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Seabee  
#11 Posted : Friday, June 26, 2015 3:28:37 PM(UTC)
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Thanks guys for the info much appreciated
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#12 Posted : Thursday, August 13, 2015 8:29:30 PM(UTC)
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Got a 4 weight Winston nexus from my wife as a anniversary present love it cast like a dream !!
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#13 Posted : Friday, August 14, 2015 12:45:41 PM(UTC)
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put a good line on it. airflo exceed or something akin. my gf's cabelas 3 forks casts purty darn good with the right line... but then again, i only fish echo stuff, so my tastes may be a little blue collar for this thread. i have a 4 wt TFO LK pro series and don't like it at all. but then again, i haven't tried a different line on it in a while.

the real question is what 4wt spey rod should i get for fishing skated drys to driftless browns? ;)
kschaefer3  
#14 Posted : Friday, August 14, 2015 2:24:24 PM(UTC)
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Seabee wrote:
Got a 4 weight Winston nexus from my wife as a anniversary present love it cast like a dream !!

Nice! I'm sure you'll love it even more once you've fished it a few times! I agree with TurboMike on the Airflo Exceed. That's what I have on my 4 wt Nexus and love it!
GreatPyrs  
#15 Posted : Friday, August 14, 2015 5:44:52 PM(UTC)
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the real question is what 4wt spey rod should i get for fishing skated drys to driftless browns? ;)

mmmmm….mmmmm
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weiliwen  
#16 Posted : Saturday, August 15, 2015 12:49:31 PM(UTC)
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For something around $400-$450, you could likely find a Hardy Zenith in a 4 weight. It was a $700 rod until they put them on closeout. Very, very nice rod, but Ive never cast a Winston or St. Croix so have no frame of reference. It's a better rod than the TFO you have (although I like that one, too!), because I do have one of those in a 5 weight. For me, the Hardy is a lot lighter and more sensitive in the tip than the TFO.
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Seabee  
#17 Posted : Saturday, August 15, 2015 4:27:39 PM(UTC)
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I have the scientific anglers gpx is that close to airflow exceed ?
kschaefer3  
#18 Posted : Sunday, August 16, 2015 8:35:00 AM(UTC)
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Seabee wrote:
I have the scientific anglers gpx is that close to airflow exceed ?

They are both a half line weight heavy, but in my opinion, that's where the similarity stops.
TBenton  
#19 Posted : Saturday, July 1, 2017 11:30:09 PM(UTC)
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So I've recently just bought a St. Croix Imperial 4wt 9' rod. I've been out of fly fishing for over 40 years and even then as a kid I used my fly rod mostly for live bait. I'm interest in fly fishing now and am pretty confused by the large selection of fly lines out there. I know that I want a floating line, beyond that I am in desperate need of advice. I fish in the SW corner of WI normally on small to medium streams.

Thanks in advance for your assistance.
joshw  
#20 Posted : Thursday, August 24, 2017 6:13:56 AM(UTC)
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In your price range I would look at an 8'6" Scott flex. Driftless Angler may have one for you to cast. In my opinion the build quality on Scott rods are second to none. I have the Radian 8'6" 4 wt and have cast the Flex version on the same rod. The Flex was slightly slower but still a very accurate casting rod that would do well for any stream in the driftless area.
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