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Thread: New (to me) rod and reel

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    Default New (to me) rod and reel

    I was looking for a reel to replace cheap one that came with a rig I bought. I found a Teton Tioga 4 on CL. This is from the Teton reel company that closed, not the newer TetonUSA.com. It was used very little, immaculate condition, spooled up, and still in its original velvet bag and box. He was asking $45. The seller mentions he is also selling an Orvis PM-10 844-2 (8'4", 4wt, 2 pc.) that he used with that reel. Again, used very little, immaculate, in its original sock and hard tube with brass end plate. Asking price, $95. After some research I found the rod is from 1993-98 and graphite. I did some casting in the front yard with them... feels nice.

    I got both for $110. How did I do?
    Joe
    ...losing flies in since 2011

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    Default Re: New (to me) rod and reel

    You did well!

    I have a PM-10 9' 5 weight and used it for streamer and big water dry fly casting for 9 years almost exclusively. I can't comment on the #4 rod that you have other than it being from the same materials it should preform well. I paid a lot more for mine in 95' than you did for yours

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    Default Re: New (to me) rod and reel

    Sounds like a good deal to me, I've been using an original Tioga since '98 and it has never failed. It gets used a lot. I probably paid double for it, too. milt.

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    Default Re: New (to me) rod and reel

    You picked up a nice outfit, you did good!

    Rick

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    Default Re: New (to me) rod and reel

    I got go play with the new rig on Saturday. The Tioga 4 was spooled up with WT4WF (from the previous owner). The PM-10 casts very well for an older medium flex rod, very smooth. It shoots line easily. Decent sensitivity. The Tioga drag takes some getting used too, and it felt a little heavy for the rod. I may swap it out with the Access MA II from my Loomis and see how that feels. All in all, I like them both.
    Joe
    ...losing flies in since 2011

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