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 Post subject: Re: #5 Fly Rods
PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:55 am 
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Brown Trout
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mtsteveoh wrote:
I wound up getting the Allen Myth. Nice #5 rod. Now, to con Irish into floating somewhere.

Here's hoping the Myth works well for you. I'm so surrounded by fly-fishing myths from the guys I know, that I'm considering buying a new 5 wt. from RedRods Inc., a small manufacturer that employs 3rd generation non-working welfare recipients. RedRods is marketing their "Liar-Liar-Pants-on-Fire" line to compete against the yellow rod crowd; you know, the guys who get their jollys off by splashing around trout streams while carrying multiple aerosol cans. The cost of the "Liar" should be minimal, since the factory received start-up/kick-back funding from the latest Stimulus Package.


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 Post subject: Re: #5 Fly Rods
PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:08 pm 
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mtsteveoh wrote:
I wound up getting the Allen Myth. Nice #5 rod. Now, to con Irish into floating somewhere.


That company has some nice products. I enjoyed my time a few months ago talking to the guy that started the company and checking out his reels. He offers solid products and a good value. Plus, he supports FFF. Enjoy your rod.


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 Post subject: Re: #5 Fly Rods
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:03 pm 
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I just returned from home (Fishtail, MT) where I had a chance to fish this rod. Big dries, hoppers only. This rod has a fairly quick action with just the right amount of tip. Tracks well. Hell, even I was able to cast it. Cons: The grip could have a little better quality cork...the amount of "dusting" is a bit much. Also, the "snake" guides could use a little more epoxy between the guide and the blank (single foot guides except the stripping and topper guides). Other than those small imperfections, it's a great rod. Allen was discontinuing this model (?) so I got a great deal as well. I give it a B+.


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 Post subject: Re: #5 Fly Rods
PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:58 pm 
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Actually, you can have a fairly fast rod with a soft tip.
The Scott S3 was one..Some of the Loomis rods of the past did.
A good one I have fished is the Echo Edge 9' 5 wt. Not an expensive rod, but it is a good one.
I would describe it as a medium fast rod with a soft tip.
You might want to check that option... I believe I paid $200 or so.


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