Re: Is there a Fly Rod that you wouldn't part with?
First and foremost would be my Lamiglas 7'6" 4wt that my father built for me in 1972. It was a good rod then and still is. For sentimental reasons it will always be my favorite.
number 2, my late 1950s Phillipson Eponite Royal 8' for a HDH, a top of the line vintage.
Nice looking if slightly heavy. Casts great
the rod that I probably use the most is a home rolled PacBay Rainforest 9', 8wt.
Graphite spinning reel reelseat, bottlecork fighting butt. It might not be much to look at, but it's very light weight and a great rod for a $60 investment
There's a couple of others, but I could live with those 3
The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements.” --- Horace Kephart