two handed rods - Fly Fishing Forum
Stripers and Coastal Gamefish Stripers, Blues, Inshore tuna!

Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 03-08-2001, 10:50 AM
tomd's Avatar
tomd tomd is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: cape cod, duxbury, and boston harbor
Posts: 834
Send a message via ICQ to tomd
two handed rods

hey Juro, Josko is down in Andros and is trying a 12' 8wt T+T on the flats. he's having major problems, thought you might be able to help him out. Tom D below is the link
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 03-08-2001, 11:04 AM
juro's Avatar
juro juro is offline
Coast2coast Flyfishaholic
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Steelhead country|striper coast|bonefish belt
Posts: 20,594
RE:two handed rods

I haven't tried long wands (2 hands) on tropical flats, although I've given some thought to fighting big stuff like tarpon or sharks with the big rods - the extended butt and bungee seemed to offer some advantage and I always wanted to try something like that. If it's anything like 30 pound chinook in a river or 20 pound chum, smokin' hot summer steelhead, 17 pound bluefish, or cow stripers, then it should be applicable.

As far as casting, I would imagine that if you can cast as far as you can see in the water then a single hander's fine for sight fishing.

I've been talking about two-handed rods out there for over a year and the majority have always been opposed to the concept (although things are changing lately), so I'll stick to less controversial topics like mission statements!

I'll send Josko (the world traveller) email to see if my .02 is worth... well two cents in the two-handed tropics.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-08-2001, 11:43 AM
juro's Avatar
juro juro is offline
Coast2coast Flyfishaholic
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Steelhead country|striper coast|bonefish belt
Posts: 20,594
RE:two handed rods

Actually, I went and read the post. It's always great to follow Josko's adventures!

As I've always stated on the record on the topic of two-handers: there are times when two-handers make little sense in the SWFF scene - on high rocks, or boats for instance. Waving a 15' rod on a 16' Boston Whaler on a open rip seems a little unfounded. Getting a schoolie off the line with a regular flyrod is hard enough at mid or low tide from a slippery jetty, try it with a 14 footer! You need a ghillie to go fetch it for you.

There are also times when nothing can compare - like the high surf of the outer beaches or massive outlet current flows where the line is pulled tight to the bank on every swing. I've posted a lot of my findings from testing these rods since 1995.

Here are a few threads from the past:

<!--http--><a href=" 763" target="_blank">Recent discussion of two-handers with Jay Horton and others</a><!--url-->

<!--http--><a href="" target="_blank">Article from January of last year from Forum</a><!--url-->
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Fly Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Home Waters
Your home waters
Current Favorite Fly
If you only had one... (change anytime)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Two handed Rods Warren Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 16 06-10-2007 06:18 PM
Single Handed Rods Dornblaser Great Lakes Steelhead & Salmon 2 05-24-2005 01:30 PM
One Handed vrs. Two Handed Rods cohocola Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 3 01-01-2003 08:18 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:44 PM.

vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright (All Rights Reserved)