I have HMG GRAPHITE(GFF805) /R414273 with bag and allumnium cast. If any angler chooses wrong weight it can create a big trouble in casting. Great post, Tom. On the other hand, they are also easier to control compared to the fast action rods. So if you are an experienced angler this rod is just for you! Soft. Tippets are very important because they help to make your fly go deeper into the water. The rod was superb; but even the Kingfisher #1 (100g - the same as IGI I think) silk line that I used became too heavy for the rod when the line got even a little too wet. At any rate when I got the little rod out to the water I was amazed. I could fish the lower 50 miles of the sea of cortez like it was my grandma's back yard with a 4wt broom stick and haul 50lb tuna out without breaking it - that does not make it a good rod. Mainly a fly rod has three functions which we have broken down below. That’s because fly fishing is regarded as one of the aesthetically pleasing outdoor activities. It is one of the best fly fishing starter kits on the market which includes one of the best fly rods of all time. I've never owned or even cast one of these rods but a lot of folks really rave about them and they're always mentioned as being a very good starter rod for someone just getting into bamboo. and fish for brim, soc-a-lait and bass and love my 9' 7wt Garcia Royal Javalin my grand-pa bought in the 50's. I actually sold Tiffany who posted above a Walton Powell bamboo rod a few months back. Fly shops are numerous, stocked by local experts ready to advise and assist, while guides can be booked for trips throughout the area. I have landed a 28 inch rainbow below the Ashton Dam on the Henry's Fork on a 6x tippet - this rod has some backbone. I own no better rod for dries or wet flies, and the type of stream doesn't matter. It was one of the finest casting rods I've ever had, irrespective of the material, but it had that peculiar Peak grip that flares ferociously at the top of the grip and is. Once the line is floating in the water, a good fly rod will help you to control the line with no hassle and mess. Based upon, industry, performance, value in total. Thanks for the good info. Listen for the names, Then thou shalt know. Medium Action: Medium action fly rods bend more than fast action rods and are the most versatile. And I honestly don't remember which model Powell I own; it's one of the deep-blue models, which I think makes it a Legacy. I have caught everything on it -- salmon, lake trout, stripers, bluefish, bonefish, largemouths, smallmouths, bonito, even flounder. Weight 4: it will work fine for small to medium-sized fishes. Anglers use 5-weight fly rods not just for trout, but also for bass, bluegills, perch, whitefish, carp and … We spend a lot of time testing gear and writing shootouts to give you all of the tools to make your next trip a success. My first was made by Sir Lawrence Wackett (the father of the Australian aircraft industry and aircraft designer, writer of a number of books on fly fishing, and the man who first made plastic bodied flies - he and my grandfather worked together during WWII and were fishing partners). Suppose, you aren’t a frequent flyer. I've been accused of worse than communism ("rod abuser" was the epithet once hurled at me by a bamboo rod builder). I found your list well rounded and tasteful. No Lamiglas? Sure, you can call me a sucker for a new toy or biased because Scott Fly Rods and I share the same home of Colorado but, the real reason I kept picking up the Scott G Series in the morning was because of performance. Even though this thread, like Queen Elizabeth, has gone on WAY too long, I have to strongly second your praise for the FF79. I know shorter rods don't come into play much out your way but any list has to have a, Young Driggs and I'll throw in a Summers 856 for good measure. MaineFlyBoi: I can say with absolute certainty that I was born well after many of these fly rods were on the market. Although I like the looks of Chris Raine's rods, I still can't afford to spend much more than 1,000 (IMPOSSIBLE, I know!). One spring in the mid-1990s I was bouncing around in my long box Toyota truck with the canopy off, toting willow and redosier dogwood cuttings, and lunch for 8 volunteers, overseeing a riparian restoration job on Crab Creek in the Columbia Basin, when the rod case bounced out of the truck unbeknown to me. Did the 50DF taper change, or did the rods vary that much, or...? It can be coaxed into a decent dry fly cast, seems impervious to branches & wayward hooks, has no collector value, all of which makes for a good beater rod. Maybe this week I'll win the lottery. , a lowly Imperial. You wouldn't want to play golf with only 3 clubs. Tight Lines, Thomas! You’ll have to make a balanced setup for a smooth fly fishing experience. Weight 7: This weight can be used for bass fishing. 