Looking for rod advice

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  1. Scottpuck

    Scottpuck Member

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    Looking to replace an old Sage 590 LL..

    What I want is a 5 wt, 10' 4 piece with the same moderate action as the old LL series. Seems the market is now saturated with fast and ultra fast rods which I dont typically like.

    Any ideas?
     
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    rainbow My name is Mark Oberg

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    Id have to say the redington ct. You wont match the LL with anything, but you can get close.
     
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    orvis access...........have a 10' 4wt 4pc and love it.....around $350.....
     
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    +1 on the Orvis Access. The mid flex is beautifully relaxed without being noodley.
     
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    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    Thanks for the suggestions everyone. Unfortunately, none of the models suggested have a 10' flavor. :(
     
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    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Why ask here for advice. After all it is you using it. When ever I buy a new rod this is the last place I want for advice.
     
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    Might a Sage 99 work? It's not exactly fast and gets you close to that 10' mark.
     
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    Call Kerry Burkheimer. He builds first class equipment and will not be satisfied until you are.
     
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    Maybe try a 10' 5 wt TFO BVK. I have the 10' 4 wt and it's definitely more of a medium action.
     
  11. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    Get the CIRCA and stand 18 inches closer to where you want to fish. The longest LL rod I've seen was a 9 footer. Only way to get a longer one with a light action may be to get a czech nymphing rod.
     
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    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    My beulah platinum has a very sexy action, its not 10 foot though. The guide has a sexy slow action too.

    I haven't casted Circas yet but I bet they are real nice.
     
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    Mike's suggestion of the '99' may be an option. There are rod series that are moderate action, but you will really have trouble finding a 10' 5 weight. The 4 weight '99' with a 5 weight line is really quite a nice moderate action rod.
     
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    10' 5 wt TFO BVK and St. Croix Hight Stick Drifter each might be worth looking into. I haven't used either of these specific rods.
     
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    10' 4wt Scott A4 with Gold wf5f. This setup has changed the way I fish, does everything but tiny dries well. Any other ballsy 10 foot 4 should fit the bill. Check out the Greys xf2 also.
     
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    I think Winston used to make exactly that rod configuration in the WT series, but that was a long time ago. Now, I think Kyle's suggestion or the Sage 99 are your best bets. Nothing else comes to mind.
     
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    rainbow My name is Mark Oberg

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    AH, A Winston WT 10' 4wt. That would be a badass rod!
    Now I want one, look for a used one. You know I'm going to, ha ha.
     
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    If you want budget, what about Angler's Roost? They have a couple of light line rods built on IM6 graphite blanks, an 11' 2/3wt and a 10' 3/4wt. I have no idea how they fish, although I did just order the 10' 3/4 just for kicks (at that price point, why not?) & for Euro-style nymphing techniques and perhaps (if I like it) for use out of a float tube.

    sorry, didn't read the original post, you're looking for a 5wt.
     
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    It was a 5wt actually.
     
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    rainbow My name is Mark Oberg

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    Ya, but it sound's sexy cool on a toon or nymphing. Here are the specs on the WT, it looks like the 10' would be rated slow.

    Size Length Weight Action

    2-Weight 6'6" 2 Medium
    7' 2 1/8 Medium
    7'6" 2 1/8 Medium
    8' 2 1/4 Medium

    3-Weight 6'6" 2 Medium
    7' 2 1/8 Medium
    7'6" 2 1/8 Medium
    8' 2 3/8 Medium
    8'6" 2 3/8 Medium

    4-Weight 7'6" 2 3/8 Med-Fast
    8' TMF 2 1/2 Medium
    8' 2 5/8 Med-Fast
    8'6" 2 3/4 Medium
    9' 3 Medium
    10' 3 3/8 Slow

    5-Weight 8'6" 2 5/8 Med-Fast
    8'6" JWF 2 5/8 Med-Fast
    9' 3, 3 Medium

    6-Weight 8'6" 3 Med-Fast
    9' 3 1/8,
    3 1/4 Medium
     

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