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Casey mentioned his Allen 'ATS', don't have the ATS as of yet, but did cast one at The Wasatch Expo last Spring and plan on getting one this year at the same show, great rod, medium action with plenty of reserve power for longer cast if needed. The price point is mighty nice too.
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Its hard to go wrong with the Allen trout series reels, they look great, dependable and Allen stands behind their gear. As for a Rod, Wait until your in Montana, you may find out that the 5wt will cover most of your trout needs from nympthing to drys and want either a 2/3wt for small streams or a 7wt for chunkin meat to big browns.
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I'd say wait it out and see if you really need a 4 wt. Like others have said, if you already have a 5 wt, then a 2/3 wt for small streams would have you pretty well covered. Unless of course you're like most of us and just want to keep buying more rods for the collection...
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A Sage SLT is the best 9 ft. 4 wt. that I have ever fished for dry,s.I have owned other wt. in SLT but the 4 wt is the cats memow. For trout.
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Default Re: Highest value #4 How about TFO Finesse 4 wt. or BVK 3 wt.

Has anyone tried the TFO Finesse in 4 wt.? or the TFO BVK in 8' 3 wt? Would these be good choices. I understand the BVK can be extended to a 10 ft using a conversion kit costing about $100 dollars. Than would give the option of a shorter or longer rod for Montana waters.
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Has anyone tried the TFO Finesse in 4 wt.? or the TFO BVK in 8' 3 wt? Would these be good choices. I understand the BVK can be extended to a 10 ft using a conversion kit costing about $100 dollars. Than would give the option of a shorter or longer rod for Montana waters.
Which length? I have the 7' 9" Finesse in a 4 weight and I am rather fond of it. It is a delightful rod for fishing small streams. I wouldn't call it an all-purpose rod, though.

In the Yellowstone Angler 4 weight shootout last year, George Anderson didn't like the 8' 9" Finesse 4 wt very much.
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Which length? I have the 7' 9" Finesse in a 4 weight and I am rather fond of it. It is a delightful rod for fishing small streams. I wouldn't call it an all-purpose rod, though.

In the Yellowstone Angler 4 weight shootout last year, George Anderson didn't like the 8' 9" Finesse 4 wt very much.
If I recall correctly, George Anderson said it was heavy in the swing weight category. Is the 7'9" of yours swing heavy? It sounds as if it isn't, if it is delightlful for fishing small streams. Are the fit and finish good?

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Default Re: Highest value #4 How about TFO Finesse 4 wt. or BVK 3 wt.

Closeout Echo Carbon or Redington CT probably can't be beat for the money + warranty.

Echo Carbon 4-Piece Fly Rods in 3, 4, 5, or 6 Weights

Redington Classic Trout Fly Rod -CLOSEOUT- : Fishwest Online Fly Shop
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Closeout Echo Carbon or Redington CT probably can't be beat for the money + warranty.

Echo Carbon 4-Piece Fly Rods in 3, 4, 5, or 6 Weights

Redington Classic Trout Fly Rod -CLOSEOUT- : Fishwest Online Fly Shop
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I love this set up for throwing dry flies. I always seem to have it with me because I don't have a ton of money invested in it.
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I love this set up for throwing dry flies. I always seem to have it with me because I don't have a ton of money invested in it.
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Fred, I just love that modern, clean look! Hmmmm...that 3wt 6'6" 4pc is CALLING MY NAME! Why won't they sell out already!?!
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