1 Z Aventik High Performance Graphite Fly Rods 7’9’’ LW3,8’9’’ LW5, 9’LW6, All in 4 Pieces Ultra Fast Action with Rod Tube (7'9'' LW3) 25 YEAR GUARANTEE: Rods are guaranteed for 25 years. Are 80 million modulus rods driving a resurgence in fiberglass and bamboo? [ example ]I like a softer rod for small water & a big brawling bugger with balls for big water. as for WBR i feel this statement from one magazine has been overused to perfection in marketing a mediocre rod to the highest degree. the cheapest ones they had in stock. My family owns a Leonard #2 bamboo small stream rod that is currently on loan to the Catskill Museum, and on display there. Afraid the Fisher glass rods haven't been much on my radar; I fished a Fenwick glass rod in the 70s. #60 Heddon with the walnut handle? The Scott G? mid 1990's medium/slow graphite rods in their store in Cortland NY. I’m trying to convince myself I need this rod, although I just bought a Hardy Zenith 9-4wt recently and love it. These fly rods are not ideal for big fishes. @Jason: Rationale?? LL and SP rods are fast to me. Props for including the Eagle Claw Trailmaster. Store bought had some funky wraps, but after breaking it I bought some blanks to build myself. Thanks Tom. A mint Payne 197? Float Trip on the Madison River with Trouts N' at Outfitters. It is one of the best fly fishing starter kits on the market which includes one of the best fly rods of all time. Premium quality fly rods, handcrafted to order using only the finest fly rod blanks and and fly rod building components available. I hope you are well, sir. Broke once, even better after repair. By the way, the dback VSR is no slow-action fly rod! It has never been used and is complete. My family is one of the best kept secrets in fly fishing. One of the rods that was not mentioned is one of my favorites for fishing dries is the 8 1/2 foot, SB 323, rated for a HEH (5wt), line. – Great rod from the. A good reel will cost you a good amount of money. And on top of that quality manufacturing, Sage is known for its top-notch customer service, quick turnarounds on warranty repairs and has dealers all over the world. Very light and responsive. I had a Phillipson 8.5' Dry Fly Special and never really connected with it, so someone else is using and enjoying it (hopefully). were perfectionists, and very gifted artists (all of the rod makers mentioned on this page were and/or are). Based upon, industry, performance, value in total. Having said that, I can always appreciate the craftsmanship in a well built fly rod. The first amendment doesn't guarantee anyone the right to troll someone else's site; it gives you the right to launch your own blog and troll yourself. All further comments will be deleted. Let me know. it will do anything reasonably well but seems to excel at casting smaller dry flies and streamers. And like or not, the reaction is the puffed-up pride that others don't like about the Good Ol' US of A. Mr. Russell deserves an apology from you, Mark. While I think this is great for bone fishing when you want to double haul and shoot out your whole flyline,but I find it has severe deficits for trout. LIGHT TROUT ROD. I used to fish Scott STS and they were really fine three piece rods. 8 wgt is probably my favorite SH rod of all time. It doesn't like anything with weight. I enjoyed reading a bit about the J Fisher rods...I have a 9-7wt graphite I built in the late 70's and its still my go to rod...fished it last year in AK and still love it...casts like a dream (ok, its a bit soft for very windy conditions) and is a joy to recall all these years of use and the many trips around the northwest and AK. It may be worth a call directly to the office at Cortland Line, asking if they "might have a few Blue Sapphire or Black Diamond rods still sitting around". Before you hit the water make sure you have a balanced setup. Your Top Ten Bamboo Fly Rods of All Time Post by uniphasian » 10/31/07 16:12 I've cast a bunch of rods that had that 'something