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striblue 05-01-2001 09:46 PM

Two Rods for sale
Anyone interested in a 9 wt. Orvis Saltrodder and 10 wt. Loomis GL-2 . In excellent condition and not used alot. $100 each.. Great second rods or First Rods. Each has sock and tub

john 05-02-2001 09:09 AM

How long and how old is the saltrodder rod.

juro 05-02-2001 09:30 AM

JOhn -

I'd like to test the Gl-2. Maybe at the next conclave?

striblue 05-02-2001 11:21 PM

john, it's about 8 years old.. I think.. about the first time they came out. I did not use it alot because I was using a new Sage SP at the time. It is in excellent condition with no use chips and you can see from the cork that that is true. I have 3 nine wts inaddition to that one and feel that I will not be using it. I have a new Winston XTR and a two year old Winston BL-5 ,including the Sage.

striblue 05-02-2001 11:22 PM

john... forgot to say that it is a 9 footer.

john 05-04-2001 11:38 PM

I saw a 8.5 foot orvis 9 weight last year, it was old, I washoping this one was it. I will think on it a little.

striblue 05-05-2001 12:05 AM

Sure... no problem... depending on where you live... you are more than welcome to see it.

linesides 05-05-2001 04:12 AM

John and John, I can snap some digital photos and post them on this thread as well if it helps make a decision.

striblue 05-05-2001 08:38 AM

I would welcome that... how would we arrange that...?

john 05-06-2001 04:09 PM

I would like to see pics of it. How well does it work with a bass taper line and heavy deer hair bugs, like say a 1/0 to 3/0.

striblue 05-06-2001 04:35 PM

John.. I really don't know since I have only saltwater flyfished with it.. but my usual flies would be on those size hooks and the rod worked well with an intermediate line. You might be able to get more signifiacant info from an Orvis dealer who is familiar with the rod.

jeffg 05-07-2001 05:12 PM

My recollection is that the Saltrodder series is pretty much the same as the non-TL silver label series, so you could probably get a good idea of the action from casting a high index midflex 9'9 wt silver label (like a 7.5 flex).

I had a 10 wt saltrodder for about 5 years and loved it. Not super fast, but really cast heavy lines and big flies well, but had enough sensitivity to make catching smaller fish fun. I lost it overboard last year and am still p.o.'d about it...

striblue 05-07-2001 06:17 PM

Looking for Tried to get though to you but got e-mail returned. Have rod (Loomis) will travel. let me know if still interested.

jborkowski 05-08-2001 07:45 AM

I might be interested in one of the rods. Perhaps if we meet up this weekend, I could take a look.

GregS 05-08-2001 10:34 AM


Try (not David).


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