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Good budget fly rods

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bartdezwaan
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Good budget fly rods

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Post by bartdezwaan » Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:46 pm

For fly casting students I would like to have a well balanced rod available which is also affordable.
I don’t feel good about visiting stores, trying loads of stuff and maybe not buying.
Can you guys please give me any suggestions?
Maybe something between €150 - €200.

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Re: Good budget fly rods

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Post by Lasse Karlsson » Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:07 pm

Mightely biased, and as such take this with a grain of salt!

Echo base rod.

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Re: Good budget fly rods

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Post by bartdezwaan » Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:27 pm

Thanks Lasse.
I don’t mind if your biased. I trust that it is solid advice.

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Re: Good budget fly rods

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Post by Graeme H » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:00 pm

I'm biased too. I don't always know where, but I am. :)

I like those Echo rods. I have no affiliation with them, but I've cast a couple and they are as good as many rods that are much more expensive.

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Re: Good budget fly rods

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Post by Viking Lars » Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:51 pm

Check out the 2nd hand market. At least on the Danish 2nd hand market, you could get Sage TCRs, XPs, Scott S3/S4s etc within that price range. The 2nd hand market has gone bottoms out and prime rods are really cheap, as long as they're not last year's model.

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Re: Good budget fly rods

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Post by Paul Arden » Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:33 pm

I think you need to try each individual model and not simply a manufacturer or range even. For example many years ago the Redstart 9056 was an absolutely fantastic rod. It retailed for 100USD. However some of the other Redstart rods were dogs.

I’ve been considering sourcing some budget rods for friends here in Malaysia who can’t afford a HT. A compete outfit for 100-150USD. I know it’s possible.

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