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Old 05-01-2007, 08:56 AM
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Default Brookie Rod

Im looking for a backc'untry rod. Small, light...really no casting involved here. A low price would be good too. Any suggestions appreciated.
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Old 05-01-2007, 09:31 AM
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ST Croix Avid 7'9" 3wt 4 pc. Long enough to "dapple" on brookie streams, but shorter to help with overhanging brush. American made, and I believe they come in at $200. I hve cast this rod and it is a sweetheart! I opted for the Legend Ultra in the same version which is just alittle crisper actioned and helps make those side arm and back casts alittle easier. It sells for $300-325.

Alot of folks think that you need a 6' rod for brookie water but I disagree. If I'm not mistaken, Rusty Fowler uses a 10' 4wt in the brush! With a rod that long, you should never have to disturb the stream by getting your feet wet.

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Old 05-01-2007, 10:06 AM
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I'll second St. Croix rods. I have two and would definitely buy more if I had the $$$... If you decide to splurge, the new Orvis Superfines are sweet rods....
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Old 05-01-2007, 10:32 AM
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How about a TFO Finesse 2 or 3 wt 4 piece? Economical and a good bang for your buck! I don't have one,but thinking about getting one for a BC backup rod....

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Old 05-01-2007, 12:27 PM
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I've heard a lot of good things about the TFO rods. I use a Diamondback Classic 7'9" 3wt. Its a little more expensive and its a 2 piece rod, but I love it.
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7"9" St. Croix Avid 3 wt. 4-piece overlined with a 5 wt. pocket-water RIO line. It' s become my mountain stream go to rod. Very lightweight, very good feel to it, and every fish feels like a monster!

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Old 05-01-2007, 03:34 PM
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If you could find one of those old style 2wt orvis superfines either 6'6" or the 7'9" at the closeout prices of around $230 snap it up. I fish a 4wt superfine and the little specs really put a bend in that slow action rod. They are hard to pack though, since they are 2piece rods. The TFO Fin. and the SC Avids are probably the best rods in that price range. Cast before you buy!
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Old 05-01-2007, 04:47 PM
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man, I was just about ready to sell my old 2wt superfine, now you've got me thinking, I gotta hold onto that.
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Old 05-01-2007, 07:00 PM
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hey Trevor......if you sell the superfine, I want first dibs.......


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Don't let these guys influence you...hang onto that rod!

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