How many fly rods do you have?

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by toddsbernina, Apr 2, 2006.

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How fly rods do you own

Poll closed Apr 20, 2006.
  1. 1

    8 vote(s)
    3.4%
  2. 2-4

    64 vote(s)
    27.6%
  3. 5-7

    79 vote(s)
    34.1%
  4. 8-10

    35 vote(s)
    15.1%
  5. 11+

    46 vote(s)
    19.8%
  1. Matt Goodner

    Matt Goodner Forced to Work, Born to Play

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    4wt 8'6" Browning
    4wt 7'6" Fenwich
    7wt 9'6" Redington Redfly
    9wt 9' Gl3 Loomis
     
  2. Richard E

    Richard E Active Member

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    what's wrong with that 5 wt. 9'6" FLi? I would think that would be a candidate for an all-around 5 wt. . . .
     
  3. Rob Ast

    Rob Ast Active Member

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    Only 2 for now (but I'm pretty new to the game)

    6wt 9' 4pc Sage rpl (gift from a family friend - to get me started)
    8wt 9' 4pc TFO Ticr
     
  4. Willie Bodger

    Willie Bodger Still, nothing clever to say...

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    Let's see...

    Sage LL386 I built
    American Tackle 9' 4 wt I built
    St Croix SC IV 9' 6 wt saltwater rod I built
    Loop Blue line 9'5" 6 wt
    Winston LT 9' 3 pc 8 wt (custom built)
    Orvis Zero G 9' 8 wt
    CTS 9'6" 9 wt I am building

    Still looking for a good 5 wt rod, 9'6" BIIx or 10' XP...

    Willie
     
  5. Michael Brady

    Michael Brady New Member

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    I only have two as well:

    Sage Fli 8'6" 3 wt
    St. Croix Imperial 8'6" 5 wt

    :beer1:
     
  6. Allison

    Allison Banned or Parked

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    5 wt. 9' handmade with a scratch and dent blank from the place in Sequim.

    Will I be a better fisher if I get a lot of rods?
     
  7. Choclab

    Choclab another damn rookie

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    I am a rookie...here it goes..lol

    3 wt 6' 6" GL3 G Loomis
    5 wt 9' "something or other" (Got it from a friend)
    6 wt 9' Lami
     
  8. espja

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    Ok, I’m bored too.

    4wt 9’, 3 piece Sage SP+
    4wt 10’, 3peice Sage RPL+
    5wt 10’, 3 peice Lamiglas Espri
    6wt 9’, 3 piece Beulah Guide Series
    6wt 9’6”, 3 piece Loop Greyline
    6wt 9’6”, 4 piece G Loomis GLX HLS
    6wt 10’, 2piece G Loomis IMX
    7wt 9’, 3 piece Flylogic FLO+
    7wt 9’6”, 3 piece Lamiglas Espri
    7wt 10', 3 piece Talon Highlander
    7wt 11’ 3”, 3 piece Greys Platinum
    8wt 9’, 3 piece Talon Cairnton
    8wt 9’, 4 piece TFO TiCr
    8wt 10’, 2 piece Orvis TLS
    8wt 10’, 4 piece Sage XP
    9wt 9’, 3 piece Abel Saltwater
    9wt 9’ 3”, 3 piece Flylogic FLO+
    10wt 9’, 3 piece Beulah Guide Series
    10wt 14’, 3 piece Loop Adventure
    10wt 15’, 4 piece TFO Professional
    12wt 9’, 3 piece Flylogic FLO+

    Redfive you out there?
     
  9. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    Graphite: 7; Sage, T&T, Loomis, Winston, Talon and TFO; mostly 3wt through 6wt plus an 8wt; 8' to 9'

    Fiberglass: 4; all Fenwick browns (ca. 1970s); all 6wts plus an 8wt; 7'6" to 8'6"

    Bamboo: 11; Orvis, Hardy, Granger, Leonard, and Pezon et Michel; all vintage (ca. 1952 to 1976); rated from 3wt to 6wt; 5'9" to 9'

    K
     
  10. Cameron Derbyshire

    Cameron Derbyshire Steelhead, Classic Atlantic salmon flies

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    I've got three:
    7wt 9' Orvis - for shad, smallmouth, and fishing in lakes
    5wt 9' Sage - for all my stream trout; I really want to try this on shad :)
    9wt 14' Sage - for all my steelhead time

    The next one to add to the collection is a 10wt 9' devoted solely for chinook.
     
  11. tyler

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    wow! some impressive collections amongst the WFF. would expect nothing less. i've thinned the herd dramatically over the last few years -- from 20+ down to the current seven. they are:

    3 weight -- orvis 7'6" superfine
    3 weight -- winston 8'6" b2x
    5 weight -- orvis 8' superfine
    5 weight -- winston 9' b2x
    6 weight -- winston 9'6" b2x
    8 weight -- sage 9' rplx
    10 weight -- sage 9' rplx

    will aquire another 12 weight at some point. not much need for it these days.

    t
     
  12. Evan Casteel

    Evan Casteel Small Stream Fanatic

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    Don't get me wrong... the FLi is a fine rod. However, it does lack tip sensitivity and is heavy in my opinion. It also is a bit bulky. Its action is good for nymphs and streamers but does not have the sensitivity for close in work.

    Its hard to find the perfect rod... or one close.

    Evan
     
  13. Salmo_g

    Salmo_g Active Member

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    Allison,

    No, you won't be a better angler if you get more rods. You'll be a better angler by studying the fishing you do, and by fishing more.

    Many of my rods have little monetary value, especially the old glass ones. I've always enjoyed the tinkering, and built most of mine from blanks or refinishing old bamboo rods. I just finished a new Spey rod that I didn't need, even after I told myself that I wasn't going to make any more rods. But I hadn't built one for a couple years or so, and . . .

    Sincerely,

    Salmo g.
     
  14. Porter

    Porter Active Member

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    iagree: I found the Launch and Fli to be a little cumbersome and heavy too.
     
  15. JE

    JE Active Member

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    I have 13, a couple with broken tips I haven't sent in, one not completed. For the past 9 or 10 years, I have really only been using 2 rods. One is a 389 LL that I built from a discounted blem blank a while back. Another is a 586 RPL that was given to me for a song and dance by a proprietor of a fly shop in W. Yellowstone. I was working in the Park during summer break from college and had a close scrape with a Grizzly while hiking out of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. I had all 3 of my rods in a tube which I dropped after the big furry false charged me (did not have the guts to go back and look until a few weeks later and then they were gone). A day after the incident I went into the shop in West and told my story to the old timer working there and he took me into his back room and gave me the rod and tube for next to nothing, telling me that the rod had been his standby for a few years but sage had just sent him the new RPL+ and he would not be using it anymore. I was back in business and caught a 23 1/2 inch brown the next day on one of my favorite park streams-my biggest brown at the time with the rod. I have built and purchased a few "nicer" rods since then but that old RPL still seems to have the most mojo, so that is what I use when the 3 weight won't suffice. I hope you enjoyed the life story, I am procrastinating right now (jr high teacher on spring break) and am supposed to be cleaning the garage while my wife takes our boys to a birthday party. I better get down there.
    -JE

    Oh, by the way, about a year after I lost those rods in Yellowstone, I got a call from a ranger at the Canyon Visitor Center who was going through the lost and found stuff turned in there. He saw the form I had filled out describing my lost item that matched the description of some rods that had been sitting around the office for a while. He sent them to me a couple of weeks later. Yes.