Register now on PaFlyFish.com! Login
HOME FORUM BLOG PHOTOS LINKS


Sponsors

Browsing this Thread:   1 Anonymous Users



« 1 (2) 3 »


Re: Rods for Erie tribs

Joined:
2007/5/21 10:47
Posts: 283
Offline
For the PA tribs, I go with a 10' 6wt: it's light enough that it makes high sticking pretty bearable on all day outings and has enough backbone to put the wood to 'em.

If you want something to fish on salmon as well I'd go with an eight. Salmon are really powerful and if you fish them on big water a nine or even a ten wt is better suited.

But, if you really want an all-rounder for steelhead only, a 10' 7wt is probably the ideal stick for them.

As for the switch phenomenon, they are sweet rods if you just want to try something new and really want to get into swinging flies, but they really aren't the best for nymphing IMO as they are too heavy for single hand fishing. On the flip side, a ten foot single hander is fine for throwing big streamers fishing them on the swing.

That's all I have.

Posted on: 2009/11/10 15:31


Re: Rods for Erie tribs

Joined:
2007/3/9 14:18
From Enola, PA
Posts: 444
Offline
getting a 10' 7wt. was waffling around between 9' and 10' and 6wt, 7wt, 8wt. Got a message from the guy that builds my rods that he got a killer deal in a 10' 7wt blank so that is what i am going with.

Posted on: 2009/11/10 16:53
_________________
Joe


uhh...nevermind


Re: Rods for Erie tribs

Joined:
2009/11/16 7:37
Posts: 4
Offline
I am moving up to 11' in 7 weight.....The added length helps protect light tippets....Also, the added length will come in handy for the N.E. Ohio tribs which tend to be wider....

Posted on: 2009/11/16 7:42


Re: Rods for Erie tribs

Joined:
2006/9/12 12:07
From Berryville Virginia
Posts: 329
Offline
I made a 10’ 3/2 6/7 wt bamboo rod several years ago and I going to give it a go in December. Although, I’m taking along a 8’ 7 wt bamboo for backup and if they break the two bamboo rods and extra tips the Sage 790-3 RPLXi may get pulled from the rod tube.

Joe E

Posted on: 2009/11/18 15:52


Re: Rods for Erie tribs

Joined:
2007/1/2 11:55
From Bozeman
Posts: 19931
Offline
I fished my 11ft 6wt exclusively on the upper fly zone at the salmon river. The water up there is smaller, and flows were low. I wouldn't like it in higher flows up there, but it would be an awesome all around erie rod. I was concerned about it not being enough rod, but the extra few feet of length helped a lot. I wish it were a 7wt for NY, but would say the 11ft 6wt is the ultimate erie rod.

I hope to convince myself fully with a trip up there this year.

Posted on: 2009/11/18 23:04


Re: Rods for Erie tribs

Joined:
2007/3/13 16:49
From Washington, PA
Posts: 450
Offline
I have been watching a bunch of rods on ebay from England...Flextec...10' and 11' rods...even with shipping they end up being less than $100 US...most are around 60 US....

They claim to be $299 British pounds which would put them around $540. I don't know...haven't won any of the auctions yet...

I have a 10ft 7wt by Echo...fantastic rod for the price...I think it was $125 when I bought it...

Boss

Posted on: 2009/11/19 22:50
_________________
"Do or Do Not...There is no try"-YODA


Re: Rods for Erie tribs

Joined:
2008/11/4 15:20
From Upper Saucon, PA
Posts: 204
Offline
Why would you want to fly fish with anything other than a pure fly fishing setup? Two weeks ago we were on the Cat, just outside the reservation. We fished hard in some interesting water flowing around 300 plus, slippery rocky bottom (due to the last flood) and brought in some nice fish between my partner and I. The entire time we were there four guys with switch rods were downstream of us and they pulled not one single fish out.

Stay pure, have fun, stay old style and if your arm gets tired throwing presentations with an 8 wt, so be it; you are in the stream having fun.

Posted on: 2009/11/25 20:12
_________________
Tight Lines......


Re: Rods for Erie tribs

Joined:
2009/5/8 22:48
From NW PA
Posts: 172
Offline
"Stay Pure...stay old style". So we should all throw out our graphite and fiberglass rods and machined reels and switch over to 15 foot greenheart rods that weigh half a ton with silk fly lines, gut leaders and full dress patterns?

One handed rods, especially those 9 feet and under, for salmon and steelhead, are hardly "old style" at all. LONG rods dominated the salmon and steelhead fisheries for years. Graphite rods, synthetic fly lines and tying materials, and nylon leaders are relatively new advancements in the world of fly fishing.

From what I know about switch rods (which is not a great deal), a lot of techniques developed for spey casting are used, which is absolutely a very traditional way to fly fish. Switch rods are just a new thing on the market. In many ways, it seems the type of fishing salmon/steelhead switch rods are designed for is closer to "traditional" fly fishing with spey casting than a single handed rod with a bobber, a bunch of shot, and a synthetic egg fly.

