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fly rod blank
Posted by: sam fox (108.59.99.---)
Date: April 15, 2017 09:28AM

I have a request for a 9 ft, 4 piece, 2 wt rod I have looked at a couple 3 wts that might work and at a Sage 8 ft 6 in. Do any of our sponsors have any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

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Re: fly rod blank
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---.hsd1.or.comcast.net)
Date: April 15, 2017 10:09AM

CTS rod blanks to the left.

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Re: fly rod blank
Posted by: Phil Erickson (---.dsl.pltn13.sbcglobal.net)
Date: April 15, 2017 01:56PM

9 ft is long for a 2 wt. Most fishing with a rod that light is done a short distances with dry flies in skinny waters, so not much of a demand for 9ft.

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Re: fly rod blank
Posted by: eric zamora (---.lightspeed.frsnca.sbcglobal.net)
Date: April 15, 2017 04:26PM

You may have found that Sage offers the Mod 9' 4 piece 2wt blank (290-4 Mod). For about $100 less, CTS might be your best bet. Also, I've found two 9' 3wt 4pc blanks elsewhere (Bushido and MHX), and MHX offers a 9' 2wt as a 2 piece blank. Kind of a special offering in that size.

fresno, ca.

Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 04/15/2017 05:00PM by eric zamora.

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Re: fly rod blank
Posted by: Herb Ladenheim (---.lightspeed.rcsntx.sbcglobal.net)
Date: April 15, 2017 05:59PM

This sounds as though your customer is considering it for a "nymphing" rod.
The CTS Affinity-X in a 9'0" 2wt - if that is what he wants - would be a good choice. Although a #2 is a little light.
CTS Distributer

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Re: fly rod blank
Posted by: Bill Hickey (---.nycap.res.rr.com)
Date: April 15, 2017 09:27PM

CTS would be my blank of choice, but the more important question, what does this customer want use the rod for? Most of the folks buying long 2wt's seem to use them for very light weight Euro Style nymphing.

If he is looking for a light presentation dry fly rod, you might want to steer him towards Fiberglass and something a bit shorter. CTS makes some awesome Quartz S2 Glass in 8-6, from 3 to 5wts.

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