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I'm going to guess my Imperial is an old model, in that it was produced about 1996. as the best all. I appreciated your article L. Cast one. G-Loomis glx 9' 5 WT And then just simply says= Orvis far-n-fine ! streams and rivers. 6. Let’s have a short look at the benefits and drawbacks: Bestseller No. Excellent presentations, but the wind performance really sold it for me...little differences mean a lot when throwing tiny lines. 5. I own both but was curious as to why this decision was made. You can name all the cute little backpackers, and silly fiberglass rods that you want. When it comes to graphite I'm going to mention a Redington Nti 9' #5 - so satisfying for use when fishing for searun cutthroat I have a spare. Your 802/3 is a full taper in 2&3 line weights. Vladimir Nabokov, Pale Fire. And I honestly don't remember which model Powell I own; it's one of the deep-blue models, which I think makes it a Legacy. I love both rods but would argue the 490 is a tad - and I really mean a tad - more versatile. In those moment, nothing else exists. This kit is for professionals. and for less money. This was the Shaquille O'Neil of flyrods. has performed toe to toe and bent over farther with. I have to agree with the Sage 389LL. With the best of ANYTHNG folks differ so much its so personal , & rods differ & end uses differ so much. I have two Winston IM6 8'6” 5wt. I've been using 2wt's on backcountry Sierra streams for decades and found that this relatively fast rod does it all. It is serving the fishing market for a long period of time. It is an awesome rod. If you ever come to Australia, let me know; I would be happy to do the same for you. Confused? Weight 4: it will work fine for small to medium-sized fishes. Just killed a bunch more trolls, and a few responses (sorry folks). What fly rods would you choose? Great rods. Same with Heddons....... Hell of a list Tom, for sure! Any feedback on that 8.5 foot, 8 weight "Fisher Glass" (in white ink hand writing on the blank near the winding check) rod of my Dad's? Compared to that old South Bend, my current rods fish like magic wands. Float Trip on the Madison River with Trouts N' at Outfitters. bass taper that almost always results in a grimaced face expletive when hefted by a subject matter expert in fine. The Dozen Best Fly Rods of All Time […]. Sully: How DARE you give a lucid explanation of the First Amendment? Its never been used, has the aluminum case, and cloth bag. Some call them a working man's Winston. Nine, Per Brandin, spliced joint, 7'6" 2/2 4 wt. Late in the day, I handed him my TMF in a 'try this' exchange for his rod. for longer casting more open waters. Of course, I don't distinguish between graphite, glass or bamboo. Bell, there was no nationalistic fervour in my comment - neither did I mention a national point of view, nor did I attack Americans as a nation; rather I made comment that the article above and subsequent comments were overly Amerocentric or American exceptionalism with very little consideration to a wider world of fly rods and fly fishing. even a slow medium would suffice. I have a Sage #1 and it isn't that old so it is quite new technology. Todays rods are made to specific, specialized uses, e.g. By eliminating or reducing scrim, he was able to produce rods that produced those wonderful loops - enabling an accomplished angler to throw hooks, steeples, etc. However, here are a couple of less-expensive builders that I have been referred too! Much love for my 4 weights. of a rod, reel, line, backing, rod case, vest, waders, line cleaner, floatant, tweezers, feathers, strike indicators blah blah blah I can holiday in Thailand and get as much fish as I want for a year..... Classic rods...the dirty dozen....I agree with the choices above, they are all classic BS and really just based on "peer group" comments. I don't think I've ever cast a rod that I hated...except maybe for that 7wt I made about 10 years ago - All pride aside, that thing's a dog! Law of averages said that some of them had to bite. The only fly rod I touched the entire time was the Scott G Series 905. This rod is best suited for experienced anglers. All big 3 rod makers realized that their NEW rods were becoming brittle with graphite p/p/m that stiff. It certainly seems that the Orvis Superfine is very popular with rude people for whom english is a second language. Cogratulations on being only the second recent commentor to uncover the true imperialist underpinnings of this apparently harmless post about fly rods. I would like to add a few names for consideration. and fish for brim, soc-a-lait and bass and love my 9' 7wt Garcia Royal Javalin my grand-pa bought in the 50's. SAGE DS2 590-4 Graphite II #5 Line 9'-0" 3 5/16 oz. I believe, at least in my hands, that this Zenith, at least the early ones, before Hardy was bought out in the summer of 2013, will one day, 20 or 30 years from now, possibly be another benchmark fly rod, with the way it fishes and casts. Would gladly