Posted on: 2009/11/27 18:30


Re: Rods for Erie tribs

Joined:
2006/9/17 9:47
From WNY
Posts: 291
Offline
Quote:

AlwaysWading wrote:
Two weeks ago we were on the Cat..... the entire time we were there four guys with switch rods were downstream of us and they pulled not one single fish out.


I saw a group of guys on the same creek not catch a single fish while my buddies pounded em with two-handers fishing traditional flies. Hmmm, interesting.

I swing flies on Cattaraugus regularly with a single hander.
My friends have gone to switch and spey rods in the 6/7 wt class. They have a huge advantage in distance and control, especially when there is no room for a backcast.
The last time out, I fished my friends 6wt switch rod with a 10ft. type 6 sinktip and cheater. Shooting 60 ft off a rollcast was effortless once I got the techniques down. I normally throw and mend that same tip off a wf main line with my single hander and usually have to stop once my shoulder feels fatigued. With that long switch rod, I was able to fish pain free the entire day, covered more water more effectively and took some very big fish with some really big patterns fishing the deep pools. I had fun.
IMO, this creek is tailor made for a switch rod. You get the long casts with heavy tips usually reserved for spey rods without all the extra dead weight of those long spey rods.

Posted on: 2009/11/29 12:47


Re: Rods for Erie tribs

Joined:
2006/9/12 12:07
From Berryville Virginia
Posts: 329
Offline
I just got back from Erie to home here in Virginia. I had no problems with my 10’ 6/7 wt bamboo. The flex was the major factor. I saw a lot of guys and girls that were under gunned. I don’t know if it was more of them not knowing how to fight big fish or the rod. When I get settled in, I’ll post a new subject because I have several questions for you pros on Erie.

joe E

Posted on: 2009/12/2 14:35


Re: Rods for Erie tribs

Joined:
2009/5/8 22:48
From NW PA
Posts: 172
Offline
Both. For some reason 9 foot 5wts and 9 foot 6wts dominate the Erie trib fishery. If you look on the "fisherie.com" forums you see threads pretty often where people ask for advice about what type of rod to buy. MOST of the responses encourage people to buy these light rods. Usually some jerk chimes in cliaming to fish them on a 3 or 4 weight too.

I mainly fish a mid flex 10ft 7wt, (sometimes an 11 foot 8wt) and I NEVER feel over gunned when I hook into a steelhead.

Posted on: 2009/12/2 19:47


Re: Rods for Erie tribs

Joined:
2009/1/13 23:37
From Dutchess Co. Ny
Posts: 63
Offline
Ok so if you had to chose between a St croix avid 9'-6wt (fairly stiff), an Orvis Clearwater 9'- 6wt (fairly whippy) and a 9' 9wt Sage Launch (fairly stiff) for a trip to the Erie tribs in December which would you go with?

Posted on: 2009/12/4 0:05


Re: Rods for Erie tribs

Joined:
2006/9/10 21:53
From Greensburg, PA
Posts: 13629
Offline
The Clearwater I have is a tip flex. Not whippy in the least. Very fast rod. I would think you would want the "whippier" rod for steelhead to protect the tippet more. The 9wt would be fine but again as long as you are not worried about breaking a rod, the softer rod would be better for steelhead. You won;t be making many long casts.

Posted on: 2009/12/4 10:55


Re: Rods for Erie tribs

Joined:
2006/9/10 11:16
From Harrisburg PA
Posts: 621
Offline
9' 7wt is my preference - med action to protect the tippets-seems to work for me - got it for $50 closeout at Gander Mountain.

Posted on: 2009/12/4 11:19


Re: Rods for Erie tribs

Joined:
2009/9/9 20:38
From canonsburg pa
Posts: 125
Offline
I have a 10ft 7wt Echo Ion ($189). I used it this weekend and it has plenty of backbone. My advice to you (one engineer to another) is do your research, However, more importantly, go to a fly shop and test cast a few different rods. That is what I did on the advice of several of the PAFF members. I like my rod, but I liked the $760 Sage also, just wasn't willing to pay that. My buddy who is a huge St. Croix fan and has a 10ft 7wt Legend Ultra said he liked my rod also other than the greenish/gray tint to it. Chuck at international Angler was the one who actually recommended this rod to me. He told me that is what he is now using also. He is the owner of IA and has a choice of many different manufacturers.
Best of luck to you.

Posted on: 2009/12/6 18:57
_________________
Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn. ~Chuck Clark



« 1 (2) 3 »



You can view topic.
You cannot start a new topic.
You cannot reply to posts.
You cannot edit your posts.
You cannot delete your posts.
You cannot add new polls.
You cannot vote in polls.
You cannot attach files to posts.
You cannot post without approval.

[Advanced Search]





Site Content
Login
Username:

Password:

Remember me



Lost Password?

Register now!
Stay Connected

twitterfeed.com facebook instagram RSS Feed

Sponsors
Polls
Will you be fly fishing this autumn?
Yes 95% (139)
No 0% (0)
Thinking about it 4% (6)
_PL_TOTALVOTES
The poll closed at 2014/10/31 17:56
1 Comment





Copyright 2014 by PaFlyFish.com | Privacy Policy| Provided by Kile Media Group | Design by 7dana.com