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    I'm looking for an 8 wt in this category; one that comes with a warranty. What are some recommendations and issues for these rods?

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    Default Re: Travel Rods with 6-8 pieces

    Personally I never saw the need for anything more than 4 pieces, especially if the rod is shorter in general. Unless you are trying to fit the rod in a match box, I think 8 is a little unnecessary.

    Objectively, one disadvantage to the additional pieces will be the increase in number of ferrules, which will in turn lead to an increase in overall rod weight, and probably stiffness.

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    I've had my eye on 5 and 6 piece blanks. Have a 4 pc 2 wt that is small enough to fit in my suitcase, but not a heavier rod. Not my ideal tool, but there are times that it could be nice to have that option. Not sure of rods for sale with that many pieces but I know Batson makes a 5 piece blank and you can find blanks on ebay with even more pieces. Haven't fished them.
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    Orvis has a line of 7pc rods under the Frequent Flyer name. Here is a link to the 8wt (click). They are $250 and obviously come with the warranty since they are Orvis.

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    Default Re: Travel Rods with 6-8 pieces

    Two questions for you:

    Why an 8 piece rod?

    What's your target species/size flies you intend on throwing with this rod?


    Your quest for a 6-8 piece travel rod will be limiting but here are two options other than the Orvis to consider:

    LL Bean Double L comes in 8 pieces and with Bean's legendary guarantee.

    Double L Classic Travel Series Fly Rod, 7-9 Wt.: Rods | Free Shipping at L.L.Bean

    Or Cabelas has a 6 piece fly rod which I *think* is warrantied for one year. A bunch of folks buy Cabelas rods on the forum and seem to be happy enough with them. Maybe they can confirm the warranty.

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    I have a 7 pc March Brown for backpacking. It is actually a very nice performing rod. It isn't perfect but it really casts well and catches fish.

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    I have tried several travel rods but will not go above 4 pc. The 7 and 8 pc just seem to lose the flyfishing feel to me. I use a GL 3- 4 pc and love it.

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    I have a March Brown in 7 piece 6 wt. and a Cabelas Stowaway 6 piece in 8wt. I always bring them on family vacations because they are so easy to pack. I have been flyfishing for over 20 years, and I cant tell the difference in either of these rods from a 4 piece. Both have a very nice moderate fast action feel to them. The Cabelas is cheaper and just as nice as the March Brown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foolioskie View Post
    I'm looking for an 8 wt in this category; one that comes with a warranty. What are some recommendations and issues for these rods?
    I have this rod: Greys Fly - Products - Flyfishing Rods - Discontinued Rods - Missionary 6
    8ft 4wt, strong fast rod, made in Korea...
    bought specifically for travel ! rod tube (20.5 inch) can be put right inside the bag, which can be taken on board, without taking into luggage!
    "Leave it as it is. You cannot improve on it. The ages have at work on it, and man can only mar it." Theodore Roosevelt
    "Live with your eyes open, you might notice something and you will have the opportunity to share it with the world." Argail

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick k View Post
    Orvis has a line of 7pc rods under the Frequent Flyer name. Here is a link to the 8wt (click). They are $250 and obviously come with the warranty since they are Orvis.
    These are my choice! I haven't got one but they are on sale for $198.00 right now. With the Orvis name resell won't be a problem either.
    "I cast my hook into a single stream; but my pleasure is as if I owned a kingdom." - Chi K'ang (223-262)

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