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Old 02-14-2011, 07:50 AM
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Default Cortland Brook Trout

I am looking at getting a shorter rod for fishing the creeks in Wisconsin's Driftless area. It was suggested to me to buy a 7' 6" Cortland Brook Trout in 4wt. I understand that I could spend alot more on a rod, but I am just starting out. I was wondering if any of you could give a first hand honest review of this rod before I made my way to the fly shop to make a purchase?

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Forrest have a look here,I tested the 10' 4wt Cortland Brook Series 4pc.10 ft 4)
+ There are some on sale on ebay
+ the customer service is great.(broke the butt by falling...only charged me the shipping)
Burk may tell you more about the 7'6"
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Hi famill00,

I don't know much about the Brook but some of our members use them. I don't see a listing for a 7'6" in a 4wt. I think you will have to get an 8' 4wt or a 7'6" 3wt.

You should also consider the Redington CT (Classic Trout) as an alternative to the Brook. You will have the same rod length problem you have with the Brook but I think the CT is a bit cheaper. Here is a link to a review by BigCliff. I think MP is a fan of this rod.

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