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White River Fly Shop White River Fly Shop® Hobbs Creek® Fly Rods

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 = TroutP = PanfishS = Salmon/SteelheadSW = Inshore SaltwaterB = Bass
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Question

what size?

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
asked 4 years, 7 months ago
by
MountainMike
 - Brentwood, CA
on White River Fly Shop® Hobbs Creek® Fly Rods
5 answers
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answer 1
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!
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
by
AvidFishermanInTexas
 - Texas
answer 2
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 . . .
answered 3 years ago
by
JJC8
 - Massachusetts
answer 3
My preference would be a 6wt. It'll enable you to throw small flies and still have enough backbone for the big browns.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
by
Pappylachia
 - Eastern Ohio
answer 4
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.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
by
chipnator
answer 5
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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answered 4 years, 7 months ago
by
FLYBPS
Question

What action is the rod? Medium-Fast?

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.
asked 4 years, 2 months ago
by
fishtricity
on White River Fly Shop® Hobbs Creek® Fly Rods
2 answers
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answer 1
It's pretty fast...
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
by
AvidFishermanInTexas
 - Texas
answer 2
After using this rod, I would consider it to be medium fast action.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
by
Pappylachia
 - Eastern Ohio
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can you use #6 rod with #5 line

asked 3 years, 10 months ago
by
mangina
on White River Fly Shop® Hobbs Creek® Fly Rods
2 answers
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answer 1
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.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
by
AvidFishermanInTexas
 - Texas
answer 2
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.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
by
Pappylachia
 - Eastern Ohio
Question

Does White River have a warrany service?

I broke my rod today and i want to know if white river will replace them like b&m does?
asked 5 years, 6 months ago
by
kylew4993
on White River Fly Shop® Hobbs Creek® Fly Rods
1 answer
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answer 1
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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answered 5 years, 1 month ago
by
FLYBPS
Question

Can I have my Hobbs Creek rod repaired? and where?

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?
asked 4 years, 9 months ago
by
gthumper
 - Charleston West Virginia
on White River Fly Shop® Hobbs Creek® Fly Rods
1 answer
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answer 1
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.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
by
GrandpaT
 - Taylorville, Illinois
Question

material

What material is the rod made of
Does the rode came with a bag.
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
by
buzzer69
on White River Fly Shop® Hobbs Creek® Fly Rods
1 answer
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answer 1
The rod is made with IM-6 Graphite. It does come with a bag but it does not come with a hard case.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
by
babramovitz
 - Siloam Springs, AR
Question

The tip section of my HC764-4 7'6" rod broke. Can I purchase a replacement piece without buying a whole new rod?

asked 2 years, 1 month ago
by
DJS13
 - Greenville, SC
on White River Fly Shop® Hobbs Creek® Fly Rods
1 answer
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answer 1
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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answered 2 years, 1 month ago
by
BPSResource2
 - Springfield,MO
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