1 wt rods under $200?

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Jpfish, Jun 17, 2013.

  1. Bill Aubrey

    Bill Aubrey Active Member

    Anybody played with the Elkhorn 2 wt?
  2. Mark Mercer

    Mark Mercer Member

    I don't have the 2wt but have the Elkhorn 8'6" 3wt 5pc, (med fast) not a bad rod for the money but works better with a 4wt line. I think the CT is a better rod. I've had it since they first came out, in fact I've broken it twice, my fault. It used to be $30 + shipping for a new section, I think it's gone up since then, but hassle free if you do brake one.

  3. Brooks Werner

    Brooks Werner Member

    Check out www.rdpflyrods.com, I believe they source their own blanks and you can buy a 'stock' rod or have them customize it for an extremely reasonable price. I haven't tried them personally, just came across them searching the web for lighter weight rods one day. Now they're on my radar to try.
  4. tridentfly

    tridentfly Member

    JP, the TFO Finesse is the only rod I can think of in this price range (there aren't many 1-weights overall). I haven't cast it, but others in the Finesse series are great.

    If you want to go up to a 2wt, the Redington Tempt is a great choice under $200.
  5. Jpfish

    Jpfish Member

    Those rods look great. i think that is what im going to end up purchasing in the near future.
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  6. wadin' boot

    wadin' boot Donny, you're out of your element...

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  7. luv2fly2

    luv2fly2 Active Member

    please dont think i am negative, but a rod that small will kill a lot of fish if it is used improperly. if a big fish is hooked and is played for a long time the fish will swim off when released and might die from exhaustion and build up of whatever gas they get.. i personally believe a 3 weight should be the smallest but that is just me. mike w
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  8. WA-Fly

    WA-Fly Active Member

    does any one know where I can get a tube for one of these rods?
  9. Craig Hardt

    Craig Hardt aka Nagasaurus

  10. WA-Fly

    WA-Fly Active Member

  11. Jpfish

    Jpfish Member

    I have figured out which rod i am getting. now does anybody have a good idea on a good click pawl reel for a 1wt? I am leaning to buying something used. The only reasonably priced reel i have found new is the new orvis battenkill 1. If anybody has an idea on something used i could find on ebay that is reasonably priced that would be awsome.

    thank you
  12. David Loy

    David Loy Senior Moment

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  13. Drifter

    Drifter Active Member

  14. Danielocean

    Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

    Wow I did not know that 1 wts even existed. Kinda cool actually I figure it out be like holding nothing in your hand.
  15. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

    Naw. A 0wt or a 00wt is what nothing feels like.

  16. Danielocean

    Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

    Just looked at my bank account and got the same feeling. LOL
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