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View Poll Results: Favorite number of rod pieces for transport?
1 1 0.34%
2 71 23.83%
3 31 10.40%
4 181 60.74%
5 6 2.01%
6 2 0.67%
7 4 1.34%
8 1 0.34%
9 0 0%
10 or more? 1 0.34%
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Old 09-23-2005, 11:09 PM
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So what is your favorite number for a breakdown rod pieces?
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Old 09-24-2005, 08:31 AM
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Two or three piece rods are my choice. I guess you could get by with a four piece fly rod but anything more than that would be way too much nickel silver for a decent rod. In fact it wouldn't really be a fly rod just a nickle siver stick with bamboo trim. . If you are refering to those plastic imitation sticks people pass off as fly rods then I really don't have a preference.
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10+ I like to be able to keep it in my pocket. LOL
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Default Re: Favorite number of rod pieces?

I've been a 3pc rod fan for a while, but I feel myself drifting toward a preference for 4pc rods.

I think 3 pc rods are the best blend of portability and less joints. I agree that fly rod manufacturers have figured out how to make multi piece rods that have the same action as a 2 piece, but you can't get around the fact that more pieces means more possible places for the rod to come apart, and added weight. Added weight is necessary because the seperate pieces of a joint is inherently weaker than an unjointed blank, so it requires extra material to be as strong. The added weight may be less than a half ounce, but it can be enough to make that really light reel you want not balance the rod, or to be more tiring at the end of the day.

Four piece rods however break down to a still smaller portable package, and offer the option of pulling them apart in the middle to more easily be stowed in your vehicle when moving to a different spot, or put into a 2pc case/tube. You also will more likely have the option of putting the thing into a duffel for travel. (still not sold on this idea personally, but might be some day.)
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i like a 3 piece model. compact yet it wont fall apart when i cast!
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4 pc for me
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Default Re: Favorite number of rod pieces?

having only the 3 rods i can say for sure that i don't like my 2 piece(my el-cheapo). would have to go with the 3 piece. don't really like the 6 piece. just seems like it takes for ever to put it together and take apart.(haven't had any problems with the joints coming loose yet) unfourtantely haven't been able to try out the new 3 piece though.(very cold weather or snowing)
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Up here on the Oregon frontier where it is necessary to
pack into many of the rivers and lakes, I prefer the 4 section
rod. Fits well in my ruck along with the other equipment that
we all like to tote. This may not be politically correct, but,
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Default Re: Favorite number of rod pieces?

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Up here on the Oregon frontier where it is necessary to
pack into many of the rivers and lakes, I prefer the 4 section
rod. Fits well in my ruck along with the other equipment that
we all like to tote. This may not be politically correct, but,
Merry Christmas to you all.


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Up here on the Oregon frontier where it is necessary to
pack into many of the rivers and lakes, I prefer the 4 section
rod. Fits well in my ruck along with the other equipment that
we all like to tote. This may not be politically correct, but,
Merry Christmas to you all.


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