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    Hey guys

    Hopefully this topic is specific enough to not get sage-tracked.

    Does anyone know if these are available locally yet?

    Has anybody had the chance to fish one of these? I've tried to do some research on it, but have only really found that it's significantly slower than the standard 8ft. Would the extra length and slower action be better suited to fishing dry and from a float tube? What else would the application of it be? I have read that it makes a wonderful nymphing rod, but I don't think a 3wt rod for nymphing would be that useful on this side of the country (Moving to Vanderbijl in a couple weeks time).

    Thanks folks!

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    I know sh1t about rod blanks. I know something about research though.
    Amazing how people think typing something into the Google search tab constitutes research.
    Sorry, this is just my qualitative reply at something that probably was quantitative to start of with.
    But how can you make a quantitative finding on something that is predominantly qualitative - I prefer a fast action, regardless what brand you going to throw at me. My type and any fly fisherman worth anything is going to require qualitative research on all matters. We were not all created equal and all have their own preference to what type of blank works for you. You need some sort of triangulation first to sort out those who can cast from those who can nymph before you set the standard for what makes a good blank for the application.

    If ever in doubt with regards to the research process, the research design or whether to use qualitative or quantitative research just do what I do, ask yourself: WWKD

    But never ever say "I did some research, and then tell us "I spoke to somebody who owned one, and also typed in "BVK is it good or not" into Goolgle.

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    Your post is exactly why I am posting here.
    Last edited by MikeM; 02-08-12 at 11:57 PM.

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    Streamx sell them, maybe give them a call and have a chat: http://www.streamxflyfishing.co.za/F...g_Rods.htm#tfo

    Always think about what you will be using the rod for, budget and then make a decision. My 2c

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeM View Post
    Hey guys

    Hopefully this topic is specific enough to not get sage-tracked.

    Does anyone know if these are available locally yet?

    Has anybody had the chance to fish one of these? I've tried to do some research on it, but have only really found that it's significantly slower than the standard 8ft. Would the extra length and slower action be better suited to fishing dry and from a float tube? What else would the application of it be? I have read that it makes a wonderful nymphing rod, but I don't think a 3wt rod for nymphing would be that useful on this side of the country (Moving to Vanderbijl in a couple weeks time).

    Thanks folks!
    I suppose it really depends on how you want to fish the nymph. Some nymphing techniques require a very long leader, and therefore miught require a different performance from the rod to other forms of nymphing which require shorter leader setups. Nymphing at the end of the day, is a form of fishing with a nymph imitation, and generally fished sub serface at a controllable depth, to the fish in the water column, wherever they might be. Nymphing on a small stream, compared to a larger stream, and then compared to a stillwater from a boat or a tube, all have different requirements, if you are looking for a rod to do a specialised application. You can fish a subsurface nymph with any rod, but things like length, tip sensitivity, rod action etc, all have an influence on how you can adequately set up the leader, and control and fish the nymph to your specific purpose. A slower actioned 10 foot, as per the rod under discussion, might be a good starting point.
    Let us know how you plan on nymphing, and you could perhaps get spome good feedback, and even parhaps some specific rod reccomendations.

    Again, ask yourself what it is that you need to achieve, and how you would plan on executing the technique of achieving this. Then decide weather or not the chosen rod can adequately handle the requirement.
    Also, bear in mind, that slow rods are also great for dry fly fishing. I would like to hear from the guys who like fast actioned rods, why they like them. I don't really see much advantage to fast rods, unless its to make long casts into the breeze, where a fast actioned rod is better, but for the most part, slower rods are far more comfortable, easier to cast, and nicer to fish with, for me anyway
    Last edited by Andre; 03-08-12 at 01:29 PM.
    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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    When it comes to choosing a rod, I have always mantained that you should try and fish a day with the rod and see if you like the action or not.
    I have fished with many rods, that have been highly rated and praised by highly regarded fishermen, that I did not enjoy to fish with.

    As for nymphing, for French Nymphing, a slower rod is prefered, for Czech Nymphing a faster/stiffer rod is prefered.
    With French Nymphing you use very long leaders and you tend to cast the long leader. With Czech nymphing, you have heavier flies and faster water. A softer/slower rod is not always the best for fast water and heavy nymph setups. Your managing of the nymphs is much more difficult with a slower/softer rod. French nymphing is in thinner water and generally smaller fish(not always), so a lightweight softer rod, offers you easier loading of light leader and nymph setup as well as protecting the thin leader.
    With Czech nymphing, you tend to fish thicker mono as well, so you dont need to protect the thin leader, getting stuck in deep fast water, a thicker leader and stiffer rod helps to try and dislodge the flies.
    With French Nymphing you would go down to 8x in tough conditinions (clear water, spooky fish, bright days etc) For Czech Nymphing you would very seldom go below 4x, at a push 5x.
    Korrie Broos

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    Nymphing, adds depth to your fly fishing.
    Nymphing, is fly fishing in another dimension

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