Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Billy McFly, Mar 25, 2013.
Tom Morgan: rodsmiths.com
4 piece all the way. There is no reason for anyone to ever buy a two piece rod in the 21st Century. 2 piece rods are not better.
I disagree. What if someone WANTS a 2 piece rod.
I think the customer should have a choice. If you want to use a 4 piece rod, do so by all means. But don't tell me what I should do.
But then again, the customer can vote with his wallet.
I really like the idea of a 2-piece rod I can leave strung up with line and a reel in a case. Then when fishing time comes I just take it out of the case and put the rod together. Unfortunately my trunk doesn't fit a 55" tube so it would sit in my back seat. 3 and 4 piece rods live in my trunk most of the year.
When I was a kid bamboo rods came in two piece. Only way to get a 3 piece was break your rod. Why would someone want to relive what was a black period in their childhood and procure a multi-piece rod. Three, four or five sections might stir up "dust bunnies" of a person's past.
Two is the right way, two is the manly way.
Noble sentiment, but the reality is that if the manufacturer decides there isn't a big enough market for 2-piece rods to make it worth his time and money to keep making them, then you don't get a choice, no matter how much you think you deserve one.
This is why all the older fly fishers have two piece rods. My 8wt and my 3wt and my 5wt are two piece rods and I do fish them. I also have a 4wt that is 2 piece.
That is when I vote with my wallet. I would bet a great steak dinner that I could find a very competent rod builder that would build me a very nice 2 piece rod for the price of some these commercial four piece rods.
As far as fit and trunk space, if it don't fit, well use a 4 piece if that suits your need. It ain't rocket science you know. Most cars that I have seen in the US will allow a 2 piece rod to fit and most have directional signals that a lot of folks are not aware of. It is a matter of preference.
Absolutely! The only problem with your strategy to have someone wrap a 2-piece custom rod for you is the likelihood that over time, finding a 2-piece blank will become increasingly just as difficult as finding a 2-piece factory rod.
Grew up with 2pc and love two piece rods. But all in all, if the blank is built right. They cast about the same.
This is the statement that I was making reference to in an earlier post. There is a valid reason for a person to purchase a 2 piece rod.
They like them. There is also a valid reason for someone to purchase a three or four piece rod. They like them.
Apparently the commercial rod manufacturing companies have found that their market is in 4 piece rods. So be it. But that does not mean that I have to buy them. I am fortunate enough to own enough 2 piece rods to last my lifetime. That said, should I find I need another, I will need to decide if I want to purchase a rod with more than 2 sections or not. I would probably look elsewhere. Others probably would not.
I stand by my original statement that the customer should have the choice
Two piece rods existed only because of metal ferrules. There's no need to restrict a rod because of ferrule "inflexibility" any longer.
Well, I guess for most they just have to choose between a 4 piece or a 4 piece. You only get to choose from what is being offered.
Six piece rods.... 4 piece rods are for old geezers.
Less joints = Less chances for something to go wrong