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Old 03-29-2014, 08:07 PM
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Don't need but want a new rod for the Park I want a 8' 4wt I am looking at a Redington Classic Trout. Anyone ever fished one? And if not the Redington what do you like?

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Old 03-29-2014, 08:20 PM
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In my opinion, in that price range of a rod, I would highly recommend TFO Pro Series or step up to the BVK. They are excellent fly rods and come with an outstanding warranty. However, its all up to personal choice. You will get just about as many opinions as there are fly rod manufacturers.
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Old 03-30-2014, 08:27 AM
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The classic trout is a terrible rod. Broke them time and again Always at the tip...prob had 7 or 8 breaks. I now have 2 broken classic trouts in my garage cause I refuse to send them back yet again. Redington used to make good stuff....not anymore. Waders, boots and rods...they all don't last
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:08 AM
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I will say that the tfo and st Croix rods have done me well and I love my Ross rods. I guided for years with the st Croix imperial rod in a 8'6" 4 at. I like how soft they are. The Fuller flex allows for easier short roll casts and of course makes smaller fish feel larger
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Old 03-30-2014, 10:19 AM
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I agree: TFO.

But if you're buying for the park, I'd add that I use a 9' TFO most of the time.
I used to fish an 8' or 8.5' rod, but the Smokies are more about short, directed casts or high-sticking nymphs; better done with a 9' rod (~5 wt).

Now, folks are going to say buy a 3-wt, 5-wt, and such. But I find that I use the 9' rod 90% of the time.

Those mountain-laurel limbs still grab my flies, but less often it seems. And now I catch more fish too.
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I do agree with the 9 footer....I use a 10' 5 at in the winter and high water to nymph with...even with an indicator the longer rods sure make a difference..
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Is a 4 pc better in case you want to pack it in?

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Is a 4 pc better in case you want to pack it in?

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Absolutely, at least for backpacking
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I like my 8' 9" TFO 3 wt in the park. Going up to 9' would be good but tfo doesn't have a 3 wt that long. I had a wild water 3 wt that I got on amazon that was a full 9' liked it ok but doesn't cast as well as the tfo and now it's underwater anyway
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Old 03-30-2014, 03:13 PM
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4 pc is always better for transport. Longer is better for the park. I bought a 7'6" TFO for places like Cataootchee and Cosby that have a lot of overhead cover, but 9 times out of 10 I will use my 9' TFO. My next rod will be a 10 foot BVK.
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