How many fly rods do you have?

How fly rods do you own

  • 1

    Votes: 8 3.4%
  • 2-4

    Votes: 64 27.6%
  • 5-7

    Votes: 79 34.1%
  • 8-10

    Votes: 35 15.1%
  • 11+

    Votes: 46 19.8%

  • Total voters
    232
  • Poll closed .

Kent Lufkin

Remember when you could remember everything?
#46
Porter said:
I found the Launch and Fli to be a little cumbersome and heavy too.
iagree

I had that same feeling about a Sage XP 4100-4 that I finally ended up selling to McRowdy a few years back.

In a weak moment, I fell for the Sage mystique again and bought a Launch 6wt last year. Compared with my lovely T&T Horizon 5wt, it's stiff and a bit tip heavy - not much good for short distance casting or finesse fishing. (And don't even start with the metallic baby-sh!t green color!)

BUT . . . once I get enough line out past the tip to properly load it, it's a rocket launcher.

K
 

RedFive

Active Member
#48
2 weight through 12 single-handers, minus a 9 and an 11.

2 speys, a 5/6 and 6/7.

Brands include Sage, Loomis, Winston, Scott, St. Croix, Redington and even Orvis.

The list goes like this:

804-4 2 weight
602-2 3 weight
763-3 3 weight
893-3 3 weight
904-4 4 weight
905-2 5 weight
905-4 5 weight x 4
706-2 6 weight
906-2 6 weight
906-3 6 weight
1106-4 6 weight
907-4 7 weight
908-4 8 weight
908-7 8 weight
9010-4 10 weight
9012-4 12 weight
1205/6-4 5/6 Spey
12606/7 6/7 Spey

21 total, working on #22. :D
 

KerryS

Ignored Member
#49
Back in the corner of the shop there is this stack of rods. Can't remember how many, over 11, and because I can't remember how many I don't know exactly what they all are. 7 or 8 of them are single handers and another 7 or 8 are 2 handers. I have my favorites for what ever type of fishing I do and those I grab out of the front of the stack usually with a spare in case of some unforseen accident or something.

I started the crappy thread because somewhere in that stack of rods is a 389LL I haven't had out of the tube for years and thought it was about time to use it again.
 
#50
;) too many:
3wt - sage slt blank/homebuilt
4wt - orvis battenekill 704 'boo.
5wt - orvis t3 & Zg; sage xp; t&t helix; tfo ticr & few no-name blanks/homebuilts
7wt - tfo ticr
9wt - t3

& I like/appreciate them all....& keep looking for more....great 'illness' indeed ...(............should we talk about reels?):thumb:
 
#51
The arsenal is slowly growing ...

3 wt - St Croix Avid (thanks to Mingo)
5 wt - Pflueger
5 wt - Orvis Silver Label
5 wt - Loomis GL3 (thanks to Mingo)
6 wt - Pflueger

'Mac
 
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golfman65

Guest
#52
9wt. 9 foot sage vts for salmon/steelhead, though a spey is in the future..

6wt 9 foot sage fli..

4wt. winston bx2 9ft

Hey i'm just getting started but i think this covers about all i'm doing right now.
 
#53
Salmo_g said:
Allison,

No, you won't be a better angler if you get more rods. You'll be a better angler by studying the fishing you do, and by fishing more.

Many of my rods have little monetary value, especially the old glass ones. I've always enjoyed the tinkering, and built most of mine from blanks or refinishing old bamboo rods. I just finished a new Spey rod that I didn't need, even after I told myself that I wasn't going to make any more rods. But I hadn't built one for a couple years or so, and . . .

Sincerely,

Salmo g.
Thanks Salmo. I actually have a 'glass rod too but it casts like crap, so I would not count that.

I'm seeing that the FF thing has a certain "collection" thing attached to it. I'm as vulnerable as the next person when it comes to that.
 
#54
Allison said:
Thanks Salmo. I actually have a 'glass rod too but it casts like crap, so I would not count that.

I'm seeing that the FF thing has a certain "collection" thing attached to it. I'm as vulnerable as the next person when it comes to that.

It's really just an addiction more than anything, thinking more and more specialized equipment will catch more fish. It's not true but we just like to think we're cooler having more stuff.
 

Salmo_g

Well-Known Member
#56
Yeah, Jim. You really need to add a 5 wt. to your collection for all those searun cutts you chase.

Sloan,

As addictions and bad habits go, one could do far worse than build or collect fly rods. They don't take up near the space as bicycles or antique cars.
 
#58
Salmo_g said:
Yeah, Jim. You really need to add a 5 wt. to your collection for all those searun cutts you chase.

Sloan,

As addictions and bad habits go, one could do far worse than build or collect fly rods. They don't take up near the space as bicycles or antique cars.
That's what I try to tell myself.
 
#59
For those out there with those old glass rods that you do not use them, I will give you $10 each as long as they are not Eagle Claw or other junk and still in fishable shape;) ;) . I need a 3,4,8,10 and 12 weights to add to my collection of glass rods. Already have plenty of 5 and 6wt glass rods. Just think with that $10 you can go out and get some more beer.:beer2
 

D3Smartie

Active Member
#60
i have quite a few different rods. Mostly sage, but a fenwick, orvis(bamboo) and st croix as well. I also have several angler's workshop blank built rods. Pretty well set up on larger rods, but i have broken a lot of my light rods and need to get them replaced. have my eye on an Xi2 6 wt

386-3 VPS LL
486 slt
490 anglers blank
6wt ST Croix
6126 sage
790 xp
790 slt
890 slt
890 slt
890 slt
890 xp
8wt anglers blank
990 rplxi
9 wt orvis bamboo
9141 GFL
1090 RPLXi
10wt fenwick