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Old 06-03-2005, 07:58 AM
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Default What's your Favorite rod, and why?

Ok this is just for fun, what's your favorite rod and why?
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Sage 9' 4wt VPS Light. I think its the perfect example of a "progressive" action rod that can throw 5' of line plus leader well, and also can throw 70' when I need it to. I normally like faster rods, but not when making super short casts for trout.

I've also got a 10' 5wt TFO pro I'm beginning to like real well. I was up to my chest last Sat and it allowed me to still make 60'+ casts from there.
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I must say that I love my Sage VPS 9-4-2 as well.. It handles everything from tiny dries to large streamers with ease..
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Lamiglass graphite 8' 6wt purchased in 1979.
Why? Because I can't even calculate the number of hours I have spent fishing with it. My hand has worn the grip so that it fits my hand specifically.
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Hey Mike,
Is yours the VPS or the VPS Light? I recall the VPS is the reincarnation of the RPL and the VPS Light that of the LL series.

The RPL is the rod that made Sage who they are, but I'll keep my ugly LL.
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It is a VPS, and I love it
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I would have to say it is my Orvis 2wt at the moment. I have been having too much fun with the big gills on the lakes, and trout on some smaller streams. What a hoot!
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Which Orvis rod are you throwing?
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It's the superfine 6' 6", two piece and I'm very pleased with it. I just bought a trident TLS 1wt about a month ago. It was 1/2 off at Orvis and I had a $25 coupon that I also used.
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Nice sticks.. I worked for Orvis when they opened a store in Utah. They are now in the midst of closing it. 3 yrs later. bummer.. Spencer and Scott were real nice people. They were the managers.
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