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NOT TRYING TO GET PERSONAL, BUT WHAT'S IN YOUR ROD CLOSET ?

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Damn! I have 2 that are my main rotation, an 8 and a 9, both built by me. I have a 7 weight up at the camp for LMBs and I have a 10 Diamondback that's somewhere in Vt. that I loaned out. Going down to fish the Shenandoah with my son soon so I might have to add a 4 or 5 weight to the mix and contemplating one of those 7'10" 10 weights but not really sure why lol. Right now I have more boats than rods so I feel like I need to correct that..

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I am a firm believer in less is more.  I have my original Sage RPLX 10wt, T&T Horizon 10wt and an LLBean SPT 9wt.   All of these rods are 25 years old at least.  My newest is an 8wt Colton Tradewinds which feels a lot like my Sage RPLX..

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The bare essentials. Scott STS 10wt with Galvan Rush LT 10 and 2 spare spools. Lines are 1 tropical floating, 1 intermediate, 1 fast sink. Scott Tidal 8wt with Galvan Rush LT 8 and 2 spare spools. Lines are 1 bonefish taper, 1 float, 1 intermediate, and 1 fast sink. I’ve got a TFO mangrove 10wt that’s collecting dust, and an old St. Croix 10wt which was the first fly rod I purchased when I was 12 or 13. 

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2 hours ago, Seadogg said:

The bare essentials. Scott STS 10wt with Galvan Rush LT 10 and 2 spare spools. Lines are 1 tropical floating, 1 intermediate, 1 fast sink. Scott Tidal 8wt with Galvan Rush LT 8 and 2 spare spools. Lines are 1 bonefish taper, 1 float, 1 intermediate, and 1 fast sink. I’ve got a TFO mangrove 10wt that’s collecting dust, and an old St. Croix 10wt which was the first fly rod I purchased when I was 12 or 13. 

most salt you can handle with an 8wt and a 10wt like Seadogg.  I went years in the salt with just those 2 rods.

 

 

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too many rods... though i guess not crazy compared to some threads i have read.  I feel like i have it covered with 11 rods.

 

3wt 8'8" sage durascrim

5wt 9' sage z-axis

6wt 9' sage xi3

7wt 9' tfo axiom 2

Sage bass ll 290grain 7'11" smallmouth model

7/8wt 7' cabelas CGR fiberglass 

8wt 9'orvis recon

8wt  9' echo epr

10wt 9' Loomis CC GLX

11wt Sage Salt

12wt Sage Salt

 

 

 

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Actually,  :

G.Loomis GL3 10wt

G. Loomis GLX 10'9wt

G. Loomis IM6 6 wt  that I built with saltwater hardware

St. Croix Legend Ultra 10' 8wt.

St. Croix 8/9wt with no model number or name

Albright 12wt.

Angler's Roost 10wt. 12' two-handed overhead rod

CND Atlantis 11'11/12wt. two-handed overhead rod

Loop Xact 13'6" 8wt. Spey Rod

Cabela's  somecheapmodel 4wt

    I'm not sure if I'm missing any, but that's close if not all of them.

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back up over 30.....  I have a problem.

 

Two more to buy this year:

Redington Hydrogen 11' 3wt spey;

Livingston Rod Company- 8' 6" 4 wt glass.

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Like some above I have too many rods, including loaner rods (not listed), and TH rods.  The ones that give me the most joy I found new old stock, discontinued, or used in fine condition (marked with a *)

 

Some single hand rods that I will likely hang on to forever:

 

Ross Essence FC 8'6" 3 wt

Ross Essence FC 9' 4 wt

Powell Tiboron 9' 5wt (original U.S. version*)

Albright A5 (5 piece) 9' travel rods (5wt*, 6wt*)

Albright XXT 6wt, 10wt

Temple Fork TiCr 7wt

Temple Fork TiCrx 7wt  (plus two hand conversion kit, making it an 11'3" 7/8wt)

Temple Fork prototype "Tough Fly Rod" 8wt (2 piece, from Lefty's estate*)

Powell Tiboron 8wt*, Tiboron II 8wt*, Tiboron XL 9wt

Redington TSF 10wt* (bought used) 4 piece, IM-7 blank, modified removable fighting butt

Redington CPS rods in 7-10wts (all 9' 4 pc, most new old stock, or used, 8wt used*)

Ross Essence FC 12wt (x2; deeply discounted)

 

Two hand (current rotation):

Ross Reach 12'6" 6wt spey (discontinued at Sierra)

Ross Reach 11' 9" 7wt switch (purchased as a demo with an extra tip)

LL Bean Streamlight Ultra 2 12'6" 7wt (testing it seems more like a 7/8)

Redington CPX 11' 3" 8wt switch rod

Echo2 12'6" 9wt scandi rod (bought used*)

Beulah 9/10 surf

TFO 12x12 Surf Tamer

 

Edited by Killiefish

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