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Old 09-13-2006, 10:33 AM
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Default What would choose for a 5wt setup ??

Good Day to All,

Just was thinking what my ideal 5wt flyrod setup would
be if money was no problem.

What about you ? Do you have a favorite rod/reel/line
combination.

Try to break it down with just the rod & reel.

What are your dreams for the "perfect" 5wt setup.

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Old 09-13-2006, 12:06 PM
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Money is no problem? hmmmm

Prolly a 9' 5pc Sage SLT, with a Waterworks ULA reel and SA's distance XXD, or whatever they call it now line. Or maybe an Airflo line, not sure.

OOOOHHHH no wait, change the rod to a Scott G2. Deyz luvley!
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Old 09-13-2006, 01:42 PM
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Get yourslef a Sage XP, they are being discontinued and you get get them discounted. Throw on a Galvan Torque and you are set.
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Default Re: What would choose for a 5wt setup ??

Right now for practical use I would say:
G.Loomis Streamdance GLX HLS 10' 4pc.
With a Hardy ANGEL reel
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Old 09-13-2006, 02:27 PM
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Default Re: What would choose for a 5wt setup ??

loomis streamdance glx 9' 4 pc. with a tibor tailwater loaded with sa gpx
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Old 09-13-2006, 07:02 PM
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Ok,Ok if I had the cash,A Mike Clark 8'6"5wt,walnut reel seat with a J.Ryall reel.Ohhhh I need to go buy a lotto ticket!
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Old 09-13-2006, 07:28 PM
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Oh wait,Now that I really think about it,I would have to take a Islander IR3 reel,that reel looks like one sweet ride! I think it would look great on a split cane!
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Old 09-13-2006, 09:00 PM
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Hummmm...
I would get in on the HCR group buy.
They make one hell of a rod...oh we do...

Whatever your chose let us know how it works out.
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A 7 1/2' or 8' Ron Kusse quad cane rod and a RK Leonard Mills Model 50 Reel
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Default Re: What would choose for a 5wt setup ??

My 5wt is a Sage 5wt 9' XP 4pc matched with Ross Evolution 2 reel. It's a great combo and I can't say enough about it. I also have a 6wt for big water, chucking heavier streamers on sinking line, smallmouth bass fishing with poppers, clausers, etc.

The XP's are on sale all over the internet right now because they've been discontinued. I just checked on Theflyshop.com website and they still have the 2 pc 590 rods for $428 and they're out of the 4pc. They used to be in $550 range. I looked at some other websites and the 5wt's are already gone.
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