How many fly rods do you have?

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by toddsbernina, Apr 2, 2006.

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How fly rods do you own

Poll closed Apr 20, 2006.
  1. 1

    8 vote(s)
    3.4%
  2. 2-4

    64 vote(s)
    27.6%
  3. 5-7

    79 vote(s)
    34.1%
  4. 8-10

    35 vote(s)
    15.1%
  5. 11+

    46 vote(s)
    19.8%
  1. Jim Fitz

    Jim Fitz Member

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    6-1/2' 2wt. Rainshadow RX7 - crick stick
    8' 3 wt. Dan Craft FTL - unbuilt
    9' 5wt. Rainshadow RX8 - go to
    9' 8 wt. St. Croix Avis Traveler - SH/Salmon
    9' 5/6 wt. Redington Redfly - got me started
    9-1/2 6 wt. Rainshadow RX7 - whatever
    10' 7wt. Dan Craft FT - salt rod - titanium/Fuji-SIC ooh baby
    13' 8/9wt. Rainshadow RX8 - spey

    Jim Fitz.
     
  2. Porter

    Porter Active Member

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    D3Smartie :eek: That's a lot of 8 weights !!!! Why?
     
  3. D3Smartie

    D3Smartie Active Member

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    i love the 8wt SLTs because i use them for dry fly salmon/steelhead fishing. Mainly have them for atlantics, but they are also good for summer fish. They are the best rod i have found for big fish on dry flies. And much more sensitive than the XP. I can use it in any situation where i could use a faster rod too with little to no detriment. They only time i wouldnt use an SLT is throwing tips.


    i also forgot about my dan craft 10' 10wt two handed switch rod i built. :
    now if the forum will let this one post go through... been having problems with a busy server message???
     
  4. tonemike

    tonemike fish'n glass

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    my collection includes...

    3wt 8'9" Sage 389LL
    4wt 7' Diamondglass
    4wt 8' Diamondglass
    5wt 7'6" Fenglass FF765"
    5wt 7'7" S.A. System 5
    5wt 7'9" 5pc Fenwick "knack 5
    5wt 8' McFarland Spruce Creek (just ordered)
    5wt 9' Sage 590SP
    5wt 9' Sage 590-4SLT
    5wt 9' Redington FSF-9052
    5wt 10' Olive Willy (rainshadow)
    6wt 7' Fenwick FF706
    6wt 7'6" Fenwick FF756
    6wt 7'6" Kingfisher 756 Powertaper
    6wt 7'9" Executive Wonderod FY-220
    6wt 8' Fenwick FF79
    7wt 8'6"' Wright & McGill "dandy"
    8wt 9' Lamiglas G1298
    9wt 8'6" Fenwick FL102-9
    10wt 9' Fenwick HMG
    11wt 9'3" S.A. System 11

    still seem like quite a few...even after i thought i thinned my inventory a bit. i guess that's the beauty of having a walk-in closet.
    -mike
     
  5. Big Tuna

    Big Tuna Member

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    St. Croix Avid 7' 3 weight
    TFO Pro 8'6" 3 weight
    Sage RPL 8'6" 5
    Sage XP 9' 5
    Marryat 9' 6
    Winston BIIx 10' 7
    Loomis ? 9'6" 7 custom
    Winston Ibis 9'6" 8
    Sage 14' 9 weight Spey

    I need to show this thread to my wife. She thinks I'm crazy, but there's a lot of folks that put me to shame.:p
     
  6. tonemike

    tonemike fish'n glass

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    hey Tuna,
    how do you like that 6wt Marryat? is it the Evolution? i used to have a sweeeet Marryat 3wt 8' Packer, but i sadly traded it to a guy for a nice 4 season Outdoor Research goretex pack tent. a buddy of mine had the 7wt Evolution and i thought it was the nicest casting 7wt i've ever touched.
    just curious about the 6wt...
     
  7. Big Tuna

    Big Tuna Member

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    Yes, it's the Evolution. I really like it. I believe it's rated medium fast, but it's fast enough for me. I got it in a trade w/ Porter a little over a year ago and actually got the most use out of it this past fall and winter nymphing for steelhead. It performed admirably. Needless to say, I feel pretty good about the trade.
     
  8. Dragan

    Dragan New Member

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    4wt – 9’ – Winston BIIx
    6wt – 9’6 – Sage SLT
    7wt – 9‘6 – Sage XP
    9wt – 9’ – Powell AXS

    13’6 MKS – 8/9 – RB Meiser
    14’ MKS – 9/10 – RB Meiser
     
  9. Hal Eckert

    Hal Eckert Member

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    I am in the 11+ category but should be after 46 years of this silly stuff.

