The North American Fly Fishing Forum


Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > Tackle Talk > Fly Rods

Fly Rods Post any comments or questions regarding fly rods...

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 03-21-2008, 09:37 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 7
easttexas90 is on a distinguished road
Default 8 wt for striper

After listening to a great presentation from an area guide, I have to get an 8wt for stripers on Lake Texoma. I tend to enjoy a more relaxed casting motion as I have a Sage ZXL, Winston WT, and TFO professional in various wts.

What 8 wt rod would you recomend for stripers as I know you need one to punch your flys out there. In addition, what would be your reel of choice. I suppose this reel will be worked and I may need to spend more than I have in the past.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 03-21-2008, 10:29 AM
randyflycaster's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 598
randyflycaster is a name known to allrandyflycaster is a name known to allrandyflycaster is a name known to allrandyflycaster is a name known to allrandyflycaster is a name known to allrandyflycaster is a name known to all
Default Re: 8 wt for striper

I'd look at a St. Croix Avid and a Cablela SLi. Also, if you want to spend a little more you might still be able to get a Sage SLT on a closeout. All these rods are moderate fast. (So is one of the new TFO rods.)

As for reels I like the Orvis Battenkill LA. They're not too expensive and the new models are a little lighter than the old.

Randyflycaster
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 03-21-2008, 02:08 PM
BigCliff's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: South Texas
Posts: 4,313
BigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant future
Default Re: 8 wt for striper

I'd say a good rig for you would be and Echo Classic or a TFO TiCR (NOT the X version, too damn stiff) paired with a Lamson Konic 3.5. I would say your best all around line on Texoma is an intermediate- will sink your clousers deeper and still let your poppers pop.

fly fishing - fly fishing gear can set you up with all the tackle. You might order both rods, and take advantage of his "test drive" program to only keep the one you want.
__________________
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._1276302_n.jpg

I'd rather hunt fish than bait deer any day.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On














All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
2005-2014 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.