lördag 24 mars 2012

The "Raison d'être" Of My Blog On Blogspot - Or The Reason For Which I Started This Blog PART 2

          Now I will continue with what I have learned that can be of benefit for the more experienced fly fishers. Will start with some pictures of the rod I have that I appreciate most and explain why.

Orvis Battenkill 704 (7' #4 Three pieces with two tips)

Closer look at handle with middle part and one tip

Really like this handle shown with middle piece

An exceptionally good fly holder that can be flipped up

The two tips with a match stick in between

          Well I don't think that I have to add so much words to theese pictures. They say that a picture says more than a thousand words and that surely is true in this case. Unfortunately Orvis doesn't make this rod anymore (I can't find it on their website at least) and that's a pity because it's an awesome rod and very nice to use with tiny flies. It's not a rod to begin your career as a fly fisher with but if fly fishing becomes a passion this may be the perfect rod. Personally I can't understand that tips so thin can be made of six bamboo strips. The match stick looks like a log placed in between two thin pieces of wood. It's a true pleasure to play a trout with this rod that bends right down to the handle under pressure. At the same time it's easy to take with you wherever you go since it's made up of three pieces and just 7' long. That makes the metal tube very short and handy. Well enough said about this rod now. I'll leave the rest to your imagination. In the next part I will present the rod I've used the most. TO BE CONTINUED ...

Have fun fly fishing with the gear that suits you,

2 kommentarer:

Brk Trt sa...

Orvis did produce some fine rods.
This one is testament to their craft.

The Jassid Man sa...

Hi Brk Trt!

Yes, they certainly did and still do but unfortunately not this one. Wouldn't mind chasing some of your brookies with this rod.

Have fun building bridges,
Mats Olsson