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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-27-2017, 02:46 AM Thread Starter
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Looking for zero weight or 1 weight SH rod

Hello all,
My 'guru ji' who is teaching me some nymphing, told me that it will be good to have a 'zero' weight single-hand rod when we target those invasive perch, crappie, and other small and tiny local fishes...!

Just wondering what have you got out there, without breaking the bank. I am located in Vancouver, BC.

Thanks for your time.

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There is a light weight fly fishing site that might be of help to you. These guys think a 3 wt in a club.

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Unless you already have one, I would look at a 2 instead of a 0 or 1. They're pretty specific little rods, and quite frankly I haven't seen a truly good 0 or 1 since Sage's SPL series or the older Orvis Superfines came out. The TXL-Fs are light, sure, but compared to the SPLs they're mighty stiff. I thought the TXL 000 was more like a 2 or 3 weight. Haven't seen a Little One to say anything about them but the comparisons suggest they're pretty fast too. A 279 Circa might be nice. Also, most of the current 1s are trending short. A 2 can be had much longer - I have a 286 XP and 2100 ESN. I can't recall seeing a 1 much over the 8'1" of my 181 SPL anytime recent. Most seem to be around 7 feet these days (though the Little One is negligibly longer).

The perk of going with a 2 is that you have a LOT more options from vendors all over the place, including the options you will have for lines. That's something understated to consider - I've been looking for a good #1 line lately and they are few and far between.

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What is the site URL address?

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Unless you already have one, I would look at a 2 instead of a 0 or 1. They're pretty specific little rods, and quite frankly I haven't seen a truly good 0 or 1 since Sage's SPL series or the older Orvis Superfines came out. The TXL-Fs are light, sure, but compared to the SPLs they're mighty stiff. I thought the TXL 000 was more like a 2 or 3 weight. Haven't seen a Little One to say anything about them but the comparisons suggest they're pretty fast too. A 279 Circa might be nice. Also, most of the current 1s are trending short. A 2 can be had much longer - I have a 286 XP and 2100 ESN. I can't recall seeing a 1 much over the 8'1" of my 181 SPL anytime recent. Most seem to be around 7 feet these days (though the Little One is negligibly longer).

The perk of going with a 2 is that you have a LOT more options from vendors all over the place, including the options you will have for lines. That's something understated to consider - I've been looking for a good #1 line lately and they are few and far between.
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Hello all,
My 'guru ji' who is teaching me some nymphing, told me that it will be good to have a 'zero' weight single-hand rod when we target those invasive perch, crappie, and other small and tiny local fishes...!

Just wondering what have you got out there, without breaking the bank. I am located in Vancouver, BC.

Thanks for your time.

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Strongly suggest a 3wt. You can cover 1 wait water with it and is much more fun to cast. To be realistic in any of that water you are likely fishing the leader anyway. Get a tenkara rod if you are dead set on the 0wt.
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I have a 2wt Echo Carbon with Echo Reel and Rio line Iíve used 3 times.

Iím also in the Vancouver area if your interested.

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Don't let the naysayers get you down. I have a TFO finesse 1wt and it's a great casting rod. I pair it with a 2wt DT line and a Redington drift sz2 reel. Makes a 10-13" creek fish feel like a monster.

I couldn't find one used so I had to buy it new.
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Please feel free to send me a reasonable offer. Pay day is around the corner.

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I found a 2wt rod, line and reel combo at a local bass pro. Unbelievable price. Thanks for all your support. Cheers.

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