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Old 01-19-2013, 09:38 AM
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Default Re: Sub-$200 7"6' 4 wt. recommendation

My Vision Cult 7.6ft #3 seems to cover your situation nicely for me.
Definitely not a fast rod, but a fishing rod with feel.
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I also want to recommend the Echo Carbon. I found this 8' 4wt at Cabela's for $90. It must have been a return or something. I love it for just what you described.

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Default Re: Sub-$200 7"6' 4 wt. recommendation

In my first post I mentioned the echo carbon. You'd have to go for an 8 footer, but they are nice rods for a small price.
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Default Re: Sub-$200 7"6' 4 wt. recommendation

I fish the exact same locations as you with a Redington CT 7'6" 3wt sometimes uplined to 4wt if I'm in the mood. This year I am considering trying out glass though.
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Default Re: Sub-$200 7"6' 4 wt. recommendation

I'm starting to sound like a broken record, but in my opinion, the Redington CT is very hard to beat in the sub $200 price range, especially for the type of fishing you are planning on doing.

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Default Re: Sub-$200 7"6' 4 wt. recommendation

Another vote for the St.Croix Imperial. I have the 7-6 4wt and love it for small streams and rivers. Very accurate and responsive fast action rod.
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Default Re: Sub-$200 7'6" 4 wt. recommendation

Well, thanks again for all the great suggestions. In the end I went with the Redington CT 480-4. I know I said I wanted a 7 1/2 footer but my wallet said get the 8 ft. Redington at a ridiculously low price.

So now I wonder if any of you have used this rod and have any ideas on a good match in a fly line?
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Default Re: Sub-$200 7'6" 4 wt. recommendation

I just snatched up a bunch of CTs as well. The 2wt 7'6" 4pc and the 3wt 8' 6pc. I also found the Echo Carbon for $85 at flyshopcloseouts.com They have an 8' 4wt if you still need the 4wt.

Also, fishwest.net has them for $99 and has a 7'3" 2wt and my favorite 6'6" 3wt 4pc. They also have a selection of Redington CTs for $83. Too bad I can't justify more light rods!

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I use Cortland Sylk DT lines on my CTs and love them. eBay. $42.
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