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    Backpacking Rod

    Does anyone have some suggestion for a good rod for backpacking. Not only does it have to pack down small but also something no bigger than 7 ft for small streams. im considering the Orvis Clearwater only because its hard to find that many making 6-7 ft rods. Not because of budget

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    Re: Backpacking Rod

    TFO
    Sage
    Loomis
    Douglas

    All have 7' or less models.

    I have a Sage Response 7' 3wt that I have been fishing for a few years on small streams and have found it to be very good. It will also punch out a cast to 40-50 feet without any problem.
    In the tube it measures under 26"


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    Re: Backpacking Rod

    I think the Sage Approach replaced the Response.


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    Re: Backpacking Rod

    im a big Loomis fan but i think all their rods or 8-9 ft I will double check. Im looking for a rod 6-7 ft. I have an Albright 5wt 5 piece but its a 9ft. They come highly recommended to me from DC. I will check TFO.

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    Re: Backpacking Rod

    Quote Originally Posted by WBDluver View Post
    Does anyone have some suggestion for a good rod for backpacking. Not only does it have to pack down small but also something no bigger than 7 ft for small streams. im considering the Orvis Clearwater only because its hard to find that many making 6-7 ft rods. Not because of budget

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    . I guess it's getting harder for you to walk from your handicap spot to the boat launch

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    Re: Backpacking Rod

    I just checked on the Loomis and it appears that the short rod is three piece, so that might eliminate that for you.
    Winston has a 7' 2wt 4pc in the B III LS.


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    Re: Backpacking Rod

    Quote Originally Posted by MACFLY View Post
    . I guess it's getting harder for you to walk from your handicap spot to the boat launch
    I was waiting for something from you to go on sale but have a trip planned for September and cant wait for the MacFly Fall Sale.

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    Re: Backpacking Rod

    Quote Originally Posted by FIN-ITE 34 View Post
    I just checked on the Loomis and it appears that the short rod is three piece, so that might eliminate that for you.
    Winston has a 7' 2wt 4pc in the B III LS.
    Thanks ill check that out.

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    Re: Backpacking Rod

    Nick Rubico (aka The Catskill Angler) has a 6'6" 2 pc 4wt called The Little Boss. I've cast it and it's a beautiful rod for small streams. Check it out in the Bamboo Studio at:

    http://www.thecatskillangler.com/


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    Re: Backpacking Rod

    Quote Originally Posted by WBDluver View Post
    im a big Loomis fan but i think all their rods or 8-9 ft I will double check. Im looking for a rod 6-7 ft. I have an Albright 5wt 5 piece but its a 9ft. They come highly recommended to me from DC. I will check TFO.
    Give the Douglas upstream a look. 7ft 3wt 6piece. $425.00
    I have heard nothing but good things about this fly rod.

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    Re: Backpacking Rod

    I have a St Croix Avid 6 foot 3 weight that a bought especially for the Toms River but now use it on all but the largest rivers. Love the rod. It is 2 piece and Probably around $200.well you are making a huge mistake. Every time you refuse to take my advice it's a disaster.


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    Re: Backpacking Rod

    Thank you all for your suggestions. I think im going with the Orvis Clearwater 6' 2 wt. It was suggested to me that if i like this type of fishing i then can trade up on the rod. or change size if i find the rod to small. I may be getting into something new here and will post pics of my backpacking adventure coming up in Sept.

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