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Old 07-03-2011, 09:20 PM
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is the Heat fly rod sold at the white river fly shop any good? im looking to get it in an 8 wt
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Fromm what I've read, it is a short (7'11") rod that delivers large flies and poppers with ease. If I were in the market for such a rod, I'd consider it. I'd probably go with the 10wt (to cast the biggest stuff for LM bass).

The next time I visit a BPS, I'll be sure to cast one!

I haven't read any reviews from the BPS website.

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Hell, for $99 what have you got to loose. It ain't a Sage Large Mouth.
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for a "bill", giver a workout. might just be your stick!


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Hell, for $99 what have you got to loose. It ain't a Sage Large Mouth.
Yup, may not be a Sage, but it'll do the same job...for way less dough!
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Hell, for $99 what have you got to loose. It ain't a Sage Large Mouth.
i'm thinkin my next rod will be a sage "bluegill".
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i'm thinkin my next rod will be a sage "bluegill".
The line rating on the "bluegill" is 230 gr...equivalent to a 9wt line. Why the panfish designation?
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The Bluegill rod is built on a 6 weight blank. It will throw a standard 6 weight line with a standard tapered leader and a tuft a yarn very nicely. In order to throw wind resistant poppers and to load up the rod properly to fish close in, the rod needs extra grain mass.

Keep in mind that every short bass style rod was not made as a distance rod. They were designed for making accurate short casts with larger flies not associated with a rod of that designated rod and line rating.

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Default Re: Heat fly rod

thanks everybody for the comments and should i get the hobbs creek heat fly rod combo? and will it be harder to do a 40 50 foot cast with a 7'10'' rod?
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Default Re: Heat fly rod

The reality is that no one here has cast one. If you have the ability to cast it, make it happen. Only you can make the decision on whether to get the combination.

A 40 foot plus cast can be done with a shorter rod as long as you are using the right leader and fly strategy. If you plan on using a large fly, upsize your tippet end to maybe 20 to 30 pound test. I'm testing another brand's short bass rod (8 weight rating). The line that I use is a 315 grain floater with a six foot leader (40 pound butt, 30 pound mid, 25 pound tippet). It throws large 3/0 deer hair and foam poppers to 40 feet with ease. When I throw on a sparse streamer like a Clouser Minnow pattern, I can almost throw double that.

I am with others on this. For $100 (a bit more with reel and line) give it a whirl.

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