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Old 10-15-2001, 02:00 PM
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How many flyrods do you own?

I've just been speaking with my wife, and she likes to tease me about the number of flyrods that I own. I keep assuring her that the number I have is far below that of many other anglers, but she just keeps jabbing away any how (all in good humor, of course). I tell her that it's like a set of golf clubs. Just as you wouldn't put with a driver, you wouldn't chase small stream brookies with an 11 weight. That explanation seems to make sense to her, and usually justifies the purchase of more gear. ;D Any way, here's my limited collection:

7' 3 wt
8.5' 5 wt
8' 6 wt
8' 8 wt
9' 9 wt
9.5' 11 wt

I could buy more, but I find that the gaps in my collection are usually covered pretty well. I also own a couple of reels for each rod loaded with different lines so that quick changes can be made, thus effectively doubling my arsenal.

So, what say all of you? How many do you own, and of those, how many get used fairly regularly? Sorry if this question has been brought up before, but my curiousity is getting the better of me. Thanks.

Mark

BTW, the highest number of flyrods owned by somebody that I know is 28. I remind my wife of that, too. :-)
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Old 10-15-2001, 02:24 PM
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This could be dangerous! There's no way to prevent unauthorized access by our wives to this information ;-)
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Old 10-15-2001, 03:01 PM
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aside from the "learning curve" rods I own my work horses are:
9'-0" 5/6 wgt - 4pc. St. Croix Imperial
9'-0" 9 wgt - 3pc. Diamondback All American

Looking to upgrade the 9wgt to St. Croix Avid or L.L.Bean 4pc. pending demo...

Juro is right, dangerous topic - check security
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Old 10-15-2001, 03:16 PM
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Well I cannot manage 28 but current collection. Starting at the top and working down.

18' Greys of Alnwick
16' 6" Bruce & Walker Hexagraph
16' B&W Double Spey
15' B&W Double Spey
15' B&W Powerlite
15' B&W Expert
14' B&W Expert
13' B&W Double Spey
13' Diawa
11' Thomas & Thomas
10' Sage

Plus others not in current use.
I have just realised I desperately need a 12' rod any suggestions.
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Old 10-15-2001, 04:48 PM
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New, Old, in use or cherished antiques?

I think it's about ten - now I gotta go count, dammit
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Old 10-15-2001, 05:42 PM
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Cane Rods..1)FE Thomas
2) Orvis Battenkill
3) Abie and Imbrie
4) Leonard
Others :5) Winston 3 wt
6) Orvis PM 4 wt
7) Sage 5 WT
8) Orvis Far and Fine 5 Wt
9) Loomis X something 6 wt
10) T & T vector 7 wt.
11) Scott Eclips 7 wt
12) Sage RPLXi 8 wt.
13) Orvis TR Mid flex 8 wt.
14) Sage SP Durascrim 9 wt
15) Winston BL-5 9 wt
16) Winston XTR 9 wt
17) Scott Eclips 10 wt
18) T & T Horizon 10 wt
19) Winston XTR 12 wt.
Reels to go with each one... Hardies(Perfect,Marquese,fly wt.) Orvis CFO's, Abels (5 of them - from Super 10 to 8n), Tibor, Islander, Two Pates, Penn international .. I need MORE though.
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Old 10-15-2001, 07:49 PM
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Mark Ruhne 7ft 4w cane
Fenwick 6w HMG
Loomis 6w IMX
6ft glass no name
Sage 3w RP
Sage RPL 9w
Sage RPL 8w
2-Sage RPL 6w
Sage RPLXI 9w
Sage XP 4w [The best flyrod that I have ever cast]
St Croix LU 9ft 5w
Sage 14ft 10 w Spey
I use the XP with a San Miguel 2 for 90%
of my trout fishing.For the Salt the RPLXI,and a Ross Saltwater 3.John I thought I was bad.
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Old 10-15-2001, 11:46 PM
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Joan would probably not want me to answer this ... but can a guy really have too many?

7 spey rods, several one handers and two (real) float rods I run flys under when I'm doing a before/after work "quickie."

Life is good and no credit card balance. But then again, I probably drop a couple of grand a year on fly fishing. Better (or is that cheaper) than chaseing ladies.
:>)

And Juro's right .... there are questions best not asked if your wife can "monitor" the responces. Could get very, very ugly.
>=)))))'>
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Old 10-16-2001, 12:19 AM
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Im not married as Im too young...and you guys are making me very weary of a ball and chain.

I dont have as many as alot of you but Im still young. That $10,000 in credit card debt has atleast afforded me some useful wants.

9' #6/7 St. Croix Imperial
9' #7 GLoomis GL3
9'6" #7 Sage XP
...you think I fish alot of #7's (BTW-Anyone intrested in trading a 796 XP for a 896 XP?)
9' #4 Sage SP

And if baitchucker rods count...
8'6" #8-17 GLoomis IMX
9'6" #4-8 GLoomis GL3
10'6" #10-20 GLoomis IM6
10'6" #4-8 AllStar Elite

Lookout Sage 9140-4...you're next!!...thats still a long ways away though.
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Old 10-16-2001, 01:54 AM
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Hey Ryan if we're counting bait rods, I have a Zebco 202
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Old 10-16-2001, 03:28 AM
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Hey Ryan if we're counting bait rods, I have a Zebco 202
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So is that what you used to drift your roe at Blue Creek years back???
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Old 10-16-2001, 08:33 AM
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Juro - put away the 202.
It's a deadly weapon but only in the hands of a 6 year old w/a snoopy bobber...

BTW - CON
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Old 10-16-2001, 09:44 AM
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Boy this could be a dangerous thread in the hands of a spouse. For fly rods I have, and this reflects my taste in cheap tackle:

6'6" 5 wt Eagle Claw spin/fly pack rod - not very good as a fly rod, but the best spinning rod I've ever used for dead drifting worms.
7' 4/5 wt - Pflueger Medalist used yesterday
8'6" 4 wt -Diamond Back All American, my most used rod.
8' 6 wt - Fenwick eagle series, the rod that started the addiction, hasn't left the tube in well over a year.
9' 6 wt - Cabelas stowaway 5 piece. A surprisingly good rod, used last week.
9' 8 wt - LL Bean unknown series, residing in its tube rigged with a clouser saying "get me to the ocean and fish me you fool".

I don't know if these count but I have 6'6" 3 wt & a 9" 10 wt blanks & components waiting to be built.

If you include the tackle from the darkside the total is somewhere between 20 & 30.
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Old 10-16-2001, 09:45 AM
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Hey Ryan if we're counting bait rods, I have a Zebco 202
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So is that what you used to drift your roe at Blue Creek years back???
Way back then you would have been the right age for the snoopy version }> ;p
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Old 10-16-2001, 10:56 AM
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I own two...
An 9'3" Orvis Presentation Spring Creek 5-wt w/Battenkill 3/4 reel...
An 8'0" Orvis Silver Label 1-wt w/Large Arbor 1/2 reel...
I started out with a Fenwick 8'6" fiberglass rod 6-wt, that was 22 years ago...
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