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. Jim Fitz

    Jim Fitz Member

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    6-1/2' 2wt. Rainshadow RX7 - crick stick
    8' 3 wt. Dan Craft FTL - unbuilt
    9' 5wt. Rainshadow RX8 - go to
    9' 8 wt. St. Croix Avis Traveler - SH/Salmon
    9' 5/6 wt. Redington Redfly - got me started
    9-1/2 6 wt. Rainshadow RX7 - whatever
    10' 7wt. Dan Craft FT - salt rod - titanium/Fuji-SIC ooh baby
    13' 8/9wt. Rainshadow RX8 - spey

    Jim Fitz.
     
  2. Porter

    Porter Active Member

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    D3Smartie :eek: That's a lot of 8 weights !!!! Why?
     
  3. D3Smartie

    D3Smartie Active Member

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    i love the 8wt SLTs because i use them for dry fly salmon/steelhead fishing. Mainly have them for atlantics, but they are also good for summer fish. They are the best rod i have found for big fish on dry flies. And much more sensitive than the XP. I can use it in any situation where i could use a faster rod too with little to no detriment. They only time i wouldnt use an SLT is throwing tips.


    i also forgot about my dan craft 10' 10wt two handed switch rod i built. :
    now if the forum will let this one post go through... been having problems with a busy server message???
     
  4. tonemike

    tonemike fish'n glass

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    my collection includes...

    3wt 8'9" Sage 389LL
    4wt 7' Diamondglass
    4wt 8' Diamondglass
    5wt 7'6" Fenglass FF765"
    5wt 7'7" S.A. System 5
    5wt 7'9" 5pc Fenwick "knack 5
    5wt 8' McFarland Spruce Creek (just ordered)
    5wt 9' Sage 590SP
    5wt 9' Sage 590-4SLT
    5wt 9' Redington FSF-9052
    5wt 10' Olive Willy (rainshadow)
    6wt 7' Fenwick FF706
    6wt 7'6" Fenwick FF756
    6wt 7'6" Kingfisher 756 Powertaper
    6wt 7'9" Executive Wonderod FY-220
    6wt 8' Fenwick FF79
    7wt 8'6"' Wright & McGill "dandy"
    8wt 9' Lamiglas G1298
    9wt 8'6" Fenwick FL102-9
    10wt 9' Fenwick HMG
    11wt 9'3" S.A. System 11

    still seem like quite a few...even after i thought i thinned my inventory a bit. i guess that's the beauty of having a walk-in closet.
    -mike
     
  5. Big Tuna

    Big Tuna Member

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    St. Croix Avid 7' 3 weight
    TFO Pro 8'6" 3 weight
    Sage RPL 8'6" 5
    Sage XP 9' 5
    Marryat 9' 6
    Winston BIIx 10' 7
    Loomis ? 9'6" 7 custom
    Winston Ibis 9'6" 8
    Sage 14' 9 weight Spey

    I need to show this thread to my wife. She thinks I'm crazy, but there's a lot of folks that put me to shame.:p
     
  6. tonemike

    tonemike fish'n glass

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    hey Tuna,
    how do you like that 6wt Marryat? is it the Evolution? i used to have a sweeeet Marryat 3wt 8' Packer, but i sadly traded it to a guy for a nice 4 season Outdoor Research goretex pack tent. a buddy of mine had the 7wt Evolution and i thought it was the nicest casting 7wt i've ever touched.
    just curious about the 6wt...
     
  7. Big Tuna

    Big Tuna Member

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    Yes, it's the Evolution. I really like it. I believe it's rated medium fast, but it's fast enough for me. I got it in a trade w/ Porter a little over a year ago and actually got the most use out of it this past fall and winter nymphing for steelhead. It performed admirably. Needless to say, I feel pretty good about the trade.
     
  8. Dragan

    Dragan New Member

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    4wt – 9’ – Winston BIIx
    6wt – 9’6 – Sage SLT
    7wt – 9‘6 – Sage XP
    9wt – 9’ – Powell AXS

    13’6 MKS – 8/9 – RB Meiser
    14’ MKS – 9/10 – RB Meiser
     
  9. Hal Eckert

    Hal Eckert Active Member

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    I am in the 11+ category but should be after 46 years of this silly stuff.

    :p :beer2:

    BG
     
  10. martinrjensen

    martinrjensen BambooBoy

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    I've got 18 which includes two 15 year old Fenwick graphite's. The rest are bamboo. I just keep building them...I gotta start selling some.
    martin
     
  11. Brookie_Hunter

    Brookie_Hunter aka Dave Hoover

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    3wt 7ft Eagle Claw IM7 Granger
    4wt 8ft W.W. Grigg IM6 Graphite
     
  12. Charlie S

    Charlie S Confrimed Reprobate

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    In Graphite, all but one custom made by self. A couple on Sage, also a bunch on Dan Craft Blanks, one Forecast blank, three Loomis blanks, two unknown blanks, and one store bought Redington. Total of one 2wt, two 3wts, three 4wts, five 5 wts, two 7 wts, four 8wts, four 9 wts, one 10 wt, one 12 wt and one super heavy nasty lifting rod for tune...maybe a 15wt?

    Two Spey rods, one built on a Loomis blank and the other on a Burkheimer.

    Matched set of three Orvis cane rods, one Phillipson cane and one very nice cane rod from Germany that I received as a gift.

    One Phillipson glass rod, three old Fenwick glass rods, two store bought and one self constructed.

    That's about it.....I think....I have a bunch of blanks still sitting around to build when I get time. I'm sure I'll have some time when I get moved up to Spokane next year...dang, am I EVER looking forward to that.
     
  13. Wayne Kohan

    Wayne Kohan fish-ician

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    This is an old post. I had seven, now I have 10. If I continue at this rate I'll have over 100 by the time I get to be Old Man's age......



    Wayne
     
  14. Jon Bial

    Jon Bial Chasing the Magic

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    3 wt Cabelas
    3 wt G.Loomis GLX Streamdancer
    3 wt G.Loomis GLX Streamdancer
    4 wt G.Loomis GL3
    5 wt G.Loomis GLX Streamdancer
    6 wt G.Loomis GLX
    6 wt Fenwick
    7 wt G.Loomis GLX
    7 wt G.Loomis GLX
    8 wt G.Loomis GLX
    8 wt 13'6 G.Loomis GLX Spey
    9 wt G.Loomis GLX Native Run
    9 wt G.Loomis GLX Native Run
    6/7 wt G.Loomis Trout Spey
    9104-4 Sage Spey

    14 rods, perhaps I should have stuck with climbing...
     
  15. Dunny

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    Hmmmm...lets see

    7'9" 4-4 TFO Finesse series
    9' 4-4 Scott A2
    9' 4-4 Winston
    9' 5-4 Scott V2
    9' 6-4 Scott v2
    9'6" 7-4 Scott S4 (on order)
    9'6" 9-2 Pflueger
    9' 6-2 Pflueger
    7'6" 6-2 Eagle claw (my first stick)
    9' 8-4 piece of crap
    9' 6-4 piece of crap

    11 total, but only 6 or 7 ever actually get used.