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attila 03-04-2012 01:58 PM

Your favorite....
All around,most often used rod length,line wt. and action ? Also where and what you fish for most. I'd say 8' 5 wt. and trout in small to med. streams.

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Oops and a med fast action leaning more toward fast.

Ard 03-04-2012 02:11 PM

Re: Your favorite....
For trout and similar species up to 7 pounds a 7' 9" 5 weight Far & Fine that I've been using since 79'. For big fish and rivers a 13' 8/9 weight two hand rod, it handles anything from a 12" trout to a big salmon. I like medium action rods.

Those 2 get the most use,


attila 03-04-2012 02:30 PM

Re: Your favorite....
Hardyreels, I love my Orvis Rocky Mnt. Far and Fine. I bought it back in the 80's but wish it was a bit faster.

williamhj 03-04-2012 02:54 PM

Re: Your favorite....
For our small streams I love my 7'6" 4wt medium action with DT line, though I wish it were 8 or 8'6" for a bit more reach

wannafish 03-04-2012 02:55 PM

Re: Your favorite....
9' 9wt fast action for Atlantics makes up 90% of my fishing; too many options with too little time to pursue them all :)

tbblom 03-04-2012 09:49 PM

Re: Your favorite....
9' 5wt med/fast handles any trout up to about 20"+
Throws tiny midges through tungsten belly streamers.
Enough leverage for faster flows without being too heavy.
Heavy enough to cast in wind (its always windy!)
Stiff enough to rocket a fly under tight overhanging brush.

Although I just got a 6wt, and paired it with a sink tip line, very fun for long casts on stillwater.

Vans 03-04-2012 10:38 PM

Re: Your favorite....
My 9' 5wt Sage. I just love it.

gatortransplant 03-04-2012 10:41 PM

Re: Your favorite....
10' 6wt Med-Fast, throwing everything from nymphs to streamers for Great Lakes steel.

rapid eddy 03-05-2012 07:19 AM

Re: Your favorite....
For the past yr mine has been my #1 "Surgeon Series" 7'6" . RDP rod, my design. Landed everything from pan size rainbows, rock bass, big blugills and several 5 LB rainbows. One 7lb 5 oz. Can you say pucker factor. Nothin but smiles. I own probably 15 rods up to an older 6wt Berkly Bionix but seldom use anything but the small stuff. "Sporty" was the term someone used here the other day.

jasalvas 03-14-2012 11:15 PM

Re: Your favorite....
I have a 8'6" 5wt Bamboo rod, original maker was Phillipson and it was refinished by Leonard. I love that rod. I match it with a Hardy System 6 reel. I fish it the most out of my small collection. My next rod would be my Horizon 9' 5wt by Thomas and Thomas. I just came across a Hardy Sovereign 8'6" 5/6wt. I have a feeling it is going to sneak in to the #2 spot. I have a Hardy Princess reel I try to use as often as possible. Hands down one of the best reels ever made. I love my gear!

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