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post #31 of 78 (permalink) Old 03-13-2015, 11:41 AM
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Have you tried the 4wt glass with some kind of DT line? I have the Rio Trout LT DT 6wt (165 grain only) for dry fly.
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Have you tried the 4wt glass with some kind of DT line? I have the Rio Trout LT DT 6wt (165 grain only) for dry fly.
In all fairness, I haven't. I'll give it a whirl with a DT next time I'm out -
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So I ended up getting a Hardy Prince 7/8 for a reel. It's an interesting reel with a loud (a little too loud) clicker, and lined it up with a 4wt Ambush and a type 3 poly leader. While it is a bit early and the day would likely be more casting practice than productive fishing, I had been dieing to get out and so I took it out for a while today. I found the action as expected to be softer than the graphite rods I am used to, but still surprisingly responsive and versatile. Being new to glass I wasn't sure what to expect. I found that with a big bead head bugger a slow deliberate stroke was required to turn over the big fly and lay out my leader completely. With lighter speys, however I could cast off the tip more Scandi style. In either case I was able to punch out 50-60' cast with little effort. The wind picked up in the afternoon, and even then I was surprised how capable this little rod is. Overall, I'm very happy with this set-up. It is a joy to cast and maybe next time I take it out I'll actually get to fight a fish.

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Now that spring has been here for a bit, anyone have any further comments? Just acquired the 1084 glass and intend to give it a workout later this weekend, but always interested in what you all have to say. Thanks.
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I got out last week for a day, and got to break the rod in by swinging up couple of nice rainbows, likely holdovers. The first was maybe 16-17", but fat and in good shape. The second was extremely fat and was approaching 20". Both fish put a nice bend in the rod especially the second one.

The day was pretty gusty, and had a little trouble when the wind really picked up, but overall really happy with how that little rod performs with the 4 wt Ambush (190 grain).

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hei,

i just got the 3106 glass 2 weeks ago and put a lot of differend lines on it. the grain/gram window is big and there is no problem to put a 300 grain rio skagit max short on it. but i think the 250 is better. as a full line i like the type of short head stuff like rio dart. i used also the zpey shooter with a 14 gram head weight. perfect for nymphs and bigger flies.

i think next week the rod will see some fish and im looking forward for the bend in it.

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Have you tried the 4wt glass with some kind of DT line? I have the Rio Trout LT DT 6wt (165 grain only) for dry fly.
I lined the 4wt Glass today with a DT7 to fish soft hackles with. It worked really well with 40-45' outside the tip (shoots a bunch, too). Til the wind kicked up, then I couldn't cast out of a paper sack.

I forget how great these lines are to mend with. Not too bad for 50 year old technology.
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wind

When I tested the 4 wt with the LT DT 6 wt it was already late in the morning and windy. To overhead was difficult with a long slow fiberglass rod, but the roll cast was really good.
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Been working the 4108 glass with an Ambush 6 - so much fun and easy going. It's a little bit of work on the occasional overhead cast, but very doable. Good work, Echo.
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Been working the 4108 glass with an Ambush 6 - so much fun and easy going. It's a little bit of work on the occasional overhead cast, but very doable. Good work, Echo.
What leaders have you been using with the 6wt Ambush?
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Flankfeather: good question - sort of a work in progress, still. I've used a 10ft sinking trout size polyleader to good effect with streamers. A floating 10 ft trout sized polyleader - not too happy with that, although it works. The Ambush is sort of a clunky line by itself in some respects, and this adds to the mass. I may save that for really windy days, although I'm not sure that's a great idea. I think for dries and swinging soft hackles, etc., near the surface, I prefer a regular mono leader. It turns over fine as long as I stay off the gas, and results in a much nicer presentation. Going easy with this rod is a generally good piece of advice, in my experience - it will easily cast as far as I need to for trout fishing if I let it do all the work.
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hei hei.

i bin out a little after this long winter. this light skagit set up works just cool.
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I'll be out in the next week or so with a 250gr elixir switch. Will report back with what I think.
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Just got an Echo Glass Switch 3 wt, and have matched it up with an Airflo Switch Float WF3.5F 240 grain line. So far seems to be working well. That line comes with a 10' clear floating polyleader, and have also fished it with 5' fast sink polyleader - still experimenting with these, but really enjoying this rod.

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So last weekend I accidentally grabbed my 8 wt VPS instead of my 4wt VPS and when I got to the river the only other rod I had was my 3106. I was fishing a tailwater and the water was down so that meant dry flies in skinny water. Not going to say the 4 wt ambush in tight quarters with a tiny dry fly was pretty, but I managed to pick up some nice wild rainbows and brookies. I wouldn't recommend that configuration for fishing dry flies, but it'll do in a pinch, or if you are switching back and forth between dries and swinging. Also first time fishing dries with a two hand rod, which was odd at first but then kind of awesome when I hand some room.
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