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ok so I found a flyrod in my garage. It's brand new never been used. It's a Fenwick Eagle GLC EF909 its 9' and a 9wt. I know it's at least 10-15 years old but like I said it's never been used, not even once. the reel on it is a JW young & sons ltd(1500 series 1530) I'm just curious what can I use this rod to fish? Is it too big for trout or to small for bass and pickerel? What about musky or stripers? Also it has no backing or line. Is there any particular brands that are seen as the best on the market?
 

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ok so I found a flyrod in my garage. It's brand new never been used. It's a Fenwick Eagle GLC EF909 its 9' and a 9wt. I know it's at least 10-15 years old but like I said it's never been used, not even once. the reel on it is a JW young & sons ltd(1500 series 1530) I'm just curious what can I use this rod to fish? Is it too big for trout or to small for bass and pickerel? What about musky or stripers? Also it has no backing or line. Is there any particular brands that are seen as the best on the market?
The reel can hold 100' of fly line. Depending on what species of fish you want to fish, you could get floating or sinking line. I suggest Cortland as one of the best for our region. Behind the fly line, you can fit a good 150 yards of 20 lbs test backing. Oh ya and at the very end you will use leader line which can very a lot in weight... 4lbs or less for trout... 6 to 12 for salmon etc...

The rod is capable of landing big fish too... it can be used along with the reel for various species of fish... it could be considered a bit big for brook trout (but good for salt water run trout in the spring), good for salmon fishing, could be good for bass or even pickerel as well. That rod would be quite versatile actually...
 

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thats a great rod....u could use 8 or 9 weight depending on preference... cortland weight forward floting line are probly most common, as the other guy said backing would be good with good leader, if ur only starting a tapered leader would be good cuz its harder to make knots in it... with 8-9 weight u could fish probly anything bass pickrel trout, salmon, but dunno about musky and stripe bass heard they faught pretty hard...
 

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yeah I'm not to worried about the musky or stripers I cant catch them anyway lol. This will be my first fly fishing attempt since I was 12 years old. I was a natural at it back then so I can only assume years of partying have ruined all my coordination and now I will suck.
 

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That outfit was a pretty decent mid-upper price range set-up for it's day and is plenty of rod(and reel) to handle any salmon fishing you'd care to do today.(had one myself.....still do)As a relatively new/in-experienced flyfisher,you likely wouldn't be able to appreciate the difference between it and a high-end rod of today anyhow,and it's alot better than what you'd get at Walmart.As already posted,match it to a good quality 9wt or 8wt WF floating line(Cortland,Rio,SA etc.) w/backing and you're good to go.It will also handle any stripers you hook and is more than enough rod for smallies and pukeral that only fight for 30 seconds anyhow.You can use it successfully for brookies as well however you'll find that it's alot heavier than you need and certainly not as sporty feeling as a lighter rod such as say a 3,4,or even a 5wt that a 12" brookie will put a good bend into.I'd suggest under-lining it from my own experience with my GLX,that is,buy an 8wt line instead of a matched 9wt....but maybe that's just me/my casting style??Definately don't skimp on quality though when buying your flyline,it'll lead to frustration and dissapointment.Cheap flyline is just that....cheap junk!
 

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That outfit was a pretty decent mid-upper price range set-up for it's day and is plenty of rod(and reel) to handle any salmon fishing you'd care to do today.(had one myself.....still do)As a relatively new/in-experienced flyfisher,you likely wouldn't be able to appreciate the difference between it and a high-end rod of today anyhow,and it's alot better than what you'd get at Walmart.As already posted,match it to a good quality 9wt or 8wt WF floating line(Cortland,Rio,SA etc.) w/backing and you're good to go.It will also handle any stripers you hook and is more than enough rod for smallies and pukeral that only fight for 30 seconds anyhow.You can use it successfully for brookies as well however you'll find that it's alot heavier than you need and certainly not as sporty feeling as a lighter rod such as say a 3,4,or even a 5wt that a 12" brookie will put a good bend into.I'd suggest under-lining it from my own experience with my GLX,that is,buy an 8wt line instead of a matched 9wt....but maybe that's just me/my casting style??Definately don't skimp on quality though when buying your flyline,it'll lead to frustration and dissapointment.Cheap flyline is just that....cheap junk!
Thanks for the info guys. LOL Pukeral I got a kick out of that. I'm assuming that the spelling error was on purpose. I'll be sure not to skimp out on the fly line.
 
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