Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Jpfish, Jun 17, 2013.
Anybody played with the Elkhorn 2 wt?
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.
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.
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.
Those rods look great. i think that is what im going to end up purchasing in the near future.
Might I suggest you pair your new 1-weight with some sporting tackle I offer for free in the Classified section?
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
does any one know where I can get a tube for one of these rods?
Been a few years since I ordered from them but picked up a tube and several socks for rods I had built.
A much lighter option is get a packing tube from somewhere like Tap Plastics and cut it to fit. Example:
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.
Pfleugar Medalist #1492.
Orvis Superfine Ultrafine Fly Rod 7 Foot 9 inch 2 WT 2pc 1 1 2 Oz | eBay
Orvis Battenkill Large Arbor I 1 2 Fly Reel New in Box Made in England | eBay
Probably a little high priced for you - but what a combo to be proud of! it's just money!
Wow I did not know that 1 wts even existed. Kinda cool actually I figure it out be like holding nothing in your hand.
Naw. A 0wt or a 00wt is what nothing feels like.
Just looked at my bank account and got the same feeling. LOL