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Lamiglas - ISI 908 - $350 - http://www.lamiglas.com/prod_indiv.php?groupid=68 0 0%
GLoomis-http://www.gloomis.com/publish/content/gloomis_2010/us/en/fly/rods/0/pro4x.html 3 20.00%
Sage - Flight - $360 - http://www.sageflyfish.com/rods/all-water/flight 9 60.00%
Scott - A4 - $375 - http://www.scottflyrod.com/catalog/view/A4 2 13.33%
R.L. Winston - VSL - $328 - http://web.winstonrods.com/flyrods/caliber/vsl 1 6.67%
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Old 01-12-2012, 11:40 PM
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Alright folks, here's the skinny.

I was blessed with the good fortune to have a cousin in the "outdoor" business who is going to hook me up with a pretty incredible Abel reel (Super Series 7/8N)

I have a total budget of about $350 for a complimentary rod. In terms of retail, it would appear that these are my choices. Which way would you go?

I would also love to hear why if you have the time - and by all means let me know if you have a used 9' #8 rod of this quality or better within my budget.

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I couldn't fit the full name & link of the Loomis. It's the:

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Tell people where you are at and what you will be fishing for. Also whether you like dries, streamers, nymph, or all, as your perfered type fishing.

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Thanks Ard!

I'm in Portland, OR, fishing the Sandy & Clackamas rivers primarily. Steelhead, chinook & coho are the name of the game with this rig, but I must confess that I am brand new to fly fishing on this scale. Bigger flies & sink tip will probably be par for the course.

I'm looking for the best 9' #8 rod I can find in the ~$350 range.

Looking forward to learning a ton from other members of the forum.

Thanks!
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I might send you some PM links to possibilities, are you in a hurry. If not you can save some dough............
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Pumped up but not in any specific hurry. I love my spinning rig but am ready get serious about the sport.
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Tell people where you are at and what you will be fishing for. Also whether you like dries, streamers, nymph, or all, as your perfered type fishing.

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good advice from ard as usual members here will have a much better idea of what might fit your needs based on that.

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Welcome to this forum Pinky. A ton of info here.
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Hard to best the loomis or the sage.
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Hard to best the loomis or the sage.
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