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Old 12-01-2006, 08:41 AM
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Rod Recommendations?

Hi all - new to the forum.. Love reading all these posts! Some great insight here..

Anyways, am planning my first bonefishing trip soon so I need to feed my fly-fishing addiction and spend even more money on this disgusting habit!

Anyone have recommendations on a nice 8-9 wt rod and reel set-up that would be ideal for bones, permit, baby poons, etc??

Any suggestions appreciated,


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Old 12-01-2006, 09:44 AM
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Old 12-01-2006, 10:31 AM
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Rod choice is a personal thing but before you buy anything get your hands on an 8wt. Sage Xi2 and try it out. It is a pleasure to cast.
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Old 12-01-2006, 11:00 AM
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I like T&T rods and abel reels. But like the post above if I could afford another I would buy a SAGE xi2. SWEEEEET salt water rod, but so is my horizon 2. Super 8 reel. Everybody is different. That xi2 is just so freakin light and solid feeling.
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Old 12-01-2006, 11:42 AM
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I have a Winston Boron XTR 8 and a Sage RPLXI 9 and love both.
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Old 12-01-2006, 11:49 AM
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I love my 9wt GLX. I also love my 9wt TFO professional at 1/4 the cost

Seriously, there are so many choices and they'll all work for you. I would be prepared to spend a bit more on the reel since a quality drag mechanism a much bigger factor than rod in bonefishing success. Saying that, my first bonefishing trip I used a Sci Anglers System II 8/9. Other than the caliper drag going into freespool a couple of times and a few bruised knuckles it help up fine.
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