To continue the discussion I was having over on Google Plus with some heavy hitters of the online fly fishing world…
After being a good boy for 12 whole months it appears I might have enough Christmas cash (along with change from the couch cushions) to buy a new heavy duty fly rod.
In order to keep wifey happy I’m trying to get the best I can for under $300 (although $200 would be awesome).
- Strength to chuck some heavy, meaty flies
- Handles 3lb+ Bass
- Ability to haul in a Muskie every now and again
- Can be used for a saltwater trip every now and again
So anyway, I’m most likely looking for an 8wt rod. The choices below were suggested by some other anglers but I would love for you to cast your vote (or make a new suggestion if you wish). I know a lot of you have a 8wt you love and I trust you to help me find one of my very own. Thanks for the help!
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