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Old 03-12-2006, 08:46 AM
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5 wt. rod

I'm looking for a new 5 wt. to upgrade my current 5/6 wt. I'm looking to spend around $200. As far as length, I'm looking for atleast 9' maybe 9'6", and a 4 piece would be nice but I still want it to cast well. This rod would be mostly for trout and maybe the odd bass or pan fish.
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Old 03-12-2006, 04:43 PM
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I don't know what you're throwing now, but the Scott V2 9' 5wt is about $185 in a 4pc.
Hand made in Colorado, USA. A sweet casting rod and a real bargain at that price!
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Old 03-12-2006, 05:20 PM
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The rod I'm replacing is a reddington red start 5/6
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Old 03-13-2006, 06:13 AM
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I'd recommending looking into a St Croix. They have a bunch of rods in your price range and I'm always impressed with their quality. I own 3, though they're all spinning rods. My next fly rod is going to be a St Croix though, already have it picked out.
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Old 03-14-2006, 10:52 AM
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The Albright A-5 and the Powell T-Max, are very nice rods. I have the A-5.
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Old 03-22-2006, 05:55 PM
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Take a look at the Temple Forks Outfitters Lefty Kreigh Signature. Very nice rod (I have a 4wt and 6 wt)

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Old 03-27-2006, 09:59 AM
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5 weight

Take a look at the ECHO Classic four piece for 175.00 and the ECHO2 four piece/ two tip sections for 250.00 rods. Both have lifetime warranties and are seen at Rajeffsports.com.
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Night Raider, at the $200 price point there are a lot of rods, but three that are definitely worth checking out are the St. Croix Avid (4 pc)(US Made), the Sage Launch (4 pc)(US Made) and the TFO TiCr, also a 4-pc. You would do yourself a diservice if you didn't check out the TFO Professional as well. It goes for around $140. I don't think any of these are available in 9' 6", but all are available in 9'. These rods are all very good in performance and better in some ways than $500 plus rods of only a few years back. I've tried all four, and the Sage would be my first pick of these, with the St. Croix a close second. You might disagree...cast them!

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sage launch

Sage launch has one of the highest rating of any rod under $200.
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