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Old 09-05-2013, 10:20 PM
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I purchased a CT 5wt for my first fly rod. Any recommendations for an inexpensive reel and line for this rod?
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I purchased a CT 5wt for my first fly rod. Any recommendations for an inexpensive reel and line for this rod?
I'm not sure what is "inexpensive" to you, but a great match is the Redington Drift 5/6 at $99.95. This reel was designed with the CT in mind.

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I purchased a CT 5wt for my first fly rod. Any recommendations for an inexpensive reel and line for this rod?
I paired mine with the Grey's G Series reel - at $55 you can't go wrong. Has served me well this season but can't comment on real longevity.

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Looks and sounds right to me on this rod. My first rod was the CT 4wt.
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Just received a 8'-6" 4pc 4wt CT from a forum member. Looking forward to casting it today. The action seems very nice, although a bit slower than what I'm used to.
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Just received a 8'-6" 4pc 4wt CT from a forum member. Looking forward to casting it today. The action seems very nice, although a bit slower than what I'm used to.
Axle.......let us know what you think...........as an old fart "greybeard", so to speak, I grew up with the slower actions, and I still enjoy them today, especially my 8'6" three weight!!
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i love my CT's

Have 8654 and 7634. Great rods, and powerful. I was casting size 8 gold head buggers with my 3wt across a stiff breeze, and it was easy.

These are "GREAT" rods for the money.
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i love my CT's

Have 8654 and 7634. Great rods, and powerful. I was casting size 8 gold head buggers with my 3wt across a stiff breeze, and it was easy.

These are "GREAT" rods for the money.
Can't argue with that. I have three, for a total, including shipping, of $208.
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My wife and I have 5 of them, various weights (3's, 4's and 5), purchased at various price points, but probably at an average of less than $100 each. Outstanding rods.

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Hey okbow. To compare the CT and Pursuit...

I have and love the CT 763. Then I wanted something for longer casts in a lighter weight rod. I got the CT 863 and found it to be a little too limber for what I was going for. Still a good rod but a very very medium action on the long 3wt. So I bought a Pursuit 480-4 and did not like it. Very fast progressive taper. Felt like a 6wt in the lower half and a 2wt in the upper half. Nice enough at short distances but once you got 35' out, it just seems to fold. I unloaded that one too.

Funny thing is I wound up with a Cabela's 3Forks 480-4. I gotta say it's a really great fishing and casting rod. Maybe it's the length/weight or the kind of fishing I usually do but I end up using this rod more than any other.

edit: I should add that I own, or have owned and fished a number of premium rods as a comparison.

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Axle.......let us know what you think...........as an old fart "greybeard", so to speak, I grew up with the slower actions, and I still enjoy them today, especially my 8'6" three weight!!
I tossed some line with it yesterday evening with my boss (who's gotten the fly fishing bug now). Definitely a slower action. Once I figured out what the rod wanted from me, it was not too bad. I think it's mostly me and my sloppy casting. I tail alot unless I make myself stop and let the rod do the work.

Next to his TFO Lefty Kreh Pro 8wt, it's a wand...and a floppy one at that.

I actually bought it because it was a decent deal on a rod I've always wanted to cast...I needed it like I needed another hole in my head. I'll have to consider it's future. Perhaps cast it next to my St. Croix Avid in 5wt and see what's what.
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