special' (Wojnicki, Brandin, Clark, Young) but I didn't have the opportunity to fish them long enough to say whether or not they did well on the stream. Orvis Clearwater Outfit ($311) Action: Medium-Fast. Take a look: 9 feet: If you use a heavy fly line, then you might get a rod with 9 feet length. It even handles the smaller streamers like a dream. Fast action fly rods require less power in casting compared to the slow action rods. I doubt that ANYBODY is scanning E-Bay for an old glass 8-weight but there are some strange yearnings out there. @Heddon: Gierach's lack of interest in Phillipsons was always puzzling to me, but gratifying when it came to buying the things, which remained a teensy bit less expensive than the Grangers. It'd be impossible to nail this down, but a few of those barely belong in a collection. In the picture I’m holding the rod that some folks consider not a fly rod at all. Here are a few other bamboo rods that I'd put. I am trying to find out what I have. Remembrance of and for the sacrifices servicemen and women make is important: LEST WE, FORGET. My fly rod collection is broad. As for how much it might change in ten years, I don't know if that's a significant enough stretch of time to change things. Call and ask them to check the factory for you. It does everything it is supposed to do and more, but to me it lacks the delicate "feel" that a 4 should have. Speaking of odd rods . Lives in my backpack and dreams about Golden trout. A rod that is met with less enthusiasm than merited in my opinion were the SB/Cross double built. I'm surprised that Flykuni did not mention that rod. Finally caught a fat cutty after much flogging and tree-nymph harassment. Bamboo = Payne 100 Graphite = Sage SP 389/5...SLT 690/4...ZAxis 690/4...RPLXi 790/3 Fiberglass = JGreen E773/3...Steffen S836/3...Scott F754/3...LKenny 7105/2...Fenwick FF806/2, A 690LL 3 piece was the second rod I ever built. The Dozen Best Fly Rods of All Time | The Trout Underground Fly Fishing Blog...The Underground ranks the dozen best fly rods of all time (at least in a historical context). Here's 6 that I own, in no particuliar order: *San Francisco Winston (Fall, 1974) 3 pc - 4 wt- 2 3 /4 oz.-chocolate glass w/'spigot' ferrules.. finish by Doug Wilson (@Winston). Good luck with the sale. 5. I use the heavier line. For six years it was my only rod. Bamboo fly rods are a work of art and very aesthetically pleasing. Best Overall: Scott Sector Series ($985) The Sector Series offers strength and accuracy while being ultralight in hand. even a slow medium would suffice. Thanks, Jeff. The best part is that almost all of the rods on our review list are quite affordable, despite their great performance! Walt would, quite often trade bamboo rods for things like legal or accounting services and to pay off other debts. 6 to 8 feet – This length is perfect for smaller streams and creeks. Surprised no one has mentioned this one yet. Headwaters Bamboo Fly Rod is the first bamboo fly fishing rod we are reviewing, obviously because of its great features and functionalities. I then moved to an early gen. Shakespeare graphite fly rod - I believe it was a sigma. backup streamer rod and eBay sale item, but I'm loath to the latter since you never know when someone will decide to stick it on their dirty dozen list and it winds up a collectors item. Fast action rods are more suitable for professionals. Therefore, you will be in need of a quality fly fishing rod. Seek to simplify and do not trouble yourself with fame or gain. It's nine feet of raw casting power that is still gracefully smooth and controllable. Weight 8 or plus: It is a heavyweight fly line that is used for larger and stronger fishes. chris: Willow and Cane will be adding a 5wt fiberglass rod to the stable in June. The Hardy Sunbeam reels came in two flavors -- the early minimalist models and the 80s versions (which you can see here.) HEY I married her LOL Just kidding but great comment and true to a T, Greg I realize you made these comments long ago but the Fenwicks have made a remarkable comeback on E-Bay. His new rod is gone. Sully , any rod or reel that comes into my possession stays ,as I just cant part with anything for fly fishing & that's rods reels hooks & hackles ,the disbursement up to the lawyer. I don't think I'm ready to concede that the H2 should unseat my Winston IM6 (acquired a couple of years ago, thanks to this discussion) as the 8' 6" 5 weight