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    As good a reason as any to buy MORE!!!!! Find what you like and stock up, sure enough they'll quit making it.
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    Unless I'm fishing Dismal Creek on the Jefferson National Forest,,5 min drive from the house till I'm stepping in the water,,, I take a back up rod. I've never broken a fly rod,,but I know it's coming (knock on wood.) Like the one guy said,,,rod tubes are your friend. End of day,,I try to break the rod down and 'tube' it before I get involved with anything else. And, I put the rod together last thing before I leave the vehicle TO fish. It's easy for a guy,,esp when in company of fishing buds, to get distracted. I did trip, stumble along, fall and break a St. Croix 9' float and fly special' rod. I think that is the last time I had tears in my eyes. The folks at St Croix are champs at taking care of ya. But still,,,,it hurts LOL

    Fly rods are such petite , graceful things,,,,I just know my turn is coming.

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    I never go without 2 of each rod I might fish. My buddy used to always say "where is your back up", and would tell me nothing worse than a 2hr drive to not be able to fish from busting a rod. I went , fell and broke my rod. Luckily I was crossing the river to leave when I fell.

    I dont go without at least 2 3wt's and 2 4wt's and usually bring the 1wt too.
    "The fish you're gonna find up here, you're gonna find; Rainbow,Cuttbow,CuttBrowns,Brownbows,RainBrowns,
    CuttyRainbrowns, Pike ,Perch"

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    4 to 5 rods?? seems a little like overkill

    me i only have 1 rod , so for now thats all i bring.
    but hopefully ill expand my quiver soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by romanl View Post
    4 to 5 rods?? seems a little like overkill

    me i only have 1 rod , so for now thats all i bring.
    but hopefully ill expand my quiver soon
    Seems like alot but it isnt really, I have to drive up one of two drainages to get to where I usually go and sometimes I dont make it all the way so

    1Wt if I make it all the way and there is no wind

    3wt for dries
    3wt for dry/dropper
    4wt in case the wind is blowing
    9' 4wt in case Idont make it all the way to the final destination and i end up on a tad bigger water.
    "The fish you're gonna find up here, you're gonna find; Rainbow,Cuttbow,CuttBrowns,Brownbows,RainBrowns,
    CuttyRainbrowns, Pike ,Perch"

    "Snap it" Hank Patterson

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    i guess if you keep it in the car and park close to where u fish then its all good.
    but if you have to hike far, 2 rods would be the most i bring

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    If I'm gong on a fishing trip I'll take 4 or 5 rods. If I'll be fishing just for the day, I'll take 2. The one I plan on using and a spare.
    You can do a lot of damage in a week. Between my fishing partner and I we always seem to break at least one rod when we go on an extended fishing trip and one trip a couple of years ago we broke 3

    Over time we've broken so many rods that a while back we started bringing what Lefty calls an "eventuals" kit (eventually you're going to need it ) containing an assortment of tip-tops, some tip-top cement, snake guides, rod thread on a bobbin, epoxy, some "reel sized" screw drivers, and a bottle of "Sally's". It's come in handy more than once.
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    4 or 5 rods? Wow guys! I'am serious about fly fishing but I'am on a very strick income paying 2 car payment's, mortage, it's very hard. But guy's I finally received my new clearwater rod. I didn't have much time to admire the rod but the 1st thing I notice was the rod tube since it's a 4-piece rod the tube was tiny compared to my 2-piece. At 1st glance the rod isn't pretty personally it's a nasty green. I have not try out the rod today too windy here and thunderstorms and roaring in. I'am still a novice on fly rods but I'll try and give a better report on how the rod perform's. Sorry guy's really don't have time to type everything that I wanted to say.

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    Angelo, I still have and sometimes even use my first fly rod that I've had since 1963.
    They accumulate over time
    The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements. --- Horace Kephart

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    Quote Originally Posted by romanl View Post
    i guess if you keep it in the car and park close to where u fish then its all good.
    but if you have to hike far, 2 rods would be the most i bring
    Think of it this way I do take 2 rods.....2 rods for each spot / wind conditions

    My favorite was one day my buddy picks me up at 4AM I load up and look in the back seat of his truck......9 rods, I asked what in the heck (but I had 5) and he laughed we were on a 3hr road trip to Wyoming and he laughed saying there is everything from small creeks to big rivers along our route and you just never know.

    We still laugh about the 9 rod trip
    "The fish you're gonna find up here, you're gonna find; Rainbow,Cuttbow,CuttBrowns,Brownbows,RainBrowns,
    CuttyRainbrowns, Pike ,Perch"

    "Snap it" Hank Patterson

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