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White River Fly Shop® Hobbs Creek® Fly Rods

   

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5

9'

Pieces:
2

Model:
HC905
  • $89.99

  • SKU: 850724

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6

8'6"

Pieces:
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Model:
HC866
  • $89.99

  • SKU: 850746

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6

9'

Pieces:
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Model:
HC906
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7

9'

Pieces:
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Model:
HC907
  • $94.99

  • SKU: 959977

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8

9'

Pieces:
2

Model:
HC908
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  • SKU: 959979

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4

7'6"

Pieces:
4

Model:
HC764-4
  • $94.99

  • SKU: 957191

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5

8'6"

Pieces:
4

Model:
HC865-4
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6

8'6"

Pieces:
4

Model:
HC866-4
  • $94.99

  • SKU: 957197

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Hobbs Creek® fly rods strike a fine balance between attractive, high quality components, and a pleasing price. Designed around our own easy casting IM-6 blank, these rods feature a components package normally found on much higher priced rods. Walnut reel seat inserts, aluminum alloy fittings, oversized stainless steel snake guides, and a high grade cork grip are standard. Rods measuring 8' and over are equipped with dual stripping guides. 4 through 6 weight rods feature a Western-style reversed half wells grip. 7 and 8 weight models have a full wells grip, and come with a detachable fighting butt. Rod sock is included.

T = Trout
P = Panfish
S = Salmon/Steelhead
SW = Inshore Saltwater
B = Bass

White River Fly Shop® Hobbs Creek® Fly Rods 4.6 5 30 30
Amazing Purchase I bought the rod to go along with my new G. Loomis reel. Match made in heaven. This rod has brought in almost 100 trout since I bought it about 4 months ago. It is continually dependable, easy to break down and put together as well as travel with. I have the 5wt, 2-piece. It has amazing action and great casting range. I'm saving up now for my next one, an 8wt for bass and steelhead. I would highly recommend this to anyone. May 13, 2009
Good For Begginer or Pro Im fairly new at fly fishing and have had other rods before. Just the cheapies which worked fine for the time being. Then I recently got this White River Hobbs Creek and it is amazing. I have the 9 foot one. The sensitivity is just right and it can make an ok caster feel like a pro. It is super light and fatigue is'nt an issue with this pole. If you have a tight budget or just want a good fly rod I highly recommend this pole. February 11, 2009
good for anyone i am an experienced fly fisherman and i fish for bass and tie my own flies. my dad wanted to get into fly fishing to so i bought him this rod in an 8wt 9'. i was very impressed with it. it looks good fishes good, and it has a moderate action that is good for beginners. i even use it sometimes. i fish with a white river classic. yes i could buy a more expensive rod but i couldnt buy a better one September 11, 2008
Hobbs Creek Fly Rod I have been fishing with the 7' 4wt for two months now, and am very happy with it. The action is medium slow which fits my relaxed casting style quite well. If you are the kind of person who likes to feel the rod loading this is the rod for you. The rod is very light in the hand and I can cast all day without tiring. Several of my friends have tried it and plan on getting one for themselves. The only fault I can find in it is it makes want to buy another one in a heavier weight for bass fishing. November 27, 2006
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Rod replacement sections are not available. Rod tips are sold seperately online, such as 38-374-090-00. You may also contact Outdoor World Rod & Reel Repair Service to have the tip replaced at 417-873-5274 Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm.
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The rod is made with IM-6 Graphite. It does come with a bag but it does not come with a hard case.
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Yes, absolutely. Usually it's a safe bet to use any fly line within one fly light weight either direction of the weight of the rod. For example, a 8wt. rod could safely take either a 7 or a 9 wt. line. One thing you'll want to consider is the shape and function of the line you'll be casting. (*i.e. is it a Double Taper line (DT), a Weight Forward Floating (WFF), or even a sink tip line (which all cast differently depending on the rates at which they sink, since they might possibly be made of heavier/more dense material.) I would say that if you're just now beginning to fly fish, and you've got any floating line (either a DT or WFF), you'll be just fine fishing a 5 wt. line on a 6 wt. rod. If none of that made sense, that's o.k. too, because if so the line/rod combination isn't going to make any difference in your cast starting out. I hope I've been of help, good luck, and tight lines.
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The conventional answer that I've gotten from fly shop salesmen is that you can go up or down one weight. I've never tried it, though. My advice is to try it, if you already have the 5wt line and 6wt rod.
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I own the 8 wt rod and I'm wondering what action it is. It feels like medium-fast to me. However, I'm not sure. Feels like mostly the top third is bending.
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It's pretty fast...
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After using this rod, I would consider it to be medium fast action.
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I'm getting into fly fishing and i'm not sure what weight rod to get? i will be catching trout, from small native goldens to 20+" browns. i don't want to carry around 2 rods, what would best suit my needs. maybe a 5wt, im not sure. thank you
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A 6 wt. rod is a great "middle of the road" rod that will give a beginning fisherman the ability to try different types of fishing environments without having to purchase various fishing outfits (rods, reels, lines, etc.) to fit specific needs of regions, habitats, and species. One thing to consider is the possibility of fishing saltwater. If you think you'll be fishing saltwater with any consistency, consider buying gear that will hold up to the demands of that environment. Good luck and tight lines!
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I have been flyfishing for 30+ years, and I always like to recommend an 8 or 8.5 ft 6 wt rod as an "all-around" fly rod, especially for beginners. The Hobbs Creek 6 wt rods are great--get the 8.5 ft 4-piece 6wt if you want to keep it in your car or take on plane trips with you. I use my 6wt for everything from 6" brookies to 5+ pound salmon and bass. If I need a more delicate presentation (like for small trout) I use a double-taper line, and if I need to cast larger streamers or small bass bugs I use a weight-forward "bass taper" line (in fact, the 8.5 ft 4pc 6wt Hobbs Creek can readily handle a 7wt line, which allows you to cast bigger flies or deal with windy conditions). It's a lot cheaper and easier to have a spare spool with a different line than it is to have a separate rod. Just my $.02 . . .
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My preference would be a 6wt. It'll enable you to throw small flies and still have enough backbone for the big browns.
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I would recommend a 5wt rod. it is a good weight for the smaller fish. however, if you are aiming more toward the larger native trouts you will want to go up a size or two to a 7wt rod. The 7wt will help in the casting of a heavier fly and laying out more line. I also recommend the heavier rod and line if you begin to get into saltwater. Salt water fish can be more aggressive.
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Yes, the five-weight would be a good choice for you. Another thing to consider is whether you plan on throwing larger flies and streamers, such as wolly buggers and bead head patterns. If so, you may want to think about the six or seven weight rods. Fish size should be taken into consideration when selecting rod size, but don’t forget to take fly/streamer size and weight into account as well.
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My rod had a encounter with my trunk lid and lost. It is broken where the reel mount meets the grip. What can I do?
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Without actually seeing the condition of the rod and the severity of the break, this is a tough question. However, if there is non porous material at the mend area, it is possible to glue the pieces together.
Glue will not work if the only material you have to work with is cork or other porous material. There is a glue that I have used for many years to repair almost anything, machinery, toys, athletic equipment, etc. I stronly recommend J.B. Weld. Because of the type of product being mended, use the four minute variety. Let me know what you decide and how it works for you.
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I broke my rod today and i want to know if white river will replace them like b&m does?
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Yes, Bass Pro Shops brand rods are warranted for 1 year from the date of purchase against defects in materials, workmanship, and against breakage under normal fishing conditions, to the original purchaser. This warranty is void if the rod is in an abused or misused condition and does not cover "normal wear and tear."
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