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Old 01-11-2012, 09:41 AM
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Default Re: Tiny Creek Gear?

that eagle claw looks like a good option, and the right price. I have a line holder i could use, thanks.
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You might want to look into and Eagle Claw featherweight rod; I think they're still around $16.00 and they fish very well in-close. Here's a link for you:

Eagle Claw Featherlight Fly Rods

Pair it up with an inexpensive line holder and you're pretty well set to try that Spring creek.

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I have one of these. I keep it in the truck under the backseat because you never know when you'll need to fish. its actually a REALLY nice rod. I have ti strung with some cheapo 3wt line and it casts wonderfully.

For more deliberate small creek fishing, I have a 7' 3wt St Croix avid that I absolutly adore fishing. its a fantastic rod, I wish I had the chance to use it more actually.
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Old 01-11-2012, 11:37 AM
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Default Re: Tiny Creek Gear?

Just got one in the mail today (eBay - $29.95 shipped).
Had a reel with a wf3f (Rio Grande 3 wt - actually a 3.5wt) line and tried it.
Casts beautifully with that line!
It's marked 4/5wt, but a 3 wt line would be no problem, and a 4wt line should work well on short casts.

Got it for my kayak fishing. If I lose it over the side I don't have to lay awake that night worrying about it.
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take a 9' 5wt. and take apart and fish just fish half the rod, tuck the other half with reel in hip boots.
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I see lots of good advise above. I would like more details on the creek before venturing forth with advise. How tiny? Wading? Dropping a fly over creek side vegitation? Need to cast or just dab one here and there?

A 6 footer for casting. A 10 footer for dabbing.
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this is like the 4th time I've read about those featherlites...so I ordered a 6'6" for my fishing buddy. I hope he hates it and gives it back...-Mike
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I use a 9' or 10'....my son a 9'6....
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Not busy today and the rain stopped, so I got the Eagle Claw 6'6" Featherlight out & played around with it some.
I tried 3, 3.5, 4, & 5 wt lines (all wff) on it, and to my surprise it did well with all of them.
I left the wf4f line on it for now simply because it's in the middle of the range the rod will handle, but I can easily go up or down one weight as fishing conditions change.
I just wish Eagle Claw would offer a better quality rod using this blank. The cork & line guides are low end, but I can replace the rod for what most companies charge for warranty repair.
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Ill have to scout this creek out soon, and get more of an idea and photos I can share. I was think as soem of you mentioned using the 10fter, even though mine is 8wt I would try it for the distance overhead I can get the line. the eagle claw rig is certainly on my list of possibles
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I tried 3, 3.5, 4, & 5 wt lines (all wff) on it, and to my surprise it did well with all of them.
I left the wf4f line on it for now simply because it's in the middle of the range the rod will handle, but I can easily go up or down one weight as fishing conditions change.
My "Featherlight" is actually a 1963 Wright & McGill "Feather Light".
They've been making this rod for a long time!
This 6'6" rod is rated for a HDH line (DT5) but I nearly always fish it with a DT4. I've also used both a WF3 and a DT3 but I like the way the rod loads with the DT4 much better.
With the 4wt line I can make an acurate cast with just the leader and not much more than a foot of line out of the tip-top.
Try that with a graphite rod!
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