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Hey guys..Since its only about a 10 min drive, I fish Blue Springs Creek about 2x a week. I love this little stream, but it is highly technical. For those of you who have never fished it...it is very...very small with gin clear water and trout that will spook at thier own shadow. I am presently using my GLoomis GL3 8.5ft/5wt with great success nymphing the fast choppy water. But I need somthing that is more dlicate for fishing drys in the slicks. I am going to have to be able to roll out a 12ft very light leader to get these fish...I am presently saving for the purchase and looking at the TFO Finnesse series...any suggestions would be great.

Also...8.5ft is way to long for this stream...I am looking at somthing between 7'3"-6ft.

Thanks..

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I have the Lefty Kretch Finess 3wt. I like it. It is a little slow, but casts well in tight spots. Also, it is a 3wt and will not throw anything with much weight to it. Also, very hard to roll cast with, but still a lot of fun to fish with. I guess on smaller water roll casting is not much good because as soon as you beat up the water you might as well move on. So, that should not be a problem.

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Michael Davis (maddog) on here fishes the Finesse a bunch. Send him a pm and I bet he can tell you everything about them. They are nice rods.

Dano

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Michael has not been able to post for some reason but he passed this on in an email to me for you.

"I fish my Finesse 3 pretty regularly and have never had a problem. In a tight spot and small stream he doesn't want/need much weight anyway. Another rod to look at would be the TFO Chronicle 3WT. That's probably my "go to" rod right now." Maddog

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you can get a redington CT 7'6" 4 piece 2wt. for about $120-$130 full retail, less if you buy used. i have the 8'6" 3wt. and it is a buttery smooth rod. if you really want to rock the boat, you should look into the tenkara line of rods. japanese fly rods specifically designed to fish small streams. check out tenkarausa.com and tenkarabum.com

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I have to throw a plug in for the Cabelas Three Forks Rods. They really are sweet, cheap and throw nice line. Around 40 bucks. I have 7 ft. 3 wt. Love it.

The ultimate small stream fly rod is the Lil Streamer made by Dorber in Flippin, Ark. Check them out at

www.globaldorber.com

At the site click on Lil Streamers shooters. You can even get a 4 1/2 ft 5 weight. This is my number one small stream rod. Great customer service too.

Dano

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Here is a better link to the Brunsell Lil Streamers at Dorber.

You can't beat these rods. They double the guides so there is less friction on the line thereby allowing you to shoot line easier. Designed just for the creek you were talking about.

They also turn their own rod blanks at Dorber and are assembled in their plant in Flippin.

http://www.dorber.com/flyrods.html

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Another thing to check out is a glass 6'-7' rod. I know where you can get a 6'6" 4/5 (ideal for throwing everything) built from a blank up for under $100 normally. They fish amazing and I am having a 7' 5wt built now, expecting it in the next week or so. These rods are capable of fishing everything from #22 dries up to #6 streamers. I have caught bass on a weighted #6 Girdle Bug with one of these sticks. If you are interested in these, I can pass his information on.

Andy

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Here is a better link to the Brunsell Lil Streamers at Dorber.

You can't beat these rods. They double the guides so there is less friction on the line thereby allowing you to shoot line easier. Designed just for the creek you were talking about.

They also turn their own rod blanks at Dorber and are assembled in their plant in Flippin.

http://www.dorber.com/flyrods.html

Dano,

Very cool! Do they come with a warrenty?

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