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    Default what rods do our youth use

    what rod and what reel do all the youth on here use?
    "A good cast is like a good whiskey- It's smooth and hits the spot" -Anonymous fly fishing guide

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    Default Re: what rods do our youth use

    It generally depends what I'm fishing for.

    Rods...

    Stillwaters (trout) - Hardy Demon 9ft 6" #7, Greys X-flite 9ft 6" #7 or St Croix avid 9ft #5. I also use a Greys G-tec when it's blowing a hoolie.

    Rivers (trout and grayling) - St Croix avid 8ft #4, Greys Streamflex 10ft #4, Orvis Superfine 6ft #2 or Sage TXL 7ft 10" #4 (perfect for overgrown rivers).

    Rivers (salmon) - Greys GRXi 15ft #10/11 or a 10ft #8 Greys G-tec.

    Float tubing - The Greys Streamflex mentioned above.

    Saltwater (sea bass) - Sage Xi2 9ft #8 or Greys Platinum XD saltwater 9ft #9, I actually rescued the Sage from a recyling centre and gave it a makeover.

    And the spare rods - Sage Launch 9ft #5 (4 pc.), Orvis western 2 9ft 6" #6, Vision 3zone 9ft #5 and an unmarked blank with no handle or rings.

    Reels...

    Hardy Demon 7000 (got with a 50% discount from a CLA game fair)
    Hardy Demon 3000
    Hatch 5+
    Hardy Swift MKII 925
    Greys GRXi+
    Lamson Konic 2.0 and 3.5
    Greys G-tec 310
    About a dozen Greys GLA reels
    Lamson velocity II 4.0 (with a spare spool)
    A very old Hardy reel which was passed onto me by a relative

    There's a lot of stuff there but I only spend my money on fishing...
    Luke

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    Default Re: what rods do our youth use

    Hey Luke,you've got a pro stuff!Impressive

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    Default Re: what rods do our youth use

    Quote Originally Posted by jbbfly View Post
    Hey Luke,you've got a pro stuff!Impressive
    Read the bottom line, I only spend my money on fishing.

    I know a guy who lives down the road (and the same age as me) who literally sleeps with his gear...
    Luke

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    Default Re: what rods do our youth use

    I should also like to point out that my Platinum 9ft #9 is now broken, courtesy of a tree on Grasmere's western shore...
    Luke

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    9' St. Croix Imperial 6 wt.
    8'6" Orvis TLS powermatrix 4wt
    8' Orvis T3 3wt
    6' Cabellas tqr 5wt
    9' Redington crosswater 8wt

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    Hi Troutbum17,

    How do you like your Redington Crosswater?

    Frank

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    For getting it for 65 dollars the rod is fantastic, has a small deadspot but an amazing value for the rod. i havent fished it yet, but casting it in the yard is awesome, shoots 80-90' of line without double hauling.
    tom

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    Default Re: what rods do our youth use

    Quote Originally Posted by Pleccy View Post
    I should also like to point out that my Platinum 9ft #9 is now broken, courtesy of a tree on Grasmere's western shore...
    Luke,

    I feel your pain, I have a broken Greys Platinum X myself. Someday I'll send it for repairs.

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    I use a $40 combo from Dick's Sporting Goods.... I feel sad...LOL

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