Fly Rods & Reels - SHOW and TELL

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Fly Rods & Reels - SHOW and TELL

Postby rubs96 » Sun Mar 01, 2015 12:24 am

These are my fly setups for the time being!

I haven't fished the Circa yet as I sold my Hardy Zenith 10' 5wt. to get a dedicated dry fly rod.

I picked up the Vapen in the fall but didn't get the chance to use it yet either - it will be my streamer and small nymph setup for rivers and ponds. I love my Cascapedia but I don't like that it has a click drag system. I used it the past 2 years on my 10' 7wt. Pro4X I had and found it difficult when fighting larger fish in faster current. I guess it's more of a love-hate relationship :lol:

I just acquired the Sage 99 from my buddy. He picked it up last spring but just didn't like it. I traded him a Hardy Zenith 8'10" 7wt. for it. The rod was ridiculously cheap so it wasn't a loss I believe. Plus, I've always wanted that rod :D

My favourite single-hand rod - the ONE 10' 8wt. This rod makes casting so easy. I've thrown almost everything on it and it makes fishing so much more enjoyable.

The Method switch is a great rod, too. I picked it up early last summer. Fished it hard in the summer in the river for bass. So much fun throwing big streamers on it.

I grabbed the 12'6 7wt. in the late summer but I didn't get the chance to use it. I used to have the 12'6" 7wt. TCX but didn't like it so I was weary when I bought this one. But since the reviews I read said it had a different feeling I had to try it out.

The 13'6" 8wt. is the rod that started it all :lol: My brother bought me the rod a couple years ago and it has been my absolute favourite rod I own. I used it in the late summer to practice some casting and it quickly reminded me why I love wading rivers and fishing so much.


Sage Circa 8'9" 5wt. & Sage Click IV
Redington Vapen 9' 6wt. & Hardy Cascapedia 5/6/7
Sage 99 9'9" 7wt. & Redington Delta 9/10
Sage ONE 10' 8wt. & Sage 4280
Sage Method 11'9" 8wt. & Sage 4210
Sage Method 12'6" 7wt. & Abel Big Game No. 4
Sage ONE 13'6" 8wt. & Sage 6012

Missing: Hardy Pro-Axis 9' 9wt. & Sage ONE 13' 10wt. custom being built!

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Re: Fly Rods & Reels - SHOW and TELL

Postby vlad » Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:51 pm

Nice collection!

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Postby jerrylo913 » Sat Sep 05, 2015 4:15 am

I need to get into fly fishing, even though there are not streams around here where I live I'm willing to try out the local lakes

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Postby floriano » Tue Sep 08, 2015 4:55 am

Sage makes good rods but they aren't the best value for money, IMHO. Go custom !

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Postby nctrucker » Wed Sep 30, 2015 11:08 pm

in your seco d picture is the black reel an abel? I think so but am not sure. nice collection!

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Re: Fly Rods & Reels - SHOW and TELL

Postby rubs96 » Sat Nov 21, 2015 9:45 pm

floriano wrote:Sage makes good rods but they aren't the best value for money, IMHO. Go custom !


I've tried a lot of other high-end rods (Hardy Zenith, G.Loomis NRX) but Sage just feels better. There's something different. What kind of custom do you recommend? Which blank?

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Postby rubs96 » Sat Nov 21, 2015 9:46 pm

nctrucker wrote:in your seco d picture is the black reel an abel? I think so but am not sure. nice collection!

Yes it is! Definitely a cool reel.

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Postby rubs96 » Sat Nov 21, 2015 9:48 pm

jerrylo913 wrote:I need to get into fly fishing, even though there are not streams around here where I live I'm willing to try out the local lakes

It's a lot of fun! Starting off with panfish would be a great way to get into it

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Postby dorset darren » Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:26 pm

I have had 72 rods over the past 8 years or so but now this in my current happy with collection.and only 3 reels (had 42)

3wt 7'6" Winston b2t

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4wt 8'6" hardy Angel smuggler

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5wt 9ft Winston b3x

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6wt 9ft orvis zero gravity

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7wt 9ft Winston bl5

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Vision hdc for the 6 & 7 wts . Lamson ula force 3 and vision cdc for the light rods,no pics of them lol

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