Posted 17 July 2008 - 10:24 AM
I use a Sage 9' for 6 weight line and either a CFO III or a Marryat 5/6 reel. I carry spare spools with full float, sink tip and full sink lines. For steelhead I have an older CFO 9'3", 7 weight and I either use a Marryat large arbor reel or a Hardy Marquis System 7 reel with either a sink tip or full floating line. I also have an Orvis Trout model rod in 5 weight and another Orvis Power Matrix rod in 4 weight that I use strictly for fishing dry. I either use the CFO III or a newer Scientific Anglers System reel with a 4 weight full floating line with these rods. Usually when I go fishing I know what I'm going to be doing so I only carry what I need. If I'm on a trip and am going to be prospecting for places to fish I carry everything in the truck. Generally the Sage 6 weight will handle everything. The other rods are specialty items. I also have an 8 weight rod that I put together myself for salt water salmon fishing. I have a Hardy Marquis 9/10 reel I use for that. When I retired in '93 I had over 30 fly rods but with the help of Ebay I only have a few left. The reels and rods I sold were either brand new, left over inventory from my shop, or used very little. I got around $15,000 for the stuff and it's now in use in several states plus Japan, Ireland and England. I even sold a fly rod to a guy in the United Arab Emirates. Go figure.
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