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: best fly rods within $200


hillbillywillie
04-11-2004, 06:50 PM
What is the best fly rod within $200. Opinions wanted.

juro
04-11-2004, 07:00 PM
Temple Fork rods were the best single handers under $200 I've cast on the recent show circuit whether 5wt or 10wt or anything in between.

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Sprocket
04-11-2004, 09:42 PM
1. TFO for sure
2. St. Croix (Avid series)
3. Ebay/wantads

fredaevans
04-11-2004, 11:02 PM
Temple Forks rods. A very recent thread on the UK board brought a lot of agreement on your suggestion.
fae

FredA
04-12-2004, 12:24 PM
In this price range the Diamondback All American also deserves a test cast, as does the Reddington Wayfarer.

fredaevans
04-12-2004, 12:37 PM
in their line up. And at a very fair price if they're a good 'action' rod.


TFO 08 126 4 8 Wt. 4 Pc. 12'-6" IM6 Graphite˛†‡ $299.95

TFO 09 140 4 9 Wt. 4 Pc. 14'-0" IM6 Graphite˛†‡ $299.95

TFO 10 150 4 10 Wt. 4 Pc. 15'-0" IM6 Graphite˛†‡ $299.95

Shaq
04-12-2004, 12:41 PM
I have three Elkhorn Rods. $160- $200. The lower weights are better than the higher, but I like every one for the money. elkhornflyrods.com i think. Not too many dealers around but they are at the Marlboro and Somerset shows every year. Small company, did me a solid when I broke there 9 1/2 foot six weight on a steelhead by replacing it no questions.

BigDave
04-12-2004, 02:19 PM
I cast a few of the TFO's alongside T&Ts, Sages, etc at Wilmington. As far as pure castability goes I'd put them
right up there.

Dble Haul
04-12-2004, 03:17 PM
I too have cast the TFOs with Harry at Nauset Angler last fall, and they fit my casting stroke very well.

There's also the Quest series from LLBean, which is almost always priced below $200.

Cast before you buy, whenever possible. ;)

Adrian
04-12-2004, 03:29 PM
Have to recommend TFO. Since trying the first one two years ago (also at Harry Koons Nausset Angler as I recall), I become a big fan. I now own a whole bunch of them in various weights.

Greg Pavlov
04-12-2004, 05:19 PM
Has anyone encountered rods from ADG ? Someone on another forum raved about the 4 wt in ADG's lower-priced series, and he is someone who is not an Acquirer like some of us...

Hammer
04-16-2004, 10:15 AM
@ greatly reduced prices,,,,and new ones as well as used,,all 14's,,PM me you want a list :D

2HandTheSalt
04-16-2004, 08:09 PM
Originally posted by fredaevans
in their line up. And at a very fair price if they're a good 'action' rod.


TFO 08 126 4 8 Wt. 4 Pc. 12'-6" IM6 Graphite˛†‡ $299.95

TFO 09 140 4 9 Wt. 4 Pc. 14'-0" IM6 Graphite˛†‡ $299.95

TFO 10 150 4 10 Wt. 4 Pc. 15'-0" IM6 Graphite˛†‡ $299.95

There is also a new 12'6" 6-weight, and a 12' overhead casting rod.

And if you ask real nice, your dealer might be able to scare-up a 14' 9-weight TiCr rod that I think is a real corker.

Loopy
04-20-2004, 08:00 PM
I second the vote for Elkhorn, but I like the big game rods in 8 thru 10 wt. I think that they cast their stated line with a consistent fast to moderately fast very comfortable action and fight fish well.