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Old 11-30-2013, 03:23 PM
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Default What do you think is the perfect rod for nymph/dry fly?

Hi.

I think I'm looking for a 5wt rod, but I'm not quite sure yet. I know that if I had the money I would buy a nymph rod and a dry fly rod, but that's just not the case.
I have a Sage One 691. I'm a little bit concerned that this rod is a tad too stiff for river fishing for browns? I use it in saltwater for seatrout.
And then to make it more complicated I have a Sage 99 #7. That's probably way too much for little browns?

My plan is to use nymphs in size 10-16 weighted and some kind of strike indicator. For dry flies it's the same sizes.
So what do you recommend?

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Without knowing more I'd say a tip action nine foot four or five so you can watch the tip for strikes and feel the bottom, something you can't do with a soft rod. I'd reccomend JK Fisher if you can find one. A Sage RPL in either four or five should also work, but I'm sure there are plenty of rods out there. Heck, hit the classifieds. Onthehunt has a boat load of new Loomis for sale.
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I'm considering a rod for similar fishing...was pondering the Grey's XF2 Streamflex in 10'f 4wt. Anyone with experience with this rod know how it cast drys in the 16-22 size range ?

Then, there is the new Allen in 10f, 4wt...and that is a GORGEOUS rod too boot. I think Allen's will even do a short fighting butt..not that one needs it to fight a fish, ,but it might be great as a stabilizer against the lower wrist while hi sticking.
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Since you asked

My "newest" favorite dry fly rod is a 1967 Fenwick FF70... 7', 5wt ($25 )

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Default Re: What do you think is the perfect rod for nymph/dry fly?

It's funny I saw this thread pop up. I just bought a dedicated nymphing rod - a 10' 4wt Orvis Helios 2. It just came in the mail today, so hopefully I'll get to try it out either tomorrow or next weekend.
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Default Re: What do you think is the perfect rod for nymph/dry fly?

What is your budget for the rod? It's hard to make a good suggestion without knowing this. By what you already have, it looks like you have no problem spending dough for your tackle. I have a 9' Orvis Helios 2 in tip flex. I feel it is really medium fast and would be able to handle dry and nymph duties in a 5wt.
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Default Re: What do you think is the perfect rod for nymph/dry fly?

My budget don't cut for Sage rods anymore, unless it's older models. I was thinking about Sage Vantage in a 5wt.? Of course Z-axis would be nice to try.
Thanks for the suggestions.

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Since you asked

My "newest" favorite dry fly rod is a 1967 Fenwick FF70... 7', 5wt ($25 )

Subject to change as the collection expands
I have one of those. When we moved across the country it was one of the "irreplaceable" fly rods that came in the car. 25$? Mine's not for sale at any price.
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586 Check some of these out.
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Default Re: What do you think is the perfect rod for nymph/dry fly?

If you can have only one rod, get a 5 weight in 8 1/2 or 9 feet. 9 feet is a little better for high stick nymphing. 8 1/2 feet is a little better for casting in close quarters if there are overhanging branches and bankside shrubs.

The Orvis H2 midflex in 8 1/2 feet is a very sweet stick. The Hardy Zenith in 9 feet is another terrific rod. It's stiffer than the H2 and will cast more accurately at longer distances, but the H2 has a little more finesse closer in.
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