    :p :beer2:

    BG
     
  10. martinrjensen

    martinrjensen BambooBoy

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    I've got 18 which includes two 15 year old Fenwick graphite's. The rest are bamboo. I just keep building them...I gotta start selling some.
    martin
     
  11. Brookie_Hunter

    Brookie_Hunter aka Dave Hoover

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    3wt 7ft Eagle Claw IM7 Granger
    4wt 8ft W.W. Grigg IM6 Graphite
     
  12. Charlie S

    Charlie S Confrimed Reprobate

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    In Graphite, all but one custom made by self. A couple on Sage, also a bunch on Dan Craft Blanks, one Forecast blank, three Loomis blanks, two unknown blanks, and one store bought Redington. Total of one 2wt, two 3wts, three 4wts, five 5 wts, two 7 wts, four 8wts, four 9 wts, one 10 wt, one 12 wt and one super heavy nasty lifting rod for tune...maybe a 15wt?

    Two Spey rods, one built on a Loomis blank and the other on a Burkheimer.

    Matched set of three Orvis cane rods, one Phillipson cane and one very nice cane rod from Germany that I received as a gift.

    One Phillipson glass rod, three old Fenwick glass rods, two store bought and one self constructed.

    That's about it.....I think....I have a bunch of blanks still sitting around to build when I get time. I'm sure I'll have some time when I get moved up to Spokane next year...dang, am I EVER looking forward to that.
     
  13. Wayne Kohan

    Wayne Kohan fish-ician

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    This is an old post. I had seven, now I have 10. If I continue at this rate I'll have over 100 by the time I get to be Old Man's age......



    Wayne
     
  14. Jon Bial

    Jon Bial Chasing the Magic

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    3 wt Cabelas
    3 wt G.Loomis GLX Streamdancer
    3 wt G.Loomis GLX Streamdancer
    4 wt G.Loomis GL3
    5 wt G.Loomis GLX Streamdancer
    6 wt G.Loomis GLX
    6 wt Fenwick
    7 wt G.Loomis GLX
    7 wt G.Loomis GLX
    8 wt G.Loomis GLX
    8 wt 13'6 G.Loomis GLX Spey
    9 wt G.Loomis GLX Native Run
    9 wt G.Loomis GLX Native Run
    6/7 wt G.Loomis Trout Spey
    9104-4 Sage Spey

    14 rods, perhaps I should have stuck with climbing...
     
  15. Dunny

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    Hmmmm...lets see

    7'9" 4-4 TFO Finesse series
    9' 4-4 Scott A2
    9' 4-4 Winston
    9' 5-4 Scott V2
    9' 6-4 Scott v2
    9'6" 7-4 Scott S4 (on order)
    9'6" 9-2 Pflueger
    9' 6-2 Pflueger
    7'6" 6-2 Eagle claw (my first stick)
    9' 8-4 piece of crap
    9' 6-4 piece of crap

    11 total, but only 6 or 7 ever actually get used.
     
  16. Matt Roelofs

    Matt Roelofs Member

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    I'm feeling soooo inadequate (perhaps we need a rods/years fished measure)...here's the current line up:

    4# 8'6" Loomis Streamdance Metolius (4 piece)
    6# 9' Albright A5 (5 piece)
    8# 9'6" Sage XP (2 piece)
    8# 13'9" Sage VT2 spey (4 piece)

    For me this is a 4/3 R/Yf...

    Next up...a saltwater 6#, a 2# or 3# for small streams, and if I really get into the spey thing I can imagine that list will grow too.
     
  17. I sold a bunch and here is my inventory:

    10' 6 wt. GLX Classic
    10' 8 wt. Native Run GLX
    10' 8 wt. Redington RS3
    9'6 9 wt. XP
    Scott 9' 8 wt. V2
    9' 5 wt. GLX Max Line Speed
    14' 8/9 GLX Dredger spey
    Cortland 7'6 3/4, one of my first dry fly rods, sweet to this day.
    TFO TiCR 9' 5 wt.
    2 custom bamboos
    I've got several other unmentionable rods which I use to teach casting.

    ...so probably 15+ and they all get used
     
  18. Panhandle

    Panhandle Active Member

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    4 wt St Croix Avid.
    11 ft 4 wt Loop Opti two-Hander
    5 wt St Criox Avid
    6 wt Sage VT2
    8 wt St Croix Avid
    14 ft 8 Sage FLI Spey
     
  19. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Not really. I had a lot but over time you end up getting rid of the ones you don't use. This is one thing I don't count along with the fish I catch. But I just bought another one. A 9' 5wt 4 piece TFO Professional. And it is a cannon. Now I have three rods all four piece ones and I think that these will be all that I use for the rest of my days. I also have three others that will just sit there. Maybe I'll just sell them.

    By the way. Who keeps bringing up these old posts. Just let sleeping dogs lie. These old polls should be left to die.

    Jim
     
  20. Nate Newman

    Nate Newman "nice"

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    2 rods

    G-loomis GL2 9ft 8wt
    Redington Wayfarer 5-piece 4wt

    I was looking at getting a Redington CPS 10ft 7wt :beer2:
     

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