guide you, provide gear. There were a few lengths/weights that were dogs, depending on which material they were made on. mid 1990's medium/slow graphite rods in their store in Cortland NY. I love these two rods - they are a part of me. boo' rod and then 2 Grangers. I have come to the conclusion that the right rod for. Any help? No one else is doing what they are! I can't find the vitrol you refer to; nobody who read my review of the 8' 4wt Orvis Superfine Touch or the Helios 8.5' 5wt prototype has suggested I'm anti-Orvis. A nice Feralite in 7 to 7.5 feet will fetch multiples of its original price on ebay. It may be tongue-in-cheek, but its certainly not 'scientific'. against the Zenith 9x5 and found that while the Zenith could cast more effortlessly and accurately at long distances, closer in the H2 had the edge for precision and finesse. Keeping this in mind, we started writing about equipment, techniques, and tips that can help you out in fishing in different conditions. ), but I do feel free to do so whenever anyone crosses the line, regardless of any false, wrongheaded understanding of the First Amendment. @Nathan The 6wt category is due for a revival, but I suspect it will never happen. While Reddington is for the most part entry level beginner just a step above a St. Croix, the DFR is without question the exception. Lives in my backpack and dreams about Golden trout. Best Fast Action: Sage Method Fly Rod at Amazon "One of the fastest rods on the market and our number one choice for punching through the wind." I tied flies semi-professionally (in that I did one job in the day) and tied flies at night for a Melbourne fly fishing store. I do believe those early Tiboron's are decent rods, but the karmic implications of owning a post Chico era rod have always been enough to keep me from going in that direction. He was crowing about what a great rod it was and enjoying his day. Which RU is clearly free to do, though I'm sure trolling his own zero-traffic site isn't nearly as satisfying. This is the last fly rod of our review, the Moonshine Rod Drifter Series Fly Fishing pole. Best All-Around Rod: Fly-fishing is not a realm that engenders consensus. I'm fortunate to own one, and feel it comes close to what a pre-war rod should be, slim of profile and lithe, soft, a true medium. The first amendment doesn't guarantee anyone the right to troll someone else's site; it gives you the right to launch your own blog and troll yourself. He is a steady trout fisherman, and has fished in mountain streams in Canada, and also fishes (majority of the time) in Northern California where he lives. Gordon- Well, if the hydraulic lift on your hatchback ever gives out you certainly have the right sticks to prop it open. (Others on his list include the Winston IM6 8 1/2' 5 wt and the 8' 4 wt Tom Morgan Favorite, two rods that seem to receive praise pretty regularly on, this board.) Wiki researchers have been writing reviews of the latest fly rods since 2018. also an old Shakespearean silver blank with black foam grip like casting al dente spaghetti pure gold. The endtimes are clearly upon us. - A great, great casting rod that I just could not love. Fast action fly rods require less power in casting compared to the slow action rods. I've always tried to learn from others ....get the most out of what I have before looking elsewhere or upgrading .....not worry what new equipment the other guys are using unless it is functionally much better than anything I already have. Threw one of these before they hit the market, got one of the first, paired. Older technology, but they cast and catch fish. but it is a bit softer, more like a 10. And when they did manufacture them, they chose to use the Howald process, another American innovation. Matt: As expect he took the “I’m cool because I don’t like Orvis” route and made himself look like a moron. @Michael: A 12wt? I still have two 5'6' 3 piece med spins that I wouldn't take anything for and would like to find another. I see nothing wrong with liking the craftsmanship of a rod that costs over a hundred bucks. I hope you are well, sir. I recently purchased a Tiboron XL made in China and it was in my opinion not what I was looking for and nowhere near the same rod.. Did the 50DF taper change, or did the rods vary that much, or...? Seven-Four bamboo from my dad that I fished for the first time a couple of weeks ago. It was my 3rd rod. Even on fly fishing sites. Fly line weight, meanwhile is a hold-over reference to an antiqued method of weighing fly line and … is a sweet moderate action rod, the 8 1/2 ft. five weight is an all around delight, and the more recent four piece 8' 3" five weight is easy to travel with. I have fly-fished Michigan, Colorado, New Mexico and California, and loved every minute of it. I for one, appreciate a worldly discussion here. FlyGuy: Not to go “new school” on everyone, but does anyone have an idea where I can get a slow action graphite 4 wt? Rome, Great Britain, The USSR all past superpowers, and the usa will