5wt fly rod

sachagreen

New member
Joined
May 23, 2021
Messages
4
Location
Wiltshire
Hi all

Snapped my old greys grxi+ this summer (9ft 5wt) and am looking at getting a new rod of same length and weight.

Looking for recommendations, I fish a medium sized river, small still waters and reservoirs. I currently have a 3 and 7wt but would like another mid range rod. Budget £200-250

In addition, I was advised in John Norris that the guideline elevation was an excellent rod for the money and was wondering if anyone had experience with it?

Many thanks

Sacha
 

sage5

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 28, 2010
Messages
581
Location
west coast of scotland
Hi all

Snapped my old greys grxi+ this summer (9ft 5wt) and am looking at getting a new rod of same length and weight.

Looking for recommendations, I fish a medium sized river, small still waters and reservoirs. I currently have a 3 and 7wt but would like another mid range rod. Budget £200-250

In addition, I was advised in John Norris that the guideline elevation was an excellent rod for the money and was wondering if anyone had experience with it?

Many thanks

Sacha
Vision Onki are excellent rods I have one , hope you get what suits you

Duncan
 

Gdog

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 13, 2009
Messages
1,056
Location
Dublin
Hi all

Snapped my old greys grxi+ this summer (9ft 5wt) and am looking at getting a new rod of same length and weight.

Looking for recommendations, I fish a medium sized river, small still waters and reservoirs. I currently have a 3 and 7wt but would like another mid range rod. Budget £200-250

In addition, I was advised in John Norris that the guideline elevation was an excellent rod for the money and was wondering if anyone had experience with it?

Many thanks

Sacha
Check out the Greys GR60.
 

keef68

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 6, 2009
Messages
676
Location
Ayrshire
I have a Guideline Elevation in 9’ 5wt. I’d say it’s a brilliant rod for the money. It’s incredibly light (lighter than most top end rods), but can throw a full line, and has great feel when connected to a fish.

There are a few options in that price range, as someone else has said the Vision Onki gets a good name, although personally I’ve never tried one.

Cheers

Keith


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

Paul_B

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 14, 2008
Messages
5,988
Location
West Riding of Yorkshire
Hi all

Snapped my old greys grxi+ this summer (9ft 5wt) and am looking at getting a new rod of same length and weight.

Looking for recommendations, I fish a medium sized river, small still waters and reservoirs. I currently have a 3 and 7wt but would like another mid range rod. Budget £200-250

In addition, I was advised in John Norris that the guideline elevation was an excellent rod for the money and was wondering if anyone had experience with it?

Many thanks

Sacha

Check out the warranty with Greys, if you registered the rod when you bought it you may get a rod half price, Its worth a try.
 

running bear

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 23, 2009
Messages
676
Location
North County Dublin
Gr60 or Orvis clearwater, good rods for the money. I haven't tried the Vision or the guideline to compare.

Second hand, possibly a Demon sintrix if you can find someone parting with one. A step above imho.
 

Waltyluft

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 7, 2007
Messages
2,329
Location
England, North of Hadrians wall
I have a Guideline Elevation in 9’ 5wt. I’d say it’s a brilliant rod for the money. It’s incredibly light (lighter than most top end rods), but can throw a full line, and has great feel when connected to a fish.

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
I'd agree with the above. I have several 9' #5 and often come back to the Guideline Elevation in preference to other, higher spec, 5 weights.
 

fishing hobo

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 23, 2014
Messages
2,078
Location
Scotland
Find a nearly new Guideline LPXe. I have the previous generation #5 and it is a great rod. I am sure the current version will be as good, I have the #6 and is my favourite #6.
 

pati

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 20, 2012
Messages
1,062
I have a Loop Cross SX 9’ 5wt in the classifieds. I doubt you can find better for the money. The SX boxes in Asquith, NRX+, Igniter/Method category easily.

Georges Anderson from Yellowstone loved the rod, you can still find his review online, there is somewhere an interview where he says that had the rod arrived on time gor the shootout it would probably have just about edged the then winner (Sky)…

Only selling for I have too many 5wt and never really use them (I use mostly 3&4wt or 6-7wt) and moving abroad soon…
 

clag

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 22, 2008
Messages
244
Hi all

Snapped my old greys grxi+ this summer (9ft 5wt) and am looking at getting a new rod of same length and weight.

Looking for recommendations, I fish a medium sized river, small still waters and reservoirs. I currently have a 3 and 7wt but would like another mid range rod. Budget £200-250

In addition, I was advised in John Norris that the guideline elevation was an excellent rod for the money and was wondering if anyone had experience with it?

Many thanks

Sacha
If you can find one on ebay, a second hand Sage SLT 9 #5 would be just in your budget and I doubt you’d find a better wand for what you you are proposing to use it for.

Regards

CLaG
 

JohnH

Well-known member
Joined
May 18, 2006
Messages
4,611
Location
Near Southampton
+1 from me for the Guideline Elevation. My own was bought for heavier work on reservoirs than the guys who have posted above, but I am very impressed by its action, build quality and ability to throw a long, straight line.
 

Latest posts

Top