Reviewed by Kapuni flyer from Taranaki, New Zealand on Tuesday, August 06, 2013
I use this rod trout fishing in New Zealand. It'is an excellent rod where distant casting is required on large rivers like the Tongariro or for lake fishing. It's light weight, fast action and has added meters to my cast. There are smoother casting rods out there but they are at twice to three times the price and frankly from my perspective they are not worth the extra expense.
Am using this rod with a Redington Rise reel with Rio Clouser line, when set up it will shoot a lot of line, very impressive rod compared to the Cabelas 8wt I was using. This rod is quite heavy, but that was expected and had been mentioned by previous reviews. Got for throwing huge streamers and bass flies for smallmouth bass, and to use while fishing from a kayak. I am sure that it will not disappoint me.
Reviewed by Tim from Piitsburgh Pa on Monday, November 12, 2012
Rod was a little soft when casting, also rod bends like a 5 WT when landing fish over 5 lbs, go with a heavier weight rod, I fish for steelhead and would have ordered a 9WT instead of the 7WT I got, all in all a good rod for the $ but my next will be an ECHO
Best Uses: Large Trout Not Steelhead
Cons: Casts More Than 30 Ft Tro
Pros: Casting 30 Ft Good, Nice Feel To Rod, Sharp looking
Reviewed by GoldenTroutChaser2012 from Logan, UT on Wednesday, November 07, 2012
bought this rod to chuck streamers while drift boat fishing. the rod has a great feel, casts a mile, and allows me to throw the big bugs that I can't cast with my 5 weight. it did great with split shot and a sink tip too. The one thing that some people might not like is this rod is heavy. its got a heavy swing weight so after a day of throwing it your arm is going to be sore. I can handle it, but this rod isn't for a sissy.