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#1 ROD FISHER

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 08:14 AM

Hello gents, I have a guy offering me a temple forks IM6
7wt 9 ft 2 piece rod, in new cond , but used, it's set up
With a chilcolton dragonfly 5-6wt reel spooled with gd line
And backing, I have a rifle valued at 275$ he's interested in
He offered the set up in trade fort rifle
Now I went online, seen the rods had gd reviews
But prices were varied from 119$-150$ new, the reels were
From 59$- 89$, ? For same reel, I'm just wondering if I could get
Some opinions, I'm really want a brook/stream rod, buuuuuutttt
Who can have too many fly rods, lol. Haha, let me know what u
Think, I can forward a photo he sent me, very nice guy, just not familiar
With the rod and reel per say in value
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Posted 23 July 2013 - 10:56 AM

What kind of line is it & what is its value??  Do you value your rifle more than a new-to-you fly outfit?  When do you expect to use the rifle again?   Do you really want/need it??  Otherwise, I'd say it is probably a fair trade.  Your call.

 

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 02:49 PM

The replacement value for just the rod and reel would be about $195, add in another $60-$70 for the fly line and backing and you are up to about $255-$265 to buy everything brand new, as a used set up the absolute max would be $200 but even that is a bit generous.

 

One thing i noticed is that you said it is only the 5/6 wt reel, with a 7wt rod you should really have a reel that matches better, that particular reel only has a capacity of 50yds of backing with a 5 or 6 wt line, put a 7wt line on there and you will have virtually no backing capacity left.


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 02:18 PM

if your looking for a brook,stream rod i would say its a good deal. there is no trout in a brook or stream in n.s that is going to take all the line and backing anyway. a lake or river mite be a differnt story


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 04:36 PM

I never had a trout take me even close to the backing,i wish I did but it never happened in all my year's of fishing.My 3 wgt has no backing and my 5 wgt has 25m backing,6 wgt has 50m and only my salmon reel has 125m.I do use my drag and adjust as need be.
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Posted 25 July 2013 - 05:11 PM

I agree with Stradicman and newt,  But, then. you might not.  Good luck.

 

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 08:46 PM

Ended up trading to Nother gent for a Fenwick
5wt HMFX cross scrim graphite rod, a BFR dragonfly reel
With spare spool, brand new scientific. Angler 5wt forward
Line, new Fenwick profile backing, a Thompson fly vise,
Bunch of hand tied flies, as well as hooks and materials to
Make flies, fished all yr with it since I have it
Made a great addition to the fly rod family lol

Also he included a st croix rod tube which
I appreciated
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