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. . . but playing with a delightful 1 weight was a blast! I made-up a twisted leader for it - turns-over nice. It was a refreshing break playing with a 2-1/8 oz. rod sporting a tiny CFO I reel for a change. I was even able to cast into a light breeze & I managed to boom-out a couple 30-footers. 'Gills were non-existent, but a carp grabbed a micro leech - that was exciting for the few seconds it took me to point the rod at it, clamp the spool & pop the tippet. Sacrificing a fly made better sense than sacrificing my Superfine. It was a glorious, cool morning in my old Wood River float tube (I packed it in to a small backwater that I haven't visited in years - used to be able to drive close to it before the Feds regulated & fenced-off things to the point that folks can't hardly access public land along the Columbia anymore.).
 

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Yep, need a little fish slime on that cork. It's kind of embarrassing to have one that clean;)
 
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I was going to go fishing today but when I got to my favorite little creek. The water was a murky brown with about 2" of vis. It was also about 5" higher than it usually is.

It is usually gin clear and you can watch the fish swim and play in it. It is coming down off the higher Mountains. The South end of the Beaverhead Mountains. These is still a little snow up there.
 

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Feel free to keep it nice and clean, Jim - as long as you leave it in the closet of my (future) house!
It will be in the vault of the fishing room, Sue. And ALL of my toys are clean, even the hard-used ones - although the Superfine does need some seasoning, lol. I'll quit wearing white gloves when I use it:D.

A couple more weeks & your creek should be in good shape, Jim.
 

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a 1 weight is one toke under the line
That's what I though, Gene . . . until I picked-up that full-flex Superfine. My TFO 1 is a little faster rod (I bought that first & used it on a Montana high creek Brookie trip with a couple of Nephews for 2 weeks.). Between the 2, I prefer the Orvis if I'm not in a lot of brush but both are fun.

Edit: I just played with the TFO on the lawn - it does have more backbone, more of a mid-flex & throws a WF line better & incrementally farther - 40' was pretty easy with a breeze from the side. If I anticipate a bit larger fish, I'll likely use that one. At 6'9" versus the 7'6" of the Superfine, it is a far better brushy stream rod.
 

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And the price is a lot better, lol. My apology in advance to your Bride . . .

The CFO I reel (or a line holder in that weight range - 3.6 oz.) balances both rods well.
 

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I have noticed that the small streams that I ply here in Montana have not very much brush along side of them. I can always find a break in them to throw a fly into the water. And I do fine with my 3wt.

I took some pictures today but my stupid computer won't load them. I'm really computer dumb. I turned something off but I don't know what. Back into the shop again.
 

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Well honestly, I kept forgetting to take it off the first few times. Now I its just an ongoing "conversation piece".

It doest affect my grip at all. It's not like I'm fighting 6 lb fish on a regular basis with that 7'er. :p
 

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Well honestly, I kept forgetting to take it off the first few times. Now I its just an ongoing "conversation piece".

It doest affect my grip at all. It's not like I'm fighting 6 lb fish on a regular basis with that 7'er. :p
I saw a newb doing it once because he liked how it kept the cork bright. I'd rather hold cork than plastic personally but that's just me. Takes all kindsa people to make up a world.
 

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Hey, my favorite 7' 6" still has the shrink wrap on it after 7 years.
Some people put clear plastic covers on their furniture to keep the furniture clean... must be similar....

I've never paid any attention to the cork handles on my rods until you guys started mentioning the handles... is clean cork handles some new flyfishing fetish I've missed... like the buffs?...

Geezus... now it's all about the cork handles???
 

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If I wasn't going to the range shortly, I'd take all of my rods outside and get them dirty, or not, lol. I tend to take care of my stuff - fly & spinning rods/reels, guns, other fishing equipment, my dog, hunting gear, my house & yard, my truck & a 17-year-old cherry Wrangler (we play, it gets dirty, it gets cleaned & goes back in the garage), tools, et al. I built this glass rod over 40 years ago & it saw heavy (as in almost daily) use in the 70's & sees limited use now. To each her/his own. I guess this is the result of my Dad's influence; as he advised me one time when I was working on my car - "Clean tools are happy tools and mine are always smiling." That advice has stayed front & center all these years.
 

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I saw a newb doing it once because he liked how it kept the cork bright. I'd rather hold cork than plastic personally but that's just me. Takes all kindsa people to make up a world.
Matt, I have 11 rods, only one with the plastic on the cork still.

It's just something that's meant to be "funny".

If I'm the only one that gets it, I'm okay with that.

:)
 
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