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
578
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
979
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
5,643
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
610
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
2,315
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.
 
Top