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Old 09-23-2013, 11:35 AM
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toying with the idea of getting a 1wt.

There a nice creek near me i usually fish with a 3wt, but thinking about it really seems like the 3 wt is over kill.
The fish are small, and i can spit across the creek (literally)

So, if i'm after a recommendation for a nice 1wt.

High end (Orvis superfine) at an extreme push. Im on a budget, so i'd like something in $100-$150 range.


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Default Re: thinking to venture to the ultralight rod category

If you want to go really small, there's the TFO Finesse Half Weight - 5', $160. This is, from my measurement, a 1 wt.

St Croix has the Imperial 6' 2 wt, $170. However, in one of the shootouts and by my own measurement this is really a 1 wt rod.

I have both.

The TFO has slip rings for the reel holder. The St Croix has screw type.

Weights - TFO 1.3 oz; Imperial 1.8 oz.

Both work well with 1 wt line.
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toying with the idea of getting a 1wt.

There a nice creek near me i usually fish with a 3wt, but thinking about it really seems like the 3 wt is over kill.
The fish are small, and i can spit across the creek (literally)

So, if i'm after a recommendation for a nice 1wt.

High end (Orvis superfine) at an extreme push. Im on a budget, so i'd like something in $100-$150 range.


Thoughts??
You should try that question out on the guys over at the "ULTRALIGHT FLY FISHING FORUM." The experts in "buggy whips". Friendly, knowledgeable bunch of guys and full of information.
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Default Re: thinking to venture to the ultralight rod category

I think you will really enjoy a 1wt on small streams and I think the idea of the TFO Finesse is a good option. They occasionally pop up on Ebay in your price range. I have a Sage TXL 1wt that I love but I only bought it because I found a smoking deal a couple years ago. It's a bit long at 7'10" for some really small streams but it's a blast to fish with.

The finesse can be had in either 6'9" 1 wt or 7'3" 2wt.
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Default Re: thinking to venture to the ultralight rod category

I recently bought a 2 wt. Echo Carbon 7'-3" and it is a shockingly good rod!


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I just picked up a 6'6" 1oz. superfine on ebay for a little over $200, it was an older model but it was new, sweet rod for the small stuff.
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