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. Don Barton

    Don Barton Member

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    Sage TXL 2 wt
    Sage SLT 3, 4, & 5 wt
    Sage XP 5, 6, & 8 wt
    Sage SP+ 8 wt
    Sage RPLXi 10 & 12 wt
    Sage Xi2 6, 7 & 9 wt
    Sage Spey: 512?, 8136 & 9140
     
  2. Keaten LaBrel

    Keaten LaBrel Formerly Tyinbugs

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    tfo sig. series 3wt
    st. croix rogue 4wt 8'6"
    scott s4 5wt 9'
    scott g2 5wt 9' on order
    tfo ticr 6wt 9'
    fenwick 6wt from back in the day
    Gloomis GLX streamdance 6wt 9'
    tfo ticrx switch 7wt
    scott a2 9'6" 8wt
    loop multi 7/8 spey 13'
    tfo deer creek 8/9 spey
     
  3. halibut

    halibut Banned or Parked

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    No, but if you are a guy you will win if you have more and better rods than anyone else when you die. Think burky, CND, T&T, Meiser. If you want to be a better fisher take casting lessons and get someone to teach you about how to read a river, know what insects are on (and bellow) the water, and how to get the drift you want. I guarantee you that a person who knows how to fly fish and cast and has been doing it for years can cast further, better, and catch more fish using a $20 kmart rod (with a good line) than someone who has a $5000- $25,000 rod and the best fly line available but has no concept of the fundamentals of casting.


    Here are my rods
    2 wt tfo finese
    2 wt Great Bay Rods winding brook 4 piece 6 foot rod
    2 wt great bay rods saxon creek fiberglass
    4 wt tfo finese 7 feet 6 inches
    4 wt Great Bay Rods isinglass 9 foot
    4 wt Great Bay Rods winding brook 7 feet 6 inches
    5 wt Great Bay Rods msr 9 foot
    5 wreight tfo axiom 9 ft
    6 wt sage xp 9 foot
    6 weight fiberglass
    7 wt Great Bay Rods EMG 9 foot
    9 wt Great Bay Rods msr 9 foot
    7 wt winston 2bx spey 11 foot
    7/8 snowbee spey 13.6 feet
    9/10 snowbee spey 15 feet
    6 weight tfo pro spey 12.6 feet
    9/10 wt tfo pro spey 15 feet
    8/9 tfo deercreek spey 13.6 feet

    If I kept the 8/9 deercreek spey, 4 weight great bay rods isinglass, 2 weight great bay winding brook, and 7 weight emg and never bought the others and used the money for casting and fly fishing lessons I would actually be a decent fisher. And my loops wouldn't be the shape of a basketball.
     
  4. Brian Thomas

    Brian Thomas Active Member

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    For single-handers I have :

    Loomis GL4 9' 4 wt.**
    Loop Grey 9' 4 wt.
    Sage VT2 9'6" 5 wt.
    St. Croix 10' 5 wt.
    Sage RPL 10' 6 wt. **
    T&T Horizon 9' 6WT.
    Powell 10'6" 6/7 wt.

    For double-handers I have :

    Anderson 12' 3 wt (which will convert to a 9' 4 wt single-hand rod)
    Snowbee Torridge 12' 6/7 wt.
    Loomis Stinger 12'6" 7/8 wt.
    Guidelines 13' 8/9 wt.
    Burkheimer 14'3 8/9/10
    Loop Green 14" 9/10
    CND 16'1" 8/9/10 Solstice
    Daiwa Lochmor 15'6" 9/10 cannon with broken tip section
    and three Amundson Wind Warriors 6/7 , 7/8 , 9/10

    ** These two rods have been stripped down to the blank , and are ready for rebuilds .
     
  5. Alan Green

    Alan Green Spiritual and Legal Counsel to the Fishes

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    Have:

    Sage LE 590-4 (crappola)
    Sage Z-Axis 590-4
    Sage XP 690-4 (hopefully arriving today!)
    Echo Classic 690-4 (for sale)
    TFO TiCr 890-4

    Want:
    Sage TXL 3710-3
    Scott G3 488-4
    Winston BiiX 796-4
    Sage Xi2 890-4

    Then there are the spey rods....oh how I wish....
     
  6. HauntedByWaters

    HauntedByWaters Active Member

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    Sage DS2 486-2 4
    Sage SP 596-3
    Sage VT2 896-4
    Decho 7130-4
    Beulah Switch 7/8
    Sage Traditional 8136-4
     
  7. Lugan

    Lugan Joe Streamer

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    Over the past 3 years, I have sold most of my super fast X-thunder and Z-hammer type rods and have gone back to slower and retro rods. These both fit my casting style better, and are more usable on the smaller and smaller streams I am currently gravitating toward:

    Main rods:
    -- Diamondglass 6'0" 5wt (use a 6wt line)
    -- Scott Fibertouch 6'5" 2wt (use a 3wt line)
    -- Lami "honey" fiberglass 7'3" 4wt (custom build)
    -- Sage SFL fiberglass 7'9" 6wt (possibly my favorite rod of all time)
    -- Winston WT 8'0" 4wt (use 4 and 5wt lines)
    -- Sage SLT 8'3" 3wt
    -- Scott G2 9'0" 5wt
    -- Sage SLT 9'0" 7wt
    -- T&T Helix 9'0" 9wt

    Back-ups and bang-'em-up boat rods:
    -- St Croix Legend Elite 9'0" 5wt
    -- St Croix Legend Elite 9'0" 7wt
    -- Albright A-5 9'0" 9wt

    WTB:
    -- Mario Wojnicki 7'3" 4wt or 5'10" 4wt glass
    -- Mike Brooks "Permacane" 6'6" 4wt midge (parabolic taper)
     
  8. jonrue

    jonrue a life in the day of...

