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- Senior Angler
- Posts: 91
- Joined: Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:42 pm
My bamboo 5wt because I made it myself. It was supposed to be a 4wt Payne 400 taper but ended up throwing a 5wt line better, living and breathing grass!
- Elite Angler
- Posts: 424
- Joined: Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:20 pm
Without a doubt it's my Barclay 733. He was clearing inventory for his new line and sold the blanks. I built the rod myself. It's a very minimalistic build with high-end components. Snake brand Eco guides, Lemke reel seat with cocobolo insert, clear thread wraps, and flor grade cork. Everything feels like sh*t after using flor grade cork. It's also the perfect dry fly rod for the Driftless.
- Newbie Angler
- Posts: 2
- Joined: Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:29 pm
If you’re looking for just the rod for under $200 you can’t go wrong with an Echo Carbon XL/Ion XL. Amazing warranty, tough rod and casts better than a few $800 rods I’ve seen. I have the 10ft 8wt as my backup Steelhead rod and it packs a lot of punch for a lower end rod but still has a lot of feel on the cast.
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