Gear Review

4 5

Killer rod

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I had the opportunity to cast this rod for an afternoon. It was absolutely smooth as can be for a 5 weight fast action stick. Only reason it didn't get 5 stars is that it is indeed a 1-piece rod. If that's what your looking for- give this thing a try. It will impress.

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Why knock a rod for being a one piece when it's suppose to be a one piece. Try the four piece rods. Both the 4 and 5 weights (multi piece) have won the Yellowstone Angler fly rod shoot out contests the last two years. I have both the 4 and 5 wt 8.5' rods as well as 40 + other rods of different manufacturers= sage,scott, winston, old powell (pre Schwabb) and bamboo and so I can assure you they are excellent casting and fishing rods. Accurate, Stable and Medium to Medium Fast Progressive Action with a soft tip section to protect your tippets. Get the single piece if it fits your space requirements-drift boat, have a cabin along a river,or a vehicle that you can store the rod. Otherwise, get the 4 piece model.