Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Ed Call, Apr 23, 2009.
9'6" 7 wt Z-axis, floating line, Nautilus or Bauer reel, in a pimped out blue color scheme.
8' 5/6 Mark Steffen S-glass for the rod, probably my Ross Colorado 2 for the reel lined with 65 yards or so of backing and the H&H WF5F with the uni-thread furled leader. Yeah, I fish primarily for trout...
the only reason I'd go with the glass over my bamboo, is it's a bit tougher...
Loop Opti stream annd loop opti reel
It's super easy for me. And I have a barrage of rods too. But my old Fenwick glass FF858 with the USA made pflueger that was originally bought for it. Which is a 8 1/2' 8wt. Caught my first flyrod steelhead on it. Have caught ALOT of steelhead since then on the rod (including a winterrun in January on it) and many other salmon and trout to boot. Isn't as heavy as one would expect for a glass rod and has enough give to run as a heavy trout rod. Has TONS of sentimental value to me as well, so adding that into it it'd be the one I'd keep.
5 wt FT Dan Craft. Or maybe a 5 wt Batson RX8+. They are still fun on the leetle fishies, but have backbone enough to handle several line weights more. Load up either one with a Okuma Magnitude (amazing) and a WF6 floating line with a wallet full of sinktips, and we are talking business for most situations.
Bit much for small streams. But it will handle steelhead and trout. All around rod.
I'd have to go with my 9'0" 5wt. Z-Axis for a general trout rod. If the situation were more specific, I'd go with something more specialized, like 'glass.
7136 Z-Axis w/ a Daniellson 8/12. A little heavy for summer but always a dream to cast.
quite double taper 000 line
click II reel.
I would have to go with an 8' - 8'3" 7wt glass with a 3 1/2" MW Young Beaudex. Now if I can come by some extra spools...
Does it really have to be one?
Like some of the other posts, I want two: 8 wt and 5 wt.
For just one rod it would be (8 + 5) / 2 = 6.5 weight, round down to 6 wt.
My Z-Axis 9' 5wt. I would have to say a floaghting line or versitip thingy. This is one set-up that would allow you to use to different tipes of line:thumb: THe five weight was chosen because I don't believe steelhead and our salmon runs (Humpies possibly the exeption, for now) will last nearly as long as I intend to fish
And you could fish for humpies fine an a 5wt:thumb:
“The Unity with the Universe Rod”
8 1/2’ #7-weight
and an Abel TR/3
691-4 XP w/ Galvan T-6 and a Rio multi
Z-Axis 11ft, 5 wt. with a Ross Canyon BG #4 and a versi-tip line from Rio. Great outfit for just about anything around.
When I started out, I ignored conventional wisdom and opted for a 5 over the 6. The 5 is a great rod but I needed more, so over time I bought other weights and speys. Couple years ago I finally bought a 9.5' 6wt XP (a tweaner) for the salt. Turns out it does a lot of things very well and has become the rod I grab 8 times out of 10.
I have friends that started with a 6 and many years later, it's the only rod they own. And they do just fine. Meanwhile, I have a closet full of dream$.
Like physics, don't ignore CW.
... Just wondering if Mrs. Mumbles is laying down some rules on Mr. Mumbles? That would be a shame for Mr. Mumbles ... unless, of course, he would willing to part with some of his fine fly-fishing tackle? ... perhaps some willing trade partners on this site would also be interested?
That's an interesting observation, especially since Mrs. Mumbles is working on her MBA. Wonder if she's done an ROI analysis on his gear closet and concluded that the prospect of diminishing returns is as hard to ignore as gravity?
9 foot 5 weight...
I can toss to trout...nymph for trout...and even land small..emphasize small schoolie striped bass.
That would cover it.
But don't ask me to give up my 7 footer for the small streams or the 10 footer for the euro nymphing I have been doing.
9' 6wt Orvis Rocky Mountain and Pflueger Medalist that I have been using for nearly 20 years.
Light enough for trout, heavy enough for other stuff. Casts like a dream... Plus, I can easily over-line it to cast really big flies.