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01-05-2007 04:50 PM
millerbrown Harry,

Teflon has it right with St. Croix. I'd also like to recommend Redington's line of inexpensive rods. Last year I needed a good small stream outfit to really work our Swift River in Central Ma. Cash was a little tight so I settled on a Redington Cross Water, 71/2 ft. The rod was far less than a $100 and I matched it with a Cortland double taper 3wt. IT HAS BEEN PERFECT for chasing those educated trout on that river and I've had a ball with it. It's also held up well on larger rivers too. I already had a good, small Okuma reel for the outfit. All told this outfit cost far less than $200. I catch a lot of fish under fresh/salt conditions and my motto is to try to keep the price tag under that of a car payment. I also think that the quality/casting properties of most graphite rods do not justify the inflated price that the manufacturer is asking. My feeling is that after hours on a stream/coast and after hundreds of casts do we really know the difference between a rod that costs $600 or on that costs far less?

Good Luck,
Millerbrown
01-04-2007 02:11 PM
fishman01 thanks fo your help teflon , seems my buddy has a complete 4 wt combo to sell with rod tube as well. 120 isnt bad for everything so im goin for it.
thanks,

harry
01-04-2007 07:57 AM
teflon_jones Personally, I'm a big fan of St Croix rods so I'd look at one of those. TFO is also pretty well respected in that price range. Cortland also makes some excellent lower priced rods.
01-03-2007 02:25 PM
fishman01 i can spend around 100 - 200 for the combo. more if line is included
01-03-2007 10:37 AM
teflon_jones How much are you looking to spend?

I highly recommend the Orvis Superfine rods. They are phenomenal and everybody I know that has one loves it. They just upgraded them and upped the price too of course, but if you can find one of the older ones online they're a sure bet. I have the Brook Trout full flex 4.0 4 wt model. That rod looks like it's been discontinued and it was "only" $345, whereas the current rods are all almost $500!
01-03-2007 09:44 AM
fishman01 thanks teflon, do you by any chance know where around oakville i could find one for a decent price.
01-03-2007 06:06 AM
teflon_jones Welcome to the forum Harry!

I would go for a slow action/full flex 3 or 4 weight. If you're going to be fishing any larger water, I'd go for the 4 wt.
01-02-2007 06:54 PM
fishman01
small stream rod/reel

hi im new to fly fishing for small stream trout and was wondering what wieght outfit i would need for fishing areas like the UC for brooks and other same sized creeks. any help will be highly appriciated,

harry

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