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Old 04-23-2014, 09:12 PM
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We have all been there but I have money burning a hole in my pocket and trout fishing is on the brain. I am looking/thinking of adding another rod/reel to my arsenal.
I currently have a
Loomis NRX 9ft 5wt and a
Loomis Pro 4x 8ft 3wt.


I was thinking of adding a 10ft 3wt or 10ft 4wt Orvis Helios 2/mirage reel with hydros 3d line into the mix as a nymph rod as I mainly fish bead headed nymphs and double dropper rigs. I am leaning more toward the 4wt but would take any seasoned advice on this or maybe the advice to hold onto my money.

Any help would be appreciated.



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Old 04-23-2014, 09:22 PM
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I just went through this, the obvious answer is both.

My scenario was very similar to yours. I felt the 3wt would do, but if I did a bobber, double bead heads and some wind a 4wt would handle it easier.

I got the 4wt 10' rod and its great. One of these years I will get a 3wt as well, but if forced to have one 10' I had to go 4wt

There is nothing a 4wt cant do that a 3wt can, but there are things a 3wt cant do that a 4wt can was my theory
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if you don't mind me asking which rod did you end up picking up?
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There is nothing a 4wt cant do that a 3wt can, but there are things a 3wt cant do that a 4wt can was my theory
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Default Re: Help with another fly rod purchase

Hi Bill,

It looks like the 2 rods you have would cover many applications for you already. I'll stir the mental pot by suggesting either a very short 3 or 4 weight for brook trout streams and other small stream small fish situations. I'm thinking a 6'6" maybe even a fiberglass for more relaxed casting.

Or......... why think 10' 3 or 4 weight, why not look into a 12 0r 13 foot 2 hand rod in 6 or 7 weight for casting streamers on large rivers there. Learning the double hand casting will keep you occupied

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Old 04-28-2014, 10:34 PM
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Default Re: Help with another fly rod purchase

The Sage SLT is my favorite med action trout rod. You should be able to find one in your price range. The zxl followed the SLT, but you will find more people prefer the feel of the SLT. Few modern rods are truly medium action, at least until sage "re-invented" the category with the circa. The SLT is pleasure to cast and protects light tippets. Bonus nickname: The Slut.


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Oops! Replied to the wrong post. Oh well, love the SLT anyways.


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