I hope to use this blog as an avenue to express my thoughts and adventures of all of my fishing expeditions and any other journeys I may undertake.
Sunday, July 11, 2010
2 Piece Versus 4 Piece Fly Rods
I have a question for all you bloggers out there today. I would like your opinion as to the strengths and weaknesses of having a 2 piece fly rod versus a 4 piece design, all other things equal. Improved pack ability is definitely a plus in a 4 piece design. A 9 ft. rod that only breaks down into two pieces means the tube will be 4.5 ft. long. So do fishermen find improved performance in a 2 piece rod as opposed to a 4 piece? Or do fly rod companies only make the 2 piece, rods because they are slightly cheaper to manufacture?
The tailrace below Smith Lake Dam is the only place to fish for trout in Alabama. It is stocked with 3000 to 3500 rainbow trout every 60 days. The average length of the trout at stocking is 9” to 10” and have adapted well to the year round 50 to 60 degree waters.