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    Fly Rod Fanatics,

    I broke the tip section of my beloved Stealth X-Treme SXR 7623 7'6" 3-piece 2-weight on the weekend - 1st rod I have ever broken (apart from the obligatory tip eyes ) in 15 years of fly fishing...

    Anyway, rod is discontinued, and sections no longer available from Stealth, so if anyone knows of a tip section hiding somewhere, or has one going spare, give me a shout.

    I also have the SXR 8033 8' 3-piece 3-weight, which is another awesome stick, so in thinking of replacing my 2-weight, I am thinking lighter....recently played with the Sage TXL-F 000-weight and the ZXL 2-weight, and Orvis Helios Ion 3-weight, but too deep for my pocket.

    Anyone have any experience with the Stealth Deep Red 8'6" 5-piece 2-weight? I have the 4-weight - yet another very nice stick.

    Cheers,
    Jan L. Korrūbel
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    Quote Originally Posted by JanK View Post
    Fly Rod Fanatics,

    I broke the tip section of my beloved Stealth X-Treme SXR 7623 7'6" 3-piece 2-weight on the weekend - 1st rod I have ever broken (apart from the obligatory tip eyes ) in 15 years of fly fishing...

    Anyway, rod is discontinued, and sections no longer available from Stealth, so if anyone knows of a tip section hiding somewhere, or has one going spare, give me a shout.

    I also have the SXR 8033 8' 3-piece 3-weight, which is another awesome stick, so in thinking of replacing my 2-weight, I am thinking lighter....recently played with the Sage TXL-F 000-weight and the ZXL 2-weight, and Orvis Helios Ion 3-weight, but too deep for my pocket.

    Anyone have any experience with the Stealth Deep Red 8'6" 5-piece 2-weight? I have the 4-weight - yet another very nice stick.

    Cheers,
    I have the TFO Finesse 2 weight - many will talk against it, but I love it! Its a noodle, I think its 7'6 but its an awesome little small stream tool. Good for tight spots, easy as hell to cast, and decently priced.

    My 2c
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    The new TFO BVK is a fantastic rod and casts really well too.
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    My dad has a 2wt 5pc 8ft6 deep red. He loves it.
    I have fished it a couple of times and I must tell you it is worth more than its price. Its presentation is very accurate and very delicate. If you are looking for a rod for cape stream dry fly fishing, I think you can't do better. Its also a beautiful looking rod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JadeDsantos View Post
    I have the TFO Finesse 2 weight - many will talk against it, but I love it! Its a noodle, I think its 7'6 but its an awesome little small stream tool. Good for tight spots, easy as hell to cast, and decently priced.

    My 2c
    Thanks Jade.

    I have seen the St Croix Legend Ultra 4-piece 2-weight, and that is also one little noodle...a friend has one and he doesn't like it much.

    Another friend has the same SXR 7623 I have and she doesn't like it either...might just have to part it from her...
    Jan L. Korrūbel
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    Quote Originally Posted by Williaby View Post
    The new TFO BVK is a fantastic rod and casts really well too.
    Thanks for the info - haven't seen TFO up here in Natal though.
    Jan L. Korrūbel
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    Quote Originally Posted by dtayl13 View Post
    My dad has a 2wt 5pc 8ft6 deep red. He loves it.
    I have fished it a couple of times and I must tell you it is worth more than its price. Its presentation is very accurate and very delicate. If you are looking for a rod for cape stream dry fly fishing, I think you can't do better. Its also a beautiful looking rod.
    I do like my DR 4-weight I must say, so I am kinda swayed...
    Jan L. Korrūbel
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    Quote Originally Posted by JanK View Post
    Fly Rod Fanatics,

    I broke the tip section of my beloved Stealth X-Treme SXR 7623 7'6" 3-piece 2-weight on the weekend - 1st rod I have ever broken (apart from the obligatory tip eyes ) in 15 years of fly fishing...

    Anyway, rod is discontinued, and sections no longer available from Stealth, so if anyone knows of a tip section hiding somewhere, or has one going spare, give me a shout.

    I also have the SXR 8033 8' 3-piece 3-weight, which is another awesome stick, so in thinking of replacing my 2-weight, I am thinking lighter....recently played with the Sage TXL-F 000-weight and the ZXL 2-weight, and Orvis Helios Ion 3-weight, but too deep for my pocket.

    Anyone have any experience with the Stealth Deep Red 8'6" 5-piece 2-weight? I have the 4-weight - yet another very nice stick.

    Cheers,
    Oh ..this is sad. the SXR 7623 is a special little rod, and I was lucky enough to get a second one, a year or so back. Unfortunatly they are severely treasured by my two boys, so no chance of helping out with a tip just yet, but perhaps the tip can be repaired or replaced. A small spigot join might just give it a couple mor years. I have seen some of the work that Mario has done on repar jobs and if anyone can fix it, he can. Just a suggestion, as I don't know much about rod repairs but worth a try.
    Disclaimer.... none of my posts are intended to be "expert advice"..just opinions from someone who is willing to help where he can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andre View Post
    Oh ..this is sad. the SXR 7623 is a special little rod, and I was lucky enough to get a second one, a year or so back. Unfortunatly they are severely treasured by my two boys, so no chance of helping out with a tip just yet, but perhaps the tip can be repaired or replaced. A small spigot join might just give it a couple mor years. I have seen some of the work that Mario has done on repar jobs and if anyone can fix it, he can. Just a suggestion, as I don't know much about rod repairs but worth a try.
    Yes, really really sad...and a stupid mistake as well.

    Thanks for the advice Andre, will be looking into a spigot fix. The break is clean, about 1-inch above the female ferrule, so there is space for a spigot join, with enough space for the male spigot from section 2 below.

    <fingers crossed>
    Jan L. Korrūbel
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    Quote Originally Posted by JanK View Post
    Yes, really really sad...and a stupid mistake as well.

    Thanks for the advice Andre, will be looking into a spigot fix. The break is clean, about 1-inch above the female ferrule, so there is space for a spigot join, with enough space for the male spigot from section 2 below.

    <fingers crossed>
    Hi Jan

    I HAD a spare tip section on this rod, but I see it broke when I moved house last year!!
    Only noticed it now. My buddy had this rod, and it broke on the butt section. He didn't want the rod anymore, and I still wanted to fix it. But now I see the tip section broke too....
    Maybe it was a weak spot...weird to break like that in transit, and it was in a pvc tube for protection...but no rod sock.

    So, I do have a spare MIDDLE section for you?

    Mike

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