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Old 07-04-2017, 03:50 PM
nhwrench01 nhwrench01 is offline
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Default 9" 5 wt questions,recommendations

so, going to throw out this (I'm sure, asked many time question )
after having a nice (xmass present, ) 9" 5/6 wt rod for 2 or 3 years .,I found it my ..go to rod.
mostly kayak fishing, a 9" rod is nice .
I have many rods, all different weights and lengths , non 9" (anymore)
( all my rods are from, trades,yard sales or given to me)
so, @picketpin and I were up north fishing and 10 min, into it,,, snap.. 4' broke of the tip .
anyway, looking for recommendations on a new 9 foot ,2 piece , 5 weight rod. don't need a reel , got many.. and need a fast action rod, my 8.5" ( I found out ) is slow action) what a pain to cast..
looking for a good rod( for the price) .
so, again. 9 foot , 5 weight ,2 piece, fast action. no more than $250 ish,,,
thanks for reading and the help.
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Old 07-05-2017, 09:23 AM
BrookieSlayah BrookieSlayah is offline
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TFO signature series is tough to beat for $130
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Old 07-05-2017, 09:41 AM
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Originally Posted by BrookieSlayah View Post
TFO signature series is tough to beat for $130

Check out beans rods too, can't beat their warranty.
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Old 07-05-2017, 11:46 AM
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The Reddington Classic Trout has served me well so far. Though I have the 8'6" no doubt the 9' would be a fine replacement. Only caveat is that model is a 4 pc which i like, but you may not.
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Old 07-05-2017, 03:29 PM
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Last time I was in KTP, they had a 9' 5 weight Sage ONE for $400 (marked down from $850).

Yes, I know, not $250, but an amazing rod at that price.
It is a plain fact, however, that downstream fishing with a non-imitative fly (lure, in the British sense) does not mix comfortably with upstream imitative fishing...I'll stay out of the argument about whether this technique is really fly fishing. In terms of interest, it is for me ahead of most downstream fishing and spinning. And I've already opined that spinning is better than staying at home with the television set.

Datus Proper, "What The Trout Said"
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Old 07-05-2017, 08:00 PM
nhwrench01 nhwrench01 is offline
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Thanks for the input , I will do some "net" shopping this weekend.
Thanks again..
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Old 07-06-2017, 05:17 PM
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RFP BVK... if you fish from a kayak go for the 10'
"And so my brother and I were left to assume that the Fisherman on the Sea of Galilee were fly fisherman and that John, the favorite, was a dry fly fisherman" -Norman McLean "A River Runs Through It"
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Old 07-08-2017, 02:23 PM
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I've used lower priced rods from TFO, Redington and St. Croix. All make a good stick, but what I like in a fly rod may not be what you like. (I tend to prefer a slower stick.) Try before you buy if at all possible.

The TFO Signature Series is a great value. I have a 7 weight I like, but have never tried it in a five. My buddy has the Pro Series in a five weight. He seems to like it. I've cast it and would rate it a bit faster than the Signature Series.

Another person mentioned the Redington Classic Trout. I've owned both the Classic Trout (five and three weights) and the Voyant (three weight) from Redington. I rather liked the Classic Trout but fast it's not. So if fast is what your after look elsewhere, but I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Redington. Their customer service is good as well. I dropped a cooler on my Classic Trout three weight and they replaced it no muss, no fuss.

From St. Croix I've used their Avid series (three weight) and their Legend Ultra in both five and six weight. The Avid I like, but it's sllllooooowww. The Legend Ultra is fine. I rather like the six weight. The five weight feels a bit clubby to me, but may respond better with a different line. <shrug>

As with all things fishing, your mileage may vary. Hope my ramblings help you out a bit.

Oh and PS Cabela's has the Sage VXP on clearance right now for $250 or there abouts. That's a steal for that rod.

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