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Re: 1st fly rod

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My first rod was a Fenwick FF605 and was a gift to me from the neighbor man who used to take me fishing alot. For many years I flipped minnows with it. I still have it now for almost 35 years. Tip has been broken twice but it still casts ok.

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Can't remember that far back.

Posted on: 2013/8/8 8:40
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Re: 1st fly rod

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I actually don't know the details. I purchased the rod at K-Mart when I was 10. It was gray and had one of those old automatic reels. I have no idea what ever happened to that rod. I keep thinking it will show up in my parents garage at some point.

Posted on: 2013/8/8 9:27
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Re: 1st fly rod

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Oh...I bought my first rod at the general store in Oleona. Bought it, rigged it up, and fished Little Kettle all afternoon! I'll never forget it.

Posted on: 2013/8/8 9:31


Re: 1st fly rod

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Mine was a Cortland 9' 5wt. Don't remember the model. Dropped a tv on it...

Posted on: 2013/8/8 9:50
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Re: 1st fly rod

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Quote:

ryguyfi wrote:
... Dropped a tv on it...


Thank you Ryan...while tragic, that afforded me a much needed laugh this morning envisioning the circumstances which led to dropping a TV on your fly rod.

Posted on: 2013/8/8 10:19
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Re: 1st fly rod

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I had a daiwa 8.5' 4wt think it was around $40ish...until I crunched it in my trunk. Borrowed my buddy's 6wt fenwick for 8 months while I really learning to cast...didn't know til recently that it was a glass rod

Posted on: 2013/8/8 10:33


Re: 1st fly rod

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Quote:

PatrickC wrote:
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ryguyfi wrote:
... Dropped a tv on it...


Thank you Ryan...while tragic, that afforded me a much needed laugh this morning envisioning the circumstances which led to dropping a TV on your fly rod.


I sat an oscillating fan on one once. Busted the tip right off. That sucked. Stuff gets broken when you move around a lot. That was my second fly rod. I still have the fan though.

Posted on: 2013/8/8 11:24
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Re: 1st fly rod

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Neighbor gave me a 9-0 bamboo rod (unknown manufacture) when I was 10. Re-wrapped guides with braided fishing line. A $2.00 reel and apiece of my dad's fly line.

Don't remember how it cast but, it caught fish.

Posted on: 2013/8/8 14:26


Re: 1st fly rod

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I sat an oscillating fan on one once. Busted the tip right off. That sucked. Stuff gets broken when you move around a lot. That was my second fly rod. I still have the fan though.


Just a guess...it's one of those metal oscillators with a very minimal cage around the blades? Probably green or unpainted?

Posted on: 2013/8/8 14:30
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Re: 1st fly rod

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Naaa, I had bought it new, and I am not quite that old. This was early to mid 80s.

Rod was an old fiberglass. Even old for then. I don't remember the brand.

AND I LIVED RIGHT ON A TROUT STREAM AT THE TIME! Luckily I had a 7.5 foot South Bend bamboo that I had bought a few years earlier as a backup. I think I paid $10 for it from a sporting goods store in Clarion. It was in a barrel with a bunch of other bargain rods that had sat in the store for years. A couple of the windings were coming undone, so I got it for even less.

The store is not there anymore and i can't remember the name. I only remember that it was on a side street, the hunting and fishing stuff was in the basement, and I think first floor was clothing.


Posted on: 2013/8/8 14:57
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Re: 1st fly rod

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A white river Hobbs Creek 8 wt. combo. My girlfriend (now wife) got it for me as a birthday gift. I'm pretty sure she's still kicking herslef for that one! Haha. I used that rod for everything from steelhead to small creek wild trout (that was one hell of challenge).

Posted on: 2013/8/8 15:07


Re: 1st fly rod

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I honestly have no idea. I got introduced to fly fishing while stationed in Germany. Bought my first rod at the PX and don't now if it had a name. A friend gave me a Medalist reel, with line on it, which I guess matched. My second rod was a Hardy bamboo, 6 wt, Cortland 333 line, and a Hardy Princess reel.

Jim

Posted on: 2013/8/8 15:22


Re: 1st fly rod

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My first fly rod was given to me by my Grandfather sometime in the late 70's. It is a 6' 10" Shakespeare fiberglass rod with Phlueger GEM 2094 reel on it. Some guide wrappings are frayed and the tip top is severly grooved but I still have it in the garage, with a little TLC I think it would still fish pretty well.

Posted on: 2013/8/8 15:52


Re: 1st fly rod

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My DS2 I mentioned earlier in this thread.


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