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Troutman
08-22-2008, 09:49 PM
What classic combo do you reach for first? Lets see some picts!
I have been using my FF756 and Martin 67A for warmwater species and loving it!

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l114/gltroutman/fish017.jpg

ijsouth
08-22-2008, 09:57 PM
Hey TMan...what a fat smallmouth...wider than a football.

I don't know if it qualifies as "classic", but I love my Orivs Battenkill 3/4 on my TFO 2wt...even the 5inch trout are fun on it.

pineman19
08-25-2008, 09:32 PM
That's a very nice looking vintage outfit Troutman. Shame on you. I already have too many flyfishing outfits and your giving me ideas. That's an awesome smallie. IJ has the right comment for that fattie. The closest I have to a vintage outfit is a 12 year old St. Croix Pro, 9' 6-7 weight with the same age 7-8 Battenkill.


Neal

Rog 1
08-26-2008, 09:13 AM
My closest thing to a classic combo is an Orvis Fullflex glass rod that I built about 25+ years ago and a Pflueger single action reel that I got with a bamboo combo purchased from Norm Thompson outfitters in 1964....have caught everything from mtn brookies to largemouth with this outfit

Tentwing
08-29-2008, 11:38 AM
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Ozark Cutthroat and a 1948 Orvis Battenkill 8 &1/2 foot 3 piece 5 weight
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a nice McCloud River rainbow and a 1949 Heddon Model #50 9 ft 5 weight
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another Ozark rainbow and a 1931 E.C. Powell Hollowbuilt 9 ft 5 weight

I would say over all that one of my 2 ferrule Heddons make it out the door and to the stream more often than any of my other rods.

Fishing is always more fun on a old bamboo rod;) .....Tentwing

Stonefly
08-29-2008, 03:51 PM
Nice fish too!

sb

gf2
10-03-2008, 12:59 PM
Here's my latest combination. The rod is a PHY 8-13 built by Walter Babb. The reel is a 1930's vintage Hardy 3 3/8 Perfect. The Little River Rainbow is the first fish on this rig. The package is well balanced and makes a delicate dry presentation almost effortless.
gf2

http://i499.photobucket.com/albums/rr351/gf2_2008/IMGP3053.jpg

http://i499.photobucket.com/albums/rr351/gf2_2008/IMGP3047.jpg

Tentwing
10-06-2008, 12:34 AM
gf2;

Thats a sweet looking rig:smile:

Troutman
10-06-2008, 01:26 PM
Walter makes some pretty rods. I like the cigar grip. What length is the rod and line wt are you throwing with it?

gf2
10-06-2008, 08:52 PM
Thanks Tentwing & Troutman. The rod is an 8ft 5wt. I am using H & H (Cortland 444) DT5F. Walter was kind enough to let me make the cork grip and reelseat. The seat insert is from a burl I sawed off a Georgia maple tree. It is impregnated with Minwax Wood Hardener per instructions from an on-line knifemakers forum.
gf2

Rog 1
10-07-2008, 08:56 AM
gf2....were you fishing that combo last week in Elkmont....if so we met late Sat. afternoon after your trip up the LR....my friend and I went up that way on Wed. and did not have much better luck than you....was nice to meet and talk with you.

gf2
10-07-2008, 01:08 PM
ROG 1,
We were camping and fishing at Elkmont Sept 27, 28,29. Fished around the campground only on Sat and Mon. Sunday we did a trip way up Little River with no success.
Nice to meet you, as well.
gf2

Rog 1
10-08-2008, 09:12 AM
gf2.....My friend and I fished up above the campground on Wednesday of that week with no better luck than you...we found the fishing hard all week with our best outing on the lower reaches of Roaring Fork....have been fishing up there for 35 years and this was the hardest fishing we have ever experienced....hope to run into you again sometime.