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Re: Your Go To Rods for Your Go To Fishing
Posted by: Alec Stansell (---)
Date: November 19, 2022 08:31AM

I fish Cape Cod and Maine freshwater with fly rods. Smallmouth and brown trout are my favorite fish. For smallies I fish a Lamiglas 8’ 6wt. 2 pc. glass fly rod built by a friend many years ago and fish primarily wet flies. For trout my favorite is an 8.5’ 6wt. Loomis im6 blank rod I built with single foot guides.I fish wet flies and small dries for trout. As you might tell, I like a slower action rod.

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Re: Your Go To Rods for Your Go To Fishing
Posted by: Evan Cobb (---.rochester.rr.com)
Date: November 19, 2022 08:18PM

I’ve only built around 10 Rods total so I don’t have much experience.

Fish- largemouth and smallmouth bass
Favorite rod- NFC XRay SJ736. Originally bought the rod for a Texas rig rod but after building it realized it was a bit light for what I wanted to use it for. It has a perfect action for small finesse jigs and weightless senkos.

Brown and rainbow trout
RodGeeks C266ML. Not the most sensitive rod out there but great for spinners and drifting worms

Native Brook Trout in small mountain streams
Rainshadow Revelation 6’6” 2wt. First fly rod build. It’s almost effortless casting and I can roll cast farther with this short rod than I can with an 8’6” 5wt Orvis Clearwater.
-my next fly rod build will probably be with a JP Ross blank

Ice fishing (perch)
Bass Khang Panfish carbon 36” cut down to 30”.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/19/2022 08:19PM by Evan Cobb.

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Re: Your Go To Rods for Your Go To Fishing
Posted by: Mark B. Gonsalves (---.hawaiiantel.net)
Date: November 20, 2022 02:18PM

I'm a shoreline fisherman on the island of Oahu in the State of Hawaii. My fishery encompasses ultralight to extra heavy "surf casting". For my ultralight gear I use both custom and factory built Fenwick rods in the 8 1/2' lengths and longer. These lengths are required to reach out over rocky shoreline areas. For light to medium heavy casting, 4-8oz lead, from beaches and short cliff areas I use CTS rods in the 13' lengths. For heavier shoreline fishing from high cliff areas I use IRW rods rated up to 10oz. I rarely do this type of fishing anymore and do more ultralight and casting from the beaches.so I can include my 89 year old father in my fishing outings. CTS and Fenwick have performed GREATLY for me for the last 12 and 40+ years respectively..

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Re: Your Go To Rods for Your Go To Fishing
Posted by: Leslie Cline (---)
Date: November 20, 2022 06:37PM

Aloha, Mark!

(As a side note, I am a big Jocelyn Alo fan).

Love the island-saltwater take on GO TO rods!

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Re: Your Go To Rods for Your Go To Fishing
Posted by: Jim Berry (---)
Date: November 26, 2022 09:13AM

Spinning rods st.croix 7.6mlxf with fuji kr new concept guides got this when you could still buy their blanks and mhx s842 x two one for dad and one for son and a s721 mhx with fuji kr guide set up the mhx blanks are only 50 bucks a blank use in the strip pits at mazonia for gills float, jig head, drop shot fall time for lake perch on lake michigan double perch on any of them is a good time the best part of a rod build is picking, buying and then getting to use it, live in illinois took a rod building class from the sign at the bait shop now i have something to have as a hobby and build them for my buddies to try also

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