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  1. Sold to jerseystriper. Thanks Tim and SOL.
  2. Cortland has Quick Descent in 15 and 24-foot type 6 sinking heads with floating running in their Specialty Series, and 10-foot sink-tips type 3 and 6 with floating running line in their Classic 444 series.
  3. Shipping address is:

    Robert Fitzsimmons

    20 Queens Dr

    Little Silver NJ 07739

    Whats your pay pal or venmo account? so I can send money. 

  4. Published in 1948! Now that's a classic with some cool pictures and illustrations. Love the picture of the Surfcaster Cuttyhunk Skiff with the stern tiller just before page 80.
  5. Yep. PM your PayPal and shipping info and I'll get it out to you tomorrow, USPS Priority.
  6. Yes, "Line Down" is a wonderful book. Great writing, a joy to read and adventure tales to make you feel like you're along for the ride, like his trip to Cat Cay in a Boston Whaler. That's one of Jack's best books. "Fly Fishing for Permit" is another good one from Sampson, that you've probably read too, and a defining example of a fly-fishing how-to book that mixes fishing tales and first-hand experiences so the technology doesn't get boring. He has another book of similar title, "Permit on a Fly" but I've never seen a copy.
  7. Gierich enjoys great popularity and I've read each of his books so I'm in the minority when I say he's too philosophical for my tastes. A good fishing yarn appeals much more to me than John's waxing poetic about sunsets and fellowship. Again, I'm probably in the minority. And, I'll add another title for good reading - Jack Sampson's "Saltwater Fly Fishing" - a great mix of history, personalities, adventures, exciting tales and a little how-to for good measure.
  8. Yes, very tough reading, that's why I never finished it! Have tried several times but about one chapter at a time is about all I can handke. Historic, yes, Fun reading, not so much. Charley Waterman on the other hand is excellent. I've read many times over "Times and Places" and "Modern Fresh and Salt Water Fly Fishing. Another fine book is George Sands' "Salt-Water Fly Fishing," which predates Lefty's book and is a much more enjoyable book to read, not so technical, and with some history to it. John Cole's "Tarpon Quest" is a small, short book to be savored. A book I left off my short list is Ted William's "Fishing for the Big Three." Certainly a baseball legend, but also a pioneer saltwater fly fisherman who was there in the 50s when so much of the sport's history was just being discovered. For perspective, Stu Apte was just a kid in high school when he first showed Ted some good snook fishing spots along the Tamiami Trail. Anyhow, anyone stuck in the house thru the Great Shutdown can escape for an hour two with some of the old-time books. You may have to look on eBay or Amazon, or fly club book library, but if you can find them, they are terrific. .
  9. For SOL'ers that like to read, may I suggest a few "oldies, but goodies" books? Some are off the beaten path, or forgotten, but they are still enjoyable reading to help pass the time while we deal with world of Covid 19. Times and Places, Home and Away, Charley Waterman Flies, J. Edson Leonard Stripers and Streamers, Ray Bonorew Bass Bug Fishing, Joe Brooks Tarpon Quest, John Cole The Old Man and the Boy, Robert Ruark Classic Fishing Stories, edited by Nick Lyons (especially The River God) Salt-Water Fly Fishing, George Sands High Rollers, Bill Bishop (not so old but a great read)
  10. Heat shrink tubing works really well. Rebuilt/updated an old Fenwick and have been very pleased with the results. Very grippy even with wet or fish-slimed hands, stays in place securely, long lasting. It can easily be removed if you don't like it. Google the big rod building supplier; it's in their catalog and is pretty inexpensive. Maybe local rod building shops carry it too. Don't need glue, just heat it and it's ready to go to work. Hair dryer takes longer but is safer because some heat guns are so hot they literally melt the grip. Purists might not like the looks, but the grip works exceptionally well.
  11. Hadn't seen the Bravo before. Very cool that the drag can be serviced. Kudos to Echo.
  12. JRT and DrBob are right on target. Tibor's Signature series have the right idea - "sealed" but the drag hub assembly can easily be taken apart for periodic service. Not cheap, but worth it.
  13. Sometimes a weighted fly will drag through mud, sand, weeds, grass and foul up or snag. An unweighted bendback rides hook up. A 250-gr sink-tip line gets down and slithers through the grass/sand/mud. The fly rides a few inches above and a four-foot leader. Short twitches seem to work better than long strips. A 4-foot 1/4" rope holds any keepers to the wader belt or attached to the kayak. In a boat, of course, they go in the cooler.
  14. $100 - last call. Anyone interested?
  15. Gotta love how we're all different. Although mine is only the 6-weight, it's the rod I grab the most. My 9 foot 5- and 6-weight graphites now feel eccentric. There's so much more feeling with the BAG fiberglass rod. But. there's a big difference between a 6- and a 10-wt. My only "beef" is that the 6-weight is kind of light in some situations. I've had a pair of 15-pound tarpon and several 10-pound jacks on that rod that made me wish I had the 8-weight, which is on my bucket list for this year if I can get the extra cash together.