Re: Best Trout Rods ?
After consideration, my "best trout rod" would have to be my Tenkara Iwana. I can't possibly present a fly more delicately and with a better drift than any conventional rods. It allows me to fool even the most stream-wise trout.
However, I feel considerable satisfaction and joy casting with conventional equipment. In fishing the streams and small rivers of New England my favorite trout rod would be a 7' 5 weight Orvis Battenkill Impregnated bamboo rod. Built in 1965, it's still showing its worth.
My next choice, would be fiberglass. My glass favorite for trout is a 7' 3 weight Diamondback Glass. Other preferred rods: 7' 5 weight Browning Silaflex 222970; 7'6" 4-5 weight Cortland Leon Chandler; 7'6" 5-6 weight Cortland FR-2000; and 8' 6 weight Fenwick FF-7.
My favored graphite options for trout are all LL Bean rods: 6'11" 4 weight Streamlight; 8'6" 4 weight Travel rod; and 9' 5 weight Orion 3.
I just realized, that's 10 rods. Do I get penalized for having that many favorites for trout?
Last edited by standman; 03-09-2013 at 10:53 AM.