Long(er) dry fly rod

Rt17

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I am looking for a longer dry fly rod for when I'm fishing out of my float tube primarily along silver creek. Thinking something in the 10 foot 3 weight range. I know not all euro-nymph rods are built for such a task, so are there any recommendations for a rod with adequate flex for throwing small dries or the occasional hopper? Thanks for any info.
 

long_rod_silvers

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Check out the Orvis Recon 10' 4 weight. They have a 10' 3 weight, but it's a euro nymph rod....I'm a patriot nympher, so I refuse to acknowledge it's existence. ;)
 

Frenchie

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Syndicate 10' 3 weight would probably do pretty good. I have the 10' 2 weight and it is medium fast Rod with sensetive tip and the guides are still spaced like a regular rod.

Jon
 

Clarkman

Huge Fly Guy
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Check out the Orvis Recon 10' 4 weight. They have a 10' 3 weight, but it's a euro nymph rod....I'm a patriot nympher, so I refuse to acknowledge it's existence. ;)
I think you're looking for "freedom nympher"

in a sentence: I like to freedom-nymph for short-fin grayling.




but, agreed on that. Although, the 3wt also makes a really nice dry fly rod too.
 

longputt

Active Member
I have been fishing an Echo Shadow II 10' for 3 wt and maybe I'm not a sophisticated caster but I think it throws a dry line/fly just fine.

I do think it is a little light for the windy days.
 

jaredoconnor

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Pretty much any euro rod will cast a dry fly well. The whole point of euro rods is that the tip is really sensitive and can self-load, which is great for delicate dry fly presentations. Where euro rods fall down is heavy nymph rigs and streamers, at distance.

That said, you might be better off with a 10ft 4wt or 5wt non-euro rod. The extra mass will help with wind and you can always tailor your leader to give more delicate presentations. I wouldn't use a euro rod, unless you're actually tight-lining some of the time.
 

Riffling Hitch

Active Member
Look for an older Loomis Glx or Imx 10' 3 or 4 wt. They are 2pc but designed to cast not nymph. I have the 10' 4 wt and can cast a 4wt up to a 6wt with it. I mainly use it to swing soft hackles now but they are great casting rods.
 

Rocking Chair Fan

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Look for an older Loomis Glx or Imx 10' 3 or 4 wt. They are 2pc but designed to cast not nymph. I have the 10' 4 wt and can cast a 4wt up to a 6wt with it. I mainly use it to swing soft hackles now but they are great casting rods.

I had a Loomis 10' 4 and 5 weight IMX for float tubing. Worked great for dries and larger flies.
 

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