View Full Version : Looking for some advice.
02-10-06, 10:05 AM
I’m looking into possibly purchasing 2 new fly rods in the future; one would be for bass, stripers, reds, and maybe bones. The other would be for fishing the small trout streams in north GA. I ‘m looking in the $300 to $400 price range for each rod and would greatly appreciate your input and suggestions.
Thanks in advance,
02-10-06, 11:16 AM
For the larger weight rods, i really like St. Croix, either the Avid or Legend Ultra. Neither will break the bank, and flash and dash isnt as important when your going hog hunting. Ive fished 8wts from both of these for steelies and small kings and have found them to handle everything very well, both with lifetime warranties. As for the small stream rods, thats usually where i spend some more money to get something delicate, light, and beautiful looking. For that price range (or actually just over) I really like the Scott E2. Very pretty rod, very light, and perfect for most north ga streams. St. Croix Legend Ultra is also a beautiful small stream rod in that price range, i have a 3wt and it fishes beautifully. Lastly, take a close look at the new Sage VT2 $385. a great rod that is light, has a nice smooth action, and looks beautiful as well.
02-13-06, 03:51 PM
with the St.Croix recomendation. I have (along with alot of other people on this board) cast about every kind of flyrod out there. You just cant beat a St. Croix with the price point that they have. Great casting rods!
02-14-06, 12:56 PM
to me is better than St. Croix, but that is just my .02 worth can't go wrong with either one.
02-15-06, 12:22 AM
It's up to you. TFO is the best bang for your buck, they cast great, have a lifetime warranty, and are cheap. But they are made overseas. It's a matter of personal preference. If you go to any fly shop, Just ask to cast a few different rods that you like. That way, you can decide for yourself what suits your casting style the best. Good luck,
02-15-06, 08:38 AM
for a large rod...like the guys said a st. croix is a good option...I have a 7 wt and its done the job, but for a small rod go check out www.marchbrown.com and they have some AWESOME travel rods that are perfect for small streams! The rod case is also about foot long so you can throw it on your pack and just go! Mine is a 3wt 7pc 6'6 and its awesome. And when they make the rod the first section of the rod doens't have any guides so if you're in a tight spot you can just take that section out and fish a 5'5 rod. I mean they got it all figured out. PM me if you're interested and I can give you some more info...
02-15-06, 11:42 AM
Nothing wrong with St Croix. Also nothing wrong with the Sage discovery series for small streams. If you can find one, the old Sage LL's are very good small stream rods. A 7 ft 4 wt is a good choice. The 6'6" 3 wt is way too light and short to cast nymphs with an indicator. I used to have one before I sold it. If you really wanted to blow some money I would suggest the new Sage TXL. I just got one for my birthday back in June. It is a 7'10" 4 wt. I love it. It is the lightest, best casting rod I have ever owned.
02-15-06, 12:43 PM
I appreciate the suggestions guys.
02-16-06, 07:52 AM
T Miller. Check out the 8 weight I'm selling in the swap shop. Only $125.00 with unconditional warranty. Perfect for reds.
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