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s fontinalis 09-23-2013 11:35 AM

thinking to venture to the ultralight rod category
 
toying with the idea of getting a 1wt.

There a nice creek near me i usually fish with a 3wt, but thinking about it really seems like the 3 wt is over kill.
The fish are small, and i can spit across the creek (literally)

So, if i'm after a recommendation for a nice 1wt.

High end (Orvis superfine) at an extreme push. Im on a budget, so i'd like something in $100-$150 range.


Thoughts??

plecain 09-23-2013 12:04 PM

Re: thinking to venture to the ultralight rod category
 
If you want to go really small, there's the TFO Finesse Half Weight - 5', $160. This is, from my measurement, a 1 wt.

St Croix has the Imperial 6' 2 wt, $170. However, in one of the shootouts and by my own measurement this is really a 1 wt rod.

I have both.

The TFO has slip rings for the reel holder. The St Croix has screw type.

Weights - TFO 1.3 oz; Imperial 1.8 oz.

Both work well with 1 wt line.

troutnut4 09-23-2013 05:06 PM

Re: thinking to venture to the ultralight rod category
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by s fontinalis (Post 594757)
toying with the idea of getting a 1wt.

There a nice creek near me i usually fish with a 3wt, but thinking about it really seems like the 3 wt is over kill.
The fish are small, and i can spit across the creek (literally)

So, if i'm after a recommendation for a nice 1wt.

High end (Orvis superfine) at an extreme push. Im on a budget, so i'd like something in $100-$150 range.


Thoughts??

You should try that question out on the guys over at the "ULTRALIGHT FLY FISHING FORUM." The experts in "buggy whips". :D Friendly, knowledgeable bunch of guys and full of information. :thumbsup:

pszy22 09-25-2013 12:09 PM

Re: thinking to venture to the ultralight rod category
 
You might want to take a look here, lots of interesting opinions -

Fly Fishing with Bill Byrd

s fontinalis 09-25-2013 12:19 PM

Re: thinking to venture to the ultralight rod category
 
thanks guys

swampdonkey 09-25-2013 12:28 PM

Re: thinking to venture to the ultralight rod category
 
I think you will really enjoy a 1wt on small streams and I think the idea of the TFO Finesse is a good option. They occasionally pop up on Ebay in your price range. I have a Sage TXL 1wt that I love but I only bought it because I found a smoking deal a couple years ago. It's a bit long at 7'10" for some really small streams but it's a blast to fish with.

The finesse can be had in either 6'9" 1 wt or 7'3" 2wt.

MAD777 09-25-2013 07:48 PM

Re: thinking to venture to the ultralight rod category
 
I recently bought a 2 wt. Echo Carbon 7'-3" and it is a shockingly good rod!


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bear 007 09-25-2013 08:11 PM

Re: thinking to venture to the ultralight rod category
 
I just picked up a 6'6" 1oz. superfine on ebay for a little over $200, it was an older model but it was new, sweet rod for the small stuff.


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