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Posted 16 March 2005 - 01:28 PM
Posted 16 March 2005 - 02:33 PM
|QUOTE (wahl.flies @ Mar 16 2005, 01:28 PM)|
|I am looking to get a new Fly Rod. I need an 9ft, 8/9 weight, 3 or 4 piece rod Med-fast action. I have a Redington that i use now and its about 3 years old it works great but im just ready for somethinhg new. I use it for saltwater usually for redfish and Speckled Trout. My budget for the rod is around $350.00. Any suggestions on rods you have had good experience with?|
I've got an Orvis Silverlabel TLS 908-4 and I've been just tickled with it. Had it for 4 years now - midflex 6.5. It really likes to throw a 9wt, though it is just fine with the 8wt intermediate as well. I also use an 8wt double taper for down-and-across striper fishing with streamers, an 8.5 wt WF Clouser for bugs, and a Teeny 300 grain sink-tip cut back from 24 feet to 20 feet for deep work. Excellent warranty and competitively priced. Orvis just sent their newsletter out and the SL TLS series is on sale - you can get the 8 wt for about $250. MSRP was $345 I think.
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Posted 16 March 2005 - 03:22 PM
Another option is the G. Loomis GL3 model. I'm not sure how much they are but they are great casting rods.
Posted 16 March 2005 - 03:57 PM
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Posted 19 March 2005 - 11:01 PM
"All it takes is one fool to be standing arround doing something, for a bunch of other fools to join in"......a quote from an old Newfoundlander I met fishing in the pooring rain
Posted 20 March 2005 - 02:43 AM
as nice as the tfo rods are the sage is much better. other than that id go for the echo rods slighty nicer than the tfos and they come with a case.
Posted 21 March 2005 - 09:22 AM
Thanks for the suggestions,
Posted 21 March 2005 - 10:58 PM
Do not overlook these! These rods aren't the rods you eventually step up to, these rods put you there!
The are PERFECTLY made in Montana by real, true-to-life Americans and express the finest craftsmanship America, and probably the world, has to offer.
If you can, get out and cast the rods you are considering to see which fits your particular style the best. Getting past the looks and the 'brand name' and who endorses them, the action and feel of the rod should be your key deciding factor.
After that, good resale value is nice as is a good warranty.
At that price I would take the XTR WELL before the TFO.
If only you had the opportunity to do an A/B comparison! That would show you the difference between marketing 'buzz' and the real thing!