Forgotten rod classics

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Ryan Bradfield, May 27, 2013.

  1. Brian Thomas

    Brian Thomas Active Member

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    Look no further ...

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  2. Tim Cottage

    Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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    Well, maybe just a little further.

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    Few things are more classic than a brace of Snoopys on a red velvet presentation cloth.

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  3. formerguide

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    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
     
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    Where those the ice blue colored redington rods?
     
  5. Greg Price

    Greg Price Love da little fishies

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    Sage Discovery - I still use my very first fly rod and still love it.
     
  6. Brookie_Hunter

    Brookie_Hunter aka Dave Hoover

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    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....
     
  7. Ryan Bradfield

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    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?
     
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    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!
     
  9. Drifter

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    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.
     
  10. Ryan Bradfield

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    Which winston rods are known as classics?
     
  11. scottybs

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    I second this, my first "nice" rod was a 476 DS2, what a great rod!
     
  12. Drifter

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    Winston IM6 would be one.
     
  13. Ryan Bradfield

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    would this be the WT series?
     
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    Rob Allen nailed it in my opinion, a great rod design will always be a great rod design.
     
  15. Klickrolf

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    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.