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Re: Cheap Rods & Gear You Are Proud to Own

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1964 medalist, new in the box. I paid $10.00 for it a few years ago. I have many Medalists and use them but kept this one in the box waiting for the right time. Two years ago I had my EC Powell restored and it just seems to be perfect for it.

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Re: Cheap Rods & Gear You Are Proud to Own

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Mine is an old harbocks Ibbotson co bamboo fly rod. It has two tip sections and the one is broken at the ferrel and the tip is missing. the other one is fine. I realize this is not an expensive rod but I would like to recondition it so I could fish with it. This rod was given to me by my uncle when I was a kid and I did use it some then. I have only had it out of the case a couple of times in the last 60 years.

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.99 cent finger nail clippers

Altoid boxes

Posted on: 2010/7/19 13:09


Re: Cheap Rods & Gear You Are Proud to Own

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A newer $35 Pflueger 1495 -- I cut part of the back out in a crescent shape for additional finger drag when I fish for hybrid stripers. Works like a charm.

$ .99 Nail clippers instead of $4 snips.

$20 lumbar pack with glued on fly pad. Just as big and multi-pocketed as a $59 fish pack.

Wading staff cut and shaped from an oriental cherry tree in my backyard. Have had it for years. Very strong. Works great.

Tippet "dispenser" that's nothing more than a .99 velcro nylon wallet I bought 15 years ago.

Posted on: 2010/7/19 13:53
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Re: Cheap Rods & Gear You Are Proud to Own

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$12 orvis gen 3 wonderline.

Posted on: 2010/7/19 15:44


Re: Cheap Rods & Gear You Are Proud to Own

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Cabela's had unnamed fly rods in the Bargain Cave a few weeks ago with a sticker on them that read 905-2, which I assumed meant 9 ft, 5 weight, 2 piece. Very nice cosmetics, brown woven graphite reel seat. They were test rods given to Cabela's to get their fly fishing employee's opinion without knowing who the manufacturer was. Still had the plastic wrap on the grip. So I offered them $60 (they were labeled $75), which they accepted, and I took one home to test. I Liked it so much I went back the next day and bought one for my son.

Posted on: 2010/7/19 22:17


Re: Cheap Rods & Gear You Are Proud to Own

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I wondered about those, they had a couple different models, IIRC, the green ones and the brown ones.

I had figured they were LST blanks without the writing, but I think your answer is more intriguing.

Posted on: 2010/7/20 0:13
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Gfen, several employees confirmed the same story. Turned out to be one of the sweetest casting rods I own, and I own pretty many from Sage, Leonard, Thomas and Thomas, Orvis, and others.

Posted on: 2010/7/20 20:01


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i think they were unlabeled redington RS4s, original retail of $169

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Re: Cheap Rods & Gear You Are Proud to Own

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HI bamboo fly rod that I got whlie cleaning out a house.Really old bamboo flyrod with 2 tips,one is a wire guidetip and an agate tip guide. Both free.

Posted on: 2010/7/21 9:21
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Re: Cheap Rods & Gear You Are Proud to Own

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Quote:

JakesLeakyWaders wrote:
I keep telling myself to grab one of those Three Forks before it is too late.

And that exact model too.



the combo's go on sale all of the time...I picked up that rod combo (w/reel & line/backing) last winter for $59!

Posted on: 2010/7/22 9:16


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I only use the top of the line stuff, so I am out of this discussion.

Posted on: 2010/7/22 13:33
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Re: Cheap Rods & Gear You Are Proud to Own
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Most of my gear is cheap and much of it old.
I suppose in answer to this thread I'd cite my Downs chest fly box. I bought it in 1983 (can't remember what I paid for it but it wasn't expensive). I've since customized it extensively but it still goes with me whenever I'm trout fishing (except brookie hiking) and stays in my car all year round. Its needed some minor repairs but has proven very tough and reliable.

Posted on: 2010/7/23 7:03


Re: Cheap Rods & Gear You Are Proud to Own

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JackM wrote:
I only use the top of the line stuff, so I am out of this discussion.


Come one Jack, we all know you still have your first communion money. My favorite cheap rod is my main trout rod, which I built from around 25 bucks worth of clearance components. If my math is correct, which I doubt it is, I should be hitting my 5000th trout on it this fall. The sad part is it's been over 4500 for about 2 or 3 years now. Oh well, when the boy's a few years older I'll be back to fishing a couple hundred days a year and then I can rack up the numbers. A few other bargains are my pair of 7WT's that were built for about 35 bucks and the $250 rainshadow 12/13WT blank that I got for $12.95 a few years ago. I really have no use for it until I get back down to chase tarpon, but $12.95? Kinda sold itself.

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Posted on: 2010/7/23 9:59


Re: Cheap Rods & Gear You Are Proud to Own

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ok,let me just toss out one.i get LOTS of deals as many of you know.

one of my favorite rods is a glass 8ft. daiwa 4 weight.i got it for a dollar ninety nine.

ok,one more.i buy level line often because it roll casts so well.i get lots of new level line for three or four dollars when i see it at towne auction in connecticut.

i also am a savvy ebayer and get some deals that i should feel guilty for!

Posted on: 2010/7/24 21:46



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