2 piece vs. 4 piece rods

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  1. rainbow

    rainbow My name is Mark Oberg

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    your aloud to give sage a little bit of shit. But don't fuck with my two piece winstons with spigets.
     
  2. Bruce Baker

    Bruce Baker Active Member

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    My Sage SP has alignment dots. But, I've always wondered why Sage couldn't do it on successive models.
     
  3. ak_powder_monkey

    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    does anyone still make non crappy 2 piece rods?
     
  4. Mingo

    Mingo the Menehune stole my beer

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    There's a little company called G. Loomis that makes a nice non-crappy 2 piece rod. It's called a GLX Classic. Google it. Been around for a while now........
     
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    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    So there's the one... Interesting... Anybody cast it?

    I'd say a 4 pc rod cast better than a non existant 2 pc rod made by scott, sage, winston, etc.

    What boggles my mind (like most things about pinners) is that there aren't any 4 piece centerpin rods.... Who wants to lug around two 6.5 foot sections?
     
  6. Olive bugger

    Olive bugger Active Member

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    Well, I still like my 2 piece rods. I have one 4 piece rod, a Sage LL that I bought before some of your were walking around. It is ok, but I prefer my 2 piece rods. Since they are my rods, I guess that is ok with the world.
     
  7. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Orvis makes the Access 5wt. and 6wt. in two-piece.
     
  8. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I have a non crappy GL3 two piece. The reason I now have 4 piece rods is that they are easier to hide in my truck.
     
  9. GAT

    GAT Dumbfounded

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    I have no doubt the remaining 2 piece rods cast as well as they ever did. I believe the question was if a 4 piece rod casts as well as a 2 piece and my experience convinced me that yes they do.
     
  10. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    Sounds like some here think of 2-piece rods as a sort of gold standard, with 4-piece rods falling a bit short. Following that logic, seems to me you should really be holding out for a 1-piece rod instead.

    (Before you laugh and dismiss this as a rhetorical statement, over the years bamboo rods have occasionally been built in a 1-piece configuration. Yes, they require a long tube, but they're usually 6 or 7 feet long instead of the 9 foot rods we all take for granted as being 'normal' today. I've not cast a 1-piece cane rod personally, but know folks that have and who swear they're the best casting rod they've ever held.)

    K
     
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  11. rainbow

    rainbow My name is Mark Oberg

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    I have a 1 piece bamboo by kent he made some 7" great 3wt. I also think that the spigots on the Winston is as close as your going to get to one piece without having one. No tick, all love when presenting a fly.
     
  12. Dr Bob

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    Like others here, I have 2, 3, 4 and a travel rod (9ft, 5wt) that is either 5 or 7 pc. i like casting the 2 pc rods but i can't really say they cast better. They just feel like they have more action. I also like the feel of the 3 pc rods I have. Maybe it has something to do with no ferrule in the middle of the rod. However, i find myself accumulating more and more 4 pc rods due to the ease of transport.

    Dr Bob
     
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  13. zen leecher aka bill w

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

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    I had a Sage guy ask me about 20 years ago why I was hung up on two piece rods. He said there was no difference in performance between two piece and multi-piece rods. Nowadays I have more multi-piece rods than two piece ones. For storage and packability my preference is multi-piece but in general I prefer two piece because "that's the way it's always been".
     
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    I seem to prefer my two piece Xp's. Its unscientific but I feel like there is a subtle difference to my 4 pc. Sages,...plus used 2 piece rods are cheaper.
     
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    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    A 7" 3wt. Must be a really little rod. Do you use a sewing bobbin as a reel.
     
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