Saturday, September 13, 2014

A Classic Rod

Fishing has been great over the last few weeks, and I've hit the river quite a few times to drift big dry flies over eager trout.   I even spotted Noconympher through the stream side bushes one day!

On one of these occasions, I grabbed one of my favorite rods, a Scott G 8'8 4wt.  Sadly, I don't fish it as often as I used to since I've got some newer rods that seem to do everything well.   The G is an awesome dry fly rod, but does not throw nymphs or streamers very well.   It is said that the new G2 addresses that issue, but I plan to

to keep this old G around, because although it does not do everything well, it excels at what it was designed for, a moderate casting action that will lay out a dry fly perfectly.   I've fished this rod quite a bit in the past, including an epic day catching fish on green drakes on the Frying Pan, and countless trips to RMNP.

What are some of the classic fly rods that you love?

Noconympher sighting