For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Small Stream Rods, Reels and Leader-Tippet
Cane and Silk fiberglass rod. This one is a 6' 2-3wt. 3pc. It's size is great for some what larger streams. It casts well, not to soft or to stiff.
This is also a Cane and Silk fiberglass rod. This one is 5' 2-3wt. 2pc. The blank is an amber finish. I've had this rod for several years and have fished it hundreds of times. It does everything a small stream rod should do.
Cabela's CGR fiberglass rod. It's a 5'9" 3wt. 3pc. These rods are an incredible functional rod for the price. I have two of these and value them. They have had extensive time on the stream without a single issue. One I purchased for 79.00 and the other 59.00.
And my newest piece in my small stream arsenal. A bamboo rod gifted to me by Mike Katner, Cane and Silk. It's 5'1" 2-3wt 2pc. I have fished this rod a mere 6 months and have fallen in love with it. Those small stream wild brookies feel like champions on this rod. The rod and brookie were made for each other.
Reels I use. The TFO BVK, light weight, and simple. Click and Pawl, with a slightly large arbor. The Orvis Battenkill I. Another reel of simple design, click and pawl with a smooth sound. An Orvis Battenkill 5/6. This English made disc drag is the reel I use when I fish the bigger rivers.
And the terminal stuff. Pretty simple. Furled leader, and 5x fluro tippet. I use this 99% of the time on small streams.