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Old 06-18-2012, 12:12 PM
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Default Re: 3 Rod Challenge

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Hmmm. I think I'd go with

4wt- 8'8" Scott G2 (similar to my Sage 490 LL, but a bit more light and powerful)

7wt- 9' Scott S4s (new and improved version of my S3s)

10wt- 9' Scott S4s

For the stuff y'all are talking about 14+wts for, I'd sooner crank on them with a Braid stand up rig and an Accurate reel.

I figure, if yer gonna winch, use a winch.
Great minds think alike!

Although I would probly go...

S4s 907-4

S4s 909-4

S4s 911-4

Just because I really wouldn't do much Trout fishing if money was no object...

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Old 06-19-2012, 08:56 AM
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Greedily, I would need more than 3 rods if $ were no object, however, my current most used trout rod is...

Sage 9'/#5 ONE with Hatch reel

My favorite bonefish rig is...

G.Loomis NRX 9'/#8 mounted with a Nautilus NV.G

And if I had the wear-with-all, I would like to do a lot more tarpon fishing in the Keys with either a...

9'/#12 Sage Xi3 or Hardy Proaxis. I would go with a big, narrow Abel Super for the Sage or a Fortuna X to match the Hardy.

But I still would have to have an 8 1/2'/#4 for spring creeks, a 6-weight for drift boats and a #9 and 10 for striped bass and permit...
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I tried, I really tried, but I can't do it.

Heck, I need three four weights.

My problem is MI has too much variety, in-between Salmon-Steelhead, SM Bass, Musky, and Trout, I just can't narrow it down. Even for trout, I need a small stream dry fly rod 7'6" Boo, Holy Waters rod Hardy Zenith 8 1/2 4 weight, Trophy waters and Drake rod Zenith 9-5 weight and a Hex-Streamer rod 9-6 Proaxis. And that's just Trout!

And that doesn't include the 10-5 Marksman Drifter for AK rainbows, and the the 10-4 Greys Streamflex for southern tailwater nymph fishing.

If I add Carp and SM I take the 9-6 Proaxis, but throw in the 9-8 Proaxis for the big guys.

For Musky its a 9-10 weight Greys Predator.

And for Steelies its a 11 1/2 7 Hardy Swift, for Salmon and BW steelies its the 13-8 Swift.

I'm hopeless, And I still need the 6'6" 3 Hardy Perfection.glass for calm day small stream dry flies. And I've had my eye on a Keystone (Dickerson 6611) for the same conditions.

It's Hopeless. I can't hardly go anywhere with three measly rods.
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Default Re: 3 Rod Challenge

For trout I use a 1979 Orvis Far & Fine 5 weight.

For large river fish up to 60 pounds I would use one of my 9/10 weight Spey rods.

For that 300 pound tuna I would use what ever the charter boat operator would provide. I would rather catch such a fish using the proper gear and not hunt an elephant with a bow.

Those would be my choices for fishing anywhere for anything

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Well it doesn't sound like anyone is up for the challange of a BIG yellowfin on the fly....We'll just let Steve Abel take care of that..LOL...

Great responses so far, I'm glad people are chiming in..

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Default Re: 3 Rod Challenge

From the rods I have now:

1. TFO Finesse 7' 9" 4 weight for small trout on small streams

2. Orvis Hydros Tip Flex 9' 6 weight for all-around trout situations

3. Loomis IMX 9' 8 weight for bass bugging, Atlantic salmon and saltwater
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From the rods I have now:

1. TFO Finesse 7' 9" 4 weight for small trout on small streams

2. Orvis Hydros Tip Flex 9' 6 weight for all-around trout situations

3. Loomis IMX 9' 8 weight for bass bugging, Atlantic salmon and saltwater
Come on, Moucheur, he said money is not an object. Lets upgrade you to...

1. Scott G 8'/#4
2. Helios or better yet, ONE 9'/#6
3. NRX #8

What do you think?
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Have lower and mid but not the top;

8'-6" TFO Signature I, nice rod for the money, probably a bit harsh for smallish stream but will step up in a wind and light salt use.

9'-0" TFO BVK, it cast very well in adverse winds (that seems to all we get here on the South coast). Great for bass, trout, reds, shoudl fit for salmon andmid tarpons.

Since I have 2 in college (ie heavy budget) I'll stay mid range with a 12wt TFO TrCx.

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Default Re: 3 Rod Challenge

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Come on, Moucheur, he said money is not an object. Lets upgrade you to...

1. Scott G 8'/#4
2. Helios or better yet, ONE 9'/#6
3. NRX #8

What do you think?
1. Nice pick. Or a Winston Tom Morgan Favorite. But if money really is no object, an 8' 4 weight Tom Morgan Rodsmiths.

2. The Helios is a nice stick, and I've cast it, but I don't like those gold bling reel seats. I honestly like the Hydros better because it's less garish and casts about the same. I've got the same issue with the Hardy Zenith, which I can cast even better than the Helios or the Sage -- but its reel seat is just double-ugly. I'd probably pick the Sage Z-Axis or maybe even the ZXL as being more useful close in than the One and still pretty good at distance, but with a more classic look than Helios or Zenith.

3. Bingo!

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