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    Default 10' 2# or 3# for dries

    I recently put a Thistledown 2#-5# line on a cheap 10' 2# slowish actioned rod and was pleasantly surprised how it performed.

    It's got me thinking I'd like a half decent 2# or 3# ten footer without breaking the bank and something that is not a 'fast' action rod.
    Mostly for fishing dries with the Thistledown line and occasional nymphing.

    Vision Onki at £199 is a contender. Any thoughts on that or any other suitable options please.
    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.

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

    Shakespeare agility is a very nice rod

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

    A short while ago I bought a Shakespeare Agility 2 in 10ft 3wt for upstream spiders and it soon became my rod of choice for most wet and dry river fishing. Near the end of the season I decided to upgrade and bought a Helios 2 in the same length and rating and used it for the first few months of the following spring. For me the Shakey was by far the better rod and I sold the Orvis on with no regrets at all.

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

    Thanks guys, I've certainly got nothing against Shakespeares rods and the price is right.
    I've got an original Agility in 5# and thought the Agility2 might be a bit 'fast' but maybe the longer, lighter rods are a bit slower.

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    Thanks guys, I've certainly got nothing against Shakespeares rods and the price is right.
    I've got an original Agility in 5# and thought the Agility2 might be a bit 'fast' but maybe the longer, lighter rods are a bit slower.
    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.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by morayfisher View Post
    It's got me thinking I'd like a half decent 2# or 3# ten footer without breaking the bank and something that is not a 'fast' action rod
    Yes, I've been fancying the same and wondered about the Wychwood Drift 10ft #3.

    Drift Fly Rods | Fly Rods | Rods & Reels | Fishing Tackle | Wychwood Game

    Just out of interest, which rod was the cheap 10ft #2 slowish action?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smallmouth View Post
    Yes, I've been fancying the same and wondered about the Wychwood Drift 10ft #3.

    Drift Fly Rods | Fly Rods | Rods & Reels | Fishing Tackle | Wychwood Game

    Just out of interest, which rod was the cheap 10ft #2 slowish action?
    It was a Maxcatch rod bought for nymphing, very floppy with plenty of tip bounce and a bit heavy. They call it the Performance Nymph rod and describe it as “moderate fast”. Cost less than fifty quid.
    The Thistledown line was probably well overweight for it but flew out once I’d got used to the action. Just didn’t feel great.

    I’ll have a look a the Drift.

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by morayfisher View Post
    I’ll have a look a the Drift
    I'd like to do the same, not so easy these days, as I can't think of a single local tackle shop that's likely to stock it. (or even a single local tackle shop selling fly fishing gear)

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

    Quote Originally Posted by smallmouth View Post
    I'd like to do the same, not so easy these days, as I can't think of a single local tackle shop that's likely to stock it. (or even a single local tackle shop selling fly fishing gear)
    No, my looking will be online
    Just see one good review in an old Eat Sleep Fish and someone on Amazon doing them for £100

    Update: Same seller listing them at£95 on eBay!
    Last edited by morayfisher; 15-10-2019 at 10:19 AM.
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    Default Re: 10' 2# or 3# for dries

    If you can get your hands on a used Vision Cult I think you might have the rod you are looking for.

    Take care

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Vermontdrifter View Post
    If you can get your hands on a used Vision Cult I think you might have the rod you are looking for.

    Take care

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    You’re probably right from what I’ve read but as you say, it’s finding one.
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