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One more before the season gets busy

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Wow looks awesome that real seat matches really well love it another great rod. 

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Really nice Paul. Hope it performs as well as it looks.

Ron

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I just finished my first rod and your work is amazing! Makes mine look a 2x4 with a reel seat and some eyelets.  Something to strve for. I do like the colors you went with.  Piece of art in the from of a flyrod.

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That rod is stunning!:wub:   I would be proud to have that one in my quiver for sure!

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Got to fish this rod finally.  It balances well with this reel.

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Because the higher mountain streams are still cold, I went to a lower stream. It runs between two lakes. I sometimes fish it during the winter because it never freezes. Like everyplace else, this stream is way low for this time of year.

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Caught fish like this for a while.

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Then, unexpectedly, I caught this.

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The upstream pond is stocked, so I'm guessing this fish came from there. But, it doesn't look like a this year fish. Anyway, it was a nice surprise.

The rod was a little long for this small stream, but roll casting 10-20 feet out worked very well. Bow and arrow casting was good, too.

One more thing: the black flies are brutal. Prepare accordingly.

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Nice balance on the rod and really nice bow glad the rod works well always cool to see a rod start from pieces to catching fish good work

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Very nice Paul. Glad to see it performs as good as it looks. I love that grip.

Ron

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I've found that I love this rod.

When others have talked about the 4 wt. TXL-F, I've always wondered why you'd want one. I had the TXL in the 00 wt. and always thought of TXLs as ultralight rods. That was the point of a rod that started at a 000 wt.

I had used this 4 wt.on a couple of small streams with smallish fish and saw how versatile it was in small places. Yesterday, I went to a larger place with larger fish. It handled one salmon that was well over 20" and a number of trout in the 16" - 19" range. It has enough reserve power to control the fish, plus the tip is soft enough to protect the tippets. When I needed to, I could cast it out to 60-70' pretty easily.

I love this rod.

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