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  • #16
    I had the good fortune of meeting Joe Goodspeed on Saturday and we talked about the Cortland Rods and their construction as well as the new 120 grain line. He is using a mono core on the new line if my memory serves me. I have the older cortland 140 grain Nymphing line and like it a lot but it has it's limitations. It's a bit thicker than I would like. The new 120 grain may be the ticket as it is not a double taper. More of a WFF. It is low stretch but supple. I personally do not like using "Long Leaders" as mono is in your hand. I can't feel it well when my hands are cold, and maybe do to years in saltwater, I was taught not to put the mono in your hand in fear of losing a finger if a 30# king decides to smoke a reel. The new Cortland rod is really sweet and has some great features. One of the them is reel seat. It is"solid" as he describes it this better supports the but of the blank and transfers energy better. Translating to higher sensitivity. That really helps on subtle takes.
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    • #17
      For brass beads, coneheads and hourglass eyes check:
      http://www.wholesaleflycompany.com/
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      • #18
        With the wide gap hooks I would suggest using them for tying nymphs on. The wider gap has given me slightly better hookset and holds. As well they are excellent y2k hooks as the material is less likely the obstruct the hook point.

        For beads I wold suggest two places. For tungsten, Rip Lips has a pretty good price on 100 packs. (starting at a round $12 depending on the size.) For those that still use atleast some brass (like me) then a great place to check is Blue Quill Anglers. They offer less of a color variety of brass then Rip Lips, but the smaller lots of 100 beads is a big plus (RL does brass in lots of 200). As well the price for most of them is only $5 per 100 even in 4mm and bigger beads. I have quite a few of their and find they offer a better quality then Rip Lips. Though Rip Lips is still a good place to get brass. Especially for hot beads or ones that are brown, black, or a matte black finish.

        For a czech nymphing rod, I am a huge fan of the 3wt 8ft BVK and the conversion kit. It is more expensive then some rods but works very well even on large fish. (To date the largest fish I have pulled around with it was pushing the 28in mark)
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        • #19
          Hey Steve,

          As far as a source for purchasing flies for czech nymphing etc., I would highly recommend Blue Quill Anglers and Trout Legend. I've probably purchased close to 100 flies from each of these and have been pleased with what I received.

          This thread is awesome by the way, as I'm now beginning to try and learn how to tie and the materials sources are great!
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          • #20
            Lots of stuff covered here. Im pleased to see interest. Seems that this style gets less and less resistance as the years tick on.

            I fish Hanaks almost exclusively. I get them wherever I can. But Umpqua does sell them under the U400 name. They are Hanaks.

            Chuck gave me some Allen hooks….I like them too. If you know me you'll know ill fish anything as long as I don't have to tie it lol.

            Ill 2nd Blue Quill angler. Its run by Steve Parrot. He's a fellow Team USA member and actually grew up and started Asheville Anglers in the Asheville NC area. He's a very good stick and can tie really well. If you call hell talk to you and answer any questions. His tying material selection is top notch and I find myself using him and Kevin Compton at Performance flies for the majority of my tying materials. I tie a lot so getting good stuff is important.

            For whatever its worth my setup currently is
            Cortland 10.5 foot 3 weight
            Hardy (anything works) 3/4 DD Reel
            Cortland 120 grain nymph line
            Hand Tapered Leader. Built from Maxima
            Small piece of amnesia
            Cortland Sighter
            Trout Hunter Tippet
            cobbled together flies.

            Ive not fished my William J. confluence in a while. Ive been fishing my old Simms G3 vest. Both work fine.
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            • #21
              Rant Warning-----
              Nearly every student I have had this year that came for Euro Nymphing has told me that XXXX person at XXXXX shop told them XXXXX about European style nymphing. Nearly every time they are not correct. Its not even about not being correct about the techniques….its that they are not even in the same ball park. In my experience the kids/"experts" they have running many fly shop counters pump a lot of bad information out….as I talked about in my seminar. Its really ashamed that its happening. For years now I have been the step child in the fly shop because I would dare compete with a fly rod lol. Now the same guys are trying to jump on the bandwagon and profit on misinformation. Im all for doing business but its really ashame to see how this is starting to unfold. Our overnight "experts" are not providing correct information which in turn slows down the progress of a beginner to the technique. Which then waters down the very thing they were trying to profit off of. But I digress.

              When dealing with specialty stuff like euro, spey, bass, musky, I call the guys that know their stuff. I tend to use Jeff at Blue Ridge Fly Fishing for a lot of my comp stuff because he's a fellow competitor, answers the phone (706 258 4080), knows what he is talking about, and has everything in stock. I like to get Cortland, Trout Hunter, and Rio Leaders in one place. I don't have any alliances or personal sponsors….I just fish what I like. Most guys just search the internet anyway….but Im pretty adamant about supporting small and local business for whatever its worth.
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              • #22
                Good stuff Paul! Do you know of any local retailers that carry the Cortland Nymphing rods?
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                • #23
                  As a matter of fact, Jeff carries them! Along with a ton of other great new products that are worth the visit!
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                  • #24
                    Jeff??????

                    Is that Blue Ridge FlyFishing in Toccoa?
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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Drifter View Post
                      Jeff??????

                      Is that Blue Ridge FlyFishing in Toccoa?
                      Correct, Steve, that is the Blue Ridge shop. Paul put the phone number in a previous post. I know Jeff has the Cortland rods. I don't have one but I know Bret does and I hear nothing but good things about them.
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                      • #26
                        Yes sir we are in Blue Ridge, Ga located just near the Toccoa river. The phone number here is 706 258 4080

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