I have recently acquired a vintage Browning SilaFlex 5 line fly rod. It hasn't been used in over 20 years, and though it looks great, I'm wary of taking it out in case it cannot handle the action after so many years of sitting idle.
Are there any suggestions on how I can prepare it for use? I won't be going out until next spring, so I have quite a few months to get it back in shape, and at 7' long it is the perfect size for some of the small brook trout streams I like to fish.
I'm Ibroxlad, and I've just joined the forum. First point of business is to apologize, as I didn't read the welcome letter before I started posting and I named a couple of rivers in my responses to other posts. Won't happen again.
I just started fly fishing this year, and have worked hard to improve my techniques and knowledge of the sport. I've had some success in terms of numbers, and have managed to catch quite a lot of brook, brown and rainbow trout, but they are all on the smaller side, between 7 - 10 inches, with the exception of a 12 inch brook trout, and a 12 inch brown trout, caught on a <ahem> west trib.
I welcome any and all advice, as I know there is a lot for me to learn.