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#968054 - 11/12/16 04:05 PM Re: Tying Projects (Ironing the Ascot) [Re: ColeyG]
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How about a casting project?

Wondering how this fast action stick will like my 58 yo arthritic shouldered casting stroke?

The 6 wt Outbound oughta help some, that & a tailwind....




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#968161 - 11/13/16 04:42 PM Re: Tying Projects (Ironing the Ascot) [Re: chrome/22]
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Originally Posted By: chrome/22
How about a casting project?

Wondering how this fast action stick will like my 58 yo arthritic shouldered casting stroke?


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#968173 - 11/13/16 05:48 PM Re: Tying Projects (Ironing the Ascot) [Re: ColeyG]
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I think even the lightest two handed rod is still a little tedious and tiresome for long bouts of single handed casting. That having been said, I've never spent time with anything lighter than a 7wt switch rod.

Personally I'd look for a fairly long single handed rod (10-10'6"?) with a weight forward line, even some of the switch lines like Rio's Switch Chucker cast well one handed. They don't strip or mend well though and so perhaps more traditional heads and tapers are better for this application. For multipurpose use I often over line my 10' 8wt with a 9wt switch line and am happy with this setup for swinging and single hand casting.
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#968229 - 11/14/16 08:41 AM Re: Tying Projects (Ironing the Ascot) [Re: ColeyG]
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Fast action graphite rods are the bane of shoulders, elbows, and wrists that suffer from tendonitis, bursitis, and arthritis. Medium action rods are usually the most effective medication.

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#968231 - 11/14/16 09:50 AM Re: Tying Projects (Ironing the Ascot) [Re: ColeyG]
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The XP was considered fast back in the day. I'd consider it to be nearly medium fast compared to some of the fast stiff sticks that lack soul that are on the market today.

The rod he got is a good choice if he intends to use it for beach fishing.
Fishing the beaches involves making hundreds of casts per day sometimes over a 6-8 hour period while searching for the unicorn.

Nice looking bug by the way..... wink
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#968235 - 11/14/16 10:40 AM Re: Tying Projects (Ironing the Ascot) [Re: stonefish]
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Originally Posted By: stonefish
The XP was considered fast back in the day. I'd consider it to be nearly medium fast compared to some of the fast stiff sticks that lack soul that are on the market today.

The rod he got is a good choice if he intends to use it for beach fishing.
Fishing the beaches involves making hundreds of casts per day sometimes over a 6-8 hour period while searching for the unicorn.

Nice looking bug by the way..... wink
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Ha, I knew you guys were talking in fish code to throw us off ! All this time you were faking us out with all the cutthroat and coho talk.

Unicorns eh ? Pictures or it ain't true ! wink
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#968238 - 11/14/16 12:00 PM Re: Tying Projects (Ironing the Ascot) [Re: ColeyG]
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Agree with stonefish, the XP rods were fast when they came out and I got a few.....either they slowed down or I did, the newer fast action sticks aren't to my liking.......but I still like my XP's.
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#968282 - 11/14/16 07:50 PM Re: Tying Projects (Ironing the Ascot) [Re: ColeyG]
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Tied this up 2 of these this Saturday more AJ 3/0 should go well with the new rod I picked up about 2 months ago.. 14'3 7/8/9 CND Solstice
Matched up with either a Nextcast Winter Authority 55 7/8 or an older Airflo Steelhead Tactical 8


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#968303 - 11/15/16 08:24 AM Re: Tying Projects (Ironing the Ascot) [Re: ColeyG]
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Some nice flies there Luis. Keep tying like that and you're gonna' have to trade in your polyester buff for a genuine silk ascot!

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#974918 - 03/15/17 09:58 AM Re: Tying Projects (Ironing the Ascot) [Re: ColeyG]
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#975006 - 03/16/17 09:07 AM Re: Tying Projects (Ironing the Ascot) [Re: ColeyG]
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That's some good bait there, BU.

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#975027 - 03/16/17 02:09 PM Re: Tying Projects (Ironing the Ascot) [Re: ColeyG]
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The rocks and branches really like it.......
smile

Steelhead are a bit more elusive, but it'll help if I actually go fishing I hear.
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