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    Default What is your cheapest and your most expensive

    Fly rod that you have . I'll start . My most expensive is an Orvis Superfine 1wt . I Gave $200 and a 22 pistol for it . My cheapest is a 7'6" 3 wt Cabelas Threeforks , I gave $25 for it in 78 or so . They're both decent rods but Ive fished the Threeforks more because of the weight . Next .
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    Default Re: What is your cheapest and your most expensive

    Most expensive: Winston BIIIX 8.5 ft. 4 wt. I got on sale for $550.

    Least expensive: a Redington Red Fly 9 ft. 8 wt.on clearance $17.95.
    "Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn." ~Chuck Clark

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    Default Re: What is your cheapest and your most expensive

    You guys will have to look up prices for the expensive stuff, I have a 4 way tie in that group. I have 2 custom order bamboo rods made by Orvis back in the late 20th century. In this century I've bought a 13'6" Sage One and a 14' Sage X both are 8 weight rods.

    The most affordable rods I have are a matched pair of Quarrow 9 foot seven weights that were under a hundred bucks for the pair. I have sold quite a few rods but still have over 2 dozen here...…..

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    Default Re: What is your cheapest and your most expensive

    Fun thread I look forward to reading...

    Cheapest rods- I've dumped a few ultra cheap Cabela's rods I have only found suitable for a complete beginner with no other option But the cheapest rods I use and love are my Cabela's CGRs. What a joy to fish on small streams and I grab them very often. Close second are the rods I built on RDP blanks. Quite amazing performance for the $100 or so I invested with very nice hardware.

    Best expensive rig is my Beulah Classic Spey rod. Grabbed it on close out, add in the Allen reel and nice custom line and we are still only at $600 or so. Caught some nice kings on this rig. A pleasure to fish and I'll keep this rod until I die most likely. I've cast far more expensive two handers and I am not the least bit inclined to think I need an upgrade for sake of a better brand name.

    My dream rod is probably a high end 6WT but I still haven't cast it just yet. I will before I drop some truly big bucks. I have cast a few Sage One's and I didn't feel like I was missing out on anything I just had to have. My magic high rod will come along. I'll keep looking because life is short.

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    Least expensive - It's either my 7' 4 wt Albright, 8' Shakespeare Wonderod or Heddon glass rod. I can't remember the exact price for any of these.....but $25-$35 max.

    Most expensive - 13.5' 7 WT Highlander Spey rod...~ $500 aftermarket

    Contemplating a bamboo spey rod from Bob Clay or Jim Reid....this would be a major investment. Maybe a retirement gift to myself one day.


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    Default Re: What is your cheapest and your most expensive

    Most expensive, $300 for a G.Loomis Short Stix.
    Least expensive, ~$40 for Cabelas CGR.
    Both new and bought on sale from a retailer.
    Wherever you go, there you are.

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    The most expensive is a Winston 9' 5wt I got from TU to help support them. The least expensive is a Lamiglass 9' 5wt I made back in the early 90's for about $100

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    Default Re: What is your cheapest and your most expensive

    Least expensive is a Redington CT 376-4 bought on sale from Cabela's for $75.

    Most expensive is a Scott Radian 906/4 from the Scott custom shop. Don't recall the exact price, but I think it was around $950 a couple of years ago.

    I love both rods.

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    Most expensive: Gloomis 5wt GLX roaring river switch $875 bought lightly used for $425 with 3 additional free sections, that I turned into another rod for just $130. Sold it for $400 after 3 years and kept the $130 version.

    Least Expensive: Eagle Claw 5/6 $25...and loving it. I stripped the original guide wraps and re-wrapped with nicer thread.
    I don't always catch fish; but when I do I scream like a little girl.

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    Default Re: What is your cheapest and your most expensive

    Most expensive is the Winston Nexus 8ft 4wt. Least, maybe the Fenwick HMG 7'6" 3wt.

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