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Old 04-14-2013, 10:06 AM
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I have sold all fly fishing rods longher than 61/2 ft. gone ultra light all 3 weights now. Having the time of my life. Fish small trout parks and tailwaters and warm water creeks, have landed fish up to 14 in. no problems . I have found my place. Winston WT my go to rod , orvis superfine touch my next favorite reels are Galvan Brookie 0 and Ross Evolution 0 brook trout.
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Nice! There's something about small streams, small beautiful wild fish, and light rods. I've got a TFO 3 wt I love fishing with. I've even landed trout in the 18-20 range with it! Love it when that rod buckles!
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THAT is trout fishing !
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I have sold all fly fishing rods longher than 61/2 ft. gone ultra light all 3 weights now. Having the time of my life. Fish small trout parks and tailwaters and warm water creeks, have landed fish up to 14 in. no problems . I have found my place. Winston WT my go to rod , orvis superfine touch my next favorite reels are Galvan Brookie 0 and Ross Evolution 0 brook trout.
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For now having lots of fun, will be something else later , but now this is the most awesome for me love it
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Hi,

For 2 solid seasons I fished nothing but small brooks in Pennsylvania. Slate Run, Ceder Run and many lesser known streams. I used my 6'6" Orvis Flea in bamboo for dry fly and a custom 6'3" graphite for streamers. I know how intimate the experience can be, however I did keep the other rods and when the desire for bigger water came along they saw their action again.

In all the years I only sold 2 rods; a St. Croix Ultra Legend 7' 3 weight and a Sage VT-2 9' 7 weight. For whatever reason I had bought them and early on found that neither seemed the equal of my old rods. I sold them before they lost much in value.

Now I'm trying to be careful with acquiring these Spey rods. I have 5 now and expect that this will be all. Funny thing, once you start using a 13 - 15 foot rod, many of the 9' salmon rigs never leave the house any more.

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Ard, I know I promote lite rods a lot,,cause that's the fishing I have here. southwest Va trout fishing is very much like the mountain streams of Pa. But I tell ya,,IF I had big trout waters,,,or salmon fishing like you, I'd be intrigued to cast a 15' rod. I watch some of this on WFN channel and I think I'd love it if for the casting only. Looks fun for sure. And I bet salmon fishing would be addicting.

Alas, the only need I have of a fast , long casting rod is our reservoir lakes and rivers for small-mouth..but nothing on the level you have. Must be a dream come true pard..a dream come true.

If I ever have the funds,,I'd love to hire you, come up at peak time, and you could guide me to fish myself into a crazed stupor !

I might even come back to my 3ft wide streams with a 15 ft rod ! LOL
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I love fishing small creeks for small fish. I have an Echo Carbon 7'6'' 3wt. The creek that I mainly fish for smaller fish the most is near our cabin in the foothills of the Big Horn Mountains.
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