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    4 wt. Sage SLT 9'
    5 wt. Sage SLT 9'
    6/7 wt. Rainshadow 11'6''
    7 wt. Sage Z-Axis 13'6"
    8 wt. Sage Z-Axis 11'
    8 wt. Sage TCR 9'
    8 wt. Orvis TLS 9'
     
  9. Denny

    Denny Active Member

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    Echo 12 wt., but no 10 wt.? Hmmm, conspicuous in their absence . . . looks like you need some more graphite!
     
  10. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    I have a 9wt blank and 10wt blank waiting to be built. There are a half dozen others waiting for building too. The only rod that I built that remains in my quiver is a pack 4/5 rod, all the others have been sent to friends and family to fish test my building abilities.

    I got the 12 after all the tuna porn, I'm a sucker! What would one use a 10wt for locally? Maybe I should come over for a visit or set aside some time to build my blank.
     
  11. Porter

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    Mumbles, did you participate in any tuna porn?

    Regarding 10 weight locally.....I dunno, but it's great for kings in AK.
     
  12. Denny

    Denny Active Member

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    Way over 20, but who's counting? And why? :thumb:
     
  13. Porter

    Porter Active Member

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    My inventory which has become a single brand :hmmm:

    Sage 389-4 LL
    Sage 583-4 DS
    Sage 691-4 XP
    Sage 691-4 TCR
    Sage 896-4 RP
    Sage 896-4 XP
    Sage 990-4 XP

    I have been thinking of getting back to trying the spey thing (again) and those TFO Deer Creek Rods are sure nice looking :thumb:
     
  14. hendersonbaylocal

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    8.5' 3wt TFO pro
    10' 4wt Sage XP
    9.5' 5wt TFO Pro
    10' 6wt Rainshadow
    9' 8wt Redington
    10' 8wt Dan Craft switch
    9' 10wt Beulah Guide
    11'6" 6/7 Forecast spey

    ... and I could use another short 3 wt for small streams and a bigger spey... and a 4/5 switch rod for the beach. Life is short I guess.
     
  15. Brookie_Hunter

    Brookie_Hunter aka Dave Hoover

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    7ft 1wt Cabela's Clear Creek
    7ft 3wt Eagle Claw Granger IM7 XG
    8.5ft 3/4wt Redington Crosswater
    9ft 4/5wt Eagle Claw Granger IM6 XG
    9ft 7/8wt Eagle Claw Granger IM6 XG
     
  16. Jamie Christian

    Jamie Christian New Member

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    7' 000Wt Sage
    7' 6" 3wt St. Croix
    9' 3wt Sage SP
    9' 4wt Sage XP
    9' 5wt Sage XP
    9' 6wt Thomas and Thomas
    9' 8wt TFO
    9' 9wt Rplxi Sage
    9' 10wt
    8' 5/6wt Orvis Madison Bamboo

    Want - Spey - not sure what wt yet.
     
  17. Salmo_g

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    Well, yes my inventory has changed since the poll began. But I can't remember which rods I've acquired since then. I know I gave one away last Christmas. But I've got rods in my bedroom closet (most special bamboo), the guestroom bedroom closet (the remaining bamboo), in the garage (an unknown number of graphite sticks covering lines weights 5-8, and Speys from 6-9), and in my storage shed (some graphite and a bunch of old fiberglass rods). Hell I've got fly rods all over the damn place. And I just ordered a reel I couldn't resist yesterday too.

    Sg
     
  18. Porter

    Porter Active Member

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    A reel? How many reels do you own?

    I have:

    Bauer SL 1
    Galvan T-6 :thumb:
    Ross Cimarron 3
    Lamson Lite Speed 2
    Lamson Lite Speed 3.5
    Ross Canyon BG 5

    been eyeing the Sage 3000D series, since many are going for 300-350.00
     
  19. sean_k

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    winston B2T 7'6"' 3wt
    winston B2X 9' 4wt
    loomis 9' 4wt
    P.O.S. 9' 5wt
    TFO pro 9' 5wt
    TFO ticr-x 9' 6 wt
    winston b2x 9'6" 8wt
    TFO ticr-x 9' 12wt

    Porter as for reels

    ross rhythm #0
    lamson light speed #1
    lamson velocity #1.5
    Loomis venture #3
    P.O.S. for a 5wt
    Ross rhythm #2
    Lamson ULA force #3.3
    Ross BG #6
     
  20. Salmo_g

    Salmo_g Active Member

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    Porter,

    Reels I could count. Not as many as rods. But I'd have to count them, and I don't know where they all are, so I ain't gonna'. I was gonna' mention that I'm not really a gear junky, but I don't think it would come across as very convincing. Wanna' buy a 7 1/2' three piece, two tip 5 weight bamboo? I have two other 5 wts, and I never get around to fishing this one.

    Sg