A Perfect Rod for SMALL Fish

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by wet line, Oct 30, 2004.

  1. Brian Simonseth

    Brian Simonseth Banned or Parked

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    Bob wrote:
    “My experience was that they cast better in the wind than heavier lines, for heavier lines also have greater diameter and resistance.”

    Is that true? :confused:

    I didn’t know that! :rolleyes:
     
  2. Bob Martin

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    When I was about six, I started fishing with one of my dad's bamboo rods, a Montague if I remember right. Some of the guides were taped on with electrician's tape but it still caught a lot of perch. Later I got my very own metal telescope rod. It was one of my treasured possessions until it rusted out. When I was in high school, I spent my lawn mowing money on a Phillipson fiberglass rod. Then, I got another fiberglass rod, a Scientific Angler System Seven. My wife gave me a wonderful Orvis graphite a year after we were married. It's still my favorite rod. I've picked up a couple more graphite rods from E-Bay. Now, after reading John Gierach's essay, Bamboo, I'm considering getting a bamboo rod. I've come full circle!
     
  3. wrench

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    Hey, EBOB, since you won't be needing em anymore, why not sell me your old glass rods?? What with some nice graphite and now bamboo, you wouldn't miss em! I aint kiddin, those are fine old rods, interested??
    Keith
     
  4. Bob Martin

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    Keith, The Phillipson is long gone and the Scientific Angler rod I still use as a loner rod to kids and others I fish with who don't have fly fishing equipment. My nephew's girlfriend used it all summer in the high lakes. Thanks for asking though.
     
  5. Bob Triggs

    Bob Triggs Stop Killing Wild Steelhead!

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    Brian; "Is that true?

    Of course not.
    I lied about it.
    I lie all of the time.
    Im a guide...
    That's what guides do.
    Besides, I like to take up space here.
    Use a 12 weight! :clown:
     
  6. Brian Simonseth

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  7. wet line

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    Bob, the 12wt was suppose to be a secret for small creek and pond fishing. That heavy line and beefy rod just totally knocks down all the brush in the area. And when you want to cross the creek you just lay the butt section across the creek and walk across on it to the other side. Then too when you need to drop down a cliff that 12wt line can be used as a rope to pull yourself back up when you are through fishing. Then there are safety issues too. When a bear gets too close you just smack him with that 14 foot 12wt and you can knock him senseless.

    Your insight on the light rod is very helpful and I think it would be kind of fun in the right situation. I almost always fish with a 6wt because of where and how I fish. Though the tiny guy would work well on some Brookie creeks I have in mind.

    Dave