If you only had one fly outfit...

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Ed Call, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. yuhina

    yuhina Tropical member

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    Amen! I will go after trout too! 4 wt fiberglass 5 piece 8' and a simple reel with a lot of backing that I can use for running down the big boys.
     
  2. SpeySpaz

    SpeySpaz still an authority on nothing

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    12'6" 4/5/6 meiser spey rod, 3.5 Lamson Litespeed, and two spools-one dryline and one skagit....is that allowed:clown:
     
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    9' 6wt Winston BIIX, Ross Evolution 3 Reel, SA Sharkskin Line. That is trout medicine!
     
  4. Brookie_Hunter

    Brookie_Hunter aka Dave Hoover

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    I'm mainly a small creek guy who ocassionally fishes other things (saltwater, steelhead, redfish). But if I was limited to one set up, it would be for small stream fishing which is my bread and butter. I don't own anything close to what's considered high end gear but my 7ft, 3wt Eagle Claw Granger XG rod and ~ 50 year old Horrocks and Ibbotson Sportcraft 60 reel have given me many enjoyable days out on the water.
     
  5. John Wallace

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    As the question is stated, I would have a 8'6" 7weight. A little light for some fish and a little heavy for some. But I could almost fish for any fish any time any where. I might be showing me age. When I started a 7weight was what you used.
     
  6. Jergens

    Jergens AKA Joe Willauer

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    9'6" 7 wt Z-axis, floating line, Nautilus or Bauer reel, in a pimped out blue color scheme.
     
  7. Randall Clark

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    8' 5/6 Mark Steffen S-glass for the rod, probably my Ross Colorado 2 for the reel lined with 65 yards or so of backing and the H&H WF5F with the uni-thread furled leader. Yeah, I fish primarily for trout...

    the only reason I'd go with the glass over my bamboo, is it's a bit tougher...
     
  8. Jacob Peterson

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    Loop Opti stream annd loop opti reel
     
  9. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

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    It's super easy for me. And I have a barrage of rods too. But my old Fenwick glass FF858 with the USA made pflueger that was originally bought for it. Which is a 8 1/2' 8wt. Caught my first flyrod steelhead on it. Have caught ALOT of steelhead since then on the rod (including a winterrun in January on it) and many other salmon and trout to boot. Isn't as heavy as one would expect for a glass rod and has enough give to run as a heavy trout rod. Has TONS of sentimental value to me as well, so adding that into it it'd be the one I'd keep.
     
  10. Jake Smulkowski

    Jake Smulkowski Throwing hoppers into baetis falls

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    5 wt FT Dan Craft. Or maybe a 5 wt Batson RX8+. They are still fun on the leetle fishies, but have backbone enough to handle several line weights more. Load up either one with a Okuma Magnitude (amazing) and a WF6 floating line with a wallet full of sinktips, and we are talking business for most situations.
     
  11. Keith Hixson

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    9ft 6wt
    Bit much for small streams. But it will handle steelhead and trout. All around rod.

    Keith
     
  12. Ethan G.

    Ethan G. I do science.. on fish..

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    I'd have to go with my 9'0" 5wt. Z-Axis for a general trout rod. If the situation were more specific, I'd go with something more specialized, like 'glass.
    -Ethan
     
  13. James Waggoner

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    7136 Z-Axis w/ a Daniellson 8/12. A little heavy for summer but always a dream to cast.
     
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    quite double taper 000 line

    click II reel.
     
  15. Scott Behn

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    I would have to go with an 8' - 8'3" 7wt glass with a 3 1/2" MW Young Beaudex. Now if I can come by some extra spools...

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