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Rod/Reel Show-And-Tell Thread

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I've always been a gear head... guitars, recording and dj equipment, tools, photography.. you name it. i always get a kick out of seeing other folks setups. It often adds a few things to my want list and give me some new ideas.

Since i started the thread, i'll go first.

My first rod:
Sage Flight 5 wt. 8'6" w. Orvis Battenkill Large Arbor

Salmon/Steelhead Rig:
Cabelas 3 Forks 8wt. 9' w. Orvis Rocky Mountain Turbine Large Arbor

Small Stream/Dry Fly:
Cabelas 3 Forks 3wt. 7'6" w. Orvis CFO

Nymphing/Bass:
Sage FLI 6wt. 9' w. Okuma SLV


observations... i kinda lucked out with the Sage Flight. i bought it untested as my first rod and have fished it now for a year. i like it more every time i take it out. the FLI is very similar with a little more length for highsticking. I'm not sure about the 3 Forks 8wt. as i never hooked anything with it although i have a few thousand casts on it and no complaints other than it seems to be a fish repellent. The 3 Forks 3wt. is a very nice rod for cheap but i have a feeling i'll outgrow it once i really get the bug for fishing drys. i might plan on replacing it next year.

Might add some pictures later if i get a chance.

Posted on: 2010/4/9 11:23


Re: Rod/Reel Show-And-Tell Thread

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I am buying a ST Croix Triumph 9' 5wt tonight to match up with my Orvis Battenkill BBS III reel. I also throw that reel on my Wal-Mart special 7' 4wt for some small stream stuff.

I have a TFO TICR 9' 8wt that I use for steelhead and bass with a Cabela's SR reel to match. My favorite combo so far.

I plan on buying a 7'6" Albright A5 3wt in a few weeks to match up with my no name 3wt reel (1BB BF600) I bought on ebay the other day for $.01 lol.


I have an old Cortland 8'6" rod I'm giving away soon and a SA 456 reel that is a backup.




http://www.albrightflyfish.com/a-55763.html

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... &ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT



Ryan

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Here's what I got going. (left to right)

Sage SLT 2 pc 4wt 9'
Orvis 4 pc TLS Power Matrix 8wt 9'
Winston 4 pc Boron IIx 6wt 9'6
SAGE SLT 4 pc 5 wt 9'
Orvis 4pc 5 wt 8'6"
Winston 5 pc LT 4wt 8'3"
Cabela's 2 pc Fish Eagle PT 3wt 8'

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Re: Rod/Reel Show-And-Tell Thread

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ryfly: how do you like that reel? I am looking for a cheap 3wt setup and that may be the way I go - I could really care less about the reel for small brookies

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Re: Rod/Reel Show-And-Tell Thread

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This is what I currently own. It's always subject to change.

RODS
6’10” Custom Rainshadow 4 wt 3 pc
8’6” Wright McGill Boron 4 wt 5 pc
9’ Wright McGill Essentials 4 wt 4 pc
8’6” TFO CFR 5 wt 4 pc
9’ Echo Classic 6wt 4 pc
9’ Redington Wayfarer 6wt 6pc
10’10” Echo Switch 6wt 4 pc
9’ Echo 2 7wt 4 pc
10’ Redington RS3 7wt 4pc
9’6” TFO Pro 8wt 4 pc
9’ TFO TiCr 9wt 4pc
9’ Fenwick IronFeather 10wt 2 pc


REELS
Lamson Radius 2
Lamson Guru 2
Wright McGill Dragonfly 5/6
Pfluegar Trion ¾
Redington RS2 5/6
Lamson Velocity 3
Lamson Hard Alox 3.5
Lamson Hard Alox 4.0
Colton CRGII 8/10
Galvan Torque 10

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Re: Rod/Reel Show-And-Tell Thread

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2 wt - Scott Fiberglass Series 6'6" 3 piece - TFO reel(not sure of model - Wulff TT line

3 wt - Winston WT 7' 4 piece - Ross Evolution reel - Rio LT line

4wt - Scott G2 7'7" 4 piece & Orvis "Flea" 6' 2 piece - Abel Super 4 reel - Rio LT line

5 wt - St. Croix Legend Ultra 9' 4 piece - Orvis Battenkill Mid-Arbor reel - SA Trout line

7 wt - TFO TiCrX - 9' 4 piece - Orvis Battenkill Large Arbor Reel - Rio Versitip line

9 wt - TFO TiCrX - 9' 4 piece - White River 270 reel - Orvis Shooting Heads Line System

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Re: Rod/Reel Show-And-Tell Thread

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Sage 7'9" 3wt (go to rod since 85)
Ross 8'6" 3wt (had 2 yrs and never used yet)
Cablelas LST 9' 4wt (abused this rod for 3+ yrs now)
Redington RS4 9' 4wt (once on Clarks, new to family)
Sage TCX 9' 4wt (in transit from rod builder)
Sage Z Axis 9' 5wt (used in NY last fall)
St Croix Elite 9' 5wt (in transit from rod builder)
Sage GFII 8'6" 6wt (rod for smallies or heavy nymphs)
Sage RPL+ 9' 6wt (15 yrs of use on Beaverkill and D)

1 Hardy Marquis #3 (punished beyond recognition)
3 Ross Evolutions reels (new to family, love them)
1 Cabelas LSR reel (OK reel)
1 Cableas Watershed reel (can you say Ross Rhythm?)
1 G Loomis Eastfork reel (smooth)


I like that Cabelas LST as much as any of them. I wish Cabelas made that FT+ model still. That was a very nice casting rod at a price point well under $200.

