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#11911631 - 11/01/16 02:28 PM 5wt. Suggestions?
Smurfs Offline
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Registered: 01/31/14
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Loc: Fort Worth
I'm looking for a 5wt rod that will throw larger buggers and streamers, perhaps even with a spilt shot or two on it. Softer tip and a fast action. Have the power in the butt and mid section. Had a Cabela's Therom and LSI, only because they were on sale, neither one would cut it for me.
Thanks


Edited by Smurfs (11/01/16 02:31 PM)
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#11911751 - 11/01/16 03:45 PM Re: 5wt. Suggestions? [Re: Smurfs]
keebranch Offline
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Registered: 04/01/07
Posts: 1307
Loc: Arlington, TX
soft tip- sounds like glass to me. Rarely will you find a soft or true moderate action in graphite.And if you look into vintage think 6wt.

Les
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#11911792 - 11/01/16 04:13 PM Re: 5wt. Suggestions? [Re: Smurfs]
RonL Offline
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Registered: 07/09/14
Posts: 431
Loc: W.Texas
I have the Sage VXP , 5-wt , 9-ft , fast action . Really a great rod :

SAGE VXP Flyrod

I also have Cabelas RLS+ combo also in 9-ft, 5wt , Med. Action. Really a great rod . A little softer than the VXP I have :

Cabelas RLS+ Combo
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#11911818 - 11/01/16 04:23 PM Re: 5wt. Suggestions? [Re: Smurfs]
RexW Offline
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Loc: Sherman, TX
The new TFO Clouser rods were pretty much designed for the use you described. Bob Clouser was the primary designer of the rod.

My personal favorite for those situations is the TFO Mangrove series. It is a faster action than the Clouser, but it is a fun rod to fish.

My advice is to test cast the rods you are interested in and then get the one you like best. You'll be the person fishing with it. laugh

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#11911826 - 11/01/16 04:25 PM Re: 5wt. Suggestions? [Re: RonL]
Smurfs Offline
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Registered: 01/31/14
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Loc: Fort Worth
Originally Posted By: RonL
I have the Sage VXP , 5-wt , 9-ft , fast action . Really a great rod :

SAGE VXP Flyrod

I also have Cabelas RLS+ combo also in 9-ft, 5wt , Med. Action. Really a great rod . A little softer than the VXP I have :

Cabelas RLS+ Combo


You have both of these rods in a 5wt and throw large streamers with two split shots?


Edited by Smurfs (11/01/16 04:26 PM)
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#11911834 - 11/01/16 04:29 PM Re: 5wt. Suggestions? [Re: RexW]
Smurfs Offline
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Registered: 01/31/14
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Loc: Fort Worth
Originally Posted By: RexW
The new TFO Clouser rods were pretty much designed for the use you described. Bob Clouser was the primary designer of the rod.

My personal favorite for those situations is the TFO Mangrove series. It is a faster action than the Clouser, but it is a fun rod to fish.

My advice is to test cast the rods you are interested in and then get the one you like best. You'll be the person fishing with it. laugh



Thank you!
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#11912032 - 11/01/16 05:43 PM Re: 5wt. Suggestions? [Re: Smurfs]
mbarker68x Offline
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Registered: 06/12/10
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Loc: Killeen, TX
TFO Axiom 5wt. Only thin lacking is the soft tip.

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#11912666 - 11/01/16 10:31 PM Re: 5wt. Suggestions? [Re: Smurfs]
RonL Offline
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Registered: 07/09/14
Posts: 431
Loc: W.Texas
Originally Posted By: Smurfs
Originally Posted By: RonL
I have the Sage VXP , 5-wt , 9-ft , fast action . Really a great rod :

SAGE VXP Flyrod

I also have Cabelas RLS+ combo also in 9-ft, 5wt , Med. Action. Really a great rod . A little softer than the VXP I have :

Cabelas RLS+ Combo


You have both of these rods in a 5wt and throw large streamers with two split shots?


Myself personally have been using poppers and clousers without problems except in heavy wind . Follow the link to the VXP and you can read what Sage says about the VXP . I can vouch it is a great rod . The VXP will cast any of these without problems .




Edited by RonL (11/01/16 10:39 PM)
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#11912889 - 11/02/16 07:49 AM Re: 5wt. Suggestions? [Re: Smurfs]
BoPro Offline
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Registered: 03/18/06
Posts: 385
Loc: Arlington, TX
If you get a chance, try St Croix Legend Elite. It has a softer tip for a faster action rod.

If you feel like reading, search for Yellowstone Anglers 5 wt shootouts. They give some pretty detailed reviews on numerous brands.
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#11913070 - 11/02/16 09:53 AM Re: 5wt. Suggestions? [Re: mbarker68x]
keebranch Offline
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Registered: 04/01/07
Posts: 1307
Loc: Arlington, TX
Originally Posted By: mbarker68x
TFO Axiom 5wt. Only thin lacking is the soft tip.


although these are going away- I concur. Very quick nice rods which can throw a mile.
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#11913105 - 11/02/16 10:13 AM Re: 5wt. Suggestions? [Re: Smurfs]
txbassnewbie Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 07/02/14
Posts: 113
Loc: Flower Mound
look at sage bass II also - small mouth or large mouth. they come with a line designed for throwing big flies


or look at fiberglass I just bought a blue halo fiberglass rod and love the feel when I have a fish on


Edited by txbassnewbie (11/02/16 10:14 AM)

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#11913370 - 11/02/16 12:41 PM Re: 5wt. Suggestions? [Re: Smurfs]
Wayfaring Texan Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 05/31/16
Posts: 17
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
I love my RL Winston Nexus 5wt.

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#11916817 - 11/04/16 11:41 AM Re: 5wt. Suggestions? [Re: Smurfs]
RonL Offline
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Registered: 07/09/14
Posts: 431
Loc: W.Texas
SO did you make a choice on which rod you are going with ?? Just out of curiosity , what did you decide ?
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