View Poll Results: Best 9 Wt for S.A. Conditions & Species

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  • Explorer - Classic 2

    5 5.26%
  • Explorer - Guide Series

    14 14.74%
  • Stealth - Magnum+

    9 9.47%
  • Stealth - Bomber

    10 10.53%
  • Horizon - TRS

    7 7.37%
  • Vision - 3Zone

    1 1.05%
  • Vision - GTFour

    5 5.26%
  • Temple Fork - Jim Teeny

    4 4.21%
  • Temple Fork - Signature

    0 0%
  • Temple Fork - Ti Cr

    2 2.11%
  • Temple Fork - Ti Cr X

    38 40.00%
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Thread: Best 9Wt for S.A. Conditions & Species

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    Default Best 9Wt for S.A. Conditions & Species

    Good day All,

    Sorry for the first one, technical problem

    I would like to know your prefered 9WT fly rod which according to you are the perfect rod for South African conditions and species.

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    No shocker that my vote went for the TiCr-X, but it has to be said that the Stealth Bomber isn't a bad choice either, albeit slightly cheaper.
    "Hierdie drol het baie vlieŽ" - Ago 2014.

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    I love TFO (got one myself) but I'm alalrmed by how many people have broken theirs under very normal conditions.

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    Don't have experience with TFO's, but had a cast with a 6wt, was very nice but weight more that my current 9WT guide series. Don't know how heavy the 9wt will be, but if you are planning on casting all day long go for a lighter rod that the TFO's...

    Nothing against TFO, great rods, just to heavy for me...

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    Only one rod: Thomas & Thomas 9wt H2

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    Only one comment on the rod breakages, any rod will break if it's mistreated. Not saying that's the case, but it's something worth not forgetting besides, with that warranty, who cares if it breaks ?

    On the weight side, you have to compare apples with apples, show me a 10WT that has the same diameter butt as the 10WT TiCR-X ? I'll show you 12WT's that aren't even as thick, you can pull hard on them, worth the extra weight in my book (though the Guide can't be compared to the TiCr-X in any form, you'd have to match the Bomber to it and in that case, the weights are comparable)
    "Hierdie drol het baie vlieŽ" - Ago 2014.

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    Ahhhh, no Elbe's, Kingfishers and Sensations --that sucks - now I'll have to vote for a Ryobi - what, no ryobi's either!

    Obviously it is a joke - BUT I tell you what - you take an Elbe 5/6wt to the Vaal for nymphing you wont be sorry - and it can take quite a beating.
    Same with the Kingfisher Gold class and Stimulator.

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    Soulds like you've been hanging round with Herman for too long...
    The more you know, the less you need (Aboriginal Australian proverb)

    Only dead fish swim with the stream (Malcolm Muggeridge)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saloon 2000 View Post
    Ahhhh, no Elbe's, Kingfishers and Sensations --that sucks - now I'll have to vote for a Ryobi - what, no ryobi's either!

    Obviously it is a joke - BUT I tell you what - you take an Elbe 5/6wt to the Vaal for nymphing you wont be sorry - and it can take quite a beating.
    Same with the Kingfisher Gold class and Stimulator.
    Herman...is that you, undercover?

    No-one else punts Elbe's like you do...

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    I second the motion though...there are other very good rods that are not mentioned in the list above...hence, I didn't vote.

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