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Good rods for chucking big meat?

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preferably in the 6 weight range. Was looking at the SC bank robber, but any other alternatives would be great. I was maybe considering one of the Sage bass rods as well. Obviously, the cheaper the better since It's not going to be for everyday usage.

Posted on: 2013/3/7 13:05


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The Sage bass rod (actually they make a panfish, small mouth and large mouth version and I'm talking about the smallie rod) with the matching Sage line can toss a large wind resistent fly country mile but it's under 8' and the line is more like 10wt. It's not a trout rod and due to the length, it's not an ideal rod for wade fishing, especially when you start getting into deeper water. But if fishing from a boat this thing is great.

I don't own one but a friend does and I have tried it enough times to know I wouldn't waste my money on one unless I did a lot of bass fishing from a boat.

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TFO BVK would be on my list to test cast

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BVK or maybe an Echo 84 in 6wt

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I have been wanting a St. Croix Bank Robber, but the bank account said NO! So as a much cheaper compromise, I picked up a Combo from Bass Pro's Fly Shop last week: "White River Fly Shop Heat Rod and Hobbs Creek Reel Complete Fly Outfit"--$150. Stiff 4 piece, 7'10" out the door with custom loaded line. I have it in the truck to throw some MEAT tonight. Leeches, Keelhook Stonecats, Muddlers, Sculpins, and Galloup Dungeons. If it does not perform well, it will become a bass rod for my teenagers.

Posted on: 2013/3/8 10:03


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The TFO TiCr x in a 6 wt is what I throw. Its considered a saltwater 6, so its one of the few 6 wts that have a fighting butt. I cannot say enough about the TiCr coating on the rod, it really does take a beating.

Another one to take a look at would be a ross Rx. Its a sweet rod with a great warranty.


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I just got a 6 wt sage flight on close out for the same purpose.

Posted on: 2013/3/9 14:37


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I have a redington CPX 8-weight two piece. It's the best streamer rod I've owned. I will never own a four piece as my main streamer rod again, ever.

I also own a redington predator, which is also a great rod for streamers. The redington pursuit runs $160, which is hard to beat. For budget rods, it's a good brand.

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Sweet, thanks guys. I'm actually considering building one now. Any good suggestions on blanks?

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Look at batson rx8 blanks there super stiff and not that pricey.

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I fished a 6 wt Bank Robber for a full day chucking meat to smallies on the Potomac on a float trip. I thought I would have wanted a 7 wt, but I had no problem reaching out with casts when I needed to, and I landed a 15 incher with it. At the same time though, I regularly fish a Cabelas 3 Forks 6 wt and I've never had a problem with that either.

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I use a sage xp 690 for that exact purpose - If the sage vxp is similar (and some say it is) you might want to look at it- they sell the blanks and you can test cast a finished rod before you buy blanks - thats why I stopped buying blanks from companies that didn't have finished rods to test first.

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I love the loomis NRX for chucking sinking lines with half of a chicken on the end

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Re: Good rods for chucking big meat?

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After i got the 5th for my topic of throwing the unconventionals, you guys have some nerve talking about throwing some meat with a flyrod!

A whole chicken ....sure we believe you!!!!

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Quote:

Fredrick wrote:
I love the loomis NRX for chucking sinking lines with half of a chicken on the end


Those hideous cannons are on sale right now for 25-50% off. Do you put 950 grain line on 6wt nrx to load it for 30 foot cast? Lol. Seriously though, it excels at tossing line distance.

Posted on: 2013/3/25 21:13



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