short 4wt stream rod

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fly Fishing' started by carnage007, May 8, 2006.

  1. carnage007

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    Hey hows it going everyone I am not to much of a fly fisherman but one of my friends asked me if I could build him a short(~6ft or less) rod for backbacking. He wants it short becuase there is lots of overhang in the areas he goes. Im not to familar with blanks this short, my only experience is with Graphite USA rods. If anyone could recommend some blanks or areas to check out i would apperciate it. He was also looking for something in the 4-6wt range, Thanks in advance.

    Nick c
     
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    Check out Dan Craft. Some of the best rod blanks I have come across.
     
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    Bought and wrapped a 6.5' , 3wt st Croix from Strouds Tackle ( they sell blanks, eyes, ect.... but kind'a $$$ ) off Morena 3 or 4 years ago.. I can’t say i liked it tho - too much of a noodle.
     
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    Wassa madda with noodles? I kinda like um:evilimu:
     
  5. tlcgpw

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    :) aloha Nick,
    check out www.shelbyvillerodco.com
    nice blanks and not to bad on your$$$$


    hey godess
    is this where you are hanging out.
    looking good
    see ya Greg:cheers:
     
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    You betcha! I loves these guys!
     
  7. Smitty

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    Under 6ft? Gonna cast like shit. Tell your buddy to pack some lightweight waders along and go with longer rod.
     
  8. blowboater

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    Check these guys out: http://www.hookhack.com/. Bob is a bit of a curmudgeon but he has good prices. I have bought a bunch of stuff from him. Including some rod kits.

    I love my St Croix. I have a 6wt and a 3wt. The 3wt is my favorite rod.
     
  9. CstlFlifisher

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    I second the Hook and Hackle Blanks. They have a 6' 6", 4pc., 2wt. kit on sale right now. I have one and it's the best little stream rod!

    CF
     
  10. mbbishop

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    Hey Greg. Yeah, this is where we've been hangin. I kind of ditto Smitty's post. Under 7 and the rod is really limited. My advice, go with a 7 to 8 footer. It's still nice in tight around bush and still got a little lift for mending, etc. For over a decade, I tried using a 6 1/2 foot 3wt for the streams above my town (Nevada County, CA) and realized a slow, light 8 footer would work just as well and would punch over meadow grass, close loop in wind, lift line off water to redirect fly angle, etc. much much better than the 6 footer.
     
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    And there were very few times the 8 footer I have been using was too long to hang up. I mean, when it did, a 6 footer would have been all snagged as well. (And as always in those situations, I righteously blame the willows, not the operator.)LOL
     
  12. mojo

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    What do you guys do forget glass? You keep talkin' tupperware. Remember, glass was after boo and before plastic. You can get a kick ass 6' glass rod that'll cast your pants off. Steffan, McFarland, Lamiglas, Diamondglass. GRN if you're here, love my Steffan.
    Wassup Bishop!!! Good to see you posting again.
    Alan
     
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    Glad to be back into again. Been busy with new baby at home. I fished a 7 ft 3wt diamondglass last week. It was pure honey!!
     
  14. blowboater

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    I admit that I can't handle a super fast rod. That's why I like my St Croix 3wt. It's quite soft and you can do what ever you want w/ it. The 6 wt is FAST and really stiff. That's great when you want some distance and have lots of room. But the 3wt is a totally different animal. It's a lot more my speed - a hack.

    PS: I'm off to Idaho in a couple o weeks for a bit o fishing. I'll post pics.
     
  15. mojo

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    When and where in Idaho 'zactly. Joni and I will be up at HF and H middle of June.
     
  16. blowboater

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    I fly into Jackson Hole on the 7th. We're driving to Mack's Inn, ID. I fly back out on the 13th.
     
  17. mojo

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    We'll actually be up there on the 11th for the week. Tried to get a cabin at Macks, but they were booked on the days we wanted and the cabin we wanted. Next year I'll book in January. We'll stay in IF at the sister-in-laws and might tent it at Red Rocks. Full hookups for tents are cheap........
    Fish down from Coffee Pot rapids. No one there. Beautiful.
     

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