Customer Reviews Of:
Schliske Yampa Handmade Bamboo Fly Fishing Rod - 7'9", 5wt, 2-Piece, Spare Tip
Closeouts. Meticulously handcrafted in the Rocky Mountains by professional rod maker Matt Schliske, the Yampa fly fishing rod is a majestically designed bamboo blank crafted from only the finest materials and components available. Matt's medium fast progressive actioned taper also comes to the forefront, giving anglers a smooth, balanced cast.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Ricky Woolybuger from Kansas on Friday, June 19, 2015I have not had a chance to fish this rod yet but am impressed with it's casting and feel on the grass. Overall I'm OK with the fit and finish of the rod. One of the tips is loose and rocks a bit in the ferrule but the other tip fits fine. The varnish is acceptable, not perfect but decent. So far I am satisfied with my purchase and am looking forward to fishing it in the very near future.
Reviewed by Heckler from usa on Tuesday, June 9, 2015This rod really lays it down.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Pistol Pete from Pennsylvania on Tuesday, September 16, 2014This is very high quality fly rod at a reasonable price. The finish, hardware, wraps, and grip are all first rate. It has a really nice action and feel. I own bamboo rods from Daryll Whitehead, Bill Oyster, Zach Pryor, Chet Croco, and others. Matt Schliske's work on this rod puts him in the same company as these contemporary great rod builders!
Reviewed by katocaddis from Washington on Tuesday, July 12, 2011This is a great casting rod. However, as a handmade, US product I am rather disappointed by the finish of the rod. There are noticeable runs in the varnish and a couple of very small spots that look as if something about the size of a pin was removed from the varnish when drying. Nonetheless, this is a smooth casting rod. Just not sure it's up to the price. The ferrule fit is also questionable. Good pop, when disassembling the rod but the tip noticeable rotates after an hour of fishing (?too loose a fit?). I got this rod with a deep discount coupon so I'm happy. However, I don't think I'd do it at the over 1000.00 dollar price.
- Cons: Poor finish, Runs in varnish
- Describe Yourself: Avid Fisher
- Pros: Accurate Casting, Good Tip Action, Sensitive, Smooth cast
- Was this a gift?: No