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Old 12-04-2012, 03:50 PM
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i am looking at getting a new setup here sometime soon hopefully. the rod i have now is a Temple Fork BVK in a 9' 5wt its a nice rod but always wanted a really nice rod...not no huge need but just want one. the one i am looking at getting is a Sage One 486.
pretty much all of the fly fishing i do is for trout at parks we have here and there is really only one decent tailwater we have which is Tannycomo lake.
where i have planned on getting the new rod will offer me a trade in on my Temple Fork rod, as far as what they will give me for it i have no idea.
my question that i thought i would ask you all is would you trade the temple fork rod in or keep it...depending on price at least.
only reason i thought i would ask some of you is with having 2 rods pretty close to the same as far as length and wt i dont know if it would really be feasable for me to keep it if i can get a decent price on trading it in.
thought i might keep it and use it as a back up but i also have a 8'6" 3wt that i built years ago i probably wont ever get rid of. and really no one like the wife has ever shown any kind of interest in fly fishing at all. got 2 kids and i would say my son would be the one that would show interest but hes 4 now so gonna be a little bit to big of a rod for him for quite a few years at least
thought i might ask you all and hear some of your thoughts
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Keep it, you can never have to many rods.

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Old 12-04-2012, 04:09 PM
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It's your first rod. Sentimentally speaking, keep it.
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Default Re: Would you have 2 rods?? question for you all

Why that particular Sage? It seems awfully close in purpose and function to what you've already got, but maybe not quite as versatile. I also think it's working at cross-purposes to match a lighter line weight like a 4 with a faster rod like the One.

If it were me and I already had that BVK, which is a pretty good all-round trout rod, I would think about adding either a shorter, slower 4 weight for delicate presentations and small-stream work (maybe an 8' or 7' 6" Sage ZXL, which you can probably find right now at a nice closeout discount, or similar) or else a faster 6-weight that would be handy for windy conditions and longer casts and weighted streamers and nymphs (maybe a Sage One or an Orvis Helios 2 Tip Flex). Having one of those plus the BVK would expand my ability to fish more kinds of situations.

If I were looking to have just one very nice rod that could perform in the widest variety of situations, I would probably trade in the BVK for a higher-end 8.5' or 9' 5 weight, not a 4 weight. There are a lot of nice ones on the market.
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:16 PM
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What the others said, plus you have a backup rod.
I'd never go on even a day trip without a backup rod.
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Dude.. you're in MO.. why are you hitting the trout ponds when there are some amazing streams down there to be fished!?!?!
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:29 PM
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If your heart is set on having a Sage One, then by all means get it. It's a very nice rod. BUT, and I cannot emphasize this enough...my all-time favorite trout rod is the Orvis Superfine. You can't go wrong with either. The Sage Circa was a pretty dang nice casting rod as well...
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:48 PM
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You can never have enough rods! And the 8'6 will be a noticeably better dry fly rod than the 9' 5 so you will definitely see a difference there.

Usually when i fish i carry a 9'6 5 weight and an 8'6 4 weight, the 5 wt rigged for nymphs and the 4wt for dries, that way i can switch back and forth without rerigging if a hatch comes off etc.
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I'd hang on to the TFO if it suits you.
You never know when you might want to go back to it.
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:52 PM
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Default Re: Would you have 2 rods?? question for you all

i do like the TFO and i mainly right now jsut nymph fish for the biggest portion of mu fishing. but i want a nice dry fly rod also which the TFO is ok but honestly i would really like to have the Sage one. i did look at the Sage Circa also and it was a sweet stick as well.

as for someone who said something about fishing the streams...where are they at? i really dont know of any around here for trout other than the parks. i know there are the ribbon streams is that what you were talking about?
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