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#12443865 - 09/27/17 09:58 AM graphite, fibeglass
WillieRip Offline
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Registered: 01/05/15
Posts: 722
Okay, you fellas who troll for strippers, are your rods fiberglass or graphite? I just broke out my old Philipson fiberglass fly rod and forgot how much a blast it was to drift and troll, but it's hard to find fiberglass fly rods much more that a 5 wt. What length of rods are you using? Material preference?
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#12444125 - 09/27/17 12:30 PM Re: graphite, fibeglass [Re: WillieRip]
G Love Offline
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Registered: 06/03/10
Posts: 1961
Loc: Weatherford, TX
Sometimes I wish I had a longer rod for trollin strippers. frown

#12444162 - 09/27/17 12:58 PM Re: graphite, fibeglass [Re: G Love]
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Originally Posted By: G Love
Sometimes I wish I had a longer rod for trollin strippers. frown


#12444333 - 09/27/17 03:18 PM Re: graphite, fibeglass [Re: WillieRip]
Capt Craig Offline
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I prefer fiberglass Shakespeare Ugly Stik. I use them with my downrigger. Seems to take the abuse just a bit better. Single piece 7' medium heavy strength.
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#12445217 - 09/28/17 09:04 AM Re: graphite, fibeglass [Re: WillieRip]
doctorxring Offline
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Registered: 11/04/03
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Loc: The Republic of Texas
I'm with both you Willie, and Craig on this.

I use Ugly Stik striper rods for downrigging and Cabela's CGR fly rods. I have
a 4/5 and a 7/8 CGR. All exceptional glass rods for the money.

Edited by doctorxring (09/28/17 09:06 AM)

#12452442 - 10/03/17 11:13 PM Re: graphite, fibeglass [Re: WillieRip]
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Registered: 08/22/16
Posts: 166
You should check out Echo fly rods if you're interested in heavier weight glass. Their bad [censored] glass series is pretty impressive and will definitely have the power to handle bigger fish in an 8 or 9 weight. Although they're not cheap, compared to the top of the line graphite rods, they're a real bargain.

#12453437 - 10/04/17 07:10 PM Re: graphite, fibeglass [Re: WillieRip]
Custom Rod Maker Offline

Registered: 07/04/15
Posts: 85
Loc: Flint Texas
Get someone to build you a rod with a Batson graphite blank model DSS1143-2-NEW it's a 9'6" 8 to 12 pound mod fast medium power blank designed for drift fishing.I think you will be well satisfied with it. woot


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