on Tom's list of the Dozen Best just yet, though. Shed no tears, […] Re: Classic dry fly rods More about "classic" fly rods: The Dozen Best Fly Rods of All Time […]. They are still used and in fine shape. but it is a bit softer, more like a 10. Different actions are for different needs. Just learned of him today through his grand-daughter who lives nearby. Good luck on your search. These rods sold for under four hundred dollars new. Unfortunately I get out onto the water less these days because of the ramifications of service on my body. The Sage LL 490 actually edged out the LL 389, you should correct that typo. One April morning two years ago on Coffeepot Lake in Lincoln County stands out for me, in part because I administered a chironomid clinic to my good friend Jim Gaddy, who taught me. Fly rods are ‘sized’ to match the weight of fly lines. I am connected telepathically with this rod. When it comes to the best saltwater fly rod, the Meridian is hard to beat. It's subjective, we know that. I own a Fisher 8 foot for 5 that I love so well I would trade my closet full of Loomis to get back were I to lose it. As many are biased to sage and other rod companies I am just as biased to Orvis full flex unsanded blank rods. Gordon- Well, if the hydraulic lift on your hatchback ever gives out you certainly have the right sticks to prop it open. I'd take my 80's Orvis 6wt Superfine "Trout" as my go-to rod for any species, on any water, at any time, and the 4wt Superfine is still the best dry-fly rod for everything east of California. All big 3 rod makers realized that their NEW rods were becoming brittle with graphite p/p/m that stiff. The fact that trout are the most common target for anglers using these rods doesn’t mean that they are the only fish for which the rods are suitable. to me expect your comments to be filed in the loony bin. I was given a Winston 8.5' 3wt glass rod that might be a Fisher blank, though it's not a spectacular rod. Must Buy Best Fly Fishing Combo Under 300! Great question Carl. - A great, great casting rod that I just could not love. Remember - a good rod is like a good putter. We can go on and on about rods left off the list so I will throw one more out there...J.Kennedy Fisher produced some of the sweetest graphite rods...I still use a late 80's vintage 9ft 4wt...it is my go to rod for medium size streams... [...] The second part of this story is incidental. 2 M MAXIMUMCATCH Maxcatch Ultra-Lite Fly Rod for Stream River Panfish/Trout Fishing 1/2/3 Weight and Combo Set Available (2-Weight 6'6'' 4-Piece) $59.99. I have an early 7' 6" Fisher/Winston blank that was wrapped much later (1997) at Winston. Dig it. I'll share mine for your perusal. I love that the Fenwick 7.5 ft 5 weight made the list. Appreciate the help on this. While having so much interest in it, we thought sharing different fishing equipment & tricks would be great idea. I haven't cast that model, but have cast the 8'9" 4wt, which - while I wouldn't necessarily classify it as slow - is a fairly sweet rod. My suggestion is that you fish the rods- just be prepared to slow down your casting stroke. Gentle. There was a gentleman who said he'd like to see the list years from now and see how much it changes. The original Sage 590 RPL is a standard that set the bar for all new "space aged" rods. Welcome to Southwest Montana's finest fly fishing adventures. I am always looking for blanks in the SP and LL line in the 3 and 4 wt, but I have always wanted to try a Burkheimer and that may be my next purchase. My Z-Axis 5 wt did much better and it seemed like you could throw as much line as you were willing to strip out. […] Old rod/New rod This drew a few comments: The Dozen Best Fly Rods of All Time I have a few that will be passed on. ,the Reddington NTi 9ft 5wt and a Strudwick 9tft 9wt (Dean Butler from Oz). something in the 8 foot range? of a rod, reel, line, backing, rod case, vest, waders, line cleaner, floatant, tweezers, feathers, strike indicators blah blah blah I can holiday in Thailand and get as much fish as I want for a year..... Classic rods...the dirty dozen....I agree with the choices above, they are all classic BS and really just based on "peer group" comments. As much as you may. It was just a representative sample; it would be a long list of rod builders if I included everyone who builds a rod that someone likes... Hey, troll; did you not notice this was a blog and not a message board? Never