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maxxbhp  
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02/15/2012 02:45PM
 
Fly Outfit That link is really long, hope I didn't screw it up. Anyway, I need a new one, it'll get used maybe 10 times a year


"Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away." Elvis Presley
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Moonman  
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02/15/2012 04:55PM
 
I think those Greys rods are primarily a UK brand, as they are always advertised in the english fly fishing mags I buy. Don't really know much about them, fly rods are very hard to evaluate without directly handling them - even models from very good brands may be to stiff and fast or soft and noodle-like for your tastes. A lot depends on your casting style. If you were going to pick up something around that range money wise, I could recommend the TFO BVK rod, an awesome rod for the price, although you would still need to pick up a reel. Also, the Ross Esence FC rod is a great one for around 175. add an okuma SLV reel for 75.00 and you'll really be in business, and at the same price as that greys combo. Hope this helps.


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flytyer  
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02/16/2012 07:15AM
 
I don't know if you live near an Orvis store but they have Clearwater rods on sale for $119.00 and then get a new reel for $49.00. The rod has a 25 year guarantee on it. You can see them on-line at Orvis.com. Just find the sale section. I have several Orvis rods and they do me well in the BWCA and other places.
CrookedPaddler1  
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02/16/2012 09:18AM
 
Looks like a decent rod for the dollar! Might be a bit light if you hook into a big smallie or northern, but I think it will do the trick!
Badgerboy  
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02/16/2012 09:18AM
 
I would have to agree with Moonman, TFO makes an excellent rod for the price. Their customer service is very good. Nobody will "ooh" and "ahh" at the rod becasue it doesn't have the cache of others but it catches lots of fish and leaves lots of hard earned cash in your pocket!


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