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Re: Do I Need A Big Dollar Fly Rod?

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I like your taste in dogs and Dylan. It sounds like you want a new rod. You should get one. It'll make the trip even better. My suggestion would be to go to a good shop that carries a bunch of different brands and has sales people that know their stuff. Bonus if they are fff cast cert. TCO comes to mind (I have never been there--don't know them). Tell them your situation and that you are serious about buying a new rod. Take your reel and line if you are planning to keep them with your new rod. A good sales guy should be able to narrow down your options to 6 or 8 different rods from different brands/price points. Try to keep an open mind and cast the piss out of them for a while at your normal fishing distances. You should be able quickly rule out a few, and want to revisit a few others. Keep in mind you will be in MT for a week and most likely fishing this rod in PA for 20+yrs, so if you have to pick, lean towards the eastern set-up.
Also--just my opinion--consider the 9ft. 4 wt.

Posted on: 2013/2/13 10:47


Re: Do I Need A Big Dollar Fly Rod?

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Fade,
check your PM's.

Posted on: 2013/2/13 12:01
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Re: Do I Need A Big Dollar Fly Rod?

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The first time I went to Colorado was fortunately when Sage introduced the One and the Z-Axis blanks went on sale at some places. Built a 9 1/2 ft 5 wt Z-Axis for around $300 and it has been a great rod when I need a little more distance or there is some wind. Not my go to rod out East, but it is what I need some days on the Delaware or when some larger PA streams are at a higher level. I prefer something a little faster and longer out West. Whether that is high end or not depends on the supplier.

Posted on: 2013/2/13 15:53


Re: Do I Need A Big Dollar Fly Rod?

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A good flyrod is a lifetime investment. Taken care of properly it will outlast you. I have several top of the line rods and I really enjoy every moment on the water fishing with them. I also have several favorites that are not high priced and I also enjoy fishing with them too. Oh heck I guess I just enjoy fishing period. Get a rod you like and just have fun, high priced or not!

Posted on: 2013/2/13 16:29
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Re: Do I Need A Big Dollar Fly Rod?

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I agree with WTT above, if you have it spend it. Can't take it with ya!

Posted on: 2013/2/13 16:48
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Re: Do I Need A Big Dollar Fly Rod?

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Thank you all. I am going for a 9 ft Sage or Helios 5wt. I am going to look used as the 10 ft Powell I got used is an awesome rod.

Posted on: 2013/2/13 20:03
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Re: Do I Need A Big Dollar Fly Rod?

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I have a $425 bid on Ebay for last years Helios. 9ft 4/5wt. How much of a difference could there be between last year and this year?

Posted on: 2013/2/16 18:42
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Re: Do I Need A Big Dollar Fly Rod?

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fadeaway263 wrote:
I have a $425 bid on Ebay for last years Helios. 9ft 4/5wt. How much of a difference could there be between last year and this year?


At the very least, $600.00 worth if you believe Orvis. :)
Good Luck Fade!

Posted on: 2013/2/16 19:02
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Re: Do I Need A Big Dollar Fly Rod?

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fadeaway263 wrote:
I have a $425 bid on Ebay for last years Helios. 9ft 4/5wt. How much of a difference could there be between last year and this year?


4/5 wt? Is it 4 or 5? The original Helios can be found new for that ballpark.

Posted on: 2013/2/17 17:18


Re: Do I Need A Big Dollar Fly Rod?

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A side note, or heads up, or whatever. I just got a TU flier asking me to become a life member. It's $1200 or something, but it comes with a Sage One outfit. 9' 5 wt I believe. If that's the rod you'd want, and you don't already have a life membership, it's something to consider. If I were gonna spend 7 or 8 hundred on such an outfit anyway, I'd probably throw a few extra hundred on top and get the membership. Would be an easier sell to the wife as well. :)


I agree with this 100%. I am not a life TU member however if this was a 9' 6wt (the hole in my quiver), I would be all over it. Kevin, the One is an absolutely amazing rod. And this is coming for a die hard Winston guy. Throw in the Sage reel that comes with it and you have equipment value of around $900. The life membership is $1,200. Please consult your tax attorney (i.e. the guy in the cubical next to you) and I bet you will find a fair portion of that $1,200 is tax deductible. Just saying . . .

Posted on: 2013/2/17 21:57


Re: Do I Need A Big Dollar Fly Rod?

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He's bidding on a Helios but no mention of flex. Don't they offer mid & tip?

Posted on: 2013/2/18 22:25
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Re: Do I Need A Big Dollar Fly Rod?

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Since I already have several Orvis Clearwater II rods, and am extremely happy with them....I did not see that the TU offer of lifetime membership with a rod as a gift was/or should be part of the equation. I wonder if I could pay the difference and still be a lifetime member?

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Re: Do I Need A Big Dollar Fly Rod?

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That would be nice but I'm thinkin proly not. I get those invites almost once a month, I'd love to but money's tight. Of course when I'm thinking I can the offer will be gone.

Posted on: 2013/2/20 15:23
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