Backup of the same model – do you buy and stock?

Backup of the same model - do you buy and stock?

What if you already have the best rod ever. Do you buy, or already bought, more units of the exact same model as a backup?

Im thinking about it,…. seriously. before it is discontinued.



19 Comments

Machelle Vancheri on May 28, 2013 at 5:41 am.

Impossible to know if it’s the best rod ever. I thought I had found it, until I started fishing bamboo. Now, I have to start all over again, and their are a lot more choices.

I’ll keep trying new (or, at least, different) rods from now on.

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nicol on May 28, 2013 at 9:42 am.

I might buy the blanks for the WT 8′-6″ 5 wt. for a back-up.

Wish I’d done that for the 6 wt.

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Constance Osteen on May 28, 2013 at 10:35 am.

Marchelle Schlett:

I’ve seen many excellent Winston models come and go, much less have a backup for them. This is a hard question to answer. As Seattle has stated, it’s probably impossible to know if you have the best rod ever, as new and “improved” models are being introduced and previous editions are being discontinued.

As for myself, I’ve four WT and two BIIx models I think are the “best” rods ever, but I’m not going to spend additional funds purchasing a backup for each. All my Winston rods are under warranty, so if they break and are no longer being produced, I’ll just go with the replacement product line.

My WT trout rods, IMO are irreplaceable, so I’ve no reasonable or cost worth alternative but to take extra good care of them and hope they last a lifetime.

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mattie on May 28, 2013 at 3:06 pm.

I might buy the blanks for the WT 8′-6″ 5 wt. for a back-up.

Wish I’d done that for the 6 wt.

You can pick one up here:

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Alanna Angley on May 28, 2013 at 7:19 pm.

I bought a back-up kind of. I already had the 8’6″ WT 5wt and just last weekend added the JWF 5wt. But I don’t see any other being backed-up.

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Sun Adelman on May 28, 2013 at 9:25 pm.

hmn, thanks for the replies. Maybe I over valuated the rod in subject, but it is one of the finest ever built – at least in my opinion, but there will always be a better one on the way.

maybe a short # 6 b2x.

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Benedict on May 29, 2013 at 1:28 am.

While I have five BIIx’s (Go Winston!), I still like my Sage XP 9’ 4 wt. I first bought it in a two piece for use out of a drift boat. I liked it so much I acquired the same rod in a four piece.

It’s still new in the tube and I’m glad I got it when I did.

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Tameka Chhoun on May 29, 2013 at 4:11 am.

I like to continually experience different fly rods. in just the last decade or so I have owned 35 or so graphite rods from an array of manufacturers, and in addition have had 8 glass and 5 cane rods in the mix. In the current stable of 12 rods, there are only 3 (yes, one is a Winston) that I wouldn’t consider trading to try something new… how did the song go… “All you touch, and all that you see, is all that your life will ever be…”.

I can’t fathom owning two of anything when I could use that opportunity to experience two different things instead. Just another perspective…

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Adolfo Lamour on May 29, 2013 at 8:33 am.

What if you already have the best rod ever. Do you buy, or already bought, more units of the exact same model as a backup?

The rule is very straightforward- If you find a rod you truly like, then you have to buy three of them, They will eventually get discontinued and you will break one. Then what are you going to do?

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Thaddeus Shiminski on May 29, 2013 at 10:55 am.

My WT trout rods, IMO are irreplaceable, so I’ve no reasonable or cost worth alternative but to take extra good care of them and hope they last a lifetime.

Well stated!

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mikel on May 29, 2013 at 3:36 pm.

I buy my wife quality gear that nearly matches mine

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Ezr on May 29, 2013 at 4:54 pm.

I buy my wife quality gear that nearly matches mine

My wife caught on to that one. Recently, I’ve been trying to convince her our 5-year-old daughter needs all-new equipment if she’s going to learn to flyfish properly.

I’ve managed some headway, but two new bamboo rods apparently crossed the line.

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Isiah Flewellen on May 29, 2013 at 8:55 pm.

a bamboo is too much to ask for a child. You could try a b2t..

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Samual Wesberry on May 30, 2013 at 1:31 am.

:lol:

a bamboo is too much to ask for a child. You could try a b2t..

I already got her a BIIt….

I already got her a BIIt….

Are you looking into adopting a son anytime soon? If so I might be available

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Asamanthk on May 30, 2013 at 3:28 am.

Are you looking into adopting a son anytime soon? If so I might be available

Dude – You have no idea. The soon-to-be-20-year-old is a trained ballerina, and refuses to fish with anything but a 3wt.

“It’s just not delicate enough,” she says.

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zoil on May 30, 2013 at 7:10 am.

Well stated!

I have backed up my three “go to” WT’s with one additional WT and three TMR’s. Sam talked me into adding the 8’6″ 4 wt TMR.

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terrence on May 30, 2013 at 10:51 am.

I have backed up my three “go to” WT’s with one additional WT and three TMR’s. Sam talked me into adding the 8’6″ 4 wt TMR.

David, whats the wait time on the tmr? thanks

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Louie on May 30, 2013 at 11:39 am.

Sometime in 2009. I recently exchanged emails with Tom as we are finally doing our long thought about two-week classic driving trip to Yellowstone in September of 2009. He suggested that we pick our reel seats when we were out.

I was sort of hoping to be fishing his rods then.

Post-Script – we ordered the rods last year with the exception of the 8’6″ 4 wt which was added recently.

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Tyson on May 30, 2013 at 2:45 pm.

I just received my first TMR rod (a 8 1/2 ft. 4-wt) January, and have a 6 wt. on order. I placed the order last May, and Tom’s telling me it should be done by June/July.

I haven’t even been able to cast it yet! I can hardly wait…

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