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Old 11-08-2006, 02:18 PM
Lockes Lockes is offline
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Help me choose a new 12/13 rod 'n reel

I am looking to increase my arsenal with a new 12 or 13 weight fly rod and reel.

I will be travelling to trhe Seychelles in late February so I need a combo that can handle big GT's and in the future possibly tuna,sailfish and small marlin.

I have narrowed my search down but please recommend something If you think my choices are lacking

Rods include:

G Loomis 9' 12 weight FR10812-4CCGLX or 11'3" 12-13 weight FR13512-4CC

Sage Xi-2 series 1390-4 Xi2 13 weight

Orvis 9' 12 weight T3 912-4, Tip 9.5 Fly Rod

Reels include:

Terry Hayden TFR H 2 12 weight reel


Penn International

Nautilus Spey reels
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Old 11-08-2006, 04:09 PM
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a TFO Professional and a Terry Hayden sounds like a great deal.
"I'm not talkin' 'bout pleasure boatin'. I'm not talkin' 'bout day sailin'. I'm talkin' 'bout workin' for a livin'. I'm talkin' 'bout shahkin'!"

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Old 11-09-2006, 09:12 AM
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I'd look at a Thomas & Thomas rod and I'd definitely want a Tibor Gulfstream reel.

My opinion.

Have fun.

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Old 11-09-2006, 09:29 AM
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Must agree with count on both rod and reel, I have the original T&T Horizon 12wt. with a gulfstream on it, like the castability, backbone of the rod and like everything about the tibors, setup has never let me down.
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