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CamWolf1313August 1st, 2008, 7:24 pm
Andover, MA/ Andover NH

Posts: 18
I'm looking for a new salt water/big trout fly rod. My friend suggested a Colton Tradewinds 9 Weight Saltwater Fly Rod and it looked pretty nice. I think that I would like a 9 wt. but i'm open for suggestions.
"Clear your mind of everything but the fish and the fly and you will be in the right mind frame to land it"
Billy Berger.
MartinlfAugust 1st, 2008, 7:42 pm
Palmyra PA

Posts: 2880
An owner of a saltwater shop recommended the Temple Fork saltwater models to me once when I was thinking about getting a bigger rod. I have only done a little fishing in the brine, and my 8 weight has been sufficient for what I did, but if I ever move close to the shore this is probably the rod I'll buy.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
GrannomAugust 2nd, 2008, 2:44 pm
Northwest PA

Posts: 87
How much do you wanna spend? TFO has some awesome rods for the salt. TiCrX is a cannon and TiCr is a nice rod. I can't think of any trout that you'd need a 9wt. for though.

"Be calm - you're there..." "...Tell yourself there's no rush, even if there is."

-John Gierach
WbranchAugust 3rd, 2008, 8:31 am
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2482
Check your PM's.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
LittleJAugust 3rd, 2008, 2:11 pm
Hollidaysburg Pa

Posts: 251
I bought a tfo pro last year in an 8wt for salt and it worked great. I think it was about $150. An 8wt should be fine for fish up to 20#. I do have a friend who regularly plays in the salt and he just bought a sage Xi2 it's a very sweet rod if you want to part w/ about $700. However I think it would be a little stiff for freshwater.
TrtklrAugust 8th, 2008, 10:30 am

Posts: 115
I have had my eye on a tfo ticrx 6wt for some time now it will be my steelhead rod when the money comes. $229.99 last time I looked at cabelas, life time warranty, great feel.
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