The North American Fly Fishing Forum


Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > General Fly Fishing Discussion > Coldwater Fly Fishing

Coldwater Fly Fishing Trout, Salmon, Steelhead, etc...

Like Tree1Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 06-18-2012, 07:27 AM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Bozeman MT from Iowa
Posts: 86
hawkeyeflyfisher is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Rod/Reel help

unfortunately there aren't any fly shops close besides White River inside of Bass Pro (very limited selection). I am very interested in the Elkhorn rod and reel's, am hoping to find one I can try out before purchasing, and am also very interested in the Redington's mentioned earlier in the post. I think I will use this 3wt as a dry fly rod only, the 5wt I have works well for nymphs etc.
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 06-18-2012, 08:23 AM
Vans's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Hillsboro, OR
Posts: 654
Vans has much to be proud ofVans has much to be proud ofVans has much to be proud ofVans has much to be proud ofVans has much to be proud ofVans has much to be proud ofVans has much to be proud ofVans has much to be proud of
Default Re: Rod/Reel help

Quote:
Originally Posted by MoscaPescador View Post
Redington Classic Trout 376-4 $150
Redington Drift 2/3 $100
Rio/SA/Airflo premium line $ 75

Total $325


Great recommendations
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 06-18-2012, 10:03 AM
tridentfly's Avatar
Business Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 78
tridentfly is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Rod/Reel help

Quote:
Originally Posted by hawkeyeflyfisher View Post
unfortunately there aren't any fly shops close besides White River inside of Bass Pro (very limited selection). I am very interested in the Elkhorn rod and reel's, am hoping to find one I can try out before purchasing, and am also very interested in the Redington's mentioned earlier in the post. I think I will use this 3wt as a dry fly rod only, the 5wt I have works well for nymphs etc.
Honestly, that Redington outfit is really great for the price. I might consider the TFO BVK as well. It has a conversion kit which will switch the 3wt into a great rod for high sticking/Czech nymphing.

I don't know anything about Elkhorn, but they aren't a major brand.
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 06-18-2012, 10:08 AM
MoscaPescador's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Northern California
Posts: 3,727
Blog Entries: 4
MoscaPescador has a reputation beyond reputeMoscaPescador has a reputation beyond reputeMoscaPescador has a reputation beyond reputeMoscaPescador has a reputation beyond reputeMoscaPescador has a reputation beyond reputeMoscaPescador has a reputation beyond reputeMoscaPescador has a reputation beyond reputeMoscaPescador has a reputation beyond reputeMoscaPescador has a reputation beyond reputeMoscaPescador has a reputation beyond reputeMoscaPescador has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Rod/Reel help

Quote:
Originally Posted by hawkeyeflyfisher View Post
I think I will use this 3wt as a dry fly rod only...
Do not get stuck with the mentality that a 3 weight is a dry fly rod only. They are versatile enough to throw a variety of flies as long as they are not big and bulky. I probably throw more soft hackle wet flies than dry flies with my 3 weight.

Dennis
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 06-18-2012, 02:48 PM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Bozeman MT from Iowa
Posts: 86
hawkeyeflyfisher is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Rod/Reel help

I haven't ever tried to throw streamer's with my 5wt, only wooly buggers etc on there. But I have used that rod for dries, nymphys, grasshoppers etc so I am hoping that a smaller wt rod will help with dry fly presentation. I have gotten fairly decent dropping dries with that 2 piece 5 wt so I probably don't "need" another rod, but doesn't hurt to look!
Reply With Quote
  #16 (permalink)  
Old 06-18-2012, 04:00 PM
Mnflyfish's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: SE Minnesota
Posts: 601
Mnflyfish is just really niceMnflyfish is just really niceMnflyfish is just really niceMnflyfish is just really nice
Default Re: Rod/Reel help

Its a very fine line between 'need' and 'want'. I like to err on the side of caution, and get the rod, just in case i was wrong and it was 'need' instead of 'want'.
Reply With Quote
  #17 (permalink)  
Old 06-18-2012, 04:36 PM
araitim's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lansing, Mi
Posts: 165
araitim is just really nicearaitim is just really nicearaitim is just really nicearaitim is just really nice
Default Re: Rod/Reel help

Allen fly fishing co.--------ATS rod-$160
Allen fly fishing co.------Trout reel-$115 (deal of the week in blue for $90)
Orvis trout double taper wonderline-$70
furled leader either from cutthroat leaders or Joni on the forum


Total $345 plus furled leader

i own both the Reddington CT and the Allen ATS and they feel very simmilar but when i head out to the water i always grab the Allen ATS, i like it better.
Reply With Quote
  #18 (permalink)  
Old 06-19-2012, 07:09 PM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Bozeman MT from Iowa
Posts: 86
hawkeyeflyfisher is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Rod/Reel help

Thanks for all the replies guys, helps to have different options. I am more of a bow hunter, only because there aren't any trout streams close enough to get to without using some vacation time and bass fishing isn't as fun for me as trout fishing is. Nevertheless I am hoping to convince my better half to move out to Montana so we will see I suppose! I have heard a bunch about Czech nymphing, anybody care to explain what that is?

---------- Post added at 07:09 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:37 PM ----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by araitim View Post
Total $345 plus furled leader
This is going to sound naive, but what is a furled leader?
Reply With Quote
  #19 (permalink)  
Old 06-20-2012, 02:34 PM
araitim's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lansing, Mi
Posts: 165
araitim is just really nicearaitim is just really nicearaitim is just really nicearaitim is just really nice
Default Re: Rod/Reel help

Furled Leaders are a type of knotless tapered fly fishing leader made by twisting many strands of 1, 2 or 3lb test. They are known for their high performance, low memory, and soft fly presentations. These attributes are due to the way these leaders are constructed which is similar to creating rope. I started making them 2 years ago because i didnt want to have to buy standard tapered leaders and there is something satisfying about catching fish on things you make yourself. check out Making Your Own Furled Leaders
Reply With Quote
  #20 (permalink)  
Old 06-20-2012, 03:10 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Ben Lomond, CA.
Posts: 575
oarfish is a name known to alloarfish is a name known to alloarfish is a name known to alloarfish is a name known to alloarfish is a name known to alloarfish is a name known to all
Default Re: Rod/Reel help

Take a look at this shop.

Welcome to RDP FlyRods; Custom Fly Rods, Blank Rods, Reels and More

Rick
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On














All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:46 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
2005-2014 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.