Should I get another rod?

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  1. Muskypicker

    Muskypicker Member

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    So I like gear just as much as anyone else, but I see guys out here in Colorado go trout fishing on one river with 3 or 4 rods in their hands. I've got a 9' 5-weight and a great switch rod from Bob Meiser, but am wondering what I'm missing...should I be in the market for another Colorado river trout fishing rod? (I also have a 9' 7-weight).
     
  2. JE

    JE Active Member

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    Of course you should. Get a 3 weight for your Mtn streams.
     
  3. troutdopemagic

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    Theres a chance they could be fishing different setups on multiple rods but using the same technique, like 3 nymph rods rigged with different flies at different depths, then maybe a dry fly rod aswell, as opposed to switching out setups. This seems to be popular with alot of dudes, especially in the winter because it's easier then changing flies a bunch with cold hands. I find its more trouble then its worth to carry multiple rods while wading.
     
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    troutdopemagic Active Member

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    But you can always use another rod.
     
  5. scottflycst

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    short answer, yes.
    longer answer, your purchase will help me justify/confirm my last rod purchase a few weeks ago. We'll both feel great!
     
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    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    You need to go out and get yourself a nice 3wt. Just the ticket for small creeks. About a 7'6" or a 7'9". I have both and they both get used.
     
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    Oh yeah, you should get some more rods. All those small streams are calling out for a lightweight rod. Maybe a 2-3wt? Then for summer dries you'll need a 4wt. Big streamers call for a 6wt. Looks like you HAVE to get at least three more rods. No wait, I forgot about those Colorado reservoirs filled with 6-8 lb wipers and other huge warmwater fish. You'll want an 8wt for those.:rolleyes:
    I don't really like carrying multiple rods while wading, but last time having a streamer rod along paid off.
     
  8. rainbow

    rainbow My name is Mark Oberg

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    Don't get me started why you need another rod. I need more rods them my old lady has shoe's, pant's and shirt's.
     
  9. Lugan

    Lugan Joe Streamer

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    I don't even need to read your post; your title was enough: Mother of all that is holy and good, of course you need another rod. Get a reel and line too.
     
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    Lugan Joe Streamer

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    And I'll also point out that asking a question like that here is like asking a bar full of drunks whether you should have another beer.
     
  11. Cedar

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    Buy a 3 weight...and then fill in the gaps between 3,5 and 7.
     
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    Hail the beer!!
     
  13. Steve Call

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    short answer and only answer: Yes!

    (silly question!)
     
  14. GAT

    GAT Dumbfounded

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    Now let me get this straight... you come to a flyfishing forum chuck full of flyfishing fanatics that buy flyfishing gear like women buy shoes and ask if you should get another rod??? :eek:

    Do you honestly believe any of these guys would say no?
     
  15. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    Hello... my name is Bill and I am a gear addict.

    <chorus> Hello Bill...

    <fighting urge to recommend additional 3 wt rod>