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Old 12-02-2012, 3:40 PM
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Default Phenix or G Loomis?

The wife wants to buy me one for Christmas. I have no experience with neither.
Looking for ultra light trout rod. Anyone out there have one?
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Old 12-02-2012, 3:58 PM
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phenix 8' one piece 2-4lb class is the way to go
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Old 12-02-2012, 5:05 PM
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Honestly look at the rods from TFO... When Gary Loomis sold the company he paired up with Temple Fork Outfitters, sells his designs much cheaper through TFO
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Old 12-02-2012, 5:17 PM
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TFO? I'll google that.
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Old 12-02-2012, 8:23 PM
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i have both gloomis is the way to go i have owned 3 iron feathers and they all broke 2 inches from the tip but never had a problem with any other phinex rods
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:44 PM
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Whether a factory wrapped rod or a custom wrap, I'd go for the Phenix over the current GLoomis rods/blanks.

The only Loomis rods I have that were wrapped on-spline are the long-discontinued Salt Water Series blanks. You'd be lucky to find any that are wrapped with the spline in line with the action. All the Phenix rods I've pulled on and fished are factory wrapped with the guides wrapped on-spline or close to it. I've talked to Jeff (head of Phenix) a few times and he takes details very seriously. They're right off the 605 in Cerritos which is a plus, although I've never had a problem with their products that would require me to see them.

Phenix has some pretty nice materials that get good tip pressure while still being parabolic across a range of line classes. I have no financial stake in Phenix Rods, but for now, all my future build plans will be either Phenix or United Composites.

For light stuff, you might want to also consider St. Croix and Rainshadow.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:40 PM
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Can you go to their shop in Cerritos to look and buy from them or only through dealers?
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i have both gloomis is the way to go i have owned 3 iron feathers and they all broke 2 inches from the tip but never had a problem with any other phinex rods
For the guys that are hard on the iron feathers….. Phenix made a new top section that is suppose to stand up to fisherman abuse. I have owned several rods from both manufactures, and can say phenix has the best rod on the market for throwing mini jigs. (a very productive way of catching trout) It all depends on what style of fishing your doing. I personally like phenix rods.

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Old 12-03-2012, 5:46 PM
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Try an Orvis fly rod... pure awesomeness and you'll never look back!
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I have a couple Gloomis.....good stuff but check out Dobyns Rods. Designed for "bass" fishing but I have found some of there dropshot rods work great for trout.
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Old 12-03-2012, 8:07 PM
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The wife wants to buy me one for Christmas. I have no experience with neither.
Looking for ultra light trout rod. Anyone out there have one?
Go up to Bob Marriots in Fullerton. 8K square feet of fly fishing nirvana. See what works for you. I have a G Loomis 4 piece 5 wt and I love it.
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I used to have a good deal set up with them when I was running with a nonprofit org, and networking w/Florida Charter captains. Since I moved I don't have the capability any longer. Although I still use their flyrods, and spinning gear. Its tough to beat that quality for the price.

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TFO? I'll google that.
I have Orvis, Sage, and TFO rods. TFO is the best value rod out there imho. The BVK series is awesome. I have an 8wt TFO BVK for salmon/steelhead at the moment and will eventually buy a 5wt to replace my Orvis.

http://www.templeforkflyrods.com/pro...vk-series.html
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I never tried a G Loomis rod before so i'm a bit bias. I do however have a Phenix Elixir 8' 1-6wt rod with 2lb test on it. Love this piece of gear! I also have a Fenwick Elite tech river run. Another great lightweight gear for trout.
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I was looking at the Phenix rods again and I noticed the 2 piece rods with the straight grip break down about 18" from the butt where the "split grip" breaks down about half the length of the rod. Seams much easier to pack the one that breaks in half. Any disadvantages to this one?
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spinning?
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Try an Orvis fly rod... pure awesomeness and you'll never look back!
+1 ... I will be buried with my Helios, i love it.However it will not stand up to electric truck windows. free lifetime repairs or replacement
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