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#122091 - 10/09/09 01:37 AM Re: Lightest Flyfishing Gear [Re: OregonMouse]
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I just weighed my gear, sort of.
rod 2.2 oz - 4wt 8 foot two piece sage graphite w cork handle.
reel with full floating line backing and tippets 5.75 oz
If I was generous with flies in a small plastic case with some miniature pliers and a small mostly empty bottle of float-ant I'd be at around one pound.
If you need a rod case thats another thing - my metal case for the 4 foot rod sections weighs 1.5 pounds, but you can back over it, use it as a wading staff, hang a deer with its legs spread, use it as a snow anchor, staub a pirrou, bean gaters, use it as a tent pole, fire pusher, food hanger, etc.
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#122125 - 10/10/09 12:40 PM Re: Lightest Flyfishing Gear [Re: Jimshaw]
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Registered: 07/01/09
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Loc: California
yeah i discovered yesterday going through my fishin stuff that my reel only weights like 8z with float line...i am not sure why i thought i was heavier. My pole(4 piece, 4 weigh) couldn't be more the 5oz. I think its safe to say my fishing gear is under a pound all the time. Oh yeah and i spent under $350 on the reel and pole.

Hope the weights helps

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#122126 - 10/10/09 12:52 PM Re: Lightest Flyfishing Gear [Re: Bushman]
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Oh yeah about food weights. When i backpack and fish I drop my food weight a lot, i don want to say half but around there. Fish makes up most of the meals but i still bring other stuff for dinner. I bring different spices and such to mix it up. I believe we use a 10" pan to fry the fish. I couldn't imagine eating fish as the main meal for 30 days...or any such food... Olive oil is king during those trips!

I only really do this sort of backpacking with my dad. Less miles in a day, more fishing type thing. He carries all that cooking gear i miss(not). Like the backpacking coffee/tea maker and such.

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#122269 - 10/12/09 09:04 PM Re: Lightest Flyfishing Gear [Re: Bushman]
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Is this what you have in mind for "no-reel" fishing?


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#122276 - 10/12/09 10:10 PM Re: Lightest Flyfishing Gear [Re: wandering_daisy]
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Does she give lessons? looks like she casts better than I do wink

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#122421 - 10/14/09 09:38 PM Re: Lightest Flyfishing Gear [Re: phat]
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Yes, she does give lessons! Actually this is my little kid who earned her way through college teaching fly fishing at a dude ranch! But that was many years ago. She now is a doctor. When she was a med resident, she would work 36 hours and then fish to unwind. As a worried Mom, I was terrified that she would fall asleep and drown!

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#122511 - 10/16/09 08:13 PM Re: Lightest Flyfishing Gear [Re: TomK]
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For the total minimalist, I used to get great enjoyment on my very first trips in the Wind's by just taking a 9' 6X leader and a film canister of flies. Pick up a suitable sized branch, tie on leader, attach fly, and short line nymph fish small streams. The brookies could care less if you're using a branch or $500 of name brand graphite.
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#122512 - 10/16/09 08:32 PM Re: Lightest Flyfishing Gear [Re: Swimswithtrout]
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trout,
You had 9' of leader... wink wow!
I had 6' of monofiliment and an egg hook and half a film can of eggs. I caught twelve trout and a turtle which I let go, ate the trout. Any old brach will do, as long as it isn't big enough to spook the fish.
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#125106 - 12/12/09 04:07 PM Re: Lightest Flyfishing Gear [Re: TomK]
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My setup is pretty simple, but light. For the small mountain streams I normally fish, I don't need much more: My Fly Fishing Setup
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#129036 - 02/17/10 11:17 AM Re: Lightest Flyfishing Gear [Re: jasonklass]
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Registered: 11/07/09
Posts: 26
Loc: SC
After reading all of the posts here is my two cents: priorities, if the purpose of the trip is flyfishing, the take real flyfishing gear. I have a small 7'6" 3 wt, old martin click reel, small box of flies, hemostats, tippet, weights very little. If the purpose is backpacking then take the "crappie" rod and a couple of flies and backpack and do some fishing.

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#132186 - 04/16/10 09:42 PM Re: Lightest Flyfishing Gear [Re: Bobc]
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Originally Posted By Bobc
After reading all of the posts here is my two cents: priorities, if the purpose of the trip is flyfishing, the take real flyfishing gear. I have a small 7'6" 3 wt, old martin click reel, small box of flies, hemostats, tippet, weights very little. If the purpose is backpacking then take the "crappie" rod and a couple of flies and backpack and do some fishing.


Just to be fair, Tenkara USA rods are not "crappie" rods. They are real fly rods, designed for real fly fishing.
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