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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
I purchased this rod for a recent trip to the Madison River. I hadn't fly fished since I was a young boy who took interest in an old bamboo rod found in my fathers garage. Unfortunately, I don't have anything to compair this rod with, I purchased it for quality and price, the reviews really help me choose this rod. I was able to put together a nice entry level fly fishing package for an affordable price. The Hobbs Creek fly rod performed excellent and most importantly caught fish. I left this rod with my son in Montana and the next day he sent me a picture of a beautiful brown that he caught that morning using this rod. I plan on purchasing 2 more to outfit my wife and myself again.
July 8, 2012
great for narrow creeks
In my neck of the woods the creeks and streams are narrow and tight. This 7'6" rod was perfect to help an amateur like my self from getting snagged in the over hanging vegetation. Pretty awesome product. With in 30 minutes snagged me bout 3 panfish in early Jan. So much easier to cast than my clunky 9' hand me down form grandpa
January 6, 2012
The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because I expected the backing, fly line and leader to be on the reel already. I had to learn how to do this myself, which took some time and prevented me from practice casting right away. Not a big problem though because I learned some things.
May 31, 2011
Love this rod, its light casts great and for the price you can't beat it. 8.5ft 5wt.
May 24, 2011
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.
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.
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
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 . . .
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.
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.
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.
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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