Nine foot Nine weight Orvis Silver Label with Battenkill 8/9, standing in the middle of the Kenai River.
An 8' 10" Orvis Light Salmon eight weight bamboo with a pair of fish. Built in 1964 & still hauling them in.
The big Pink Marabou and Bunny streamer was sent to me years ago by arfishingbear, 'Brandon' one of our long lost members from Arkansas. The fly caught 8 silvers on the trip and I still have it in good shape, thanks Brandon
This is a tough one, I certainly respect my rods and have my favorites but I can't say I love them like reels. Something about the machinery that rods just don't have. Well anyway, for something I don't love I sure have enough of them.
Closest thing to love is for my T&T 10WT
Switchs and Speys stay in tubes, no place to hang them
Newest addition, 5WT 10' on the wrapping board.
Nice pics ard, I like the feather back ground for the rods/reels.
Dan the Meiser is a beautifull rod, as well as the others in the pic. None of mine are anything close, al stockers, no custom work....yet.
My Scott G2 8'8" 4wt with a Bauer MSL .5 mounted on it.
Scott S4 10' 5wt with a Bauer MSL1
And the one that started it all, my St Croix Imperial 9' 4/5 with a System2 56L that I got for my 14th b-day(94'). I caught a ton of fish on this rod, everything from gill's to bass, trout, and even a few catfish.
I'll get a few more up soon, I should be able to get a shot or two tomorrow on the river.
Location: Lake of the Woods/Rainy River Minnesota Canada border
Re: Rod Love; the Fly Rod Picture Thread
I should probably add the next to the bottom rod in the first picture I posted. It's my 5 wt 9' 4 pc. I built on a blank from a manufacturer that only makes blanks. No complete rods. It was a really nice spendy type blank they made before the decided the quality stuff just wasn't moving fast enough and to the dogs on me. Therefore I will be nice and not name the blank manufacturer. I'm so dang happy I got this from their good old days. I love this rod. As far as single hand rods go, I use it more than any other rod I own. I've caught just a ton of Smallmouth with it. I got my first Walleye record with it as well. I should go apologize to it for treating it like the proverbial 'red headed step child' in my first post.
You can't see it very well in this photo, but it's one of the reasons I love the rod.
That's a seriously black Walleye isn't it?
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Originally Posted by gatortransplant
All I got is that the secret rod is some sort of down-locking two-hander...
I know and I'm jealous plus the secret is killing me.