Forgotten rod classics

#18
Redington NTiQ. Fast, bombproof, cool looking finish. The original NTi rods could hold their own today as well I think, been awhile since I cast one. But aside from the XP, mentioned first, this was the other rod I immediately thought of.

Once the Loomis GLX rods get mothballed, you should add them as well, I still think they're as good for my tastes as anything out there...

Dan
 

Porter

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#19
Redington NTiQ. Fast, bombproof, cool looking finish. The original NTi rods could hold their own today as well I think, been awhile since I cast one. But aside from the XP, mentioned first, this was the other rod I immediately thought of.

Once the Loomis GLX rods get mothballed, you should add them as well, I still think they're as good for my tastes as anything out there...

Dan
Where those the ice blue colored redington rods?
 
#21

HA. Haven't seen one of them in awhile. I remember when I was growing up, I used to fish a water hazard at a nearby golf course that mostly had bluegills, sunfish and bull heads and this 9-10 year old kid actually hooked one of huge carps also in there that no one ever caught on his Pocket Fisherman. Quite the spectacle....
 
#22
A friend of mine swears by the Red NTIQ rods.He catches huge Jacks on them on a 12wt.He reckons he cant find anything close to them.I cannot understand why they discontinued them?
 

Jim B

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#23
This thread got me thinking about the first fly rod I built about 1981, from an 8'6" 7 wt 2 pc Lamiglass S-Glass blank....my first trout and summer steelhead rod....moderately slow, but plenty of lifting power. I haven't used it in about 10+ years....I guess it's time to dust it off and put it through its paces!
 

Drifter

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#24
OMG, those S-GLASS rods were the best plug rods ever built! I had one for years that I drift-fished with and sometimes would run plugs with. they are very sought after by people in the know! I offered a friend $200 for his about 15 years ago and he wouldn't sell it.
 

scottybs

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#26
I told the folk at the Sage plant that if they ever made a better rod than my DS2 4wt I'd buy it. They sold the DS2 to fly shops to use as rentals. I picked one up for $100 and it is my favorite unless I need long casts.
I second this, my first "nice" rod was a 476 DS2, what a great rod!
 

Klickrolf

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#30
Rob Allen nailed it in my opinion, a great rod design will always be a great rod design.
Agreed. In terms of single hand rods the Sage 8100-3 RPL (not +)was/is the best steelhead single hander I've ever cast. It'll do it all and do it well. Those who like roll casting for steelhead should own this rod.