Re: what rods do our youth use
I guess one has to quantify "youth". I was looking up this thread to get some ideas for a setup for my 15 year old boy. I already have a Pflueger Medalist 1494DA. (I think it's a DA).
As with all things, I was thinking of a decent, inexpensive rod in the event that he doesn't take to the sport. Something like an Eagle Claw Grainger IM7 in 9ft, 5wt 2pc. It would probably set real nice with the Pflueger.
St. Croix Legend Ultra, 7'6" 4pc 2wt with a Cortland 55 (panfish)
St. Croix Imperial, 7'0" 2pc 3wt with a Cortland 55 (small trout stream rod, older model with on-grip reel rings)
St. Croix Avid, 8'0" 2pc 4wt and can't remember the reel (trout rod)
St. Croix Imperial, 9'0" 2pc 5wt with a Ross Flystart 2 (trout, dry fly rod)
Quarrow Drake Big Horn, 9'0" 3pc 5wt with a Albright GPX (trout, streamer rod)
Garcia 6/7 (can't remember the model or length, but it's 2pc)
It's not the heat, it's the stupidity.
What manner of jackassery will I be subjected to today?