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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-26-2018, 02:37 AM Thread Starter
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Looking for a general opinion

I’m currently in the market for a trout spey rod, have reels and lines to match either a 3 wt or 4 wt, gonna be fishing water where most trout are in the 15-18 inch range swinging mostly small streamers trailed by a softie and sometimes just swinging softies. I’ve narrowed it down to either and Echo TR or Redington Hydrogen and just seeing what some professional opinions are on the rods and if there’s any other rodmakers that have comparable options to the two around the same price range.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-26-2018, 02:56 AM
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A bit more money, but check out the Loomis IMX-PRO ShortSpey. Read the comments on the 5 wt. version: https://www.yellowstoneangler.com/ge...-spey-shootout

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Geoff,
I have had a 3 wt Hydrogen for the past couple years and can not find a bad thing to say about it. Really fun to fish. I have a 270 Airflo Skagit Scout on it.

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-26-2018, 02:24 PM
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I have the 3wt Hydrogen and it will definitely serve the purpose. That said I also have a 3wt Winston MS and 4wt IMX-PRO. The Winston is just a fantastic rod for trout and throwing mentioned setups, but not very close to the price range you want. The IMX-PRO will probably throw more and throw it further than both the Winston and the Hydrogen. It's got a ton of power but still has great sensitivity when fighting even 12 inch trout.

If it were me and I had some extra bucks, the IMX-PRO would be my choice. The cork and hardware is quite a bit nicer as well and has held up better than the Hydrogen. Not dis'ing the Hydrogen though, if all I had was that I would be happy, but with the IMX-PRO you just get a better rod...
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I fished a Loomis IMX Pro spey 3 wt last week and loved it. It’s a little more expensive than the Redington Hydrogen, which I’ve also been eyeing. I have access to Redington pro deals so I’ll likely buy a Hydrogen, but the IMX Pro is a sweet rod. ECHO makes nice rods for the dollar too. I have an ECHO Swing 8 wt and ECHO 3 590 and I like them both.
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This person is selling a Redington 3 wt Hydrogen for $200 https://www.washingtonflyfishing.com...hreads/141769/
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A bit more money, but check out the Loomis IMX-PRO ShortSpey. Read the comments on the 5 wt. version: https://www.yellowstoneangler.com/ge...-spey-shootout
Did a great deal of research on it and even casted a few but it’s just a bit out of my price range! I can always wish though...

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I fished a Loomis IMX Pro spey 3 wt last week and loved it. It’s a little more expensive than the Redington Hydrogen, which I’ve also been eyeing. I have access to Redington pro deals so I’ll likely buy a Hydrogen, but the IMX Pro is a sweet rod. ECHO makes nice rods for the dollar too. I have an ECHO Swing 8 wt and ECHO 3 590 and I like them both.
LOVE all my echo products!

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Love my 4 wt Echo Glass Switch. Great soft hackle rod and handles small streamers fine.

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Love my 4 wt Echo Glass Switch. Great soft hackle rod and handles small streamers fine.
I’ve never got into glass but I’ve heard the echo glass switch/spey series is actually more moderate action, like a faster glass lol

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