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Thread: Rod Love; the Fly Rod Picture Thread

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    Default Rod Love; the Fly Rod Picture Thread

    After it was mentioned on the Reel Love thread which is full of our members favorite fly reels in photographic form, it seems that we could do with a picture thread for those much adored fly rods as well.

    Here's the starter, a custom Flea and my trusty old Far & Fine.



    Followed by, 1995 9' PM-10 #5 rod and an 8' 6 weight Orvis.



    On the water with a 13' #9 weight Spey rod;



    I know there are more pictures of rods but I'll need to find them You guys are out there taking pictures of these like they are girlfriends so you might as well start putting them all in one spot

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    Default Re: Rod Love; the Fly Rod Picture Thread

    The top rod is my 15' 8/9 Meiser which I want buried with me. To steal a line from the movie 'Blades of Glory', I could not love a human child more. The bottom rod is my 9' 10 wt. Wintson BIIX. It's a close second. I've got a lot of rods, but those are my favorites.

    Another shot of the Meiser.


    Another shot of the Winston.

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    Here are two rods I built in 1980. One is a 7'9" Orvis Far and Fine, the other a Scott Pow-R-Ply 8 1/2'/#5. My insert wraps were inspired by the great work of Russ Peak. These remained my favorit rods for about a 4 or 5 year period when they were both superceded by the next generation of Orvis rods, the Western Series and then new generations of materials and designs on to the present. However, having built them from quality blanks on my own they will always remain very special to me.

    Last edited by sweetandsalt; 02-10-2012 at 03:47 PM.

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    Default Re: Rod Love; the Fly Rod Picture Thread

    Here's my 10'6 Diawa Exceler 8wt in action on the Yampa River, CO

    And the first outting of my 9' Albright A5-NS

    I'll get close up images tonight and post them.

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    Alot of character in those rods that have seen more use Mine are all pretty inexperienced but no less loved:

    A Sage VXP 9' 9wt, never fished





    My 9' 9wt Orvis Clearwater II and my son's 9' 6wt Redington Crosswater



    My 8.5' 6wt Fenwick HMX

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    Default Re: Rod Love; the Fly Rod Picture Thread

    Ard, I was wondering how long it would take to get this thread going. It's a natural followup to the Reel Love thread. Lots of great rods already on the first page. Those are some beauties Ard! I'll see what I can find on the PC to add to it, maybe get around to shooting a few this weekend.

    DiverDan, that's a very impressive collection you have!
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    Default Re: Rod Love; the Fly Rod Picture Thread

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    DiverDan, that's a very impressive collection you have!
    Thanks. It's only part of it though. I may have a small fishing addiction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diver Dan View Post
    Thanks. It's only part of it though. I may have a small fishing addiction.

    undiagnosed of course!

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    Default Re: Rod Love; the Fly Rod Picture Thread

    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

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    Awesome thread, great looking rods.

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    Hardy, in addition to the nice rods those are some nice looking capes with the rods.

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