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Old 04-11-2004, 05:50 PM
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Question best fly rods within $200

What is the best fly rod within $200. Opinions wanted.
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Old 04-11-2004, 06:00 PM
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Temple Fork rods were the best single handers under $200 I've cast on the recent show circuit whether 5wt or 10wt or anything in between.

They are also sponsors of our site, I'm working on their graphical banner but in the mean time just click on:

http://www.templeforkflyrods.com
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Old 04-11-2004, 08:42 PM
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best for $200?

1. TFO for sure
2. St. Croix (Avid series)
3. Ebay/wantads
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Old 04-11-2004, 10:02 PM
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Juro, interesting you should mention the

Temple Forks rods. A very recent thread on the UK board brought a lot of agreement on your suggestion.
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Old 04-12-2004, 11:24 AM
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In this price range the Diamondback All American also deserves a test cast, as does the Reddington Wayfarer.
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Old 04-12-2004, 11:37 AM
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Apears they may also have a few spey rods ..

in their line up. And at a very fair price if they're a good 'action' rod.


TFO 08 126 4 8 Wt. 4 Pc. 12'-6" IM6 Graphite˛†‡ $299.95

TFO 09 140 4 9 Wt. 4 Pc. 14'-0" IM6 Graphite˛†‡ $299.95

TFO 10 150 4 10 Wt. 4 Pc. 15'-0" IM6 Graphite˛†‡ $299.95
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Old 04-12-2004, 11:41 AM
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check out the elkhorns

I have three Elkhorn Rods. $160- $200. The lower weights are better than the higher, but I like every one for the money. elkhornflyrods.com i think. Not too many dealers around but they are at the Marlboro and Somerset shows every year. Small company, did me a solid when I broke there 9 1/2 foot six weight on a steelhead by replacing it no questions.
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Old 04-12-2004, 01:19 PM
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I cast a few of the TFO's alongside T&Ts, Sages, etc at Wilmington. As far as pure castability goes I'd put them
right up there.
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I too have cast the TFOs with Harry at Nauset Angler last fall, and they fit my casting stroke very well.

There's also the Quest series from LLBean, which is almost always priced below $200.

Cast before you buy, whenever possible.
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Old 04-12-2004, 02:29 PM
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Have to recommend TFO. Since trying the first one two years ago (also at Harry Koons Nausset Angler as I recall), I become a big fan. I now own a whole bunch of them in various weights.
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Has anyone encountered rods from ADG ? Someone on another forum raved about the 4 wt in ADG's lower-priced series, and he is someone who is not an Acquirer like some of us...
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i've several two handers

@ greatly reduced prices,,,,and new ones as well as used,,all 14's,,PM me you want a list
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Re: Apears they may also have a few spey rods ..

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in their line up. And at a very fair price if they're a good 'action' rod.


TFO 08 126 4 8 Wt. 4 Pc. 12'-6" IM6 Graphite˛†‡ $299.95

TFO 09 140 4 9 Wt. 4 Pc. 14'-0" IM6 Graphite˛†‡ $299.95

TFO 10 150 4 10 Wt. 4 Pc. 15'-0" IM6 Graphite˛†‡ $299.95
There is also a new 12'6" 6-weight, and a 12' overhead casting rod.

And if you ask real nice, your dealer might be able to scare-up a 14' 9-weight TiCr rod that I think is a real corker.
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I second the vote for Elkhorn, but I like the big game rods in 8 thru 10 wt. I think that they cast their stated line with a consistent fast to moderately fast very comfortable action and fight fish well.
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