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Hardyreels 02-10-2012 01:26 PM

Rod Love; the Fly Rod Picture Thread
 
After it was mentioned on the Reel Love thread which is full of our members favorite fly reels in photographic form, it seems that we could do with a picture thread for those much adored fly rods as well.

Here's the starter, a custom Flea and my trusty old Far & Fine.

http://i542.photobucket.com/albums/g...s/94f3bec0.jpg

Followed by, 1995 9' PM-10 #5 rod and an 8' 6 weight Orvis.

http://i542.photobucket.com/albums/g...s/fb115911.jpg

On the water with a 13' #9 weight Spey rod;

http://i542.photobucket.com/albums/g...f/d4845beb.jpg

I know there are more pictures of rods but I'll need to find them :) You guys are out there taking pictures of these like they are girlfriends so you might as well start putting them all in one spot :D

Guest1 02-10-2012 01:45 PM

Re: Rod Love; the Fly Rod Picture Thread
 
The top rod is my 15' 8/9 Meiser which I want buried with me. To steal a line from the movie 'Blades of Glory', I could not love a human child more. The bottom rod is my 9' 10 wt. Wintson BIIX. It's a close second. I've got a lot of rods, but those are my favorites.
http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/fo...ly-rod-art.jpg
Another shot of the Meiser.
http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/fo...-shot-ever.jpg
http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/fo...horse-shoe.jpg
Another shot of the Winston.
http://i653.photobucket.com/albums/u...shorthead2.jpg

sweetandsalt 02-10-2012 02:20 PM

Re: Rod Love; the Fly Rod Picture Thread
 
Here are two rods I built in 1980. One is a 7'9" Orvis Far and Fine, the other a Scott Pow-R-Ply 8 1/2'/#5. My insert wraps were inspired by the great work of Russ Peak. These remained my favorit rods for about a 4 or 5 year period when they were both superceded by the next generation of Orvis rods, the Western Series and then new generations of materials and designs on to the present. However, having built them from quality blanks on my own they will always remain very special to me.

http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/ph...1980Rods_s.jpg

s fontinalis 02-10-2012 02:22 PM

Re: Rod Love; the Fly Rod Picture Thread
 
Here's my 10'6 Diawa Exceler 8wt in action on the Yampa River, CO
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-z...00617-1353.jpg
And the first outting of my 9' Albright A5-NS
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-j...0/SAM_0395.JPG
I'll get close up images tonight and post them.

wannafish 02-10-2012 02:42 PM

Re: Rod Love; the Fly Rod Picture Thread
 
Alot of character in those rods that have seen more use :) Mine are all pretty inexperienced but no less loved:

A Sage VXP 9' 9wt, never fished

http://i1198.photobucket.com/albums/...le/Sagerod.jpg

http://i1198.photobucket.com/albums/...le/SageVXP.jpg

My 9' 9wt Orvis Clearwater II and my son's 9' 6wt Redington Crosswater

http://i1198.photobucket.com/albums/...e/DSCF5328.jpg

My 8.5' 6wt Fenwick HMX

http://i1198.photobucket.com/albums/...e/IMG_1849.jpg

jaybo41 02-10-2012 03:15 PM

Re: Rod Love; the Fly Rod Picture Thread
 
Ard, I was wondering how long it would take to get this thread going. It's a natural followup to the Reel Love thread.:thmbup: Lots of great rods already on the first page. Those are some beauties Ard! I'll see what I can find on the PC to add to it, maybe get around to shooting a few this weekend.

DiverDan, that's a very impressive collection you have!

Guest1 02-10-2012 03:48 PM

Re: Rod Love; the Fly Rod Picture Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jaybo41 (Post 394466)
DiverDan, that's a very impressive collection you have!

Thanks. It's only part of it though. I may have a small fishing addiction. :rolleyes:

s fontinalis 02-10-2012 03:53 PM

Re: Rod Love; the Fly Rod Picture Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Diver Dan (Post 394475)
Thanks. It's only part of it though. I may have a small fishing addiction. :rolleyes:


undiagnosed of course! :thmbup:

Hardyreels 02-10-2012 04:22 PM

Re: Rod Love; the Fly Rod Picture Thread
 
There are more, here's one I don't talk about. Got it after the winter set in and have not cast it yet :D

http://i542.photobucket.com/albums/g...s/725eb226.jpg

I'll do a better job of that once I have the reel that goes with it :)

auntrout 02-10-2012 04:53 PM

Re: Rod Love; the Fly Rod Picture Thread
 
Awesome thread, great looking rods.

---------- Post added at 04:53 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:51 PM ----------

Hardy, in addition to the nice rods those are some nice looking capes with the rods.


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