9ft #4 Sean I’ve had a wiggle it’s beautiful afraid of getting it dirty.What configuration is your new LL Steven? Be interested to know what you think when you give it a try!
I do miss my circa, think it was the 389, would like to try the LL in that size though.
I need to ease my conscience S, so I propose that I’ll use it for twenty years and then you get it back in return for your LL for another twenty years and so on until we’ve worn them out.No need my friend it went to a good home, and I like the challenge of tracking down another.
I’ll be 91 in twenty years B, but if I’m still here I’ll hold you to that, but in your case I wouldn’t hold your breath.I need to ease my conscience S, so I propose that I’ll use it for twenty years and then you get it back in return for your LL for another twenty years and so on until we’ve worn them out.
So that means you will be 111 when I get it back the first time, whereas I shall be a mere stripling of 107….the rod may have to be refurbished before we’re done with it.I’ll be 91 in twenty years B, but if I’m still here I’ll hold you to that, but in your case I wouldn’t hold your breath.
I recently got my mitts on an absolute like new SLT in 5904, she’s a beauty, but I will one day find another 4864 it’s the chase that I like.
id also like a ZXL in 4864 and 4804,, superb rods.
My favourite Sea trout rod is a 9ft 6 inch 7wt SP lovely rods...It's a funny old world.
After years of fishing Winstons, my goto rod for sea trout and stillwater fishing is now a Sage SLT 9' 6" #6. Bought it second-hand last year.
I had a 9' #5 Sage XP many years ago, which was very good.
Part of the fun is trying different rods.
I regret selling a Scott G series 8'4''x 4pc 4wt and a Bruce & Walker river trout 9'x3-6wt 2pc.
That B&W was bought new from Alex Martin who taught me to fly cast
I have never sold any rod, once they have served their purpose I give most of them away and then move on. The ones I have kept are those that have given me the most pleasure at the time but would never consider ever using them again. Kept my Ivens Original 10 foot 2 piece which if my memory serves me correctly it took a Kingfisher No 3 line, My Hardy's Richard Walker 9ft, my Peter Mackenzie-Philps 10 foot 6in loch rod that I used for 25 years for sea trout and salmon, a rod that has handled thousands of fish up to 15lbs. I often take it out of its bag and think back to many of the memories we have had together. For the first 5 years of sea trout fishing I used a Richard Walker Mk 4 Avon Carp rod as a fly rod. This is a 10 foot 2 piece built cane rod that I eventually gave away where it was then used as a worming rod for salmon. I had it back here last year where this and my Ivens rod were both given a couple of coats of fresh varnish. No regrets about any of the rods given away, they all served their purpose. The only regrets I have had, they are all about some of the rods I bought.I shudder to think how many rods I have bought and sold over the years , many Winstons, Sages and Scotts , Hardy , Greys and others ... very many , way to many . but the rod I regret selling the most is quite a lowly thing really its a sage VPS 7ft 6" 4wt 4 piece. It was a nice rod but not outstanding but still regret selling it ,, So what about you lot?
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