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    Howzit dudes,

    A mate of mine asked me to pick out a rod for him with a max price of R800. What would be my better options?

    The rod will mostly be used for Stillwater and River trout fishing - not cape streams - KZN.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gkieser View Post
    Howzit dudes,

    A mate of mine asked me to pick out a rod for him with a max price of R800. What would be my better options?

    The rod will mostly be used for Stillwater and River trout fishing - not cape streams - KZN.

    Cheers
    G
    Go for Elbe, 4wt.9FT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gkieser View Post
    Howzit dudes,

    A mate of mine asked me to pick out a rod for him with a max price of R800. What would be my better options?

    The rod will mostly be used for Stillwater and River trout fishing - not cape streams - KZN.

    Cheers
    G
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    Thanks. Think i'll give the Elbe a skip.

    Is Stealth/Explorer my only options? Which ranges are under R800? I saw on Basil Manning that the Explorer Classic 2 is about R500.

    What do the Echos/Redingtons/TFOs start at?
    "So hereís my point. Donít go and get your ego all out of proportion because you can tie a fly and catch a fish thatís dumb enough to eat a car key.." - Louis Cahill - Gink and Gasoline

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    I have the Xplorer Classic II, havn't had any problems with it and they come with a great guarantee. You could also look at the Guide Series maybe.

    I've had a few casts with an Elbe 9wt the other day and felt it to become lazy with the longer casts - I prefer the Classic II.

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    I used a explorer classic 5wt for years had no problems with it got myself the echo 5wt now.
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    Okay lets go this way:

    Explorer Classic 2 vs Stealth Start? (Roughly same price range)
    "So hereís my point. Donít go and get your ego all out of proportion because you can tie a fly and catch a fish thatís dumb enough to eat a car key.." - Louis Cahill - Gink and Gasoline

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    I have the Elbe and the TFO, cant wrong any. The TFO is a faster action lovely rod, but the Elbe falls better in your price range me thinks.
    Handle every situation like a dog.- If you cant hump it, piss on it and walk away. --JASPER.

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    The Xplorer Classic 2 is much better than the Stealth Start.

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    PS...don't knock the Elbe. If I had to choose between the Classic 2, Stealth, and Elbe...I'd choose the Elbe 5wt 9 foot. Very under-rated rod, excellent value for money. (Look past the negative hype)

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