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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-02-2018, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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Jim Green

I never met Jim Green and only know him through articles and posts. A while ago, I came across this video, put it on my 'watch later' list and promptly forgot about it. I know Mr. Green as an important figure; not only in the single handed world, but also in the introduction of the two handed rod in the PNW. For those of you; like me, who have never met Mr. Green, let me introduce you to an important figure in the world of fly fishing.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-02-2018, 10:04 PM
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Thanks, that was interesting.

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Very innovate guy. He was important figure in rod development.

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Very cool guy, a gentleman in every sense of the word... and passionate about rod design/tapers. He invited me up there after a phone conversation in the early 80's. maybe 1981 (before he left Fenwick for Sage). I wanted to cast and fish longer rods than were available then. He got interested in the idea, made then sent me two graphite blanks... a 10.5' 7/8 and a 12' 9/10 -- no charge! I built the rods and fished them happily (gratefully) and all he requested in return was a report on how they performed. Of course, this was well before two handed casting was shown to be a better way to fish long rods (which he was responsible for, as well).
Sadly, I broke the 12'er ten yrs later, but I still have the shorter one that sees occasional use on trout lakes.
Thanks for sharing the video, 9140gr.
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Excellent casting teaching! Camera technology was very good back then what comes to the fly line visibility

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I met him once through our local fly-fishing club in Eastern Washington. He held a casting clinic. After working with me a bit, he took my 8 ft Orvis 6 weight and cast the entire fly line. I was much younger then, perhaps in college, and was in awe. I still have that rod, although it mostly sits in the closet.

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Too bad those old glass rods won’t throw a tight loop...
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Years ago, when I was looking for a deal on a 4wt rod, a Sage RP 903-4 crossed the radar. Not an RPL but an RP, those rods were designed by Jim Green and they were absolute cannons! Maybe too fast for the average caster, & the reason they created the RPL's? I don't think anyone but Jimmy Green could cast a WF3 line on that rod. But it throws 6wt shooting heads a country mile, from a float tube even.

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The RP 903-4 casts a WF4 extremely well or a DT 3 equally well.
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What a great video and detailed instruction! A lot of frustration and time wasted traversing the wrong paths would have been avoided if Mr. Green would have been my guide in the infancy of my fly angling journey.

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I've been looking for a few RPs. They're kinda hard to find but they do come up. (I'm on kind of a vintage/ near-vintage Sage kick lately...)

I put this in my Must Watch list for when I get home this evening. Looks excellent from what the other guys have said.

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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-09-2018, 07:34 PM
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Okay, this vid is better than most modern ones. I'm a little bit in awe.

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