follow the same demise I wonder how you egos will suffer when you answer to countries such as China, India, or even Brazil. There are many great rods out there, many are owned by posters. If that makes me a pendejo, then so be it. Few users have complained that they have got the wrong size. @ Kentucky Jim: "I had the opportunity to cast one of Burkheimer's 5 wt. I grew up in Chico and started fly fishing in about 1979 at age 8. I live in Montana, and fish the Big Horn's world renown upper 13 miles like some hit their local watering hole. Don’t Think Too Expensive. Shush. And while I love Thramer to death, I'd have to rank a few builders higher than him in the hollowbuilt pantheon (Reams, Johnson, Branden. Good luck with the sale. P.S. An absolutely lovely and historic rod. But by in large his rods are soild built. The answer is very important because everything else depends on this answer. My first, dare I say rod, was that glass Eagle Claw yellow- horror pack rod. And the Phillipson "Dry Fly Special" is not the same as the 8.5' I mentioned - it's a wind rod, but too stiff and wouldn't ever. THANKS AGAIN TOM/rubicu, I have been sitting on 2 fly rods now for the past 40 years. That said, I get on the water as much as possible; and when not possible I cast either in a casting lawn in my back yard, or on the reservoir just up the road. Because of the stiffness, beginners will have a very hard time controlling it. Fenwick Boron 9' 5 wt. Yet, both are a joy to fish. There is a 5 wt 8'8" there. The comments reflect what we know. Wild Water 5/6 Fly Fishing Rod Complete Starter Package. Guy was my adoptive grandfather, he and his wife Jane lived acvross the street from me growing, up, and he taught me. FM: What a crapload… Thanks for that. Regardless of whether you have the combo fly/spin or one of either type they were simply excellent. I cried. William, Yes, you got a reaction, because despite your protestations to the contrary, you really do come off as a bit of an arrogant, condescending, self-absorbed tool; that was my impression, anyway. For my money, in a graphite, it's hard to beat the heart of the order in trout length/wt Powell Light Touch IM6 rods. Great list. Sold it immediately,eh? Fenwick Glass 8' 5 wt. Grant Michaels, over at Fly Lords, put together a good overview of some of the best beginner, intermediate, and advanced Euro nymphing rods on the market. It seems to work well in so many trout situations and you can take it almost anywhere, for me, it's much like the way you described the generic 6 weights. With 59 years of fly fishing experience under my belt, I can tell of a wider richer experience than what is stuttered all over this page. Tiffany. On the reel seat it's marked MIZZOO. This poor loser keeps trying, which suggests someone with a rich, full life. Dave is a "little biased" when it comes to grass rods, but he's one of the "fishiest" persons I've ever meet. Enjoyed reading all the post and responses. It's my Dad's, but he played more golf than he fished, so it's mint. But they produce equipment to current trends and tastes. Ain't it great? For the most part I enjoy his comments but not always nor do I always agree with him but so what! Good luck with the Hendricksons. rods several months ago...very, very sweet; perhaps one of the nicest rods I've ever cast. I took out a battered 8 foot six weight Orvis Green Mountain rod. wonderful article :) i really that appreciate it :) keep sharing or visit my website: I didn't know they made fly rods either. I owned a Leonard at some point in my childhood and youth and I found it horrible; but at the same time my grandfather owned one and I thought his better. He has always wanted a bamboo fly rod, and I'm unsure who to go to, where to go, and what to look for at a reasonable. An uncommon 3 piece I deeply regret selling. backup streamer rod and eBay sale item, but I'm loath to the latter since you never know when someone will decide to stick it on their dirty dozen list and it winds up a collectors item. Did you ever wonder whether line weight matters in fly fishing? Tom, The only 50DF I've ever cast was a Thramer which I thought was quite nice. I own some doozies. I thought it was a half-win. Until either of those areas become known. No Steffen glass? Before we dive into the buying consideration, let me clear out why exactly you need the best rod for fly fishing. Top Fly Rods. V-sweet/Mint! Fast action fly rods are not perfect for making a short cast. I have some excellent graphite rods (from blanks) of theirs as well. My daughter (4) may as well be hung next to warhol at the local museum. Tight Lines, Thomas! Choosing the best fly rod is a tough job for sure but it’s easy with the proper guidance. I'm not much of a gearhead. Slow action rods are best for short casts. Medium Action: Medium action fly rods bend more than fast action rods and are the most versatile. I guess that's because I'm a neanderthal...or a member of the Tuperware class. 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