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Thread: Rod Love; the Fly Rod Picture Thread

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    Default Couple More heavy rods

    Nine foot Nine weight Orvis Silver Label with Battenkill 8/9, standing in the middle of the Kenai River.



    An 8' 10" Orvis Light Salmon eight weight bamboo with a pair of fish. Built in 1964 & still hauling them in.



    The big Pink Marabou and Bunny streamer was sent to me years ago by arfishingbear, 'Brandon' one of our long lost members from Arkansas. The fly caught 8 silvers on the trip and I still have it in good shape, thanks Brandon

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    Default Re: Rod Love; the Fly Rod Picture Thread

    This is a tough one, I certainly respect my rods and have my favorites but I can't say I love them like reels. Something about the machinery that rods just don't have. Well anyway, for something I don't love I sure have enough of them.

    Closest thing to love is for my T&T 10WT
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    Switchs and Speys stay in tubes, no place to hang them
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    3WT-6WT
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    7WT-10WT
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    Sweet Water
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    Salt
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    Newest addition, 5WT 10' on the wrapping board.
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    Default Re: Rod Love; the Fly Rod Picture Thread

    another great thread ard!!
    nice ones again swirl! that t&t is indeed a sweet looking rod
    good looking build as well.

    heres one of mine, a vt2 379-4 paired with a new lammy, next to a a nice dolly varden(found its way to the smokehouse).



    heres my fli 890 with my old gunnison and another dolly, also smoked. (never have taken many pics of my rods other than with fish.)



    i plan on taking some pics of some of my other rods, by themselves soon


    casey


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    Default Re: Rod Love; the Fly Rod Picture Thread

    Here's my favorite rod, my 10' 6wt Allen Xa:

    And here's both my Xa's, my 8wt rigged with a streamer and the 6wt for nymphing:
    - A.J.

    Working out a way to convince my university to allow me to hold my TA office hours on the nearby creek...

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    Default Re: Rod Love; the Fly Rod Picture Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by caseywise View Post
    another great thread ard!!
    nice ones again swirl! that t&t is indeed a sweet looking rod
    good looking build as well.
    Thanks Casey! I realized the same thing you did, I didn't have many pics of rods unless there's a fish involved. Nice rods and nice job on the fish!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardyreels View Post
    There are more, here's one I don't talk about. Got it after the winter set in and have not cast it yet



    I'll do a better job of that once I have the reel that goes with it
    Ard, this is beautiful tackle porn but you left me wanting more. What is it?
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    Default Re: Rod Love; the Fly Rod Picture Thread

    nice aj
    the allen xa's are beautiful rods.
    my 10' 3 weight will be posted soon!

    casey


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    Default Re: Rod Love; the Fly Rod Picture Thread

    Casey, you lucky dog! I want to order a 10' 4wt soon... Looking forward to tales of your 3wt soon!

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    All I got is that the secret rod is some sort of down-locking two-hander...
    - A.J.

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    Nice pics ard, I like the feather back ground for the rods/reels.

    Dan the Meiser is a beautifull rod, as well as the others in the pic. None of mine are anything close, al stockers, no custom work....yet.

    My Scott G2 8'8" 4wt with a Bauer MSL .5 mounted on it.

    Scott S4 10' 5wt with a Bauer MSL1

    And the one that started it all, my St Croix Imperial 9' 4/5 with a System2 56L that I got for my 14th b-day(94'). I caught a ton of fish on this rod, everything from gill's to bass, trout, and even a few catfish.


    I'll get a few more up soon, I should be able to get a shot or two tomorrow on the river.
    Last edited by wishiniwerfishin; 02-11-2012 at 03:05 AM.

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    Default Re: Rod Love; the Fly Rod Picture Thread

    I should probably add the next to the bottom rod in the first picture I posted. It's my 5 wt 9' 4 pc. I built on a blank from a manufacturer that only makes blanks. No complete rods. It was a really nice spendy type blank they made before the decided the quality stuff just wasn't moving fast enough and to the dogs on me. Therefore I will be nice and not name the blank manufacturer. I'm so dang happy I got this from their good old days. I love this rod. As far as single hand rods go, I use it more than any other rod I own. I've caught just a ton of Smallmouth with it. I got my first Walleye record with it as well. I should go apologize to it for treating it like the proverbial 'red headed step child' in my first post.

    You can't see it very well in this photo, but it's one of the reasons I love the rod.

    That's a seriously black Walleye isn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gatortransplant View Post
    All I got is that the secret rod is some sort of down-locking two-hander...
    I know and I'm jealous plus the secret is killing me.

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    Default Re: Rod Love; the Fly Rod Picture Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Diver Dan View Post
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    I know and I'm jealous plus the secret is killing me.
    The serial numbers and the rod bag tell me T&T but the grip is throwing me off
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