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9 FT. 8 WT. question

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EDGE ROD delivery is in question by some and maybe some have had issues , however many get their rods in a timely fashion !

The price points are reasonable so to me their worth waiting for , the fly rods are compatible with any $500 Rod , I've owned ! 

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8 hours ago, Killiefish said:

Light does not mean strong, and old does not always mean heavy.  There are  some great older  rods that are quite light, and also some newer rods that are heavy.  Some new rods are light but overly prone to breakage.   Some of my most used and treasured rods are older rods that I believe walked the line between lightness and strength.  When I compare them to newer, supposedly "better" or latest technology rods, I find that the difference is often marginal and the increase in joy ephemeral.  One can become very unhappy while chasing perfection.

One of my favorite quotes "lighter, stronger, cheaper - pick any 2"

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This is like waiting for the baby to be delivered and we don’t know beforehand if it’s going to be a boy or a girl, but then again we don’t know what the due date is :) .

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Thanks to everyone who commented on this post it is good to hear other peoples thoughts. Of my older rods I like a loomis IMX 7 wt. and a winston boron 2 9 wt. so i will probably gravitate towards rods with similar actions. I will be arriving in FMB on the 30th and will probably wait until some time during my first week to shop for a new 8 wt. I will post in this thread when I find something that fits my casting style in the sub 500 range .

 

 

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Hi everyone I just want to let you know that I purchased a St. Croix Legend Elite SW 8 wt. and have fished it a couple of days on the beach and one day for large Mouth bass on a lake.

So far I like the rod it is not real actuate up close but it is great once you have enough line out to load the rod. 

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