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  1. Absolutely. Store them in a cool dark closet.

    Absolutely. Store them in a cool dark closet.
  2. Sage LL and Loop Rods for Sale

    I'm selling the following rods:


    Loop Opti Creek 388-4 - $375 shipped CONUSA


    All rods are in great condition. All rods will be shipped UPS or USPS with tracking numbers. Paypal or USPS...
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    Don't forget to post the picture your Panther...

    Don't forget to post the picture your Panther Martin spinners you plan on fishing opening day.
  4. The Super 4 will work on a 9' 4 wt and you'll...

    The Super 4 will work on a 9' 4 wt and you'll balance fine. I use one on my 9' 5 wt. but it also balances my 4 wt's. I use Super 4N's on my 9' 4 wt.s. IMO the diameter on the Super 2 is too small...
  5. Sorry to hear. You have my sympathies.

    Sorry to hear. You have my sympathies.
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    My salmon rod is a Loomis GLX Native Run 10' 8...

    My salmon rod is a Loomis GLX Native Run 10' 8 weight. It's a great stick and can throw huge mends with a Steelhead line and that extra foot. Only a few times have I wished I had a 9 wt. when I...
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    Agreed. You will not get an argument from me...

    Agreed. You will not get an argument from me there.
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    Alot of positive reviews here and no doubt...

    Alot of positive reviews here and no doubt warranted. However, I have a different experience. I have a BBS III that I fished exclusively for a few years. I made sure the reel was cleaned and...
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    My favorite is a Loop Opti Creek 388-4 with a...

    My favorite is a Loop Opti Creek 388-4 with a Loop Opti Creek reel. A very close second is a Sage ZXL 486-4 with an Abel pt.5.
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    I doubt you'll be disappointed in that ZXL,...

    I doubt you'll be disappointed in that ZXL, James! FWIW I've heard that the 5 piece SP's are the faster of the SP's. I've lawn cast it (parking lot cast actually here in the city) and I really...
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    My go to rod for fishing spring creeks when I...

    My go to rod for fishing spring creeks when I can't get the 3 wt. going is the 486-4 ZXL. It's one sweet rod that is not medium in action but is not fast action. This is a medium fast stick. It...
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    I've bought two high end rods at full retail - a...

    I've bought two high end rods at full retail - a 490-4 Sage Z-Axis and a 7110-4 Save VXP. I bought two Loop rods on sale/closeout. All other high end Winston and Sage rods I've purchased have...
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    I'm very fortunate living in Chicago. I have a...

    I'm very fortunate living in Chicago. I have a fabulous fly shop less than 5 miles from me. www.chifly.com is their on-line portal.

    I will also say that I feel that I have an obligation to...
  14. I use a number of different length rods. Most...

    I use a number of different length rods. Most common rods for me are 8 1/2' and 8' 8" 4 and 3 wt's because they fit the type of stream I spend most of my trout fishing on in the Midwest. I have an 8'...
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    Tie my first fly... After a decade of fly...

    Tie my first fly... After a decade of fly fishing, you would think I'd learn!
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    Spectacular. Really love the one at 2 o'clock on...

    Spectacular. Really love the one at 2 o'clock on the first picture and 6 on the first picture.

    Cheers,
    Mike.
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    I use the WJ Surge Pack. The pack is excellent...

    I use the WJ Surge Pack. The pack is excellent and well thought out. The magnets in lieu of the zippers is a fantastic option for me because I wear it as a fanny pack and reach into it alot. I...
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    I sent an e-mail what seems like a year ago now...

    I sent an e-mail what seems like a year ago now asking about the magazine and they said they were going to continue it. I've not received it nor have I been contacted since. I understand that there...
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    Not enough :) St. Croix Premier - 480-2 St....

    Not enough :)

    St. Croix Premier - 480-2
    St. Croix Imperial - 590-2
    St. Croix Avid - 480-2
    Sage Z-Axis - 590-4
    Sage Z-Axis - 490-4
    Sage ZXL - 486-4
    Sage VXP - 7100-4
    Sage XP - 690-4
  20. Die hard Stiller fan here too. But when the...

    Die hard Stiller fan here too. But when the salmon are in and the steelhead are running, I just can't sit on the sofa anymore. It's just the past two years for me that I've finally said to myself...
  21. That's hilarious!

    That's hilarious!
  22. For people with familial hypercholesterolaemia it...

    For people with familial hypercholesterolaemia it does not matter what we eat - I can create cholesterol out of lettuce and tomatoes with no dressing. While I agree that this country over prescribes...
  23. As a FYI on these... I've been on a couple. ...

    As a FYI on these... I've been on a couple. Lipitor was a killer for me. Couldn't deal with the leg pains. I switched to Crestor and am significantly better with minimal pain or soreness. What...
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    Great thermometer. I had one for years that my...

    Great thermometer. I had one for years that my buddy actually found on the stream and hackled me with it. I never used one before and made fun of him for doing so... but after a few years I found...
  25. I have the 8' 4 wt Avid. Don't fish it much...

    I have the 8' 4 wt Avid. Don't fish it much anymore but it is a nice little stick.
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