a survey about your favorite rod

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  1. PT

    PT Physhicist

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    Past couple weeks it's been my Sage ONE 596-4.

    Next few months it'll be my Shimano Convergence Model CVC-L 106M-2 10'6" 12-20lb matched with either a Shimano Moocher Plus or possibly an Islander MR 2.
     
  2. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    What do you expect,this is a fly fishing forum. But I will admit with all the Wolf threads its hard to tell that sometimes
     
  3. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Favorite - Sage 490-4 RPL...the first premium rod I bought years ago and still catches lots of fish today
    Want - Sage 697-4 One...what can I say. I've got a fixation about 6 wts, which I consider to be a super versatile rod weight. I own five 6 wts now, so owning one more can't be a bad thing. ;)
     
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    Are there a lot of grumpy people in Montana?:)
     
  5. Rick Todd

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    Small rivers like the Skagit in BC-LL 389, all around trout rod on most rivers Sage XP 590, salt water in the tropics, Sage Xi2. Haven't fished it much yet but I really like my new Echo 10'8" 5 wt switch. I fished my new Echo TR 13" 7 wt spey rod a lot this winter and it is a bomb also. The last switch rod was the only rod on my wish list, so right now I can't think of another I would buy. Rick
     
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    only from November through April. Then the sun comes out, the snow melts and the water thaws out! Rick
     
  7. KerryS

    KerryS Ignored Member

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    Favorite rod is a Sage 8124. I have several newer 2 handers but the 8124 is my go to rod. It is powerful enough to pick up and throw heavy tips with big flies. A fast rod with the ability to fight and land big, brawling winter steelhead efficiently. In my opinion the best steelhead rod ever made. I also have a 6126 that is very similar to the 8124 and is used as a summer rod. I think a rod very similar to the 8124 in a seven weight would be nice.
     
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    We have gratuitous self promotion versus Montana isolationism - Jim if we didn't repeat ourselves about rods, wolves, reels and hidden, secret, nobody should find the secret spot comments what on earth would you comment on?
     
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  9. Dave Evans

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    My favorite single hand rod is my Burkheimer 595-4, although I also use the 489-2 a lot. But my 595 is perfect for me for the way I cast (thumbing my nose at the latest 5wt rod shootout:p) . I sold my ZXL, XP and BIIX to get my 595 after casting the 489.

    I am trying to save, sell, and beg to get a Burkheimer 695.
     
  10. Gary Knowels

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    My favorite out of my limited arsenal is the CT 8' 3 weight 6 piece. Great small stream rod.

    I'm done buying rods now that I've started building and becoming addicted to that hobby. But next on that wish list is a 6'6" 2/3 weight glass rod.
     
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  11. Nooksack Mac

    Nooksack Mac Active Member

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    In the 1970s and '80s, Dale Clemens Custom Tackle was the biggest rod building supplier in America. At one time, they advertised an unusual series of graphite blanks called Apogee. The tip was eighteen inches of solid graphite ending in a 3.5/64" diameter. Each model was supposed to handle five line sizes! I built a 9-footer, rated for 5-9 lines. There was some exaggeration there, but the rod works fine with 6 and 7 lines, and would handle a 8, possibly a 9, if I needed to. It casts very tight loops, though not with the rigid butts of fast action rods. It's not that fast, but it performs like some of the best current designs, recovering from load very quickly. And its action is pleasingly smooth, without which a rod isn't likely to be a candidate for "favorite."

    I wrapped it with dual strands of green and blue thread, giving a nice aquamarine effect. The grip is a full Wells with the thumb depression I favor for larger rods, that fits my hand like a 7 a.m. erection.:rolleyes:

    The most important parameter a fly rod can possess is suitability for the conditions of the moment, and no rod can do it all. But this one has seen a lot of water, still and flowing. Just yesterday morning, it was fighting heavy winds on B.C.'s Peterhope Lake.
     
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  12. Dave Evans

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    That is where I am at. The other rods besides my two burkies are ones that I have built, except for a 8'6" 2-piece Winston WT four weight that has sentimental value. I am looking to build a Meiser trout spey as my next winter project.
     
  13. Brookie_Hunter

    Brookie_Hunter aka Dave Hoover

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    I like fishing really small creeks. My favorite for that is an old 6.5ft, 5wt Wright & McGill Featherlight (LWF-6 1/2ft) glass rod. It has a pretty light tip but can toss a hopper or streamer when needed. I'd like to do more hiking into the back country to fish more isolated creeks and their headwaters. For that, I'd like to get a Japanese Axisco Airrite 6' 9" 10pc 3wt glass pack rod. The dollar is getting increasingly stronger against the yen. It might be a good time to get one soon...
     
  14. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk Active Member

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    Summer Steelhead and Sea Run Cutthroat rod is an 8'6" Bill Taylor Quadrate Bamboo rod. For grass, it's a pretty fast rod and beefy enough to handle a summer run fish or a large SRC. Paired with a Hardy Cascapedia and a silk line, it's a dream to fish

    All Round Trout Rod, my old Sage SLT, 8'6" for 5 weight. I have other graphite rods, but the SLT is the one I reach for most often. Lately I've been throwing an SA Sharkskin spooled in an Orvis Barstock Battenkill.

    For West Slope Cutts, Rainbows and the lovely Brown Trout I love my little 7'6" 4 wgt bamboo rod built by the late John Channer. A baby Bill Ballan reel counter balances it wonderfully and is spooled with a silk line.
     
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    my favorite is my Lamiglas "honey" rod, 6'6" 2 pc 3 wt. I fish most of my smaller Oregon coastal streams all summer with this set up. I have really embraced the action of the glass and learned to love it.Makes a 10" cutt feel like a monster and I love the ease of presentation. I've landed a 14" cutt on it and that was a blast.