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Looking for a loooong nymphng rod...

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Just curious what you guys would recommend for a good high stick nymphing rod. I've been looking at the 10' and 11' Loop Opti's, 10' and 10.5' Echo's, and the 10' Hardy rods. Just wondering if anyone has any of these and could share any input.
Also any Winston guys get the 10' 4wt yet, and what do ya think?

I've read, in a few places, that the 11' Loops rods are prone to breaking, especially the 3 weight. I want something that is long, light, and strong. Not too concerned wwith price.

Thanks in Advance guys

Posted on: 2010/7/21 16:34
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Re: Looking for a loooong nymphng rod...

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Dan Craft Enterprises makes a 10ft 4pc in both 3 and 4 weight in their FT series of blanks. I know this can be argued many ways but they are the best true nymphing blanks available.

Posted on: 2010/7/21 20:53


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do you want only factory rods for consideration?
if so, Sage 99s come to mind and Loomis Czech nymph rod are probably exactly what you are looking for.

Posted on: 2010/7/21 21:21


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Orvis makes a 10ft 4wt. I own quite a few Helios rods and cant say enough good things about them. I've had a die hard sage guy tell me he liked the 10ft 4wt helios he lurks these boards maybe he'll chime in! A very well know fly fisherman out of the poconos fishes one alot and loves his.

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Awesome big water dry fly rod as well!

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Re: Looking for a loooong nymphng rod...

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On the cheap side of the house, Cabelas sells the CZN line of rods, too.

Posted on: 2010/7/21 21:29
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Re: Looking for a loooong nymphng rod...

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I'll get a review up for you in a couple of days on the Greys Streamflex 10' 4wt and the Winston BIIx 10' 4wt. I have had the Greys Streamflex for about 8 months and really enjoy it. The Winston was built for me and delivered to North Carolina where I am currently vacationing. I was afraid of some reviews I heard on the Winston 10' but found it was an absolute pleasure for the miles and miles of technical pocket water. But right now I am dead tired and have to get to bed. Been fishing like a maniac all week!

Posted on: 2010/7/21 23:50


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Quote:

Alpabuck wrote:
I've had a die hard sage guy tell me he liked the 10ft 4wt helios he lurks these boards maybe he'll chime in!


That'd be me. That Helios 10' 4wt is a VERY sweet rod! Soft tip, lots of power in the lower sections, and SUPER lightweight. I like my Sage 99 4wt, but I'd rather have that Helios (said while ducking and running from the lightning strike).

Posted on: 2010/7/22 8:14


Re: Looking for a loooong nymphng rod...

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That'd be me. That Helios 10' 4wt is a VERY sweet rod! Soft tip, lots of power in the lower sections, and SUPER lightweight. I like my Sage 99 4wt, but I'd rather have that Helios (said while ducking and running from the lightning strike).


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Re: Looking for a loooong nymphng rod...

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Sorry Uncle Leon, but I gots ta tell it like it is.....

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Re: Looking for a loooong nymphng rod...

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I haven't actually fished it yet but I just picked up an Echo 2 5wt with a 9'6" tip and a 10' tip. The 10' tip is softer and I suspect will be an awesome big water nymphing rod while the 9'6" tip is more of an all around usage tip. I'll be testing it thoroughly starting the end of next week on big alaskan bows :)

I also liked the Echo shadow rods but I was looking for a little heavier rod than a 3 or 4 wt. Good luck in your search.

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Re: Looking for a loooong nymphng rod...

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Thanks for the info guys. I'm not dead set on a factory rod either, just would like a good rod that I don't have to worry about while fishing. I actually get out over 200 times a year, I live 10 mins from the Little J, so it definetly has to be durable. A great warranty is a must. So far I really like the Orvis Helios, and the Loomis, but just can't decide.

Also, does anybody even know where I could find a Loop, and actually see it person before buying? I also saw that Cortland has a Brook series rod in a 10' 4 wt, is this a good option as well?

I nymph almost all the time, and usually have a good amount of weight on as well. I usually fish pocket water and faster water sections, just to give a scenario. Thanks again for all of the great info guys.

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Those Tenkara rods are super long, seems like a nymp fishermans dream. Im planning on getting one, maybe Santa will deliver this year.

Posted on: 2010/7/22 11:30


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the problem with Tenkara is if you ever get a fish on with size there is no line to give out. It's main uses are for smaller streams, which is kind of the opposite of what we fly fisherman think of as it is a very long rod.

I'm a TFO fan. I love their rods, and will probably get a new 4 wt off of them in the next year or so. Here's a 10' 5wt from them.


http://www.templeforkflyrods.com/products/rods/professional.html

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Re: Looking for a loooong nymphng rod...

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Alpabuck, isn't Orvis putting out a 10' 6wt in the Helios?

TUNA, if you can get out during the week next week we can get together and I can let you try the Greys Streamflex and the Winston on the stream. Just PM me.

Posted on: 2010/7/22 13:38



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