Lightweight with a delightful crisp, fast action, these rods make distance casting easy, whilst maintaining tremendous'fish ability' throughout a wide range of fly line densities. Utilising only the best components and materials has produced a rod range that will appeal to the most demanding.When youre out dawn till dusk You'll need a rod that will punch a sinking line or saltwater fly far out into the wind and Later it must present a buzzer, emerger or dry fly with feel and delicacy. You're looking for lightness without frailty, power with sensitivity. The construction of high-modulus carbon fibre, the advanced performance taper, the ultra-slim blanks and the lightning tip recover combine to give you distance, accuracy, improved presentation and instant feel.
ALL rod feature a Olive matt no glare, scare, matt finish, with no rod flash while casting, and less chance of spooking fish An essential feature when fishing in our Tasmanian waters. Rod come in a tough cordura covered case complete with rugged zip closure and handy carry strap. SEE BELOW FOR LATEST FEEDBACK ON THIS ROD.
I've had a brief chance to cast this rod, only over grass. I'm no "gun" or casting instructor, but here's what I thought, FWIW. I tried it with a very old and abused Teeny LaFontaine 5wt, and a Rio Grande 5wt (like a 5 1/2wt). My comparison rod was my trusty Redington CPS 5wt.
With both lines, the R&F felt a line-weight lighter. I was amazed at the low "swing weight" of the rod. Yes, it feels stiff, but no more than the CPS or any fast action rod.
It has great recovery and no tip-bounce. It throws a very neat loop. I can get a full line out, with both lines, almost every cast on this rod, but only 70% of the time on the CPS. I get the feeling that, in close, the rod is more accurate than me. Obviously, the Rio Grande was better in close, the Teeny at distance.
I like the dull green colour too. Time on the water would tell a lot more about the fishability of this rod. There's a medium action IM10 as well, which is a smooooth rod! Great for slow streams, dry fly, beginners and old codgers.
Some brand-snobs might thumb their noses because it doesn't have some rare timber in the reel seat and a metal tube, but you don't actually fish with those bits. Like all the R&F gear, it's great value. Brad Harris FlyLife staff photographer. The item "Fly Fishing Rod IM10 8'9. LW5, 4sec with a spare tip" is in sale since Monday, March 25, 2013.This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Fishing\Rods\Fly Fishing Rods". The seller is "rodandfly-tasmania" and is located in MOUNTAIN RIVER. This item can be shipped worldwide.