The Float Tube Fishing Forum We're Always On The Fish

Log in

I forgot my password



Latest topics

» Long Rod and Gun Show Feb 22nd
by jeffcpr Today at 9:53 am

» FTFF Monthly Jackpot Event March 21st
by jeffcpr Today at 8:55 am

» Tubemobb event check it out.
by jeffcpr Today at 8:13 am

» Float Tube Anchor Bags, 1 Anchor Cleat
by jeffcpr Today at 8:11 am

» I have 3 stones like this now.
by ed5000x Today at 7:58 am

» Night Creeping the Saltwater Bays
by ed5000x Yesterday at 1:02 pm

» Feb 16th FTFF Monthly Jackpot
by Floatingbassturd Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:28 am

» Fill float tubes with a shop vac?
by Jerdon Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:36 pm

» Tube mods to the 2nd power
by Jerdon Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:40 pm

» Best fins and input on a float tube.
by SP Dan Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:04 pm

» Happy Float Tubers Valentine's Day to all
by SP Dan Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:56 pm

» Tools of the forum (Chatbox)
by jeffcpr Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:27 pm

Donate to the FTFF
Clearance Banner

Members benifits
Clearance Banner

Clearance Banner

Clearance Banner

Clearance Banner

Clearance Banner


You are not connected. Please login or register

FLOAT TUBE FISHING FORUM » Fishing Tactics, Tackle, and reviews » Float Tubes, Pontoons, and Equipment Reviews » switch rods

switch rods

Go down  Message [Page 1 of 1]

1switch rods Empty switch rods on Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:37 am

Bob T


New FTFF Member
New FTFF Member
Does anyone use a switch rod to fly fish from a float tube?

2switch rods Empty Re: switch rods on Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:11 am

jeffcpr

jeffcpr
Admin
I am not sure what a switch rod is scratch I have fly fished from my tube before. I did this at Puddingstone and I have a great time landing some Bluegills on hand tie flies. cheers


_________________
Matthew 4:19 Fisher of Men
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
https://floattubeforum.forumotion.com

3switch rods Empty Re: switch rods on Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:20 pm

wiseguy

wiseguy
Senior FTFF Member
Senior FTFF Member
Have no idea what type of rod that is. scratch

4switch rods Empty Re: switch rods on Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:21 pm

jeffcpr

jeffcpr
Admin
OK now I am want to know what is it?


_________________
Matthew 4:19 Fisher of Men
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
https://floattubeforum.forumotion.com

5switch rods Empty Re: switch rods on Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:55 pm

waxon67

waxon67
Senior FTFF Member
Senior FTFF Member
Is this what youz iz talkin about?

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

6switch rods Empty Re: switch rods on Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:19 pm

Leakytube

Leakytube
Senior FTFF Member
Senior FTFF Member
No Just a stick and some line

http://www.wmcinc.com

7switch rods Empty Re: switch rods on Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:26 pm

Bob T


New FTFF Member
New FTFF Member
Switch rods are long rods that fall between single handed and two handed spey rods. Mine is a Sage 11 foot 6WT

8switch rods Empty Re: switch rods on Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:28 pm

waxon67

waxon67
Senior FTFF Member
Senior FTFF Member
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:No Just a stick and some line

9switch rods Empty Re: switch rods on Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:11 pm

Vagabond

Vagabond
Senior FTFF Member
Senior FTFF Member
Only person here I know of that fly fishes the harbor would be Dano. Nulodball does also and does pretty well drifting a fly mid level past docks and pilings.

10switch rods Empty Re: switch rods on Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:22 pm

bodfish


Senior FTFF Member
Senior FTFF Member

Hey guys,
I have fished what they now call, "switch rods" and/or toob rods and I must say that the additional length is very helpful and fun for looooong casts on big water. but the additional length makes for a lot of additional work in a toob. Landing fish, rigging, and just general moving about. As well the extended handles below the reel, although great for fighting big fish in big water, are a real pain in a toob. Because of how low in the water you sit in a toob, and the restricted range of motion you have, a long soft fly rod can be difficult to use. Spey casting from a toob is VERY difficult, again because of how low you sit in the water. My thought?, too much rod, and quite frankly, I don't see the advantage. 2cents.

bodfish

11switch rods Empty Re: switch rods on Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:36 am

Bob T


New FTFF Member
New FTFF Member
bobdfish's comments are very helpful. Thanks. I see some some possible advantages too. My rod is an 11' 6wt Sage, Z axis. I can see one plus might be the enhanced ability to lift the line from the water should be a bit easier. The long rod might help in netting a fish as I could bring the fish closer to me.

But, the handling issues might offset and advantages. I think that I will give it a try. In July I am going to fish Lake Crowley near Mammoth and we shall see.

Bob T.

12switch rods Empty Re: switch rods on Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:48 pm

bodfish


Senior FTFF Member
Senior FTFF Member

Hey guys,
Hey Bob, My fault, perhaps I wasn't clear, but netting a fish is perhaps the most difficult part of using a very long rod from a toob. The added length and the soft action forces you to raise the rod way over center to draw the fish close to the toob. I am not trying to discourage you but make you aware of the difficulties of using such a rod from a toob. As well, the butt extension is just in the way when fishing from a toob.Crowley is primarily a nymphers, still water lake. Casts are short, and the terminal rigging is SO VERY NOT CASTING FRIENDLY!!! ( long leaders, and lots of lead!) In short, I prefer to use standard 9" foot rods, as there is just little or no advantage to the long rods that I can see.

bodfish

PS the long rods developed for toobing were for long casting, (something you just don't do a lot of here in Western waters except on big rivers. ) They were basically designed to try and compensate for your low proximity to the waters surface when fishing from a toob. Give it a try and tell us how it goes and what you think!

Sponsored content


Back to top  Message [Page 1 of 1]

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum