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Old 06-28-2012, 11:36 AM
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Default Re: Rod Love; the Fly Rod Picture Thread

Hi Jim,

To the best of my understanding the rod went largely unused for the past 31 years. The cork does not look so bright any more, I have been rubbing salmon slime on it as often as I can
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These are my 2 "newest"
The rod with the green reel seat is a Wright & McGill 6'6", Feather Light.
The other one is a Wright & McGill made, LLBean labeled, 8' ...???.
It's a rocket launcher what ever it is and can really throw a line

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Default Re: Rod Love; the Fly Rod Picture Thread

They both look as if they saw very little use Paul, the featherlight will make a fine small creek rod. Nice find,

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They both look as if they saw very little use
The LLBean rod was advertized as "unused"
It's actually a rebuild, but looks good with a new grip and reel seat.
The Feather Light has some surface corrosion on the bare aluminum of the reel seat but for the most part it's clean and in excellent shape.
What's even better.... It was free.
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Default Re: Rod Love; the Fly Rod Picture Thread

Finally found a rod I actually wouldn't want to part with!

My #1 recreational activity is inexpensive, close to home, and usually completely relaxing - fly fishing for bluegills at the local lake. Almost every evening when the water is open you will find me tossing flies there.
I have tried many brands and weights when it comes to rods, and most of them end up as "less than perfect" in my opinion. Either not a perfect match to my casting style, or not a perfect match to the bluegill's size to make it an exciting fight when a large 'gill takes the fly.

After fishing this rod for a few trips I'm in love!
I believe I could cast it blindfolded, it has the power to get a fly well out on the water, and an 8" (or larger) bluegill puts a serious bend in the rod making the outcome of the fight questionable at times.

Not an expensive rod by any means, but I'd much rather give up one of my rods worth many times the price I paid for this one -

A TFO Lefty Kreh Signature II series, 7'6" 2pc 3wt.

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Default Re: Rod Love; the Fly Rod Picture Thread

I'm glad to hear you've found one that you really enjoy Mike. Since you joined up here you've acquired quite a few rods and reels and so have I over the years. Fact is that there's always one that seems to answer most everything we thought we needed when we began. Some guys get lucky and get that rod early on and just fish while the rest of us keep looking for a perfect rig.

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My favorites for steelhead and cutthroat. Burkheimer 8142 with Saracione, 595-4 and 489-2 both with Abels.

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Coug,Appreciate an e mail crownsdoc4@comcast.net on your opinion on trout rods by Kerry. Have heard they are awesome tapers but uncertain on the three different build options and have never spoken to anyone here on East coast who have fished them.
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Coug,Appreciate an e mail crownsdoc4@comcast.net on your opinion on trout rods by Kerry. Have heard they are awesome tapers but uncertain on the three different build options and have never spoken to anyone here on East coast who have fished them.
I just sent you a PM. Best thing is to call the shop, I have always relied on their suggestions and have never been dissapointed.
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Default Re: Rod Love; the Fly Rod Picture Thread

Nothing fancy but its my first time building a rod and my first high end rod (whats high end to you may vary from whats high end too me.) Already hoping tp build another within the next few years!

7'6" Winston GVX

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