Sometimes just need to look good if the fish aren’t biting

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  1. CraigSmith

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    Custom build on a St Croix Legend Ultra 2pc 9ft 6wt blank. I had it made for me with two tips in case I had a mishap. Legend Ultras were great rods/blanks. Discontinued about 10 years ago.

    Just a bit of a splurge for me. Won’t make a difference to the fish.
     
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    Fancy, Fancy! I have a Scott G series rod that I picked up in a garage sale, it's also two piece. Is there any advantage of a two piece rod versus a four piece rod?
     
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    Yes, takes less time to put together :emoji_stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
     
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    Once upon a time (as recently as the 1990’s) rods with multiple ferrules did not cast as well due to the flat spots created. Ferrules also add weight and weak spots.

    The ideal casting rod would have no ferrules but be impractical for most anglers due to storage and travel issues.

    The tip over butt and spigot ferrule designs started to appear in the 1960’s and have constantly improved.

    By the late 1990’s the performance and strength gap was pretty much closed.

    Today the effects on casting are negligible if any, and rods are designed from the beginning for multiple sections so weight is not an issue.

    Almost all of the mid to high priced rods today are 4 pieces. With some noted exceptions, 2 piece rods are limited to the lowest price offerings from a few companies.
     
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    It's flashy ! The reel caught my eye more than the build. It's a beaut.
     
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    Pretty rad. Anything green is always cool
     
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