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Re: Cheap Rods & Gear You Are Proud to Own

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Just grabbed a 8' 5wt cabelas three forks mis match brown bottom green tip cant beat 10 bucks gotta watch the cave

Posted on: 2012/8/31 16:34


Re: Cheap Rods & Gear You Are Proud to Own

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My Tree Bark goretex rain jacket. Bought it when I used to archery hunt. Now it's strictly a fishing jacket. It's my outer layer in the cold weather. Has a hood and breaks the wind real well. I've had it for 27 years. A wash and spray down with ReviveX keeps it going.

Posted on: 2012/9/4 16:33


Re: Cheap Rods & Gear You Are Proud to Own

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I am a big Ross Reels fan but recently got a great deal on an LLBean Orion #4. $25 for the reel and I've pick up spools over the past few months for 1/2 that. Works great for most of my fishing, especially from the kayak.
Unfortunately, I did not make sure the spool "clicked" onto the spindle. I was fishing the Point Pleasant canal at midnight during an epic cinderworm hatch and on the second false cast, the spool went flying into the canal, never to be seen again. Had to to kiss the spool goodbye but was able to salvage the line. If that had been a spool for one of my Ross reels, I would've been pi$$ed!
Another inexpensive reel that has done well for me, is the SA System 1 #456. It's a clicker reel and after 15 years, it still works flawlessly.

Posted on: 2012/9/6 13:11


Re: Cheap Rods & Gear You Are Proud to Own

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My 6'6" eagleclaw featherlight. love that little rod

Posted on: 2012/9/25 15:05
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Re: Cheap Rods & Gear You Are Proud to Own

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Uhhh yeah! Don't blame you. Love that rod, too! Its glass, its yellow, and it takes a beating. What's not to love?

Posted on: 2012/9/25 18:02


Re: Cheap Rods & Gear You Are Proud to Own

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Ya know, while I was waiting for my 3wt to get here, I went to Walmart and bought a eagle claw, 8'6" 5wt(cheapest they had other than the yellow one)black eagle. Great little rod, I even landed a carp with it, and tonight a 24" walleye. Though I have come to find that walleye are weak fighters

Posted on: 2012/9/25 21:18


Re: Cheap Rods & Gear You Are Proud to Own

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I like this forum because there is alot of garbage out on the market. And for a beginner to learn to appreciate the art of flyfishing without spending a few days wages - they now have a couple of ideas and what to look for in a flyrod and gear just from reading this forum.

My Renegade 5/6wt fly rod. My daughter broke the tip one day and I replaced the tip and it works fine. It was an 8'6" and now it's a 8'2". I may have paid $30.00 for it about 5 years ago at Walmart. Bought a Shakespear same timeframe...It was too heavy to use more than 20 casts - so I used it for a while as a walking stick.


2 thumbs up!

Posted on: 2012/10/4 16:28
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Re: Cheap Rods & Gear You Are Proud to Own

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I got 2 Pfleuger 1778 reels @ Sports Authority on closeout for$15.00 each in Oct., 2010. They balance well with both my sage 8'6" 5/6 weight and Featherlite 7' 5/6 weight. The fishing i do rarely, if ever requires a drag. Maybe I'll find they fail on this year's stock rainbows, although they've performed well on a few larger stockers already. I also really enjoy the Featherlite.

Posted on: 2012/10/5 10:11
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Re: Cheap Rods & Gear You Are Proud to Own

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Dude, Pfleuger doesn't pfail.

Posted on: 2012/10/31 11:42


Re: Cheap Rods & Gear You Are Proud to Own

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Squatch, that was the reel I had @ Valley w/ Fade. I kind of like gear I don't have to worry about breaking or losing.

Posted on: 2012/10/31 14:02


Re: Cheap Rods & Gear You Are Proud to Own

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Yeah I remember! That was a nice reel. I bet it balanced that Eagle Claw real nice.

Since then, my Medalist broke haha! Not the actual reel, but the piece that keeps my reel in the reel seat of my rod. Suck. Now I'm using that Martin Mountain Brook reel on my glass. Its certainly heavy enough.

Posted on: 2012/10/31 14:43


Re: Cheap Rods & Gear You Are Proud to Own

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My name's hump D, please allow me to bump thee.

Anyone try the new vinyl style Hodgeman hippers they sell at Wal-mart ?

I had the old style rubber ones, so friggin heavy, uncomfortable.

Bought the new style last year and they are great. They are really lightweight and keep you dry. They weigh half as much as the old rubber style and are only $35 or $40. Tuck into a small backback easily. Only thing is wear some thick socks or something for added comfort.

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Re: Cheap Rods & Gear You Are Proud to Own

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My little cheapo that I really like is my 6'11" 4 weight L.L. Bean Streamlight Ultra rod...got it on sale with free shipping and used a free $10 gift card...brought that rod down to like $60...it's a little rocket of a rod!

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Re: Cheap Rods & Gear You Are Proud to Own

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Quote:

Big-Bass wrote:
My little cheapo that I really like is my 6'11" 4 weight L.L. Bean Streamlight Ultra rod...got it on sale with free shipping and used a free $10 gift card...brought that rod down to like $60...it's a little rocket of a rod!



The 5'9" 3wt is a sweet little rod too.

Posted on: 2013/6/12 13:36


Re: Cheap Rods & Gear You Are Proud to Own

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I used to spend on Sage rods. Then I tried a Cortland GRX (older rod) about 6 or 7 years ago. They cast equally or better. They don't have the fancy trimmings like rosewood reel seats, but who cares. For less than 1/4 the cost, new, I fish rods that are just as good, imo. I have a 4 weight 7.5', a 7 weight 9' and I wouldn't trade them for the world.

Posted on: 2013/6/12 17:58
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