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fly_guy12955 04-03-2013 10:03 PM

OK, don't laugh,,,
 
Today ,,,I received my 32 dollar glass Eagle Claw,,I had ordered,,if for not other reason than nostalgia. A yellow Eagle Claw was the first thing I ever bought with my own money I earned working. I guess I was about 12,,and had helped put up hay. Got a few dollars and wanted a fly rod.

It's rated for a 5/6 line,,and I put a reel with 5wt WF on it and yard cast some this evening. The rod is not that bad,,pretty decent,,I'd rate it myself as about a mid'flex.

Even thought it's not hi tech glass,,and it's a cheap rod,,,it's still not ugly either. The cork is very decent,,the rod is straight. I'm a weird creature anyways, I can see myself fishing with this a good bit,,to prove to me again and again,,that it's ME that catches fish,,, more-so than the equipment. But, I do love equipment,,,go figure !

In any event, it's been a blast playing with the mighty 32 dollar Eagle Claw this evening ! :icon_wink

Michael

joebloe 04-03-2013 10:13 PM

Re: OK, don't laugh,,,
 
Nice... someone just commented on my Lamson Radius/ Fenwick F7705 outfit as being "highbrow/lowbrow" -

Hardyreels 04-03-2013 11:58 PM

Re: OK, don't laugh,,,
 
I don't think there'll be much laughter, lots of people fish the little Eagle Claw glass rods. It seems that we have a bit of a complex about the price of rods equating into their usefulness.

The rod with these 2 fish (and it caught at least 100) is a 48 dollar Quarrow 9' seven weight.
http://i542.photobucket.com/albums/g...h/284f752b.jpg

The smaller fish is a 14.25 pound Silver Salmon, when I walked back to my camp carrying them I met 2 other fishermen, no one looked at my rod. :icon_wink

Ard

williamhj 04-04-2013 12:06 AM

Re: OK, don't laugh,,,
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Hardyreels (Post 543804)

The smaller fish is a 14.25 pound Silver Salmon, when I walked back to my camp carrying them I met 2 other fishermen, no one looked at my rod.

Ard


Ard

Nice when the smaller fish is over 14lbs! Gives me an idea for a contest to see who can catch a fish where the number of lbs is closest to the number of dollars spent on the rod. No gift rods allowed.

Guest1 04-04-2013 12:28 AM

Re: OK, don't laugh,,,
 
This should be easier for me to do. I have giant fish here so, :D Tougher to do if you fish trout.
http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/fo...inch-12-wt.jpg

williamhj 04-04-2013 12:49 AM

Re: OK, don't laugh,,,
 
Yeah my best bet would be to find a yard sale rod and go for bass, but I think you won.

jpbfly 04-04-2013 01:30 AM

Re: OK, don't laugh,,,
 
Why should we laugh...?You like the rod...so have fun with it;)Like Ard I'm also a Quarrow fan,mine was far more expensive than his,$50:D

fredaevans 04-04-2013 05:04 AM

Re: OK, don't laugh,,,
 
"Glass is Class."

I've lost count, or stopped counting may be a better way of putting same, on the number of 2handers I've got. That said, what gets put on the Jeeps rod rack first?

A 11' 6/7 glass 'switch rod.' This is the 'One' that folks ask 'Can I cast that,' and I have to ask them to hand it back. (Yesterday as an example.) Rod's lined with a Steve Godshall custom cut Scandi head and just the lightest of touches put out out to 70 - 80 feet. Larger/heavier flies a bit more 'umph' into the cast.

Pure magic to have that rod in your hands.
fae

okuma 04-04-2013 05:12 AM

Re: OK, don't laugh,,,
 
Ard is right. Very few times has anyone asked to see my rod/reel. If it's a 50 dollar rod and works well for you, then it's priceless. I personally don't buy high end stuff coz that's how I am. My switch is an 11 foot 5/6 Wild River(107.00) and the reel is an Okuma Integrity A (45 bucks). Works well for me. I'm satisfied. That's what counts. :frogdance

Guest1 04-04-2013 08:37 AM

Re: OK, don't laugh,,,
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by okuma (Post 543834)
I'm satisfied. That's what counts. :frogdance

Something unfortunately missed by to many people. :thumbsup:


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