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Small stream rod on a budget

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Hey guys,
I have a cabelas gift cert and $20 off coupon burning a hole in my pocket and I just discovered they put the 3w vantage rods on sale. However, I see the rod is medium/fast. Are there any slower budget rods on the market? I know slower means fewer wraps of graphite, which means better, more expensive graphite. But is there anything in the $250 range that fits the bill? Not a noodle, but something med/slow, 3w, maybe 7'6? I don't need to shoot any line, this would be for close range, stealth, ninja-style brookie fishing...

Of course I'd head to the shop to play with the rods first. But I want to do some research.

Posted on: 2010/1/8 11:53


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7'6" 3wt 3 Forks: $49.99.

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I would go with a 4wt over a 3, lined with 5wt line.

Posted on: 2010/1/8 12:14


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look at the avid or tfo finesse

Posted on: 2010/1/8 12:43


Re: Small stream rod on a budget

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eagle claw 7ft 4-5wt, walmart, 20 bucks, sloooowwww action. can't beat the price and you won't be bummed if it breaks! check st croix, good rods for the money, good warranty, made in usa!
lots of good rods for well under 250 bucks. problem is finding one with the action you desire, industry pushes faster faster faster FASTER!!! fine for some, not fine for others.

Posted on: 2010/1/8 12:56


Re: Small stream rod on a budget

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Try a Grey's StreamFlex 7'6" 3wt. Bought one last year and love it. Check them out at....

http://fly.greysfishing.com/en-us/pro ... single-handed/streamflex/

Posted on: 2010/1/8 13:08


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I second the Three forks 3wt due to the restriction to cabela's. Have a price limit on what you're buying?

Posted on: 2010/1/8 13:25
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My main brookie rod is a Cortland GRX 4/5 wt, 7'6". It was under $100. Great rod for brookie fishin. Its fairly quick, though, I'd call it medium fast.

The thicker and smaller the water gets, the faster you want your rod to be, and the heavier you want the line to be.

Posted on: 2010/1/8 13:54


Re: Small stream rod on a budget

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Those GRX Cortland rods are nice...I don't think you can go wrong with an Avid. Both are really nice for the price.

Posted on: 2010/1/8 14:09


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I like the action on my echo 7'6" 3t. I'd call the action on it moderate. Lifetime warranty for under $200

Posted on: 2010/1/8 14:21


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Thanks for all the suggestions guys.

JayL--why would you go with an overloaded 4w? This would be for tiny flies and tiny fish.

pcray--why do I want thicker line for thinner water? I was thinking in terms of sensitivity not so much casting. Will I have a harder time making roll casts or more likely the cast where I pinch the fly, bend the rod, and shoot it a few yards with a slower rod?

Posted on: 2010/1/8 18:35


Re: Small stream rod on a budget

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I second or third the Cabela's Three Forks, 7'6" 3 wt. I've used it for five years, the action is vey good for small stream fishing as well as larger streams. I've taken trout as large as 27".

I fish midges as small as 32s with 10x tippet and have no problem with the flex not protecting the tippet. I would suggest that you do not buy any of the cheap Cabela's fly reels that go with the combination. I purchased a Battenkill and it makes a great outfit.

Posted on: 2010/1/8 19:00


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Quote:

Dale49 wrote:
I purchased a Battenkill and it makes a great outfit.


On that front, a Pflueger 1492 for $25. Add a Cabela's Prestige line for $30, and you've got gift cards left over for tying materials or whatever.

Posted on: 2010/1/8 19:19


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just got a 7'6 albright A-5 4 wt and as jay said it , i put 5wt dt line on it , wow does it cast very very easy. handles big fish like a champ in fast water. albright does make a cheaper GPX rod , with a wood inlay reel seat and alumin. uplocking hardware , i think there rods are medium fast but for brookie fishing tight close quarters in the brush i would re-think the slow rod for a bit and try out a nice medium fast first

Posted on: 2010/1/8 19:24


Re: Small stream rod on a budget

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I just bought the the St. Croix imperial at Cabela's on Wedensday in the 7' foot 3 weight (179.00) and it is a great little brookie trout rod. My buddy had one and I fished it a lot this summer on some small streams. It is a faster action rod than I'm use to using but I really found that I liked the fast action on the smaller streams where I needed the rod to load a little faster. I also fished the rod with a 4 weight line and it handled it very well.
Justin

Posted on: 2010/1/8 20:45



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