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Lefty 01-02-2002 09:15 AM

Wanted: 7 wt.
For beating on bass with. 4 piece travel prefered but will consider others.


striblue 01-02-2002 10:13 AM

Terry... you know we don't use 7 wts. in Chatham... come on ... you need th big rods... you know that.

Lefty 01-04-2002 02:38 PM

Hey there are other kinds of Bass in the world John, like Smallyoids. Geesh you Elbow-Centric guys.

C'mon, who's got a 7 wt. collecting dust? I need to get one cheap as I'm saving for a Carbon Fiber fiddle bow. Priorities man.


striblue 01-04-2002 10:27 PM

Ah Terry...Your picture? I think it rather crude of you to enter a photo of you sitting on... shall we say... a camp commode.;)

juro 01-04-2002 11:07 PM

I sorta have three - one broken in the truck by my darling wife who took it along to the beach for the kids one day, another that is a fiberglas/graphite composite daiwa, and one graphite IM6 7wt that is really, the only functional option of the bunch.

So I don't want to see my only 'real' 7wt but you can have the daiwa. Actually, it casts sweet and makes a great training rod for anyone you would like to teach to cast.

Roop 01-05-2002 10:33 AM


Check out the Hook & Hackle catalog.

I think one of their IM6 blanks like Jim is using would be great (for my tastes) and they are very cost effective. I believe you also get an additional discount for ordering on-line.

Personally I'm looking for a new reel for my 6 weight. My old SA series one is kind of LOUD. I need something more tranquil....


Lefty 01-05-2002 11:53 AM

John: Hilarious!

Juro: No "training" rod for me, what do I look like the last one off the sandbar? Daiwa? Hey I got a Pflueger for you buddy :razz:

Roop: :tsk_tsk: No blanks for me (yet). I like the prewrapped rods.

jimS 01-06-2002 05:04 PM

Lefty/Roop: checkout For $195 you can get an excellent 5-piece rod in a 7wt with a lifetime guarantee. This is what I would consider a fast action. Everything about it is upscale for that price. They have new lines of reels that are awesome for the price. A click/pawl reel that is machined for $79 in the 2/3wt. They also have a line of offset drag reels that are machines for $109.

As Roop knows they have outstanding customer service and it is one flyfishing company that is on the move to displace some of the traditional high-end manufactuers.

Roop 01-06-2002 06:15 PM

Jim's 1/2 a step ahead of me...

Terry, Hoook & Hackle is selling Redington's Red Fly for $95. I think that's what everyone else is selling it for as well. You might get a break with them though.

Lefty 01-06-2002 07:35 PM

Guys thanks. Sounds interesting, and Redington is a company that really atracts me for this 7 wt. I'm always a little leary of a companies lowest product. So I would rather spend a few extra bucks and get the next model up. Since the show is so close, I'm going to look around see if I can get a bargain there too. I want a med fast to fast action. I know....kaching...kaching.


Lefty 01-07-2002 08:27 AM


Cabelas has the full Redington line. They got the $95 Red-Fly rod, $160-ish Red Start, and new 4 piece travel rod in a "7-8" wt. for $145 (I believe these are also "Red. Fly". That sounds like the rod to try. IM6 too.


Roop 01-07-2002 10:52 AM

My personal preference is for a slower rod for warmwater.

I find that I'm not trying to cast over 30' and that while I do toss an occasional 2/0 deer hair fly, tha majority of my flies are size 2 and under.

ssully 01-07-2002 11:52 AM

9' 4pc. 7wt. it's not the redfly.

sean 01-07-2002 12:38 PM

You may also want to look around for the orvis silver label rods or tridents which are now being liquidated to make room for thier new series of rods.

I have the 7wt 9'6" silver label and it is now my primary rod for ocean salmon fishing. A very nice casting rod and is actually the same blank that is on a trident without the fancy components. The above lists the 10 foot 3 piece but the extra length is handy for float tubing. A good deal at $217.

These rods are much better in my opinion than the redington red starts or red flys.

I bought mine from here:

They have a decent selections of the 7 wts left and the pricing is better that Orvis.They also have a large selection of the tridents at 40% off:


Roop 01-08-2002 06:08 AM

I LOVE the Silver Label rods.

When I bought what I refer to as my first REAL saltwater fly rod (after 6 years of messing around with a #11 LL Bean Guide noodle) my final decision was between the SL and the St. Croix LU.

Only went with the St. Croix because of a personality clash with the local Orvis guy. :p

Anyway - great deal, I love the 10' 7 weight, schoolie rod, great pond rod. Just say no, just say no, just say no.... :eyecrazy:

FYI - Smitty now carries Orvis as well, that guy has just about anything you could need for any budget. :smokin:


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