touched fiberglas but have owned/used a lot of graphite rods 4-12wt. A must add, and one I believe could easily be a top ten - the Loomis GLX 12wt, model FR10812-3. Hardy has played an exceptionally significant role in fly rod development (and it needs to be acknowledged that this role has involved the exchange - in both directions across the big pond - an enormous amount of information). Thanks for any help offered. But all the best reels will exhibit a good deal of visual appeal. I was impressed by the lack of reverberation. Fly reels are awesome. I have a Sage #1 and it isn't that old so it is quite new technology. The only reel I had was a Pfleuger Medalist, but I'd switch the rod around to the spin side, go catch a few hoppers, and dapple those with a couple split shot...and catch fish. Naturally, one man's great fly rod is another's pool cue or noodle, and yes, it's just barely possible that my own personal bias has entered into the construction of this list, though just in case there are some questions about, This is a small town with a big heart, a veritable fisherman’s paradise. Kevin VanDam In professional bass fishing, any discussion of "best" has to start with Kevin VanDam. I won't quibble. I own a bamboo rod, a fibreglass and a few carbon fibre; only one of which was made in America. The 8wt HeliPly was actually a bit of a dud- a tailing loop machine. Instead I got the cheaper GL3, which does the job adequately but inspires no rhapsody. Price: $ 1250. The brand M Maximumcatch is well-known for fishing accessories. 5wt. Here's Tom Chandler's list of the dozen best (legacy) fly rods of all time: The Dozen Best Fly Rods of All Time However, advances in materials and technology do make it possible for skilled designers today to [...], Carl Agee: I think it’s an understatement to say that the discussion has veered off topic. Any help? The answer is very important because everything else depends on this answer. They recommended to me a few of his rods that are available and on sale, such as the "North Fork Special, a model based on the Payne 100, a model based on the PHY Perfectionist, as well as the Hollowbuilt 801510. As a staunch environmentalist, he brings to the Yobi Community thought leadership on environmental and access issues facing us today. Raine, etc). Could be the ultimate bass bug rod though... Wow, great answer, in that I acquired an affirmation of my 9 ft. 5 wt. They are medium action and you can get them for $40-75 dollars if you are smart and recognize they simply want to sell them to “afficianodos”. 8.5 to 9 feet – Is a medium length and versatile. I own some doozies. For some foolish reason I parted with both of them. This is not the case with companies like Hardy, Sage, and many others: they produce excellence in the main - even if mass produced. Above I tried to give some more information; as much as I know while waiting to hear more from his family! You can’t be fishing all kind of fishes with the same fly rod. I think that the only lesson is that there is an infinite way to come at fly fishing and we - the consumers - can generally be coaxed to try something new and slightly different. They serve me well and are a credit to their makers. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. Then of course there are Tom Chandler's picks: The Dozen Best Fly Rods of All Time Of these, I've got the 9' 4 wt Loomis IMX, the 8' 6" 5 wt Winston WT, and the 8' 4 wt Winston [...]. Fly Rod Lengths. Sure most of us didn't know about him until "Trout Bum" came out, (and shot up the price of them) That is not saying that they are not worth, it. An interesting list and a fun topic. I want it back, dammit. I know, cause that is how I got mine. It' s a flicky thing, quick on the tip and strong above the grip. Fenwick Streamer owners are an adamant bunch with good reason, along w/an old IM6 Mitchell a 5wt Streamer is a go to of mine. I really like diamondback rods from Vermont, the originals before Cortland bought them out. My old man and I were going through some old fishing gear in his garage today. buy a 6 wt. It literally comes with all the equipment needed for fly fishing. great list Tom Those pre Schwab powell light touch's are great graphite rods and one of the few I've held onto after turning to bamboo. You’ll have to choose the line, reel, and rod according to that. I haven't thrown a Fenwick in years...might have to dig one of those up. I thought it