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  1. #31
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    Default Re: 10' 2# or 3# for dries

    Neither I'd go for a shorter rod for dries, but given your options probably a #3.

  2. #32
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    Default Re: 10' 2# or 3# for dries

    Quote Originally Posted by bbamboo View Post
    Shakespeare agility is a very nice rod
    I'm not very impressed by my Shakeys Agility 2 10' #4. quite heavy and stiffer tan I like

    The past year I bought a Wychwood Drift 10' #3 for my daughter ... and my daughter, myself and my fishmates are very impressed with the weight and the perfomance not only for euronymphing, but especially for fishing dries,....great casting abilities, and the advantages of the lenght to do long drifts without drag or for dry fishing with short lines the Little chalkstreams of the Pyrenees.

    My advice for cheap rods 10'#3:

    Wychwood Drift (not drift XL) 10' #3wt
    Next Tackle LL Nymph 10' #3wt
    Last edited by du212; 13-11-2019 at 02:31 PM.
    Ne quid nimis

  3. #33
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    Default Re: 10' 2# or 3# for dries

    Quote Originally Posted by du212 View Post
    I'm not very impressed by my Shakeys Agility 2 10' #4. quite heavy and stiffer tan I like

    The past year I bought a Wychwood Drift 10' #3 for my daughter ... and my daughter, myself and my fishmates are very impressed with the weight and the perfomance not only for euronymphing, but especially for fishing dries,....great casting abilities, and the advantages of the lenght to do long drifts without drag or for dry fishing with short lines the Little chalkstreams of the Pyrenees.

    My advice for cheap rods 10'#3:

    Wychwood Drift (not drift XL) 10' #3wt
    Next Tackle LL Nymph 10' #3wt
    I’ve not tried the Drift and am not knocking it but it is still twice the price of the Shakey.
    Glad you found something you like to use.
    Only when the last tree has been cut down, the last fish caught and the last river poisoned, will we realise, we cannot eat money.

  4. #34
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    Default Re: 10' 2# or 3# for dries

    Quote Originally Posted by du212 View Post
    I'm not very impressed by my Shakeys Agility 2 10' #4. quite heavy and stiffer tan I like

    The past year I bought a Wychwood Drift 10' #3 for my daughter ... and my daughter, myself and my fishmates are very impressed with the weight and the perfomance not only for euronymphing, but especially for fishing dries,....great casting abilities, and the advantages of the lenght to do long drifts without drag or for dry fishing with short lines the Little chalkstreams of the Pyrenees.

    My advice for cheap rods 10'#3:

    Wychwood Drift (not drift XL) 10' #3wt
    Next Tackle LL Nymph 10' #3wt
    That's were we differ I find the Shakespeare agility 2 a lovely casting rod that can chuck a full 3 wt line when I need it. No idea why you don't find the same.

  5. #35
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    Default Re: 10' 2# or 3# for dries

    Quote Originally Posted by bbamboo View Post
    That's were we differ I find the Shakespeare agility 2 a lovely casting rod that can chuck a full 3 wt line when I need it. No idea why you don't find the same.
    Unfortunately I bought the 4wt not the 3 wt, the 4wt it's more a 5wt. The stripping guides are not very slick in my rod... But I'll keep to use it and try to give it a good use,....My agility rise 9' 5wt t it's a true lovely caster, in this way I thought than the agi 2 would be the same or better,
    Ne quid nimis

  6. #36
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    Default Re: 10' 2# or 3# for dries

    Quote Originally Posted by morayfisher View Post
    I’ve not tried the Drift and am not knocking it but it is still twice the price of the Shakey.
    Glad you found something you like to use.
    For me was not the twice, the Agi 2 were the 80% of the Drift when I bought it. I think that I done a wrong choice (the first with a Shakespeare), but maybe your feeling with the rod is different, I wish that you enjoy the rod chosen
    Ne quid nimis

  7. #37
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    Default Re: 10' 2# or 3# for dries

    Since buying my aglity 2 rod in the 3wt which probably been the best 50 notes I have ever spent on a rod in fourty plus years.
    Can't really seen how the 4 wt can be a totally disaster.
    Drop me a line if it's priced right I may buy it off you .
    Last edited by bbamboo; 15-11-2019 at 09:53 AM.

  8. #38
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    Default Re: 10' 2# or 3# for dries

    Quote Originally Posted by bbamboo View Post
    Since buying my aglity 2 rod in the 3wt which probably been the best 50 notes I have ever spent on a rod in fourty plus years.
    Can't really seen how the 4 wt can be a totally disaster.
    Drop me a line if it's priced right I may buy it off you .
    Not a disaster. only dissappointed
    I bought my agility rise 9' #5 by 65 euro and it's my best invested money in tackle,
    Ne quid nimis

  9. #39
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    Default Re: 10' 2# or 3# for dries

    Rods I am disappointed with usually get sold on. Just like reels cars or anything else for that matter. I find it hard to believe you could be anything but delight with it in use its steal at that price. Still waiting for you to get in touch with a price .

  10. #40
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    Default Re: 10' 2# or 3# for dries

    The agility rise and the agility 2 have quite different actions, i like the softer action of the rise on the river/burns but prefer the faster action of the agility 2 for stillwater.
    I'm not surprised that some folks will like the rise but not the 2 or vice versa.

    Al

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