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. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    I had that same feeling about a Sage XP 4100-4 that I finally ended up selling to McRowdy a few years back.

    In a weak moment, I fell for the Sage mystique again and bought a Launch 6wt last year. Compared with my lovely T&T Horizon 5wt, it's stiff and a bit tip heavy - not much good for short distance casting or finesse fishing. (And don't even start with the metallic baby-sh!t green color!)

    BUT . . . once I get enough line out past the tip to properly load it, it's a rocket launcher.

    K
     
  2. Don Stracener

    Don Stracener New Member

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    2 pack rods 5W
    2 7' 5W
    2 9 1/2 6W
    1 7 1/2 5W (I made) St Croix blank
    1 9 1/2 8W

    More this year.
     
  3. RedFive

    RedFive Active Member

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    2 weight through 12 single-handers, minus a 9 and an 11.

    2 speys, a 5/6 and 6/7.

    Brands include Sage, Loomis, Winston, Scott, St. Croix, Redington and even Orvis.

    The list goes like this:

    804-4 2 weight
    602-2 3 weight
    763-3 3 weight
    893-3 3 weight
    904-4 4 weight
    905-2 5 weight
    905-4 5 weight x 4
    706-2 6 weight
    906-2 6 weight
    906-3 6 weight
    1106-4 6 weight
    907-4 7 weight
    908-4 8 weight
    908-7 8 weight
    9010-4 10 weight
    9012-4 12 weight
    1205/6-4 5/6 Spey
    12606/7 6/7 Spey

    21 total, working on #22. :D
     
  4. KerryS

    KerryS Ignored Member

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    Back in the corner of the shop there is this stack of rods. Can't remember how many, over 11, and because I can't remember how many I don't know exactly what they all are. 7 or 8 of them are single handers and another 7 or 8 are 2 handers. I have my favorites for what ever type of fishing I do and those I grab out of the front of the stack usually with a spare in case of some unforseen accident or something.

    I started the crappy thread because somewhere in that stack of rods is a 389LL I haven't had out of the tube for years and thought it was about time to use it again.
     
  5. Charapa

    Charapa New Member

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    ;) too many:
    3wt - sage slt blank/homebuilt
    4wt - orvis battenekill 704 'boo.
    5wt - orvis t3 & Zg; sage xp; t&t helix; tfo ticr & few no-name blanks/homebuilts
    7wt - tfo ticr
    9wt - t3

    & I like/appreciate them all....& keep looking for more....great 'illness' indeed ...(............should we talk about reels?):thumb:
     
  6. Stew McLeod

    Stew McLeod aka BigMac

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    The arsenal is slowly growing ...

    3 wt - St Croix Avid (thanks to Mingo)
    5 wt - Pflueger
    5 wt - Orvis Silver Label
    5 wt - Loomis GL3 (thanks to Mingo)
    6 wt - Pflueger

    'Mac
     
  7. golfman65

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    9wt. 9 foot sage vts for salmon/steelhead, though a spey is in the future..

    6wt 9 foot sage fli..

    4wt. winston bx2 9ft

    Hey i'm just getting started but i think this covers about all i'm doing right now.
     
  8. Allison

    Allison Banned or Parked

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    Thanks Salmo. I actually have a 'glass rod too but it casts like crap, so I would not count that.

    I'm seeing that the FF thing has a certain "collection" thing attached to it. I'm as vulnerable as the next person when it comes to that.
     
  9. Sloan Craven

    Sloan Craven Active Member

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    It's really just an addiction more than anything, thinking more and more specialized equipment will catch more fish. It's not true but we just like to think we're cooler having more stuff.
     
  10. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide.

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    Four. An 8' glass Fenwick 6wt, two 9' graphite 2-pc 6wts, and a 9' graphite 2-pc 8wt. Need to get more.:hmmm:
     
  11. Salmo_g

    Salmo_g Active Member

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    Yeah, Jim. You really need to add a 5 wt. to your collection for all those searun cutts you chase.

    Sloan,

    As addictions and bad habits go, one could do far worse than build or collect fly rods. They don't take up near the space as bicycles or antique cars.
     
  12. CFO

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    6’ #1 scott
    8’ #1 scott
    7’7” #2 scott
    9’ #5 scott
     
  13. Sloan Craven

    Sloan Craven Active Member

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    That's what I try to tell myself.
     
  14. hikepat

    hikepat Patrick

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    For those out there with those old glass rods that you do not use them, I will give you $10 each as long as they are not Eagle Claw or other junk and still in fishable shape;) ;) . I need a 3,4,8,10 and 12 weights to add to my collection of glass rods. Already have plenty of 5 and 6wt glass rods. Just think with that $10 you can go out and get some more beer.:beer2
     
  15. D3Smartie

    D3Smartie Active Member

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    i have quite a few different rods. Mostly sage, but a fenwick, orvis(bamboo) and st croix as well. I also have several angler's workshop blank built rods. Pretty well set up on larger rods, but i have broken a lot of my light rods and need to get them replaced. have my eye on an Xi2 6 wt

    386-3 VPS LL
    486 slt
    490 anglers blank
    6wt ST Croix
    6126 sage
    790 xp
    790 slt
    890 slt
    890 slt
    890 slt
    890 xp
    8wt anglers blank
    990 rplxi
    9 wt orvis bamboo
    9141 GFL
    1090 RPLXi
    10wt fenwick