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    Default Just Curious: How Many Fly Rods Do you Own

    Hey there,

    I am approaching the danger zone with my propensity for collecting fine objects.

    I now have 3 fly rods, one 8wt., a 5wt., and a 4wt. I can see myself continuing the search for that perfect rod at a decent price, or actually just enjoying the fine craftsmanship that comes with a nicely built rod.

    My finances will only permit so fine a rod , vintage older rods perhaps, but I still have a few years of collecting left in me.

    Next on my wish list is a 2 wt. TFO

    So are there any rod hoarders out there? How many is too many if there is such a thing. I know there are those who will only have one or two rods that they use and wish to limit their possessions to only what truly
    matters. I do understand but I have always loved collecting certain nice things.

    phil

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    Default Re: Just Curious: How Many Fly Rods Do you Own

    Phil: I currently have 12 rods, I gave two older Orvis TLS rods away in August to a couple of teenagers that went on a horse pack trip into the Winds with me. They had never fly fished before, but after a short casting demo they hit the nearby lakes and had a blast catching small cutthroats.
    Larry


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    Default Re: Just Curious: How Many Fly Rods Do you Own

    Yeah pretty bad

    1-1Wt
    3- 3wts
    3-4wts
    2-6wts

    Shopping for a 8wt

    Recently sold a 3wt,4wt,5wt and gave a 5/6 to my friend for his son to learn on
    "The fish you're gonna find up here, you're gonna find; Rainbow,Cuttbow,CuttBrowns,Brownbows,RainBrowns,
    CuttyRainbrowns, Pike ,Perch"

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    Default Re: Just Curious: How Many Fly Rods Do you Own

    3wt Allen Xa 7'6 - small cricks
    5wt Albright A5-NS 9' - all rounder
    8wt Daiwa Exceler 10'6 - salmon and steel

    Have preordered a Kabuto 8' 5wt fiberglass blank i'm gonna build this winter.

    Also just sold a brand new TFO TiCrX 7'6 6wt - was gonna be a nymph stick but i decided it was too short, so i'm not looking at a TiCrX 9' 6wt blank that i might build for that purpose.

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    Default Re: Just Curious: How Many Fly Rods Do you Own

    I have around 25.
    I've tried to cut that number back, but it's like trying to loose weight.
    For each 2 that I sell or give away, I acquire 3 more.
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    Without physically counting, I came up with 24
    4 bamboo
    10 fiberglass
    10 graphite
    plus there's probably one or two that I'm forgetting
    Last edited by Rip Tide; 09-18-2012 at 11:05 AM.
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    Default Re: Just Curious: How Many Fly Rods Do you Own

    I refuse to answer under the grounds that I may incriminate myself. Yeah. it's that bad...
    The best way to a fisherman's heart is through his fly.

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    Default Re: Just Curious: How Many Fly Rods Do you Own

    I knew I wasn't the only one who can't get enough fly rods.

    I love hearing stories of those who give their rods away to new fly fishermen. Very cool, generous and kind of you.

    Are fly rods to fly fishermen, like shoes to women? I guess some women can hoard fly rods too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swirlchaser View Post
    I refuse to answer under the grounds that I may incriminate myself. Yeah. it's that bad...
    Come on now, you are in a safe environment. We won't judge you, maybe envy you a bit. Under 50?

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    Default Re: Just Curious: How Many Fly Rods Do you Own

    Quote Originally Posted by noreaster View Post
    I knew I wasn't the only one who can't get enough fly rods.

    I love hearing stories of those who give their rods away to new fly fishermen. Very cool, generous and kind of you.

    Are fly rods to fly fishermen, like shoes to women? I guess some women can hoard fly rods too.

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    Come on now, you are in a safe environment. We won't judge you, maybe envy you a bit. Under 50?
    Definately under 50, I'm probably right around the 20-25 range but I know I won't stop The real problem is I have a dozen rods that get steady use and a closet full of "why did I buy this?"
    The best way to a fisherman's heart is through his fly.

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    Default Re: Just Curious: How Many Fly Rods Do you Own

    Just one

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    Default Re: Just Curious: How Many Fly Rods Do you Own

    I think we did this one a while back, but I think the list has grown.

    3wt TFO 7'6"
    5wt Cabelas trad II 9' (broken tip, now 8'9")
    5/6wt albright 9'
    5wt 'Superfly' JUNK
    6wt Cabelas RLS (broken middle, replaced with other section)
    6wt TFO pro 9' 2pc
    7wt reddington redfly 9'6"
    9/10wt generic 'Wind River' brand, actually casts alright although heavy
    10wt Albright clearance special, casts nice but no need. 2pc.
    11wt Ross Essence FC 9'

    AND, now looking and deciding on a Scott A4 590-4. And I suppose an 8wt should make it on the list in the next year or two (maybe one of the newer bass rods?)
    Hopefully I will sell a few of the extras in the 5-6 range and the 2pc 10wt Albright. I want doubles in the 5-6 range for taking out friends and family.

    Instagram page @tblom77

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