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Old 02-03-2010, 09:12 PM
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Default Looking for a Saltwater Rod

I thought I had nailed down a rod but it fell through.

I have somewhat narrowed it down to the following:

NOTE: The winston rods are actually made in China.

Orvis TLS Power Matrix tip flex 9' 8wt
Fly Rod / TLS Power Matrix 908-4 Fly Rod -- Orvis

Gloomis crosscurrent 9' 8wt.
G. Loomis CrossCurrent Fly Rods

Winston Ascent 9' 8wt:
Winston Ascent Fly Rods

Winston Vapor 9' 8wt:
Winston Vapor Fly Rods

TFO jim teeny 9' 8wt. I like that it's light while still having a good fast action.
Jim Teeny Series


St. Croix only has a warranty for manufacturing errors (not on accidents).
Sage's rods that are affordable are more medium fast action rods. The Xi3 saltwater rods are too pricey.

Obviously price is a factor.
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Orvis TLS Power Matrix tip flex 9' 8wt
Fly Rod / TLS Power Matrix 908-4 Fly Rod -- Orvis
Can't recall if I casted this rod.

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Gloomis crosscurrent 9' 8wt.
G. Loomis CrossCurrent Fly Rods
I haven't casted the Loomis.

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Winston Ascent 9' 8wt:
Winston Ascent Fly Rods
It craps out at distances (60 feet plus)

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Winston Vapor 9' 8wt:
Winston Vapor Fly Rods
My favorite of the bunch. Whenever I cast this rod, I think that I am casting an older generation premium rod. It may not have the lighter and crisper feel of a lot of the current premium rods, but it has plenty of punch to it. There is plenty of butt in it to allow the rod to launch a 350 grain shooting head, but not so much that it won't blow the presentation of a Bonefish fly.

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TFO jim teeny 9' 8wt. I like that it's light while still having a good fast action.
Jim Teeny Series
It's a good rod that does a little of everything well. At distance (60 feet plus), I had problems getting to track straight.

You have a good sample. The rod that you should get is the one that is going to cast best for you.

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Default Re: Looking for a Saltwater Rod

My problem is with such a wide variety (and not being in saltwater country) I'm having a hard time finding a dealer that will have a few of these rods. I'm hoping to try the TFO rod out this wknd but might not get the opportunity to try the others anytime soon. I hate buying a rod site unseen but may have to this time.
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