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1st fly rod

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what was your 1st fly rod lenght,line wt.& amount you paid for it.,mine was a 7 1/2 ft. daiwa,for 6wt. line that i paid a whopping 16.95

Posted on: 2013/8/7 22:31


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The first fly rod I used was an old Shakespeare glass rod my Pap gave me.

The first fly rod I bought was a Sage DS2 8' 5wt. I don't recall offhand what I paid for it.

Posted on: 2013/8/7 22:43
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BrookieChaser wrote:
The first fly rod I bought was a Sage DS2 8' 5wt. I don't recall offhand what I paid for it.


Ha! Me to! I still have it too...but the tip is broken. That reminds me I have to send it back. Unfortunately It cost me $125 in 1988 or so and It will cost $50+shipping to get it repaired. Still it has nostalgic value. And its a pretty nice rod too for medium sized trout streams.

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In 1980 my Dad built a 8'6" Fenwick Boron X 6 wt for me. Still use today

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Cortland GRF1000 8'6" 4/5wt. I just sold it to a friend last year who was looking to get into fly fishing. Still a sweet rod.

Posted on: 2013/8/7 23:01


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Ha! Me to! I still have it too...but the tip is broken. That reminds me I have to send it back. Unfortunately It cost me $125 in 1988 or so and It will cost $50+shipping to get it repaired. Still it has nostalgic value. And its a pretty nice rod too for medium sized trout streams.


Small world. Haha!

That rod is still my primary rod for larger streams (it sees some small stream use too). It rides around in my truck all the time. In fact, I used it Thursday evening in the Susquehanna to catch bait for catfish. At the same time I used it to introduce my cousin to fly fishing (he caught his first fish on it too).

Posted on: 2013/8/7 23:24


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In 1990 an Orvis Rocky Mountain. Four piece, 8 foot, 4 weight line. The reel was an Orvis Madison pawl drag. Complete package with line and backing was under 3 hundred bucks roughly. Still have it too!

Posted on: 2013/8/7 23:25


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Mine was an Orvis far n' fine - 7'9" 5 weight, bought in 1983
I believe it cost me around $240 for the outfit - with a battenkill reel and line

Posted on: 2013/8/7 23:46


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5-wt. Redington Classic Trout that I got on clearance for $99 around March of this year. I still love that rod and have caught quite a lot of fish on it. It was originally strung with Scientific Anglers GPX floating line on a $30 Bass Pro Hobbs Creek reel. This was my toe-dip into fly fishing. Now, that same cheap reel has two more spools with sink tip and full sinking line, and I have added 4 more rod and reels of various weights to the arsenal. Yeah, I fell in love with the sport.

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Bought my first in 2003 i was 13 i bought the Shakespeare set up from walmart for $20. I used it some but still used a spinning rod a lot back then, 2007 i bought a 2 peice 7'6" dogwood canyon outfit from Bass Pro for $80 i think. Broke the rod on Big Fishing Creek in 2011, the reel sits on top of my tying desk still. The afternoon i broke the dogwood canyon rod i went to Fly Fishers Paradise and bought a 8' cortland pro cast for 100 bucks. My wife got me a ross fly rise2 for christmas last year that is on it now. Never had a very expensive rod, always a lot of other things needed before fly fishing gear, but im hoping to get a 10' sage or tfo rod this winter if the funds allow.


Good thread BTW

Evan

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1966 saw ted williams at sears talking fly fishing, couple weeks later bought a red glass rod from Grant's dept. store (could not afford the sears ones) still have it and its in good condition. 7'6" 5wt. garcia..

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Eagle Claw Bubblepack combo at Wal-Mart, 8.5 ft. 5/6 wt., click-pawl reel, backing, level line, leader and 8 flies, $29.99.

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I also got my first fly rod in 1966. Dad gave me his 7' 6wt South Bend bamboo rod I take it out every year on my birthday.

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8.5 foot, 5 or 6 weight bamboo with silk line.

Paid 5 bucks for the entire outfit. Bought it from my little brother who only paid $3 for it. This was early 70s I think.

Worked great on bass and bluegills at Uncle Ted's pond.

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Like Maurice and Brookie,

a buddy who got me in to fly fishing took me to the local fly shop and we picked out a Sage 8.5 5wt, reel, backing, line and a few other items. My bill was $400 that day, which seemed like a ton of money back then.

Still have it and still love the way it casts.

Posted on: 2013/8/8 7:30



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