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    Gatti rods

    What is the model Gatti rod model that Mark and others have raved about. I am looking for a 5 wt 3 or four piece with some real power for wind,streamers and nymphing with weight. I looked up Gatti rods on the net and they have all kinds of models and dont know where to start.


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    Thumbs up Gatti rods

    Arnold i haven't seem the newest models, so i'm not sure about the model nmbers. Up until say a year ago, the main two models everyone had were either a PA, (progressive action/med. fast) or a TA, (tip action/fast). Mine is a PA, and i've heard the TA is extremely fast. Something like the G.Loomis GLX, (the originall, not the newer ones) the old one. I also hear that the newest Gatti rods are even faster, if that's possible. I am in contact with Sandro Gatti now............i was going to put them in the shop i almost got invovlved with. And i still may become a Gatti dealer. As soon as i find out more, i'll let you know. mark..........

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    Thanks, I will hold off untill I hear from you and might test one of yours when in the area.

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    Arnold, my man Dave Ulmer (slicfoot) a host in the Hut over at FAOL will be bringing several Gatti rods with him to the Gathering in June. Actually i expect he'll be here by May 30th or earlier. He always shows early for these type "events." He is bringing the rods for people to try out and see if they like them. They ALWAYS do. There's nothing like a Gatti man.........nothing. Look forward. mark.........

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    Will be in Roscoe 5/29 through 6/4,reservations made.

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    Arnold,
    I'll be in Roscoe several of those days, and you're welcome to try out my rods as well. I have an FR 864 3PA, an FR 905 3PA, and an FR 906 TA. They are my favorite rods.
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    I was thinking about building a rod using a Gatti blank because the price seemed very reasonable , but didn't know anything about them. It sounds like they have the Willowhead seal of approval.

    Are the new PA & TA blanks blue? I seem to remember the blanks I was looking at were blue, but maybe they were an older model.

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    Thumbs up smart

    Bob, we got the same rod. The FR 905 3PA man i LOVE that rod. I want to get the other one you have, the FR 906 TA. I almost bought one from a guy who fishes the Big D. a LOT. But i found out it had been broken and fixed..........so i balked. Jeeze i wish i could just wake up tomorrow and have it be April 15th. "All good things...................................." mark..............p.s. Arnold, glad you made your reservations early, VERY smart.

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    I was playing with some of my rods in the snow a day or two ago and was comparing everything I have with each other. Somthing interesting-The first rod I ever owned which was a 6 wt LL Bean for $160 cast 50-60 feet. My Sage RPL 4 wt also cast 50-60 feet,my 4 wt sage xp same thing,my Orvis Trident 5 wt same thing and my Loomis 5 wt same thing. So this got me wondering, what the heck am I trying to acomplish with this rod mania ?
    Now back to Gatti, is it just a nice feel or do they cast further ?
    It seems that with proper casting basics all rods cast about the same distance. So what specificly is a Gatti or any other rod going to do for me that I cant do with everything else ?I am starting to wonder if all this new rod stuff is just some king of a sickness. Even my no name 3 wt cast 50 feet.

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    Mark, can you reply to above, I really want to understand Gatti better.

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    Mark, did I unknowingly insult you Gatti's ? I haven't heard from you but really am interested.

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    I can cast any "5wt" rod with accuracy and distance.The only thing the "better rod" offers the angler is feel.If you like soft med or fast take you pick.I have an old no name and orvis clearwater that I used on the D and always made the cast.

    The better rods make it easier in some cases,and may give you a bit more distance ,but how often do you cast 100 ft plus to a rising fish?

    Its all about your style and what you like.thats why I never ever push a rod on someone unless I know exactly what there looking for and even than I always suggest using one first.


    Theres a great website on Gattis.Just go to google and type gatti flyrods and theres plenty of info.


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