was a half-win. I hear what you're saying about the Perfectionist (hence my ownership of the Beasley version). not familiar, could be singed by the guy who owned it. #50 President, #1000 Rod of Rods? I think the tapers on these Superfines are a little more progressive than the original Superfines, but I'm prepared to be wrong about that... the Orvis Superfines-- the only full flex ( simulated bamboo action) graphites ever made (?) jlacey@mba1981.hbs.edu, Southwestern CT Shoreline. My favorite rod is a ww grigg 9 ft 5 wt. actual fly fishing. Claimed weight (9 foot 5 weight fly rod 4 pieces): … if they gave their blanks away, it wouldn't be worth my time to spin one up. Keep in mind my preference for a reasonably tapered 6wt (Chris Raine calls it a "soft six") isn't exactly current thinking in the fly fishing world... Mark, be nice, America didn't invent fly fishing. Orvis being one of the worlds biggest and longest running companies in the world with some of the biggest brake throughs in rod building deserves a little respect I would think. 704 battenkill my go to rod, 806 for steelies and a flea for when im looking for exercise. You wouldn't suggest that modern violin is better than a Stradivarius just because it uses modern technology. This is the most important thing in fly fishing. I haven't met a fish that was capable of brand recognition nor the difference between fibreglass, graphite or bamboo (flamed or uncooked) rods. Such a concept is not possible. I was given one, and sold it immediately. My second rod was a Hardy Marvel - a Palakona. @Trout: DS 2, eh? Doug - google fiberglass fly rodders. I am looking in the 1 to 200 dollar range and everyone tells me ebay but I dont know brands well enough to know which rods are slow. Eek! Your big omission was the Paul Young Midge--no other rod (in bamboo, fiberglass, or graphite) casts or feels like this rod does. I also have a 9' 8 wt IMX that I absolutely love. I have fly-fished Michigan, Colorado, New Mexico and California, and loved every minute of it. In fact, I've. Dave Roberts fished it on the Rogue trip, and said that he liked it the best of all the Reams tapers he's tried, and - in what has become Dave's Official Seal of Approval - tried to steal the rod at the end of the trip. These rods sucked then and still suck today...... but they were innovative and you thought worthy of mentioning.....Winston Boron Rods are equally innovative and obviously WAY more fishable. The Sage 389 is what it was, a great one. Because of the line weight, the fly will go down to the water harder. casts. They had very different opinions on favored tapers and actions. (If you google "lower forty outfitters" and look for their sale page you will see some great prices on TFO overstock. Or anything from Russia, Brazil, China, India, Australia, or South Africa? Bought the 865 LPS Thomas and Thomas 18 years ago...!!! And it was my favourite, small and slow and comfortable for a little boy in his fourth year of fly fishing. I hate typos; the above comment should read "rationale" and I used versatile more than once - my sentence structure stinks. We came across a silver cylinder containing a 7'6" eb payne rod labeled #197. I cried. Scott SF era G series 9' 4 wt. Weight: There are different types of reel weights available for different needs. Top Fly Rods. How do you delete a post? In my opinion they are the supremacy of bamboo building, in the craftsmanship of building them and their performance. The assembling process might take some time. Hi Tom, I may be able to contribute if you are willing while I learn your rules...But please keep in mind... My family's business is a point of pride. That's karma Baby!! The Madison River is arguably one of the best trout fishing rivers in all of southwest Montana, if not the entire world! Lightning line speed and unheard of power are delivered not by increased stiffness but by relying on exceptional recovery speed. Superb rod (mine is a kit) that I've been fishing for well over 20 years.The only thing to get me "away" from that was picking up a SB 346 5 wt. Ha. Nine footer, many steelhead and salmon on that rod. I didn't know they made fly rods either. Also, I purchased an Orvis Clearwater 10' for 7 as a backup steelhead rod that is simply terrible. crap that you're wearing these days. Just newer not by increased stiffness but by in large great rods out find... 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