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Thread: Fly rod for the Park?

  1. #11
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    4wt 8ft TFO is a great rod for the park. I use a 4 piece Professional.

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    I purchased the 4 wt tfo bvk 8'6" for the park 3 trips ago and could not be happier. handles dry , dry/dropper and bh nymphs with ease

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    I bought a Winston Passport 2-1/2 years ago to fish most all the wild streams (park included) 9'5wt 4pc. has what they call a progressive taper. couldn't be happier with it. it's tough, light and responsive. dries, dry/dropper 2 nymph rigs, roll cast great. has great touch....it's a great rod for the money.
    not made in USA... but neither is TFO
    Fishhead

  4. #14
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    I fish a 4 wt rod in the park often. But I often fish it with a 5 wt line. Lots of wind and some bushy flies and short casts. I always keep a 5 wt and a 4 wt line in my vest when I leave the car for a good distance.

  5. #15
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    Default Classic Trout

    I agree with all the long rod recommendations. My 3# is 8'6" and 4# is 9'.

    I have the 8'6" 3# 4 piece Classic Trout and it has served me well. No reliability issues; perhaps that is because I only manage to catch minnows.

    The TFO finesse and BVK are not in the same price range as the CT; ~$40 and ~$90 more expensive. Byron and Paula don't carry the CT though, so that is a negative. Just have to compensate with other items; new Chota boots perhaps?

    A lot of people like super fast rods and the CT is not. I enjoy fishing slower pace rods, especially in the small streams in the park backcounty; TFO isn't for me. I've been eyeballing some of the new glass rods hitting the market, I don't own a 2#............yet.

  6. #16
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    Ended up with a TFO Pro Series II 8'6" 3wt. Put a new 4 wt line on my Orvis Battenkill II at LRO where I got the rod and went fishing. Had a good day in the park. Couldn't be happier. Thanks for the help.

    Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by tntom View Post
    Ended up with a TFO Pro Series II 8'6" 3wt. Put a new 4 wt line on my Orvis Battenkill II at LRO where I got the rod and went fishing. Had a good day in the park. Couldn't be happier. Thanks for the help.

    Tom
    Pics of the fish?? Come on, we're starving here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chechem View Post
    Pics of the fish?? Come on, we're starving here!
    Sorry!! I have slipped on taking pictures. I also love to see the pics of peoples trips. I will do better next trip.

    Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by tntom View Post
    Ended up with a TFO Pro Series II 8'6" 3wt. Put a new 4 wt line on my Orvis Battenkill II at LRO where I got the rod and went fishing. Had a good day in the park. Couldn't be happier. Thanks for the help.

    Tom

    That is an excellent set-up. I think you will be very happy with it. Glad you got what you wanted/needed.
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    That new Battenkill is a very nice reel for reasonable money. Just the thing for the mountains - no need for large arbor or hi-tech drag. I have a couple of glass rods in 2 and 3 weight; with the Battenkill reels they are perfect for the smaller streams.

    steve
    The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation, unless they fly fish... with apologies to Thoreau

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