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the "rod count" thread comes around every so often. Here it is again. Mr Tip's tackle-ho thread got me wondering about you addicts out there. So let's have at it.

How many two handers do you own?

This time we've got a poll, too, to provide anonymity for those who may have financial officers watching over their shoulder :devil:

Consider all two handed fly rods, for whatever types of two-handed casts, in all environments.
 

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4 and counting

sage 9150 green
sage 9140 green
sage 7136 old brown
GLoomis 13' 5/6 wt - sweet little skagit stick built on an old IM6 gear blank

I'd love to get my hands on Meiser's 15' 7/8 but my wife would kill me. I need to concentrate on reels now!
 

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Eight, if you count the 1979 Orvis 13ft6in10wt on my living room wall. Cast once by yours truely for about 10min, a Marquis #3 doesn't even begin to balance this thing. Very glad I didn't start the Spey casting thing when thats all that was available. I work for the telephone company, and even we don't build poles like that :hihi: :hihi: :hihi:

Also have a 9ft6in10wt Diamondback that somebody built with a very nice two handed grip on it. Fun rod, haven't really messed with it much, late night cruising eBay after a trip to Founders Brewery in GR.

Someday, I'll get "spybstrd" good and loaded up with Pale Ales and convince him to sell me his Sage 8150 brownie.
 

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spey rods

two GLX 8/9 11' 6"
two GLX 8/9 13'
two GLX 9/10 14'
one GLX 10/11 15'
one GLX 11/12 15' 6"
GLX 9/10 greased line 16'
CND salar 9/10/11 15' 6"
Sage 6 12' 6"
Sage 8 13' 6"
Sage 9 14'
Sage 9 15'
Sage 10 15' 1"
Hardy Salmon 10 15'
T & T 10 15'
I love all of them exept T&T which is a good casting rod but not a good fishing rod.
 

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J. Lee said:
I love all of them exept T&T which is a good casting rod but not a good fishing rod.

Just wondering what it is about the T&T you don't like? What line(s) do you fish/cast on it? I just picked up a T&T1409 in a trade and like it more and more each time I fish it. The trade was for my 16ft10wt. So I have had a nagging feeling for another big stick, was eyeballing the 1510 or the 1611.
 

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spey rods.

T&T 10153 is a good casting rod, but you don't feel much when you have a fish less than about 10 to 12 LB. GLX 16' and CND 15'6" will give you pleasure of playing a fish less than 6 LB.
 

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Two handed rods

Beulah 10' 6" 5/6
Bruce & Walker 15'3" Kola 9/10/11
CND Atlantis 9/10
CND Solstice 16' 1" 7/8
CND Steelhead Specialist
CND Thompson Specialist
Meiser 13' MKS 6/7
Meiser 13'6" 8/9
Meiser 15' Highlander 7/8
TFO 12'6' 6WT.
Clan HMG 17' 7/8

Rich
 

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What length I've more 15'rods than most of the choices, then we go 16, 14 just what kind of a question is this
 

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Well, at the moment

Meiser 12'6" 4/5/6
Meiser 13' 5/6/7
Burkheimer 13'3" 6/7/8
Winston DBF 15' 7/8
Fly Logic 13' 8 weight
CND Skagit 13'8" 9 weight
CND Atlantis 11/11

Currently drooling over the Burkheimer 14'5" 9wt and 14'1" 7wt. All in good time :saevilw:
 

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hahahaha

a few more daiwas need to be added to the pile, i don't know if i'll be able to cure the addiction at this point ;) ,i think it best to just O-D on them and that is going to take quite awhile :chuckle:
 

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Dornblaser said:
Including what is in the pipeline:

13'4" CND Solstice 6/7
13' Winston BIIx 8/9
13' Meiser Highlander 7/8
13'3" CND North Fork 8/9

David

Did you sell your 11 foot winston 2bx or do you still have it but not count it as a spey rod?
 

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I'm not even going to try to list them ... but one's actually a Norwegin (sp?) one made from bamboo.
 

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Two Handed Rods I own

3 of Meise's 10'6" Switch Rods: 5/6, 7/8, 9/10

5 Sage Rods: 5120, 6126, 7136, 7141 and TCR 9129-3

1 Meise Highlander 13'6" 8/9 on steroids, it casts 10/11 Spey Lines w/no problem.

Meise's Switch Rods are the rods I use in my boat for trout, bass and stripped bass. The 5/6 works well in small streams with indicators and nymphs.

I tore my bicep in 3 places and at the bicep head in May. I bought a 5120 from Gary Anderson, and it has been basically the only rod I could cast with until recently.

The 5120 and 6126 will cover basically any river in N California and SW Oregon in the Spring, Summer and Fall except for Salmon. They cast the same Skagit 450, same Rio lines, WC678 with upgrade and tips, MS 6/7 floating line and MS 7/8 with tips. With a little more effort, I can get an extra 2-3 rod lengths of running line per cast with the 6126 versus the 5120.

The TCR and Meise Highlander will be used for salmon when I get the Okay from my Physical Therapist.

For coastal perch the 6126 works well and is less tiring than the 7141. The 7141 works better with higher winds. However, the TCR with the 650 Skagit, 15' of Rio Tip or T14 will power a big fly through the wind with an overhand cast with less effort than with the 7141.

My first Spey rod, my old 7136 brownie is still the best rod for lobbing an indicator and fly 50' upstream or 50' cross stream with tips 1 and 2 removed and attaching a Boles indicator to the loop of the main line with the WC with or without the upgrade. It does a great job with dry flies with the MS 7/8 and 15' Rio Steelhead leader unless there is a lot of wind. It does an excellent job with the Skagit 550 as long as I don't use T14 tips.
 

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Diamondback "Salmon/Steelhead" 12'6" 7/8.
Diamondback "Salmon/Steelhead" 12'6" 8/9.
Redington "Red Fly" 15' 10wt.
Hardy 13' 8wt.
AL&W (cane) 12'6" 0r 13'(two tips) A beast to cast as it is steel cored, but it can throw a DT 10 a hell of a long ways and is just a cool rod to fish with.
A 13' 8 wt of unkown(as of now) origin will be entering the stable this winter.
Salmon Chaser
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Really not sure anymore, makes me realize I need to do a serious cleaning and inventory of the fly room. Its a huge mess right now, pretty much a 16 ft wall full of rod tubes,rod packing boxes, rods that are not in tubes all mixed together that are starting to blend in with the tying materials. Way to many empty bottles of Balvenie that I cant seem to throw away, they make good feather holders! And a newfoundland that has fallen asleep on top my kit bag that is snoring loudly next to a small fireplace. I should build one of those fancy wall racks for the rods but who has time for that. Still not enough rods to fill a quarter of speybums collection but its a work in progress :hihi:
 

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Here we are again, my wife is totally amused at this spectacle of our wares we so proudly display every year. She reminds me of the one, perhaps the most important factor we often forget, that is how many can you fish with at one time?

Amongst the dusty singles stack in the old wine barrel.

Scott ARC 1509
Scott ARC 1287
Scott LS2 1408
Winston DB 7/8
Berkie 8139
Sage 6126
and the pee-s-ta-resist-tonce Sage 9140-3
 
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