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Re: Rod/Reel Show-And-Tell Thread
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sight_nymph_17109 wrote:

Sage TCX 9' 4wt (in transit from rod builder)




Wow, that's an interesting rod, sort of like a .22 caliber Howitzer!


I'd be interested in seeing/hearing how that rod casts and fishes. Let us know.

Posted on: 2010/4/9 13:04


Re: Rod/Reel Show-And-Tell Thread

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I have 7 rods:
6'6" 2 wt. Rainforest (Custom)
6'6" 2 wt. Rainshadow (Custom)
7'6" 4 wt. Loomis (Custom)
2 - 8'6" 4wt. Avid *old models (Custom)
9' 5 wt. Avid (Custom - built twice)
8'6" 6/7 wt. Cortland (factory -- 1st rod)

I have 5 reels:
Cheap Cortland that came with the rod
SA 3/5 wt.
Echo 4/6
Cortland Presition II
Albright

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Re: Rod/Reel Show-And-Tell Thread

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3 Wt. 5' White River Classic - Reel White River (not sure of the model type)
4 Wt. 8' St. Croix Legend Ultra - Orvis Batenkill Reel (My go-to rod)
5 Wt. 7' Fenwick HMG - Cheap Cortland reel (Won as a combo in a raffle. It was my go-to for a few years until a big rainbow broke in it half. I repaired it, but it's not the same.)
6 Wt. 9' Fenwick HMG - cheap Fenwick reel
7/8 Wt. 8' Shakespeare with a shakespeare rod (first fly rod, caught a lot of steelhead on it so I can't complain)
8 Wt. 9' Cabelas Traditional - Cabelas Prestege Plus Reel

I'm looking to build a 7' 4 or 5 wt at some point for mid-sized mountain streams.

Posted on: 2010/4/9 14:23


Re: Rod/Reel Show-And-Tell Thread

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Afish,

Well, the idea of the TCX & sharkskin line was to be able to throw it a long way giving me a chance to reach more fish. I'll use #12-#20 flies with it. I gets baptism by fire on the D in 3 weeks.

I'll give a report. I got the Z Axis in Sept after reading reviews that it's "super fast". I don't see it. It feels quite soft but still has the backbone to move the line. I lifted a 20 ft cast off the water, took it back once and shot it out to 40+ feet. Performs well but feels soft. I'm very interested in casting those new rods. I played with a TCR once but unless you're casting 60-80 ft, it doesn't feel like it even bends the rod. Probably a good rod for bones or schoolie stripers but too much for trout around here.

Posted on: 2010/4/9 14:36


Re: Rod/Reel Show-And-Tell Thread

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ok, I think I counted 21 rods and 16 reels. graphite, boo and glass all represented. here are a few pics, I'll try to take more when the sun comes out.
here's on of some of my glass and one of my little boo brookie rod, also one of my recent mcfarland build, which is has been done but I've been too busy fishing it to take pictures!

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Re: Rod/Reel Show-And-Tell Thread

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ErnieBall wrote:
ryfly: how do you like that reel? I am looking for a cheap 3wt setup and that may be the way I go - I could really care less about the reel for small brookies



I just paid for it today, so it should be on it's way soon. I'll let you know once I get it.

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Re: Rod/Reel Show-And-Tell Thread

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RODS-loomis glx stream dance 9'5wt
loomis glx9'4wt
loomis gl4 9'6wt
loomisgl3 6'6 3wt
sage xp 9'7wt
st croix legend ultra 8'6 4wt
fenwick 7'6 4wt
cortland 6' 3wt
REELS-lamson litespeed large arbor
lamson 1.5
ross gunnison
ross cimarron
[2] pflueger medalist`s
scientific anglers system 2
cabelas cahill

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Re: Rod/Reel Show-And-Tell Thread

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Rods: Winston IM6 8'6" 5wt, Winston 8' 5/6wt quad bamboo, Payne Highland 7'6" 4wt bamboo, Leonard Duracane 6'6" 3wt bamboo and a Sweetgrass 6'9" 4wt penta bamboo due this summer. Reels: Abel TR2, Bellinger 3" and a Hardy Bougle 3.25.

Posted on: 2010/4/9 18:31



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