Your favorite rod.

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  1. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    I'm kind of stuck on older rods. A few I fish all the time and they are likely the first to come out of the tubes.
    A few of my favorites.
    Sage 490-4 RPL
    Loomis 1086-4 GLX
    Loomis 1146-2 IM6
    Redington 9664S CPS
    Sage 697-4 XP
    As you can see, I have a thing for 6 wts.....so I broke my 6 wt addiction and bought a old school 796 RPL+ yesterday.
    SF
     
  2. underachiever

    underachiever !

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    I don't have much overlap in my rods so what I end up using comes down to the kind of fishing I'm doing instead of choosing a favorite.
     
  3. Yak

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    Sage 389LL was my first quality rod and it's the one that hooked me.
     
  4. JesseC

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  5. Brian Thomas

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    I`m not 100% sure it`s my favorite , but it`s the most versatile , and unique rod I own , as it`s two rods in one .
    What "it" is , is a Gary Anderson rod that is a 12 foot 3 weight spey rod , and with an extra butt section , becomes a 9 foot 4 weight single hander .
    I really like it in either configuration , but I prefer setting it up as a double-hander .
     
  6. Thomas Williams

    Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    That's a tough one, I've got a few I really enjoy. But I think my favorite rod is my 5wt Beulah Platinum trout spey. It's responsive, powerful and a 12in trout will put a bend in it and fight real nice. It really is a true trout spey. I have a lot of fun bombing sculpins on it. I've put it to the test as well with a few bows and browns over 5lbs from the Truckee river.
     
  7. Nol

    Nol Needs to fish more..

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    Sage XP 9' 5 wt
     
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  8. David Loy

    David Loy Senior Moment

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    If you were to sniff around the Sexyloops web site you'd find a lot of casting geeks who love that rod. Many of which can throw the backing knot and more. It's a good site if you like the science of casting.
     
  9. generic

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    Ditto, but then I have to throw in my BIIX rods as well. Then there's my 7' 4wt 'Sport Fisher', that I got on a closeout sale for $22.50 - love that rod.
     
  10. DimeBrite

    DimeBrite MA-9 Beach Stalker

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    My Costco Sage One 9'6" 8wt of course.
     
  11. golfman44

    golfman44 4-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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    There is a brand new one on ebay right now. Probably doesn't happen much anymore. Not mine but I was looking at the txl-f the seller was selling
     
  12. Matthew LeBret

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    For trout as of late I like to use my blue halo fiberglass, great slow action. I was lucky enough to get a Sage gen III blank so when that is done and steelhead starts I am sure I will put that as my favorite for that was the rod that started my 2 handed casting......Full circle kind of thing.
     
  13. scottmel

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    I have that very exact rod except I picked it up from Cabelas! I have yet to fish with it though... Which reel did you pair it up with?????



     
  14. troutdopemagic

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    I suppose my favorite rod is my 10ft. 7 weight Sage ONE paired with a blue Tibor Signature 7/8 I use for streamer fishing. Its a sweet setup and we've had some very memorable times together. I have another ONE a 9ft. 4 weight paired with a Ross F1 I use for almost all my trout fishing that is a close second.

    I have a couple of those Cabelas Glass Rods I really, really like. the 5'9" 3 weight as others have mentioned are a great small stream stick.
     
  15. gldntrt40

    gldntrt40 Gone Fishing

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    probably Orvis 7 piece 3 wt TLS rod, it is a fun rod-wish they still made them-way nicer than the newer frequent flier
    also have an older Fenwick 7 1/3 3 weight..built it myself and can't recall the blank-1985-ish