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Old 09-02-2012, 04:42 PM
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Thanks, Stan. That elkhorn sounds really interesting to me. I have been casting off and on for 30 years and I have two rods...an Orvis 4 piece 9' pack rod circa about 1980, and a 9' Sage of similar age, now snapped in half due to it getting caught between the ground and a 10 year old heel. Notice I said "casting". I have yet to learn how to actually catch fish! Thanks for the advice.
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Old 09-02-2012, 04:47 PM
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Sage will replace/repair that rod for $50 if you send them the rod. They are FANTASTIC when it comes to customer service.
http://www.sageflyfish.com/about/warranty/
The website makes it sound like they may not replace it, but they will.

I broke my 5wt XP in Montana last year and had it back in my hand in less than 2 weeks.
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:35 PM
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That elkhorn sounds really interesting to me. .
The best thing about that rod is it's 5 pieces. It packs down really small, add a small 3wt reel and a box of dry flys and it could almost fit it the glove compartment. It's nice to have a rod for whenever you might pass a small mountain stream jam packed with Greenback Cutts!

If I was in the market for another 3 or 4wt, I'd have a hard time spending $600-700 dollars when I could get one of these for $250.

I think it's time to make this an official forum on the site!
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:59 AM
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OK experts. What is a good quality/value short rod (7.5 or 8 foot) for fishing smaller streams and creeks? Probably 3 weight.
Best value going right now is the Orvis Clearwater line. Priced at right around $200 and guaranteed for 25 years. I've owned 7.5' in both 4 weight and 3 weight. Smaller streams and creeks often mean tight quarters and rock scrambling. It's comforting to know that if I have a mishap with my rod, it will be taken care of. Prior to the Orvis, my small stream rod was a pack rod from Cabelas. It was a nice rod but when it snapped I did get some help from Cabelas (really nice of them as it was beyond the warranty period) with the funds to replace it.

Best quality? You would think a guy that bought a LX470 versus a LC would have a clue - but I really don't know.
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:10 PM
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I'd be down with a fishing forum. Last time I fished was in KY on a farm pond. Needless to say, I have much to learn. Picked up a rod and some spoons the other day and ... well... I know nothing.
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me too!
I picked up my $41 fishing license so I'm ready to go!
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Kids were catching crayfish last week at Wolford reservoir. Raw chicken leg on a stick and Hot dogs were the preferred bait. Cooked them up in the dutch oven. Potato's, Sausage, onions, garlic, corn, seasoning. Tasty.
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Kids were catching crayfish last week at Wolford reservoir. Raw chicken leg on a stick and Hot dogs were the preferred bait. Cooked them up in the dutch oven. Potato's, Sausage, onions, garlic, corn, seasoning. Tasty.
Awesome...... we used to catch them by the dozens when I was a kid!

And frogs too. A piece of red felt on a size 22 hook and a long rod to reach way out with, and they would snatch it every time.
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OK experts. What is a good quality/value short rod (7.5 or 8 foot) for fishing smaller streams and creeks? Probably 3 weight.
I was having the same dilemma, so I went straight down the middle and bought a Sage TXL 7'10" 3 wt a couple of years ago. It has been a really nice rod. I used it over the weekend on Spearfish Creek in South Dakota. It lays out drys nicely. Here is the one pic I took, although I promise I caught a bunch



I have also had very good luck with Sage customer service. I have broken two Sage rods and each time they were very response.

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We could do a poll. Or something. Seems like support for yet another forum isn't that strong. But I can be convinced.
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