High end trout specific rods

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High end trout specific rods

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:48 pm

Looking for a trout specific rod.

What are some high end trout rods?

Thanks for any info.

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Re: High end trout specific rods

Postby Alphahawk » Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:54 pm

How high are you looking for....price range? An area trout rod or stream trout rod?



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Re: High end trout specific rods

Postby Craigthor » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:05 pm

Really impressed with my TenRyu Rayz Spectra 5’1” though it is on the high end side.

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Re: High end trout specific rods

Postby Alphahawk » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:11 pm

Craigthor wrote:Really impressed with my TenRyu Rayz Spectra 5’1” though it is on the high end side.


I don’t own one but it is a great rod.

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Re: High end trout specific rods

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:14 pm

Alphahawk wrote:How high are you looking for....price range? An area trout rod or stream trout rod?



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Not worried about price but would love to look at as many options as possible.
What does "area trout" mean?

It will be for rivers with high current, but at times also small reservoirs and ponds.

Small jerkbaits, spoons, bobber and fly...

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Re: High end trout specific rods

Postby Allsorts » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:27 pm

I use a Tenryu Rayz Spectra 7'1", ideal for lakes and bigger rivers. Other.$400ish options include.Smith Troutin Interboron or Lagless. Finesse Fishing.com is a great place to start to get a basic understanding of the rod categories. The current range is tilted to the lighter end of the spectrum. Note also that the reel is important for this style, faster is better, the standard Shimano designation for stream trout is C2000HG or C2500HG. Mono generally better for application than braid, stretch is needed. Rods are almost invariably rung for mono and using braid may be problematic in some cases.

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Re: High end trout specific rods

Postby Craigthor » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:30 pm

BRONZEBACK32 wrote:
Alphahawk wrote:How high are you looking for....price range? An area trout rod or stream trout rod?



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Not worried about price but would love to look at as many options as possible.
What does "area trout" mean?

It will be for rivers with high current, but at times also small reservoirs and ponds.

Small jerkbaits, spoons, bobber and fly...


Area is lake fishing with little to no current or obstructions

Stream fishing technically would be high gradient mountain streams with faster current.

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Re: High end trout specific rods

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:37 pm

Craigthor wrote:
Area is lake fishing with little to no current or obstructions

Stream fishing technically would be high gradient mountain streams with faster current.


Aww, thank you.

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Re: High end trout specific rods

Postby Allsorts » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:39 pm

Given your requirements I think FF.com has an excellent range and I'd personally recommend the Rayz or Rayz Spectra. The other webstore I can recommend is Troutshop.jp - great range and service.

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Re: High end trout specific rods

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:32 am

Excellent info.

Is there any 1 piece rods available?

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Re: High end trout specific rods

Postby Allsorts » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:15 am

I haven't come across one yet. Ferrules are so well engineered you give up nothing with a 2 piece.

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Re: High end trout specific rods

Postby uljersey » Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:13 pm

Allsorts wrote:I haven't come across one yet. Ferrules are so well engineered you give up nothing with a 2 piece.


I agree. Modern ferrules are nothing like the clunky metal monstrosities of decades ago. I've yet to have any of my 2 piece rods become misaligned, separate, or come apart (unless I wanted it apart)

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Re: High end trout specific rods

Postby ultralight » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:50 pm

Bronzeback,

How long do you want your rod to be? (My sense is that generally the larger body of water, the longer the rod up to a reasonable length.)

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Re: High end trout specific rods

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:14 am

ultralight wrote:Bronzeback,

How long do you want your rod to be? (My sense is that generally the larger body of water, the longer the rod up to a reasonable length.)


7 to 8 feet.

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Re: High end trout specific rods

Postby Allsorts » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:34 am

Over 7' you are moving into cherry salmon rods..ML, M etc


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