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#1 stremblay77

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Posted 22 March 2005 - 11:23 AM

Ok, i'm looking for a new salmon rod with the new season coming. 9'6", #8, medium- fast++ and i will prefer a two pieces rod. My budget is around 300us$. I looked at the sage Fli, scott a2, Ste-croix Avid, some templefork.... But I really don't know!! I want to read you think guys! laugh.gif

#2 hexfli

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Posted 22 March 2005 - 11:56 AM

St. Croix Legend Ultra 9'6 8 Weight. That rod is a beast. I have 2, my brother has 1, and my dad has 1. All are happy with the results.
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#3 steeldrifter

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Posted 22 March 2005 - 01:25 PM

I use a Sage VPS 9' 8wt and have probably close to 1,000 salmon landed to the credit of that rod. Its a med/fast action and is a real work horse. The legend elite is a good rod as well, I think thats the one Brent(wickedcarpenter) has so maybe he can give you some info on that rod.

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#4 Kodiak Commando

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Posted 22 March 2005 - 07:25 PM

I would go with a temple fork or the sage steeldrifter mentioned. I am not a very big fan of st croix because in my experience compared to temple fork or sage they are about as durable as a thin twig.
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#5 stremblay77

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Posted 22 March 2005 - 08:51 PM

thank you guys... I'm waiting for other opinions....rolleyes.gif

#6 wickedcarpenter

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Posted 22 March 2005 - 11:05 PM

The St.Croix Legend Elite would be out of the price range he is looking to spend ($530). I have yet to break mine and I'm ruff on it. My kids have even tried breaking it LoL!
I'll never need another 8 wt fly rod.I'm that happy with it and use it year round insted of spinning gear.
Stay away from a Orvis rod and you'll do good for around $300
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Posted 23 March 2005 - 02:49 AM

A lot of people i know refer to st croix as "St Snap" because of theire tendency to break in the middle of fish fights with fish that should be handled by the rod. I can't tell you how many people know who have had st croix snap on them for salmon and rainbows.
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#8 wickedcarpenter

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Posted 23 March 2005 - 03:07 AM

Not sure if I have a fluke rod but Steeldrifter can asure the guys carrying broken Orvis rods down stream in search of new ones.
The Legend Elite will please your needs and leave youi happy
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Me and Steve seen the guy carrying his 3rd rod in hand.Im' a nobody than will sell a St.Croix all day and be fishing.Can I say Word!!!!!!!!!

#9 steeldrifter

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Posted 23 March 2005 - 01:15 PM

Yup I remember that guy with the 2.5 piece rod, he didnt seem to happy laugh.gif

I havent owned a St.croix legend elite but Brent and I put both his St. Croix and my Sage through there paces back in sept without problems. We fished for 16 hours straight for about 4 or 5 days and landed salmon up to #25 and Brents St.Croix never had any prob's doing it.

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#10 BoubouBomber

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Posted 31 March 2005 - 03:37 PM

I have an avid, actually2, since i bought one for my girfriend, we love them, though we dont have any experience with salmon rods, by the way we tried them on "la Gouffre"