon ties
Replies: 6
Views: 5522

Re: Classic Steelhead and some Salmon ties

Good patterns !
by floriano
Tue Sep 08, 2015 4:55 am
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: Fly Rods & Reels - SHOW and TELL
Replies: 7
Views: 5896

Re: Fly Rods & Reels - SHOW and TELL

Sage makes good rods but they aren't the best value for money, IMHO. Go custom !
by floriano
Tue Sep 08, 2015 4:48 am
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: advice about silk fly lines
Replies: 1
Views: 2976

Re: advice about silk fly lines

Here in France there are some brand with good reputation : - Terenzio : available in a "triangle" taper, called AT taper, http://www.terenziosilklines.com/ , italian language only - Pêche à soie : english website, triangle taper also, called PP taper, http://www.pecheasoie.com/soiesdepeche/pp,EN - J...
by floriano
Tue May 21, 2013 1:59 am
Forum: Custom Rods
Topic: kigan Z guides... H version
Replies: 2
Views: 1445

Re: kigan Z guides... H version

Beautiful rod !!! The Fuji IPS has a better feeling in my hands, more contact with cork, less with plastic.
by floriano
Tue May 21, 2013 1:54 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: My Custom Reels
Replies: 12
Views: 4156

Re: My Custom Reels

Is the TDZ the best performing reel you have (with the upgrades) ?
by floriano
Tue May 21, 2013 1:52 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: New Reel
Replies: 19
Views: 4050

Re: New Reel

Beautiful reel... I wonder if it's better than a regular Steez or if the value comes just from rarity...
by floriano
Tue May 21, 2013 1:45 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: metanium w/ BFS spool (pics for the curious)
Replies: 18
Views: 2346

Re: metanium w/ BFS spool (pics for the curious)

Hello, Could tell us how it works with the BFS Spool (a short review if you have time...) ? I use a Steez baitcaster with Megabass BFS spool (the silver one for IS) and the performances are great but I'm little concerned about the Steez durability : I have problems with the line guide system which i...
by floriano
Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:13 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Megabass finesse spool
Replies: 6
Views: 1757

Re: Megabass finesse spool

http://www.japantackle.com/Tuning_parts ... _daiwa.htm

I've bought mine there, no problem, very professionnal.