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Old 08-05-2011, 10:57 PM
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Default Best Dry Fly Rod?

I'm sure this has been discussed, and it is CERTAINLY subjective, but I'd like to hear what people think.

So, here is the question: In your opinion, what is the best dry fly rod available? Not concerned about versatility or anything else. A very specialized application. What is the best dry fly rod out there today?
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Old 08-07-2011, 10:08 AM
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Any Winston WT series rod
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This is probably the most subjective question you could ask here.

For me, it would a 9' 4WT and I'll agree with Krebster, make it a Winston WT.
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I had allways thought it was Orvis. However one year I shelled out $1200 for their best Salmon rod and after hooking my first Salmon it broke in 4 parts. The only place open that sunday was Walmart. I ran and bought a $10 Berkley. I caught my limit everyday for two weeks with that rod. Orvis did refund my money. I like a good stiff berkly for Salmon. For trout I use a fenwick eagle.
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Best rod for a dry fly presentation , a lot of variables for that one but I will add my $.02

In my neck of the woods in a small stream with brookies and browns in the 8-12" range I would say in perfect conditions my elkhorn (pick your favorite brand) one weight. So light you can lay out a cast without as much as a ripple.

Normal mountain river river 30-40' wide, little bigger fish I love the TXL whether 3 or 4 weight.


Bigger water I have cast some old bamboo rods that are just a dream to lay 40 feet out like a feather.

All that in mind I find the TXL in a 4wt is the most versatile in that you can still lay out a dry softly and handle some wind.
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I have owned several rods Fenwick,Orvis,Cortland,and Sage the best one i have ever owned for dry fly fishing is 9' 4wt Sage Z-Axis.
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Would say...Scott G2...delicate presentation with light tippetsbut there are lots a great dryfly rods.
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hmmmm..........winston WT, no Scott G2, no Winston WT, no Scott G2, no winston WT, no Scott G2, no....
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