Reviewed by Pennypincher from Vacaville, CA on Monday, April 27, 2009
Everything works so well I bought a 4 weight and a 6 weight. Reel seat is not bad just not the easiest to use. Casts well for me but some find it leans toward medium action and they like a faster action. I loved the price.
Best Uses: Fly Fishing
Describe Yourself: Casual Fisher
Pros: Accurate Casting, Easy To Transport, Good Tip Action, Sensitive
Reviewed by Chile-been from The Villages, Florida on Wednesday, April 22, 2009
I bought (5) five of those Powell rods and they are excellent casting tools a real baragin for the reduced price. I teach (4) four six weeks Fly Fishing Courses per calendar year and I equiped my students with those rods... I had ordered an 8wt.rod but you are out of stock...
Best Uses: Fly Fishing, Ocean Fishing, River Fishing
Describe Yourself: Professional
Pros: Accurate Casting, Easy To Transport, Light, Sensitive
Reviewed by Big Catch from Newport Beach on Tuesday, April 14, 2009
What can I say I bought this rod based on a review I read and was extremely impressed with the quality and detail of this rod. Dual nuts to clamp the reel, beautiful finish, and nice action. I bought a simular priced competitor rod from this site but it was not even close to the quality of this rod. As the review said Powell makes quality gear and Sierra Trading Post gets you a great price!
Best Uses: Fly Fishing
Pros: Accurate Casting, Durable, Easy To Transport, Flexible, Good Tip Action
Reviewed by nick the stick from libby montana on Sunday, April 12, 2009
Honestly I was surprised by the poor quality of these rods. At such a bargain price I bought four. Not bad for [$] but I would have been less than pleased if I spent the original $200. I would not advise that anyone buys this rod.
Reviewed by Booger the Dooger from Seattle, WA on Thursday, April 02, 2009
This Powell looks great in the tube sitting in the corner of my living room. Haven't actually used it yet other than to torture the cat with a small feather tied to the tippet. I bought it for the summer forays into the backcountry when eating dehydrated food out of a pouch gets old. If I get to eat, I will rate this rod highly. If I starve to death, then I'll probably give this a lower grade. But you sure can't beat that price!
Reviewed by buckmaster07631 from metro nyc on Friday, March 27, 2009
I should probably reserve my review until I have fished with the rod...but at first glance...it looks a bit cheaply put together...in fact it makes a Pfleuger I bought in 1985 look like a premium rod in terms of quality of components. I realize it was inexpensive...and I bought it with the intention of buying a few more for gifts and backup rods for those who don't fish frequently...but definitely doesnt seem like a powell product.