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Good article despite the overwrought romanticism. However, I do agree with his opinions and conclusions.

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Good article despite the overwrought romanticism. However, I do agree with his opinions and conclusions.

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Yes, the romanticism... I include this and write in this style since nobody else does and it is in my nature. So much a diversion and romantic love that I feel for these rods. so much of the past articles. Overwrought? You would have to cast them with me. But I expect you would love these rods! Have a scotch. Romanticism is missing these days my friend. I revel in the romanticism and the casting ability. That has been forgotten....
 

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Wow! That's a long article and so it needed a really big glass of Scotch. What was it about again?
Drinking scotch and casting an enigma of a rod.......wonderful! A casting lesson without the lesson, and a read which will require a little of thought. a comparison of long lines and rods!
 

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Yes, the romanticism... I include this and write in this style since nobody else does and it is in my nature. So much a diversion and romantic love that I feel for these rods. so much of the past articles. Overwrought? You would have to cast them with me. But I expect you would love these rods! Have a scotch. Romanticism is missing these days my friend. I revel in the romanticism and the casting ability. That has been forgotten....
You wrote this? Well then I am going back to re-read the article, pay attention this time, and maybe drink a little less Scotch!
 

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Yes, the romanticism... I include this and write in this style since nobody else does and it is in my nature. So much a diversion and romantic love that I feel for these rods. so much of the past articles. Overwrought? You would have to cast them with me. But I expect you would love these rods! Have a scotch. Romanticism is missing these days my friend. I revel in the romanticism and the casting ability. That has been forgotten....
I share your love of para type rods. I have a good selection of them and have cast many others both classic and contemporary. I think the Redwing site is a veritable gold mine for the para enthusiast. Personally I like the Para 14 in a 4wt more than the 15 but the 15 reduced to a 5wt is an intriguing idea. Cliff Constable's Wallop Brook tapers, Jerry Foster's double para Sinusoidal taper. All great rods.

I also agree that true para tapers keep you honest as a caster and improve your ability by doing so. These are some of the reasons I said I agreed with your opinions and conclusions.

I do believe that a life without romance is a life much reduced. I just don't relate a great rod to art, be it writing, painting or music. That does not mean I am less appreciative of it than those things I just don't think of it in the same context. I think a rod is an instrument, a tool. Like a paint brush, a musical instrument, a pen and paper. The art if indeed there is any comes from the person using that instrument not the instrument itself.

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Often, when during the course of fishing everything seems to come easy and I fool myself into thinking I'm some kind of master-caster, I tend to ruin it by contemplating whether it is the line making it happen, or the rod.
 
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