1 wt rods under $200?

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  1. David Loy

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    Listen to Mark.
    Think about it. When you fish lightweight graphite rods, they beg you to throw a lot of.line. Contrary to what small is about. And, most designated line weights are off but one or so. Meaning you should throw a 3 wt line on that one or two wt rod. So, you keep looking for a lighter rod.
    A 3 wt fiberglass usually throws like a 3 wt should. All the gentle finess you could ask for, and you can handle more than a fart of wind. And small fish can show off even on a 4 wt glass rod. This isn't a tough decision.
    Rant over.
     
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  2. rockthief

    rockthief ^ me and Bridger

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    Lucked into a Sage SLT one weight for a hundred and forty bucks several lyears ago. I have fished the heck out of that rod. Definitely one of my favorites.
    Paul
     
  3. Dave Alberts

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    I did buy the 5'9" 1wt, but also have the 7'6" 3wt... both are great and a super value for the money...!!
     
  4. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    True that. But another benefit is that heavier line weights perform better in the wind. I had a 2 wt that was a hoot - until a breeze came up, then it was all but useless. 3 or 4 wt lines have a lot more mass and carry better through the wind. The 5wt and 6wt lines commonly used on bamboo rods are even better.

    K
     
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    Oops..The TFO Finesse. Sorry, OMJ.
     
  6. Bill Aubrey

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    Anybody played with the Elkhorn 2 wt?
     
  7. Mark Mercer

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    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.

    Mark
     
  8. Brooks Werner

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    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.
     
  9. tridentfly

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    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.
     
  10. Jpfish

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    Those rods look great. i think that is what im going to end up purchasing in the near future.
     
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  11. wadin' boot

    wadin' boot Donny, you're out of your element...

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    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
     
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  13. WA-Fly

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    does any one know where I can get a tube for one of these rods?
     
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