The North American Fly Fishing Forum


Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > >

Fly Rods Post any comments or questions regarding fly rods...

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  5
Dislikes Dislikes:  0
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 01-19-2013, 09:38 AM
Mrtrout's Avatar
Mrtrout Mrtrout is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 115
Mrtrout is a jewel in the roughMrtrout is a jewel in the roughMrtrout is a jewel in the roughMrtrout is a jewel in the rough
Default Re: Sub-$200 7"6' 4 wt. recommendation

My Vision Cult 7.6ft #3 seems to cover your situation nicely for me.
Definitely not a fast rod, but a fishing rod with feel.
S.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-19-2013, 03:29 PM
leithel's Avatar
leithel leithel is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Park City, Utah
Posts: 195
leithel has a spectacular aura aboutleithel has a spectacular aura aboutleithel has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: Sub-$200 7"6' 4 wt. recommendation

I also want to recommend the Echo Carbon. I found this 8' 4wt at Cabela's for $90. It must have been a return or something. I love it for just what you described.

Click the image to open in full size.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-19-2013, 04:37 PM
newby's Avatar
newby newby is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Coolidge, AZ
Posts: 437
newby is a name known to allnewby is a name known to allnewby is a name known to allnewby is a name known to allnewby is a name known to allnewby is a name known to all
Default Re: Sub-$200 7"6' 4 wt. recommendation

In my first post I mentioned the echo carbon. You'd have to go for an 8 footer, but they are nice rods for a small price.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-21-2013, 11:53 PM
legalyaker legalyaker is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 25
legalyaker is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Sub-$200 7"6' 4 wt. recommendation

I fish the exact same locations as you with a Redington CT 7'6" 3wt sometimes uplined to 4wt if I'm in the mood. This year I am considering trying out glass though.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-22-2013, 12:05 AM
chased chased is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Sidney, Nebraska
Posts: 480
chased is a splendid one to beholdchased is a splendid one to beholdchased is a splendid one to beholdchased is a splendid one to beholdchased is a splendid one to beholdchased is a splendid one to beholdchased is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: Sub-$200 7"6' 4 wt. recommendation

I'm starting to sound like a broken record, but in my opinion, the Redington CT is very hard to beat in the sub $200 price range, especially for the type of fishing you are planning on doing.

-Chase
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 01-22-2013, 04:15 AM
noreaster's Avatar
noreaster noreaster is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Prince Edward Island, Canada
Posts: 862
noreaster is a name known to allnoreaster is a name known to allnoreaster is a name known to allnoreaster is a name known to allnoreaster is a name known to allnoreaster is a name known to all
Default Re: Sub-$200 7"6' 4 wt. recommendation

Another vote for the St.Croix Imperial. I have the 7-6 4wt and love it for small streams and rivers. Very accurate and responsive fast action rod.
__________________
"Whale oil beef hooked !"- Traditional east coast fishermen saying

Last edited by noreaster; 01-22-2013 at 04:52 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 01-28-2013, 05:47 PM
gotimbers's Avatar
gotimbers gotimbers is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 5
gotimbers is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Sub-$200 7'6" 4 wt. recommendation

Well, thanks again for all the great suggestions. In the end I went with the Redington CT 480-4. I know I said I wanted a 7 1/2 footer but my wallet said get the 8 ft. Redington at a ridiculously low price.

So now I wonder if any of you have used this rod and have any ideas on a good match in a fly line?
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 02-07-2013, 08:46 PM
aggieoutlaw aggieoutlaw is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 114
aggieoutlaw will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Sub-$200 7'6" 4 wt. recommendation

I just snatched up a bunch of CTs as well. The 2wt 7'6" 4pc and the 3wt 8' 6pc. I also found the Echo Carbon for $85 at flyshopcloseouts.com They have an 8' 4wt if you still need the 4wt.

Also, fishwest.net has them for $99 and has a 7'3" 2wt and my favorite 6'6" 3wt 4pc. They also have a selection of Redington CTs for $83. Too bad I can't justify more light rods!

To answer your question:
I use Cortland Sylk DT lines on my CTs and love them. eBay. $42.

Last edited by aggieoutlaw; 02-07-2013 at 08:47 PM. Reason: Answer question
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 0 Thanks, 1 Likes, 0 Dislikes
Likes gotimbers liked this post
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Looking for a "mid-priced" reel recommendation. BigSky Fly Reels 3 03-16-2010 08:49 AM
Net Recommendation ksigtuck Other Gear 11 01-18-2010 01:46 PM
Need 6 wt. rod recommendation Pocono Fly Rods 11 01-25-2009 06:12 PM
Recommendation please spanky Fly Rods 5 09-10-2008 08:35 PM
Rod Recommendation scottiecoach Fly Rods 5 09-26-2007 07:33 AM














All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:42 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.40 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like v3.6.3 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
2005-2017 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.