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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-07-2019, 04:25 PM Thread Starter
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Addiction

So i'm telling Gene that i consider the 14' 7/8 light series of rod the best 14' i've owned or cast.....
We chat about the new "trout spey" and he tells me about the 12'6 ...it's more like a 6wt etc etc...

So yesterday i get home from my chemo and there is a box waiting for me...It's been driving me crazy as i can't go out for a couple days as i got the bag on...but i've had it out in my backyard a few times and can't wait to cast it...

Gene said the 5/6 nc FF or WA is great on it and he, zak and ? were casting it a mile...what i like besides that is the sweet feel and power of the little bugger...

It's mine now....He's not getting it back...so here's some hostage photo's..
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-07-2019, 04:40 PM
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This illustrates the dangers of addiction. If I recall your posts correctly over the years, you were addicted to Burkies, then to B&Ws, then kicked the B&W habit and got addicted to CNDs. Now that CND is gone, relapsed to B&Ws again. See what I mean?
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Hello.. Sir, you need to clean up your flydressing place. Send all surplus stuff to me.. Thanks. Yours borano20
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Nice,

Elegant but efficiently functional without extraneous bling, As a long time user of B&W rods you just know that it will do the job exceptionally well & be as tough as hell. I trust you will put it to good use.

I hope the treatment was successful & wish you a full recovery, think of swinging the new rod any time you require motivation!

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If Poppy is a self-proclaimed "spey rod pimp" then I suppose that makes Gene a "spey rod pusher". Neither of them was put on this earth to help us overcome our "habit". Don't think a 12 step program will be enough.

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This illustrates the dangers of addiction. If I recall your posts correctly over the years, you were addicted to Burkies, then to B&Ws, then kicked the B&W habit and got addicted to CNDs. Now that CND is gone, relapsed to B&Ws again. See what I mean?
you are correct. i am still a big fan of those rods...the heavier B&W's ended up working my old hockey injury in my shoulder so i went back to my burkies..i sometimes feel like your cheating with them as they almost cast themselves....but i always missed that B&W power, power to lift your line or tip off the water and power to bomb it out there...
When Gene handed me the 13' light series a couple years ago i fell in love with it..took me a bit to find out all it could do but when i did, Damn!!! Then the 14' came my way and man that rod is just blowing me away with what it can do...
I haven't cast this 12'6 yet...but its a rod that i immediately felt the power but also touch in and that was it..so intrigued by it for rivers like the GR or Coq. Stilly once upon a time..etc. I'm also going to use it on the upper skagit and sauk...

As far as getting my quiver down, well i'll have to work on that again LOL
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Nice,

Elegant but efficiently functional without extraneous bling, As a long time user of B&W rods you just know that it will do the job exceptionally well & be as tough as hell. I trust you will put it to good use.

I hope the treatment was successful & wish you a full recovery, think of swinging the new rod any time you require motivation!

Best wishes, Tyke 👍.
Thank you very much for that...I am on 7 of 8 juices...after that at end of this month i go in for another scan and can hopefully go to monitoring type treatments and off this nasty stuff....
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I also wish you a full and speedy recovery...

Nothing like a new rod to lift the spirits!

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Get that last one into ya and get out on the river and heal my brother
We haven't stopped praying for you, my son asked yesterday how you were doing and after reading your post about testing out a new rod, I told him that the prayers are working and that you are as stubborn as ever
You got this brother ... you the man

That set-up looks pretty snazzy
Looking forward to the test casting and your review.


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Hang in there man. We are with you.

I'm glad I have not cast any of these rods.
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Thank you very much for that...I am on 7 of 8 juices...after that at end of this month i go in for another scan and can hopefully go to monitoring type treatments and off this nasty stuff....
Good luck with your treatments, that 12-6 6wt can’t find it on BW website, do I have to go to Gene for more information,
Thanks, GD
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I understand getting old and what the big C can do. My prayers in your direction. Hope to meet you swinging the PNW rivers one day. Stay positive as your text indicates.
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Thank you very much for that...I am on 7 of 8 juices...after that at end of this month i go in for another scan and can hopefully go to monitoring type treatments and off this nasty stuff....
Hang in there! Feel free to feed the addiction. It is good for the soul. Mark
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I think we are all a little addicted, some more than others. Let us know more about the trout spey.

I hope you heal well with chemo. Prayers incoming. Take care brother.

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All the best with your treatments.
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