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CTS Rod recommendation
Posted by: Josh Coburn (128.187.112.---)
Date: June 08, 2017 10:25AM

Hey guys, I'm looking forward to building my first CTS rod soon. I'm looking at either the Affinity M or Affinity X for throwing streamers and poppers for smallmouth bass. Typically I like to try casting a rod, but since that's probably not going to happen, does anyone have a recommendation or know of productions rods I could cast to get a feel for which one would fit my casting better? Thanks for the help!

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Re: CTS Rod recommendation
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (172.58.44.---)
Date: June 08, 2017 04:06PM

What rods are you using now that gets the job done??

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Re: CTS Rod recommendation
Posted by: Josh Coburn (128.187.112.---)
Date: June 08, 2017 04:21PM

I don't have any rods right now to get it done. I just have some 5wt. and lower rods for trout.

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Re: CTS Rod recommendation
Posted by: Herb Ladenheim (---.lightspeed.rcsntx.sbcglobal.net)
Date: June 08, 2017 07:27PM

Hey Josh,
I am the U.S. Distributer for CTS.
I can get you whatever you want.
Send me an email describing size of flys. I'm thinking a #6 to a #8 depending on wind and fly size.
Regards,
Herb

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Re: CTS Rod recommendation
Posted by: Bill Hickey (---.nycap.res.rr.com)
Date: June 08, 2017 07:32PM

I have a decent amount of experience with both of those CTS models. Built and fished each one in several different line weights, plus a gang of them for customers.

I don't think you would be unhappy with any of the 3 models, M, MX or X. Its just going to depend what taper suits your casting style and what your target species of fish is going to be.

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Re: CTS Rod recommendation
Posted by: Herb Ladenheim (---.lightspeed.rcsntx.sbcglobal.net)
Date: June 09, 2017 07:42AM

Dear Bill,
You are being most modest re your CTS experience.
Herb

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Re: CTS Rod recommendation
Posted by: Josh Coburn (128.187.112.---)
Date: June 09, 2017 09:24AM

Thanks for the help Herb. I'll send you an email in the next few days.

Bill, now I'm curious after Herb's comment...

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