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LenH  
#1 Posted : Saturday, January 12, 2013 11:34:16 AM(UTC)
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Fenwick HMG 1178978 GS70MH-MF

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Fenwick HMG 1178975 GS66MH-F

Putting Shimano Stradic 2500s on each.
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ozzyky  
#2 Posted : Saturday, January 12, 2013 5:12:15 PM(UTC)
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Like it....poor trout are going to stand a chance.....tree roots included BigGrin
William Schlafer  
#3 Posted : Saturday, January 12, 2013 10:12:22 PM(UTC)
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On the other end of the spectrum... I saw a really cool, 6 1/2 foot, hand built 2W fly rod on the raffle table today at the SWTU Icebreaker event. Thing only weighed 2 ounces, but it felt wonderful in the hand. I would never have considered a 2W rod before I touched that beautiful thing.

I didn't win it (of course) but I did get a nice little box of Caddis flies as a door prize.


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LenH  
#4 Posted : Monday, January 14, 2013 8:13:06 PM(UTC)
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William Schlafer wrote:
On the other end of the spectrum... I saw a really cool, 6 1/2 foot, hand built 2W fly rod on the raffle table today at the SWTU Icebreaker event. Thing only weighed 2 ounces, but it felt wonderful in the hand. I would never have considered a 2W rod before I touched that beautiful thing.

I didn't win it (of course) but I did get a nice little box of Caddis flies as a door prize.


-Bill


I know a couple streams with loads of brookies that it would be the cat's meow for.
Woods&Water  
#5 Posted : Tuesday, January 15, 2013 4:11:50 PM(UTC)
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LenH wrote:
William Schlafer wrote:
On the other end of the spectrum... I saw a really cool, 6 1/2 foot, hand built 2W fly rod on the raffle table today at the SWTU Icebreaker event. Thing only weighed 2 ounces, but it felt wonderful in the hand. I would never have considered a 2W rod before I touched that beautiful thing.

I didn't win it (of course) but I did get a nice little box of Caddis flies as a door prize.


-Bill


I know a couple streams with loads of brookies that it would be the cat's meow for.


Where is the like button?!
LenH  
#6 Posted : Tuesday, January 15, 2013 6:27:13 PM(UTC)
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LenH wrote:
William Schlafer wrote:
On the other end of the spectrum... I saw a really cool, 6 1/2 foot, hand built 2W fly rod on the raffle table today at the SWTU Icebreaker event. Thing only weighed 2 ounces, but it felt wonderful in the hand. I would never have considered a 2W rod before I touched that beautiful thing.

I didn't win it (of course) but I did get a nice little box of Caddis flies as a door prize.


-Bill


I know a couple streams with loads of brookies that it would be the cat's meow for.


Where is the like button?!


one of the streams is loaded with lots of smallish brookies but there are some sleepers in there. I also noticed a new beaver dam on it 2 weeks ago near the head water. I believe a good nympher could have a 100 brookie afternoon. Maybe even a couple doubles.
brook1619  
#7 Posted : Tuesday, January 22, 2013 4:05:27 PM(UTC)
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How does the Fenwick Eagle GT ($59.99) compare to the HMX ($79.99) or HMG (99.99). Is it worth spending the extra 20 or 40 dollars? If this helps, I am fishing 3-4 times a week once the season gets rolling. I mainly use St. Croix rods (Triumph and Premier), but I am always looking for new trout gear to try.
I have always believed that fishing for brook trout is a spiritual thing and that those who engage in it sooner or later are touched with its magic. -Sigurd F Olson
LenH  
#8 Posted : Tuesday, January 22, 2013 5:25:59 PM(UTC)
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any of the rods you said will work fine...no need to spend too much.
flyfishingfreak  
#9 Posted : Tuesday, January 22, 2013 5:26:28 PM(UTC)
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brook1619 wrote:
How does the Fenwick Eagle GT ($59.99) compare to the HMX ($79.99) or HMG (99.99). Is it worth spending the extra 20 or 40 dollars? If this helps, I am fishing 3-4 times a week once the season gets rolling. I mainly use St. Croix rods (Triumph and Premier), but I am always looking for new trout gear to try.


I have an HMG, HMX and an eagle GT, all are good rods, i can't say exactly which one i like the most, as they are three completely different rods, (I.E. ultra light, medium and a medium casting rod) i love all three though, and i'm sure you won't be dissappointed with any of the three. I also love so St. Croix rods.
kfish  
#10 Posted : Tuesday, January 22, 2013 5:30:19 PM(UTC)
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Ever try the St. Croix eyecons? They were designed for walleye but work fantastic for trout also.A little more expensive but imo well worth the difference at about $110.My go to is a 7' med-lite fast action.Ultra sensitive but beefy enough for big fish.Paired with Stradic 1500 and 4 or 6lb fireline the performance is incredible.
Oh yeah,and a 5 yr warranty.Send it back in pieces and they will send you a new one.

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