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GaryOJune 22nd, 2015, 1:46 pm
Roseville, CA

Posts: 8
Greetings; this morning, what I was looking for was opinions about Fenwick HMG/Aetos fly rods. Specifically, the HMG763-4 HMG 7'6" 4 piece 3wt rod. I am fairly new to fly fishing and am looking to buy my first UL rod. I will be fishing the alpine country for small brook trout and maybe some goldens. All this above 8000 feet. I have fished Fenwick rods most of my adult life and believe they offer quality rods at a fair price. What say you? Thanks...
MartinlfJune 22nd, 2015, 9:02 pm
Palmyra PA

Posts: 3233
Not familiar with this rod, but if you can, go to a shop and ask to cast it. If it feels right to you and you can cast well with it, nobody can make a better recommendation. Best of luck.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
PaulRobertsJune 23rd, 2015, 7:41 pm

Posts: 1776
My guess is it's a fine rod. Agree with Martinlf that you should cast it, if you can. But... short rods, under 8-1/2ft, don't require the very best in graphite technology to be nice crisp casters. Over 8-1/2ft and the better the graphite (and usually more you pay) the better off you are.

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