Airflo Rage Compact

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by Chris DeLeone, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. KerryS

    KerryS Ignored Member

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    2 handers are kind of the xtreme of fly fishing. Ok, maybe not.
     
  2. SpeySpaz

    SpeySpaz still an authority on nothing

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    I get it Kerry. Extreme in some ways, but only in a nerdian kind of way. When I go to the Clave, I'm tempted to go all "blue face paint" and make it the Star Trek convention that it is...next year I'm getting the frikkin kilt out and doing her right. Nothing like busting a long one out with breeze kissing your balls. Long belly heaven.

    Kudos and respect to Tom for weighing in. I appreciate real feedback on real lines, and of course Airflo has an impeccable reputation for good, and long lasting, lines.

    If the line performs as expected, it could be called "The Testosterone Patch" as is appropriate, or whatever. If it's a good line, it could be called the Dick Extender for all I care, I'll rip the label off and fish the mofo.

    No disrespect here of course, just good natured discourse on product names, etc.

    I'd love to cast one and review it.
    Bob
     
  3. yuhina

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    much appreciated for the information!! Can't wait to try some!
    BTW, no worries about the name, if you name a line "bitching", I will still buy and fish them... with joy! : )

    Mark
     
  4. Panhandle

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    Sounds like a good nymphing line more than anything else.
     
  5. bjornjon

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    I think it will be a lot more fun to say, "Listen honey, I'm going down to the CW to jack some Rage" than "Will you please let me go to Lewiston to spey some long belly?"

    Tom, Thanks for the info. I'll make sure to swing by the Silver Bow and take a look.
     
  6. Leroy Laviolet

    Leroy Laviolet Aint no nookie like chinookie

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    Man, I gotta place for one of those...:thumb:
    Where's my bead box anyways-:ray1:
     
  7. Eastside

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    Say what you want about beads and nymphing, this line rocks when your back is against the trees, just as Tom indicated. Need to slow down and compact the casting stroke, but when it's dialed in, it is effective. I often find myself fishing places without much backcasting room and the wind is usually blowing. I tried it today and it's a great line.
     
  8. Creatch'r

    Creatch'r Heavies...

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    Good lord you guys are wack. Do any of you get paid to develop lines for one of the most respected line manufacturers in the game? Did you help change the face of two handed fly fishing by bringing out the compact skagit which is undoubtedly the most wildly popular spey line to ever hit the market? No you didn't. Tuck your tools up. Go fish.
     
  9. Creatch'r

    Creatch'r Heavies...

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    On another note I'm picking one up soon seems like a great compromise between my chopped up scandi lines and my skagit floater combo should be great on some of the local riversooking forward to it, thanks for the info Tom!
     
  10. ralfish

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    Should be interesting comparing this line to the AFS.

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    As a foot note, just got back from 11 days camping on the Dean. The usual dry line was a 6/7 GPS for waked bugs but the river went out so went to tips for a day or two using a 460 AFS cut back around 4' or so. Launches 110 grain tips very nicley from my 7136 brownie. Just for shits and giggles, I took the sink tips off and went to a 12 then 15 foot floater and back to waked bugs. Handles wind with ease. Something different anyways, with not too much stripping ( didn't need to cast more than around 80' easpecially in the dirty water the fish were at our feet more or less).
     
  11. Leroy Laviolet

    Leroy Laviolet Aint no nookie like chinookie

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    try this:
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  12. Dustin Bise

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    umad?

    im with sean on this one. haters gonna hate!

    also you have 6 signatures.
     
  13. Red Shed

    Red Shed "junkyard spey"

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    I think a better comparison would be with the Steelhead scandi.
     
  14. ralfish

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    True enough...(I'm behind the times, still cutting 4-5' off the AFS lol)
     
  15. TallFlyGuy

    TallFlyGuy Adipossessed!

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    Agreed