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Blank for tightline nymphing rod
Posted by: Brad Potter (---.fws.gov)
Date: May 29, 2019 01:56PM

I'll be headed to Reno, NV for an 8 week assignment and while there I want to take advantage of the local fishing. Based on my research it appears fishing the Truckee River is mostly tightline nymphing. Anyone have good suggestions for a 9-10' 4wt blank? I'm looking for a 4 piece blank to make travel easier. Probably mod-fast action. Also, I'm seeking more affordable options (without giving up too much performance) as I'm not sure how much use this rod will get outside of this trip.

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Re: Blank for tightline nymphing rod
Posted by: Phil Erickson (---.dsl.pltn13.sbcglobal.net)
Date: May 29, 2019 02:03PM

The MHX 10" 4wt 4pc is a very good option.

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Re: Blank for tightline nymphing rod
Posted by: Bill Hickey (---.nycap.res.rr.com)
Date: May 29, 2019 02:51PM

CTS Affinity X, I have also built out a couple of MHX 4wts for customers, good blank, but the CTS Affinity X is better in my opinion.

Rod Geeks also has a decent 904-4, kinda stiff for my taste, but it will work and is affordable.

Don't rule out fishing with an Indicator or dry/dropper rigs depending on what time of year you are going to be out there.

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Re: Blank for tightline nymphing rod
Posted by: James Taylor (---.wavecable.com)
Date: May 29, 2019 03:50PM

The RainShadow Eternity ETEF10644 is our 4wt nymphing rod, check out the specs at: [www.rainshadowrodblanks.com]

James Taylor
Batson Enterprises
BatsonEnterprises.com | RainShadowRodBlanks.com | ALPSForeCast.com | Build2Fish.com

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Re: Blank for tightline nymphing rod
Posted by: Ron Weber (---.tc.ph.cox.net)
Date: May 29, 2019 06:14PM

The PacBay Arctos in the 10'3" 4wt is also a very good candidate for that . A little towards the faster side but that is my preferece

Ron Weber

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Re: Blank for tightline nymphing rod
Posted by: Michal Rozycki (---.neoplus.adsl.tpnet.pl)
Date: May 29, 2019 07:37PM

The MHX 10" 4wt 4pc is still waiting for me to finish the build, but the blank itself is sweet!

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Re: Blank for tightline nymphing rod
Posted by: Brad Potter (---.fws.gov)
Date: May 30, 2019 07:56AM

Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I'll take a look at these options.

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Re: Blank for tightline nymphing rod
Posted by: Bob McKamey (---.se.biz.rr.com)
Date: May 30, 2019 08:34AM

Hello Brad -- Here is a link to the MHX 10' - 4 wt - [www.mudhole.com] - Thank You!

Bob McKamey
Mud Hole Custom Tackle
bobm@mudhole.com

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Re: Blank for tightline nymphing rod
Posted by: John Van Emmerik (---.static.reno.nv.highlandswireless.com)
Date: May 31, 2019 12:07PM

I built an Arctos 10'3" 4 wt. and like it a lot. It's not a Euro specific soft tip stiff mid/butt action but is a faster more uniform flex that is great for dries & indicator or naked high sticking and even single hand spey. I usually use a 10' 5 wt. (Pac Bay Quickline) or a switch rod on the Truckee since if you encounter a big brown they can bury a 4 wt. I live in the Reno area and have fished the Truckee for 4 decades. Euro nymphing can be very effective but be flexible. Be prepared for tough wading and you will earn every fish. Bring your A+ game.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 05/31/2019 02:27PM by John Van Emmerik.

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Re: Blank for tightline nymphing rod
Posted by: Bill Batson (---.wavecable.com)
Date: May 31, 2019 02:39PM

The finest in the industry>>The RainShadow Eternity ETEF10644 is our 4wt nymphing rod, check out the specs at: [www.rainshadowrodblanks.com]

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