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I'm looking for a nymph rod for my son for Christmas in the $200 - $250 range. Cabelas is discontinuing a lot of their fly rods so the one I wanted is no longer available. Any suggestions out there?

Posted on: 10/29 11:19


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10ft 4wt TFO BVK. Good dry fly rod too.

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The Cortland comp nymph rods are definitely worth a look, and go for $250. I have the 10'6" 3wt, and love it.

Posted on: 10/29 22:16


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redrockgrizzly wrote:
I'm looking for a nymph rod for my son


Is he an experienced FFer?

If so, I'd support the previous posts recommending Cortland and TFO products in 10 foot. The trend over the years is toward longer rods for nymphing and these do provide tangible benefits.

However, if he is newer to the sport - say, for example, this is his first or second fly rod - I would recommend going shorter with a rod in the 8.5-9' range.

Posted on: 10/30 8:51


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yeah, he is a pretty good flyfisherman. He is only 10 but he already has some nice trout to his credit. He has pulled out some nice fish out of Penns already.
I'm looking at the TFO as mentioned in an earlier post.

Posted on: 10/30 10:46


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SteveG wrote:
The Cortland comp nymph rods are definitely worth a look, and go for $250. I have the 10'6" 3wt, and love it.


Same.

And dont let the "comp nymph" name scare you, it will throw a double taper with dries just fine

Posted on: 10/30 12:57


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TFO drift rod 3wt!!

can be used as a 9'/10'/11'3"/12'3". 399.95 4 rods one price.

Posted on: 10/30 13:58


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TFO drift rod 3wt!!

can be used as a 9'/10'/11'3"/12'3". 399.95 4 rods one price.


Still a skeptic on this one , it wieghts more then my 9wt when at the 10' lenth. Counter balance weights or not your still holding all that rods weight in the air while fishing . My 10' 3wt recon only wieghts 2½ oz's. Just my two cents

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agreed its a heavier rod... but at 12'3", you don't really need to be holding the rod that high.

Posted on: 10/30 15:13


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agreed its a heavier rod... but at 12'3", you don't really need to be holding the rod that high.


At that lenth it would be better to fish an Tekara

Posted on: 10/30 15:28
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Fredrick, the TFO actually feels pretty light when it's 12'3". I either use an Abel Big Game 4 or Hardy Marquis Salmon II loaded with 1wt running line. If you get the big game 4 reel with the Abel arm, the rig practically casts itself.

Posted on: 10/30 16:43


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Fredrick, the TFO actually feels pretty light when it's 12'3". I either use an Abel Big Game 4 or Hardy Marquis Salmon II loaded with 1wt running line. If you get the big game 4 reel with the Abel arm, the rig practically casts itself.



You would think with the fact that they save allot of money with using an automated system to make their rods that they would use better quality graphite and resins to make the rods lighter . I'm guessing that money goes towards for paying all the big industry names that promote their rods .

Posted on: 10/31 6:37
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hookedonthefly wrote:
TFO drift rod 3wt!!

can be used as a 9'/10'/11'3"/12'3". 399.95 4 rods one price.


I havent used it but Im not a fan of the theory..
Seems gimecky, and more set to be a marketing rod that can "do all things great!" than a good tool for fishing.

Posted on: 10/31 9:52


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its a sweet rod! I have only seen it and held it.. I have not used it yet. I think I am going to get it. although I love 10' bvk 4wt. at the 12'3", it be using it as trout spey.

Posted on: 10/31 11:21


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Fredrick-


I like the tfo line. some of the best rods in my opinion, price point and warranty you will never beat!


this is just some of my tfo reels.

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