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. HauntedByWaters

    HauntedByWaters Active Member

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    Sage DS2 486-2 4
    Sage SP 596-3
    Sage VT2 896-4
    Decho 7130-4
    Beulah Switch 7/8
    Sage Traditional 8136-4
     
  2. Lugan

    Lugan Joe Streamer

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    Over the past 3 years, I have sold most of my super fast X-thunder and Z-hammer type rods and have gone back to slower and retro rods. These both fit my casting style better, and are more usable on the smaller and smaller streams I am currently gravitating toward:

    Main rods:
    -- Diamondglass 6'0" 5wt (use a 6wt line)
    -- Scott Fibertouch 6'5" 2wt (use a 3wt line)
    -- Lami "honey" fiberglass 7'3" 4wt (custom build)
    -- Sage SFL fiberglass 7'9" 6wt (possibly my favorite rod of all time)
    -- Winston WT 8'0" 4wt (use 4 and 5wt lines)
    -- Sage SLT 8'3" 3wt
    -- Scott G2 9'0" 5wt
    -- Sage SLT 9'0" 7wt
    -- T&T Helix 9'0" 9wt

    Back-ups and bang-'em-up boat rods:
    -- St Croix Legend Elite 9'0" 5wt
    -- St Croix Legend Elite 9'0" 7wt
    -- Albright A-5 9'0" 9wt

    WTB:
    -- Mario Wojnicki 7'3" 4wt or 5'10" 4wt glass
    -- Mike Brooks "Permacane" 6'6" 4wt midge (parabolic taper)
     
  3. jonrue

    jonrue a life in the day of...

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    4 wt. Sage SLT 9'
    5 wt. Sage SLT 9'
    6/7 wt. Rainshadow 11'6''
    7 wt. Sage Z-Axis 13'6"
    8 wt. Sage Z-Axis 11'
    8 wt. Sage TCR 9'
    8 wt. Orvis TLS 9'
     
  4. Richard E

    Richard E Active Member

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    Echo 12 wt., but no 10 wt.? Hmmm, conspicuous in their absence . . . looks like you need some more graphite!
     
  5. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    I have a 9wt blank and 10wt blank waiting to be built. There are a half dozen others waiting for building too. The only rod that I built that remains in my quiver is a pack 4/5 rod, all the others have been sent to friends and family to fish test my building abilities.

    I got the 12 after all the tuna porn, I'm a sucker! What would one use a 10wt for locally? Maybe I should come over for a visit or set aside some time to build my blank.
     
  6. Porter

    Porter Active Member

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    Mumbles, did you participate in any tuna porn?

    Regarding 10 weight locally.....I dunno, but it's great for kings in AK.
     
  7. Richard E

    Richard E Active Member

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    Way over 20, but who's counting? And why? :thumb:
     
  8. Porter

    Porter Active Member

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    My inventory which has become a single brand :hmmm:

    Sage 389-4 LL
    Sage 583-4 DS
    Sage 691-4 XP
    Sage 691-4 TCR
    Sage 896-4 RP
    Sage 896-4 XP
    Sage 990-4 XP

    I have been thinking of getting back to trying the spey thing (again) and those TFO Deer Creek Rods are sure nice looking :thumb:
     
  9. hendersonbaylocal

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    8.5' 3wt TFO pro
    10' 4wt Sage XP
    9.5' 5wt TFO Pro
    10' 6wt Rainshadow
    9' 8wt Redington
    10' 8wt Dan Craft switch
    9' 10wt Beulah Guide
    11'6" 6/7 Forecast spey

    ... and I could use another short 3 wt for small streams and a bigger spey... and a 4/5 switch rod for the beach. Life is short I guess.
     
  10. Brookie_Hunter

    Brookie_Hunter aka Dave Hoover

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    7ft 1wt Cabela's Clear Creek
    7ft 3wt Eagle Claw Granger IM7 XG
    8.5ft 3/4wt Redington Crosswater
    9ft 4/5wt Eagle Claw Granger IM6 XG
    9ft 7/8wt Eagle Claw Granger IM6 XG
     
  11. Jamie Christian

    Jamie Christian New Member

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    7' 000Wt Sage
    7' 6" 3wt St. Croix
    9' 3wt Sage SP
    9' 4wt Sage XP
    9' 5wt Sage XP
    9' 6wt Thomas and Thomas
    9' 8wt TFO
    9' 9wt Rplxi Sage
    9' 10wt
    8' 5/6wt Orvis Madison Bamboo

    Want - Spey - not sure what wt yet.
     
  12. Salmo_g

    Salmo_g Active Member

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    Well, yes my inventory has changed since the poll began. But I can't remember which rods I've acquired since then. I know I gave one away last Christmas. But I've got rods in my bedroom closet (most special bamboo), the guestroom bedroom closet (the remaining bamboo), in the garage (an unknown number of graphite sticks covering lines weights 5-8, and Speys from 6-9), and in my storage shed (some graphite and a bunch of old fiberglass rods). Hell I've got fly rods all over the damn place. And I just ordered a reel I couldn't resist yesterday too.

    Sg
     
  13. Porter

    Porter Active Member

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    A reel? How many reels do you own?

    I have:

    Bauer SL 1
    Galvan T-6 :thumb:
    Ross Cimarron 3
    Lamson Lite Speed 2
    Lamson Lite Speed 3.5
    Ross Canyon BG 5

    been eyeing the Sage 3000D series, since many are going for 300-350.00
     
  14. sean_k

    sean_k Active Member

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    winston B2T 7'6"' 3wt
    winston B2X 9' 4wt
    loomis 9' 4wt
    P.O.S. 9' 5wt
    TFO pro 9' 5wt
    TFO ticr-x 9' 6 wt
    winston b2x 9'6" 8wt
    TFO ticr-x 9' 12wt

    Porter as for reels

    ross rhythm #0
    lamson light speed #1
    lamson velocity #1.5
    Loomis venture #3
    P.O.S. for a 5wt
    Ross rhythm #2
    Lamson ULA force #3.3
    Ross BG #6
     
  15. Salmo_g

    Salmo_g Active Member

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    Porter,

    Reels I could count. Not as many as rods. But I'd have to count them, and I don't know where they all are, so I ain't gonna'. I was gonna' mention that I'm not really a gear junky, but I don't think it would come across as very convincing. Wanna' buy a 7 1/2' three piece, two tip 5 weight bamboo? I have two other 5 wts, and I never get around to fishing this one.

    Sg