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 11-30-2010, 09:52 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 1,769
stl_geoff has much to be proud ofstl_geoff has much to be proud ofstl_geoff has much to be proud ofstl_geoff has much to be proud ofstl_geoff has much to be proud ofstl_geoff has much to be proud ofstl_geoff has much to be proud ofstl_geoff has much to be proud ofstl_geoff has much to be proud of
Default looking for opinions: Wild Country 5-6 3wt

Wanting to see if any one has an opinion of this rod or even other rods made by Wild Water Fly fishing. The one I am VERY interested in is a 5'-6" ( YES!! ) 3wt. Its tiny, its light, and they are on sale. The streams with wild trout in MO are very tight, and by very tight you hardly will have ANY room for backcasts, so you would think high-sticking with a long rod would be best, but they will spook with rod shadows. So short is the name of the game. I have a 7' St Croix which i absolutly love, but its a 2 piece, so hiking with it is a pain in the butt. At 5'-6" 4 piece, the rod sections are 16.5" long, thats backpack fitting. Already have a reel and such to use, just want to know your opinions on a rod this short ( medium action ) or if anyone has experiance with the brand.
__________________
"When you do things right, people wont be sure you've done anything at all."

Storm Drain Bonefisher
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 11-30-2010, 10:50 AM
Frank Whiton's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 5,301
Frank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Skype™ to Frank Whiton
Default Re: looking for opinions: Wild Country 5-6 3wt

Hi stl_geoff,

I don't know the rod and have not heard of the company until your post. You seem sold on that length and you are the one who has to be happy. I have not fished a rod that short but I don't care for ultra short rods. I think you will find that it doesn't fish as well as your 7' rod. That is, it won't mend, roll cast or overhead cast as well as your 7' rod.

I have done a lot of back packing as a youth and the rod case went on the out side of the pack along the side. I never found packing a 8' 6" three piece rod a problem.

If the rod is really cheap give it a try and let us know what you think.

Frank
__________________
Click the image to open in full size.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 11-30-2010, 04:01 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 1,769
stl_geoff has much to be proud ofstl_geoff has much to be proud ofstl_geoff has much to be proud ofstl_geoff has much to be proud ofstl_geoff has much to be proud ofstl_geoff has much to be proud ofstl_geoff has much to be proud ofstl_geoff has much to be proud ofstl_geoff has much to be proud of
Default Re: looking for opinions: Wild Country 5-6 3wt

They are an affliated company with TU. i came across them looking thru some info on their site.

I tend to prefer a short rod. The 7' i have now doesnt roll cast all that well, compaired to the 9' Sage TCX, its a beast. Its nice for fishing bigger streams, but its too big for little streams.

The length is appealing because in some stremas, the pole will only be a couple feet long and wide enough to jump across. Plus there is lots of hanging brush in MO, so a long rod is very difficult to manouver. The 7' i have now is a two piece, which is cumbersum to pack in, I did it in CO but it would have been nice to fit it in my backpack like my buddy did.

The rod isnt really cheap, but its far from expensive, with shipping its just about 100 bucks. I think I'm going to give it a shot.
__________________
"When you do things right, people wont be sure you've done anything at all."

Storm Drain Bonefisher
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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hello from Razorback Country! hogwild Member Introductions 3 06-15-2010 09:59 PM
Not sure if I've introduced myself, but hello from flyover country! TB3 Member Introductions 13 11-13-2009 02:08 PM
Hill Country Summer BigCliff General Discussion 10 06-24-2009 07:55 AM
Hello from the Mother Lode country Rankamtr Member Introductions 8 04-13-2008 10:53 PM
Hill Country fly rod order? MikeLove General Discussion 0 11-14-2006 01:49 PM













All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:45 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.