Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by toddsbernina, Apr 2, 2006.
What are your thoughts on the 691 XP versus the 691 TCR?
Man, I don't have a 1 or a 17! Only 4 through 12! (but 2 or more deep at each spot - you gotta have extra in case of breakage, you know, and for loaners).
Burkheimer 9 foot 4 weight Presentation
Burkheimer 9 foot 5 weight Presentation
Burkheimer 9 foot 6 weight Presentation
Sage SP 9 foot 5 weight
Sage SP 9 foot 7 weight
Sage SP 9 foot 8 weight
Loomis GLX 9 foot 8 weight
Meiser custom 7 foot 6 inch 4 weight
Sage Center Axis 3 weight rod and reel
Winston B2X 9 foot 8 weight built by a buddy without fighting butt for bass
Burkheimer 9 foot Custom 9 weight Hawaiian Bonefish rod (4 of them)
Burkheimer 9 foot 7 weight custom Hawaiian Bonefish rod for tailing bones (2 of them)
Burkheimer custom 12 weight Presentation models (2 of them)
Burkheimer 14 (Presentation Model) weight
Echo 2 Saltwater 9 foot 9 weight
Burkheimer saltwater rods have titanium reel seats and components.
Sage Xi 2 14 weight
Sage 9140 Brownie original
Scott ARC 9 weight
Meiser MKS 7/8
Meiser MKS 8/9
I'll be switching my spey to Burkheimer when next steelhead trip comes around. Love my Meisers and my Tracker though!
4 Galvan T-10s with spools
4 Galvan T-8s with spools
3 Galvan T-12 with spools
1 Galvan T-14 with spool
Hardy Featherweight Golden edition with 3 spools
Hardy Lightweight with 2 spools
Hardy St Aidan Golden edition with 3 spools
Hardy Perfect 3 5/8 with 3 spools
Hardy Perfect 3 1/8 with 2 spools
Hardy Bougle 4 inch with 2 spools
Hardy Marquis #1 Humber edition (2 full reels and one spool each)
Tibor Everglades (#46 ever built) with 2 spools
Tibor Freestone with 2 spools
Kineya 4 weight with 3 spools
Abel Super 10
Time for some bamboo!
7'6 3wt Echo Classic
9' 5wt Scott SAS
9' 5wt Lamiglas something or other
9' 5wt WW Griggs something or other
9'6' 8wt TFO Professional
9' 10wt Sage RPLxi
11' 4wt TFO Deer Creek Switch
12'6" 4/5/6 Meiser Highlander
13'3" 8wt TFO Professional
13'6" 8/9wt TFO Deer Creek
if i had to chose one it would be the xp. the xp is a better all-around fly rod, but the tcr can launch a line far and is definitely more beefy in fighting fish.
5 wght-Orvis Clearwater
6 wght Sage Graphite II
6 wght-Sage SLT
6 wght-Sage XP
8 wght-Sage Xi2
9 wght-Orvis Zero Gravity
9 wgt-T and T 15' spey
10 wght-T and T
Still like to trade that new Tand T 15'-9wght spey for a Sage XP 8 wght
next time you are on the other side of the mountains drop me a line.
Business is pretty good, eh Coach...
Business won't be good until you get your ass over here and hook a few big bones Frymaster! The Coach
PS I chose a lifestyle, for my children, my wife and me. That lifestyle just hovers above dirt poor, but we see each other every day, we swim, we play, we fish and we get to be a family every day and that's all that matters to us. Aloha and tight lines Duffer.
What? No McMansion? No BMW or Lexus? No summer home or ski lodge? How unAmerican of you!
Good on you Coach. Hopefully as we move through the current economic adjustment, one of the casualties will be our culture of consumption and the notion that getting something for nothing is an entitlement for all citizens.
Stepping down off my soapbox now.
I am in complete support Coach, please don't misunderstand as you will never meet anyone happier than me that business is good. I am just seriously jealous. Clearly you spent your BMW, McMansion and Lexxus money on fly rods.
And as soon as my boy gets a date for his mid-tour leave from K-16, S. Korea there will be a PM headed your way as we are going to meet him in Hawaii for some R&R.
BTW any chance we can use a couple of those Burkheimers?
If you want, you'll have a custom Burky in your hands every minute you chase monster bones. See ya soon. Duffer
Coach, an inspiring and well grounded priority list. Awesome!
Coach speaks the truth and the gospel. Damn that's good stuff.