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#1 McFlyLures

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Posted 16 March 2018 - 11:29 AM

Hey guys, looking at getting this rod.  Anyone use it before?  I am interested in your thoughts on it.  For the price, it seems like a good deal.  But if it sucks, I guess its not a good deal no matter how inexpensive it is.  I want the 7'6" 2wt for the small creeks up by me.  I was thinking of pairing it with some 2wt double taper line.  Thoughts?  


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Posted 16 March 2018 - 01:51 PM

For an inexpensive manufactured rod I've been very pleased with the Echo Base, but I haven't tried it down to a 2wt, also haven't tried the Reddington you mention...
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Posted 16 March 2018 - 01:59 PM

I have the Classic Trout in a 4 wt, 9ft and I love it.  I have a lot of rods (more than I need according to my wife) some quite expensive and yet I probably use this more than any of them for dries and small nymphs and wets.  Keep in mind this is a medium to medium fast action rod I would say the feel of it is much like the St Croix Avid series so if your looking to throw a bunch of line 100 ft its probably not for you.  You indicated you wanted it for small streams so I think it would be perfect.  AND you cant beat the price! 



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Posted 16 March 2018 - 02:21 PM

I would check on Sierra trading post to they recently restocked the fishing stuff online and have a ton of fly rods and reels very discounted.

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Posted 16 March 2018 - 02:38 PM

I have the Classic Trout in a 4 wt, 9ft and I love it.  I have a lot of rods (more than I need according to my wife) some quite expensive and yet I probably use this more than any of them for dries and small nymphs and wets.  Keep in mind this is a medium to medium fast action rod I would say the feel of it is much like the St Croix Avid series so if your looking to throw a bunch of line 100 ft its probably not for you.  You indicated you wanted it for small streams so I think it would be perfect.  AND you cant beat the price! 

Thank you, good to hear.  Yeah I dont need to cast 100 feet to the back side of a large river.  This will be for small creeks that I dont have to cast more than 30 feet.  It will be all roll casts honestly.  At least 90% roll casts.  Thanks for this, I will get it!  :) 


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Posted 16 March 2018 - 02:39 PM

I would check on Sierra trading post to they recently restocked the fishing stuff online and have a ton of fly rods and reels very discounted.

Oh I am not buying it retail.  I go to Sierra a lot though.  This one I am getting used, for super cheap.   LOL  


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Posted 16 March 2018 - 07:06 PM

I don't know anything about it.  So I did a quick check on reviews.

Nobody's got anything bad to say about it. 

 

Description I read:

"Its fluid bend runs nearly all the way down to the cork, soft in the tip, stiffening gradually as the bend moves closer to the handle."

 

I don't like what I consider "soft" rods.  Too much "whip" to the rod feels bad to me.  I just grew up with stiffer rods.  Based on the description, this sounds like a very soft rod.

 

If you get it, pictures and videos of it in action, please !!!


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#8 McFlyLures

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Posted 16 March 2018 - 07:56 PM

I don't know anything about it.  So I did a quick check on reviews.

Nobody's got anything bad to say about it. 

 

Description I read:

"Its fluid bend runs nearly all the way down to the cork, soft in the tip, stiffening gradually as the bend moves closer to the handle."

 

I don't like what I consider "soft" rods.  Too much "whip" to the rod feels bad to me.  I just grew up with stiffer rods.  Based on the description, this sounds like a very soft rod.

 

If you get it, pictures and videos of it in action, please !!!

I know, I read reviews also, but sometimes if I don't know the person reviewing it its hard to trust them.  Thats why I wanted you guys to tell me.  LOL    

Yeah I like stiff rods for streamer fishing.  I know you do more lake fishing for bass and stuff, and I would feel the same with the stiff action there as well.  But for small creeks, the slow action rods like this are what I wanted.  

I will do a review if you want...  However mine will be a 2wt.  Not sure if your interested in a 2wt?  


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Posted 16 March 2018 - 08:40 PM

There is nothing inherently bad with "soft action" rods all rods use to be soft action before the marketing boys/girls convinced us a fast action rod was mandatory to fish big western rivers and tail waters and they figured out how to make graphite as stiff as broom sticks. A medium action protects a tippet much more than a fast action and much easier to use in close quarters and it loads much easier.  Dont get me wrong I use fast action rods when I want to throw a lot of line with big streamers and nymph rigs and they work great but soft rods have their place and they arent called "butter sticks" for nothing.  The Classic Trout has also been bad mouthed because it is made in China, politics aside there is nothing wrong with Chinese made products.  We dont like to admit it but If you give the Chinese a price point they can make any product as well as anyone in the world. I am old enough to remember when "Jap junk" (please pardon the racial slur) was laughed at and denigrated  in in the US, anyone deny the Japanese do not make quality products today?  Of course not and they could have post WW2 but the market was for "junk"  Bottom line is China can make high quality fly rods just like the Koreans do, at a reasonable price and the Reddington Classic Trout is an example of this. No I do not work for Reddington, I'm retired and loving it



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Posted 16 March 2018 - 09:24 PM

I have a 4wt CT and love it. Will only replace it if I break it which I probably won't. I prefer having money in my retirement account and not my rod rack so take it for what it's worth but I think it's a great rod.

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Posted 17 March 2018 - 12:13 AM

Thanks guys, I agree with each of you on price and rod action. Thanks again!

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Posted 17 March 2018 - 06:08 AM

I think any Moderate Fast action 7'6" rod will be easy to adapt your casting style to. I don't know how much the brand really matters. I use a Cortland 7' GF1000 with slip ring reel seat and it's never let me down, ever in 25 years of using it for small stream fishing.. That GF series had nice hard chrome guides too, so it has worn well. It's a 3 wt, I load it with 4 wt line for short casting and flipping or tossing line. I just use wt forward line and let the belly do the work. Some streams I just flip it out and then feed some line out, let the current take the line down stream a little ways and jig it back in using mini streamers and soft hackles with very little weight to them. Again,I don't think the rod brand matters a hoot. Adapting your fishing style does matter.


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Posted 26 March 2018 - 10:57 PM



Hey guys, looking at getting this rod.  Anyone use it before?  I am interested in your thoughts on it.  For the price, it seems like a good deal.  But if it sucks, I guess its not a good deal no matter how inexpensive it is.  I want the 7'6" 2wt for the small creeks up by me.  I was thinking of pairing it with some 2wt double taper line.  Thoughts?  

I have a Redington Classic Trout - 9ft - 5wt. Really like it... fast action rod that worked well using WF 6wt and 5wt lines. Recently, been using an OPST Commando Head and one-handed spey casting with it. 

 

Here is a quick demo. Nothing fancy... Switch Cast and a modified "Perry Poke" gets an easy 21 yard cast. Lots of fun casting this rig; even more fun when a fish is on the line!Quick Demo - OPST Commando Head.
 


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Posted 27 March 2018 - 10:41 AM

Thank you fshng looks good


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Posted 11 October 2018 - 07:19 PM

FYI came across this one used for $100. A 9' 4 wt

http://www.farmingto...good-condition/
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