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    Default Tiny Creek Gear?

    Bit of backround on why I am asking this. My boss has a farm with a small creek that I am told has fish, but the creek is tiny and usually has high cover along the sides, I think it would be neat to fish this creek as I know it gets very little pressure. My question is could I use a shorter 6-7ft spinning rod mounted with some 3wt line on a reel and atleast make it work. I am trying to avoid needing a 3wt rig that I can only use on a rare outing. thoughts???
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    I would be looking for a 6' or 6' 6" fiberglass rod for a #3 or 4 line. I have a 6'6" bamboo that is like laser casting in very tight spots. The old glass rods are more affordable than cane. Check with WT Bash to see what he paid for his Lemon Drop Glass blank and where he got it. Looks like he could make you one, his came out real nice.

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    i have a 6' 2 weight rod that i bought for the exact situations you explained above. it is a colton slipstream outfitted with a okuma vashon reel. allen wf3f line tops it off.
    i would absolutely get this rig.
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    I was thinking of trying the flat line that came with my used rig, its 6wt but it flys light and presents great, it just doesnt shoot at all thats why i took it off. I still need to scout this creek to see whats there, so I wont be going out of my way just yet to get a light rig, just think I could maybe get this to work, I have a soft action ugly stick I might give a try this is going to be a frankenstien project... kinda like when i was at the FF meet last sunday and I told a guy I was using 6wt line on my 10ft 8wt rod.. he looked at me funny, but it shoots like a canon so... I think the rules can be bent a bit. heck this tiny creek might get the cane pole treatment.

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    Default Re: Tiny Creek Gear?

    You might want to look into and Eagle Claw featherweight rod; I think they're still around $16.00 and they fish very well in-close. Here's a link for you:

    Eagle Claw Featherlight Fly Rods

    Pair it up with an inexpensive line holder and you're pretty well set to try that Spring creek.

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    Default Re: Tiny Creek Gear?

    Quote Originally Posted by mbphotos54 View Post
    My question is could I use a shorter 6-7ft spinning rod mounted with some 3wt line on a reel and atleast make it work.
    That's going to be at least a 6wt, and more likely a 7 depending on the rod action
    Go with the Eagle Claw. Best rod you can buy for 20 beans

    Quote Originally Posted by mbphotos54 View Post
    heck this tiny creek might get the cane pole treatment
    That's called tenkara now
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    Default Re: Tiny Creek Gear?

    Originally Posted by mbphotos54:
    heck this tiny creek might get the cane pole treatment

    Quote Originally Posted by Rip Tide View Post
    That's called tenkara now
    You could always use a cheap 10' crappie jigging pole for that.

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    Default Re: Tiny Creek Gear?

    6'6" glass or cane obviously the cane is going to cost alot more, the graphite can do it but I find its a pain to load in tight quarters. You can find a rig out there reasonably priced and I guarentee if you pick one up you'll find a way to use it alot more.
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    Sage TXL 1wt and Sage Click II reel. My go to set-up for blue lining.
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    Default Re: Tiny Creek Gear?

    I have a 6 foot, 3wt that I like a lot. However, I like your idea of using a light spinning rod. Heck, you might be able to use some of the running line portion of a standard fly line for the light fly line. I find that in really tight situations, the leader is about all that I cast.

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