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I've been slacking of late and haven't been contributing much at all to the forum. I wanted to get some opinions on a couple of different topics.

First, ever since I took a first float/guide trip this summer I have been on the hunt for more of a dedicated dry fly/lighter nymph/dry dropper rod. This isn't a "need" by any stretch but more of a "want" due to the ability to have two rods with me to switch tactics quickly. Not unlike when I gear fish, I will have 2 spin rods and a bait caster with me all set up differently to allow quick changes and cover water.

The guide had a Winston 4wt wt, that was a ton of fun to cast. It loaded nicely and laid down really delicately. I have been looking at those as well as Scott G series as well as the Flex. I haven't had the chance to cast either of the last two but I will in the near future. I am partial to Scott ( have the radian 5wt and tidal 8wt ) but obviously I am open to suggestions as all the more reputable companies put out great products.

The next question I had was about fiberglass rods and if anyone has any experience with some of the newer products- echo, epic, blue halo etc. The thought I had with some of the glass rods is either getting a lighter rod like a 4wt to cover lighter presentations and use my radian for streamers and nymphing or get, say, a 6wt glass rod for bass bugging and streamers and use the radian for the dries etc. The slower action and deep flexing glass rods just looks like fun and it's always nice to change up fishing styles and tactics.

Hope everyone is still getting out there and thanks for the input.

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I guess the jist of it is- I'm looking for another rod to carry with me on longer outings and the like to be able to cover more water without spending as much time switching out rigs.





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Great, thanks for the input. I have heard great things about TFO and have also fished the BVK before in a 6wt. I agree they are nice rods and you can't beat the price. I've heard they can be prone to breaking more easily than other rods, have you ever had any trouble with them?

I have been keeping an eye out on CL and other sites to see if anything pops up that I can't pass up. In all honesty I doubt I would carry two rods at all times just because it can be a pain if you are primarily wade fishing, but, it is appealing from the standpoint of spending more time fishing and less time re-rigging.
 
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