Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Glass Versus Steel

Jerry White of StreamSide Tales spent a recent weekend doing battle with a few Great Lakes steelhead on his vintage Shakespeare Wonderod eight weight and recounted his day in the "Glass Versus Steel" post on his website. 


Excerpt from the blog post...  "The steel finally surfaced showing his colors. The ‘glass‘, was flexed deep into the butt section arcing like a rainbow towards the fish. With a big push of his wide tail and a twist, he turned and dove deep. The Alpha II reel quickly but quietly let out line. Tightly gripping the cork handle I was able to feel the force of the fish pulling and the resistance of the reel drag as the spool spun."


It certainly looks like a very successful day on the water. 

Check out the StreamSide Tales blog for more photographs and narrative.

4 comments:

james deloria said...

A similar Shakespeare Wonderrod was my first fly rod. I have been looking for one to replace it for some time now. Wish I new what happened to that original one. Great shots, nice fish and sweet memories of the yesteryear!

Pam said...

Great pics. Would love to see the rod up close.

Randall said...

Sweet!

I too, would love to see a close-up of that rod/reel combo.

.................................................................doubletaper said...

Thanks for the link Cameron. For those of you that want to see the rods close up, i put pics up on my blog. For now i use an Allen Alpha II reel with F7DT line.
http://streamsidetales.blogspot.com/2012/02/my-fiberglass-rods.html