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Re: How Long is your Rod?

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I could get by with three rods, all glass. A 6.5' 3 wt for brookies, a 7.5' 4 wt. for most streams, and an 8.5' 6 wt. for bigger water and warmwater. Of course only three rods is no fun, so I have a few more.

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Re: How Long is your Rod?

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All great advice. I actually have the orvis glass 3wt. for smaller streams and am planning on using this 4wt. 10ft for the larger streams (penns and spring and so on).

Afishinado: is that Helios 2 a tip flex? Local Orvis said they can get one so I can cast it. although I'm sure they are not going to give me any breaks on the price.

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Bogey wrote:
All great advice. I actually have the orvis glass 3wt. for smaller streams and am planning on using this 4wt. 10ft for the larger streams (penns and spring and so on).

Afishinado: is that Helios 2 a tip flex? Local Orvis said they can get one so I can cast it. although I'm sure they are not going to give me any breaks on the price.



The H2 104 is a tip flex. The H2's are being phased out for the H3's. there may not be many left. Give it a cast if you can. Good luck.

Posted on: 12/20 8:02


Re: How Long is your Rod?

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Come on guys. Everyone knows that it doesn't matter how long your rod is. What counts is how well you cast it!

Posted on: 12/20 8:17


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The 10' 4wt H2 is absolutely my favorite trout rod. Everything Afish says about it is true. I like mine so much I'm going to get a 10' 5wt if they ever make an H3 model.

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The 10' 4wt H2 is absolutely my favorite trout rod. Everything Afish says about it is true. I like mine so much I'm going to get a 10' 5wt if they ever make an H3 model.



...and just think about all the fish Surf would catch if he took off the training wheels (his bobber) and fished it right!


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Come on guys. Everyone knows that it doesn't matter how long your rod is. What counts is how well you cast it!


That's a lie women say to make us feel better.

Posted on: 12/20 15:06


Re: How Long is your Rod?

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Depends on where I’m fishing, I normally take 3 or 4 rods with me. I have no problem going back to the truck to fish a different section of the stream with a different rod or fishing dries or wets. If it is a new stream I normally start with an 8.5 5wt or 7’9” 4wt. Joe E

Posted on: 12/21 8:13


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Afish, remember--I'm a foot taller than you. I cast a longer shadow and line of sight for a fish with regard to me is considerably longer. It would be as if you were standing on a chair in the river. Which is to say, more fish will see you, and you won't catch the ones that do. They see me coming from 8th Avenue. I nymph water far away from me so that the fish won't know I'm there. I'll Euro-nymph where the water is so broken that the fish won't see me, but otherwise, I'll nymph 20-30' away for stealth. I can't see the end of my leader at that distance, so I use various indicators depending on the weight of the nymph. You can't fish a heavy nymph at range like I do without an indicator to keep you from hanging bottom constantly.

Posted on: 12/21 12:05


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Afish, remember--I'm a foot taller than you. I cast a longer shadow and line of sight for a fish with regard to me is considerably longer. It would be as if you were standing on a chair in the river. Which is to say, more fish will see you, and you won't catch the ones that do. They see me coming from 8th Avenue. I nymph water far away from me so that the fish won't know I'm there. I'll Euro-nymph where the water is so broken that the fish won't see me, but otherwise, I'll nymph 20-30' away for stealth. I can't see the end of my leader at that distance, so I use various indicators depending on the weight of the nymph. You can't fish a heavy nymph at range like I do without an indicator to keep you from hanging bottom constantly.



Never slowed down George Daniels he might even be a little taller .

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Re: How Long is your Rod?

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Afish, remember--I'm a foot taller than you. I cast a longer shadow and line of sight for a fish with regard to me is considerably longer. It would be as if you were standing on a chair in the river. Which is to say, more fish will see you, and you won't catch the ones that do. They see me coming from 8th Avenue. I nymph water far away from me so that the fish won't know I'm there. I'll Euro-nymph where the water is so broken that the fish won't see me, but otherwise, I'll nymph 20-30' away for stealth. I can't see the end of my leader at that distance, so I use various indicators depending on the weight of the nymph. You can't fish a heavy nymph at range like I do without an indicator to keep you from hanging bottom constantly.


Damn!!! but I need to ask just how tall are you? I'm 6'4" and never considered it anything but an advantage when it comes to fly fishing.

Posted on: 12/21 22:52


Re: How Long is your Rod?

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I'm 6'2" and about as wide in the shoulders as a barn door (suit jacket is a 48" Long). I am particularly good at spotting/seeing fish, and I can tell you that I spook a ton of fish with shadow and movement. It's hard for me to get close enough sometimes. That, and 220lbs has to create more sound and vibration underwater when my cleats come up against stones or I kick one over by accident. Like I said before, if the water is really broken up at the surface or there isn't a ton of light, I'll Euro-nymph. There are some runs that can't be fished any other way. But if I can fish the run from 25-30' away with an indicator first? Better believe it. I try to fish from as far away as possible in order to "get the drop" on bigger fish before they have any idea I'm around.

Posted on: 12/22 10:32


Re: How Long is your Rod?

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Today I was able to cast the Helios 3F....5wt. 9ft. It was super accurate and incredibly lightweight...enough to rethink the 4wt. vs 5wt. decision.

Posted on: 12/22 17:12


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If you get a chance try a Scott Radian to see how that fits in your plans.

Posted on: 12/22 19:26


Re: How Long is your Rod?

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Sorry if this is a dumb question, but does the feel of fighting a fish get muted with a longer rod? I have used fast rods in the past that feel more stiff when fighting a fish than I have liked.

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