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    Default Last minute fly rod on a budget??

    I'm fishing/camping the Denali Hwy this weekend, and all I have is my clunky 9wt Lamiglass. I really don't want to be stuck horsing pretty little grayling on that ogre rod. BUT I've only got about 200 to spend, 300 if I really, really scrape next week (like, eat cup noodles all week - lol!). Which I am willing to do.

    My roomie MIGHT maybe MAYBE have a 6wt reel I can use. If not I will have to get a rod, reel, and line. My boyfriend got a 5wt TFO last night and it's okay, pretty stiff all around though. I think I want something with a little more play.

    Suggestions??
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    Go to Mossy's Fly Shop on Diamond. Mike will hook you up. Seems I read he sells Echo. Great rod for the dough.
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    I'm going to go there on lunch. The boyfriend said he has an old 6wt that used to be his step grandfathers. No name on it, and I haven't had the chance to play with it.

    I have to make a decision before we leave town at 5. Should I save myself some money and use the antique, or not risk me disliking it and spring for a new rod??
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    Girl, you must be joking.

    GET A NEW ROD AND REEL
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    http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/te...sJS=true#chart

    8'6" 3 wt is a nice little rod for grayling fishing. It packs small and meets your price. Overnight shipping will have it for you. The 7'6" 4 wt is a nice little rod too.
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    I have to leave today at 5, it's gotte be local.

    I am gonna go to Mossys at lunch, and see what I can see. I will want something lighter for trout this Sep. anyway!

    Thanks =)
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    Id go with the Echo, they are real nice.
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    I did! =)

    Mossys was great. I still feel so stupid when I go into fly shops though, since I'm such a n00b =S Can't wait to get out and try it tonight! I'll report on Monday =)
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