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Moving back to Seattle and looking to get into some creek fishing. Curious if anyone has a sage 1 wt txl or 2 wt zxl or something similar laying about that they'd be willing to part with? Or even a blank the never got around to building?

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I'd suggest considering a 3wt. for creeks in the greater area. I tried a few 1 and 2s and didn't find them useful. I'm not a seasoned pro though I do know some others share the opinion. Maybe you've tried 1-3 wts. prefer 1s and 2s, in that case disregard, but if you haven't I'd try before you buy.
 

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Seldom, I have a custom 0wt that is a bit slower than the txl that I would be willing to part with. I'm not sure if you want to go that light. I also have a few ultra light reels that I don't use anymore if you are interested.
 

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I'd suggest considering a 3wt. for creeks in the greater area. I tried a few 1 and 2s and didn't find them useful. I'm not a seasoned pro though I do know some others share the opinion. Maybe you've tried 1-3 wts. prefer 1s and 2s, in that case disregard, but if you haven't I'd try before you buy.
I've have and fish Sage 000, 00, and 0 rods love them caught some big fish on them they are not the rods you are casting a 90ft line to the backing
 

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I'd suggest considering a 3wt. for creeks in the greater area. I tried a few 1 and 2s and didn't find them useful.
I fish a lot of little creeks and this is generally my opinion also. That said, I know some folks love the super light rods.

Cabelas CGR fiberglass rods are back on sale again for $60 currently and they have a 2wt.
 

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I have several Sage txl-f rods. While they certainly don't cast long distances, you never need that for their intended use. They are so light you almost have to remind yourself that you have a rod in your hand. They seem to be prized by the people who own them (I, for one, certainly do). Having said that, there are almost always txl and/or txl-f rods and/or blanks available on eBay - usually at a premium price but, sometimes at a bargain as well. Good luck!
 

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I have an 8 ft. 1 wt., 2 piece Orvis trident that is a pretty sweet rod. Smooth casting, but with enough backbone for fish up to about 12". I use it in high mountain streams on cutties in the 6-12 inch range. But I have three 1 wt rods and should probably sell at least one. $150 if I can meet you in the Seattle area.
 

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I'd suggest considering a 3wt. for creeks in the greater area. I tried a few 1 and 2s and didn't find them useful. I'm not a seasoned pro though I do know some others share the opinion. Maybe you've tried 1-3 wts. prefer 1s and 2s, in that case disregard, but if you haven't I'd try before you buy.
Eh...idk...I'm not fishing the same water you are, but for me, a 3wt marks the light end of standard trout gear, while 2wt marks the beginning of true ultralight. Of course that's purely subjective, but if I were to lose my 1wt and 000wt, my 3wt wouldn't be a replacement for them...just a different rod for a different purpose, and I'd immediately be on the lookout to replace them with sub-2wt gear.

It's not, for me, that I can't fish the same places with a 3wt, but for that matter, I might as well bring a short, slow 5wt. The reason I'm going light is because it's more fun, and if that's the main reason, the lighter, the better.
 

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The rod simply needs to perform it's slated task majority of time. Everything is scaled down to be relative within the ultra light line realm. Attractor dries or micro wets? Upstream ultra soft-n-subtle or git-r-done turn over capacity and power? Wind.. indomitable killer of the whisper lights.

Interestingly I've seen it posted on other forums by people who surely should know that 1wt and line classes under (0 - 00 - 000) lines all weigh the same. Also stated they were weighed personally.
 

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This is what fiberglass is made for, as Josh mentioned earlier Cabelas CGR's are on sale again (I think around $60) and would be a good place to start. I think folks get caught up too much in line (and rod) weights, I'd take a 3 or 4wt glass over a 1 or 2wt graphite rod any day for small stream fishing and never figured out why Sage even created a 0, 00 and 000wt ? The flex of the rod is what makes the fight fun, much more so than the weight of the line. Just a thought, good luck !
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