Not an "Ugly Stik"

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by miyawaki, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. miyawaki

    miyawaki Active Member

    A terrific demo of what the Orvis Superfine Glass can do and it's not the old 'Ugly Stik!"

    Leland. photo-1.JPG
     
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  2. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

    Impressive , to say the least
     
  3. Steve Unwin

    Steve Unwin Active Member

    I have been tempted to try that with my glass 3wt but don't know if it would take it. Since I got it to replace a rod I broke I don't think I'll tempt fate.

    Nice picture and nice rod!
     
  4. Patrick Allen

    Patrick Allen Active Member

    Love it! back cast count to 5 then forward cast.

    Question: are there specific lines that would cast better on that slow of a rod. Seems like everything now is either Fast or X Fast.
     
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  5. miyawaki

    miyawaki Active Member

    Personally, since I consider these to be dry fly rods, I would use a good ol' double taper.

    Leland.
     
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  6. Jack Devlin

    Jack Devlin Active Member

    Nice buggy whip or Kokanee rod.
     
  7. golfman44

    golfman44 Coho Queen

    Dry fly as in a particular popper? Haha a fresh SRC on that stick would be fun as hell
     
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  8. Porter

    Porter Active Member

    or the wonderod!
     
  9. triploidjunkie

    triploidjunkie Active Member

    I'm curious as to what weight that is, and if a six or seven weight can do that? Regardless, that's amazing!
     
  10. miyawaki

    miyawaki Active Member

    Currently these rods are in 3, 4 and 5wt. The rod pictured is the 8' 5wt.

    Leland.
     
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  11. Lugan

    Lugan Joe Streamer

    Most of my modern glass rods like fly lines with a long gradual front taper like a Wulff TT or Rio LT. It matters less if they are WF or DT.

    Count to 5 when back-casting? Maybe with most 1970's glass rods or a Lamiglas, but not today's modern glass. They're slower than "medium" graphite, but not much slower. Consider that glass rods are also shorter than most graphite rods, and that shorter length contributes to your casting stroke staying pretty similar to your stroke with a graphite rod. You might need to slow down a little, but it's not like re-learning casting.
     
  12. Drifter

    Drifter Active Member

    I've taken older glass rods and down lined them to a GPX (half line lighter) and the rods performed very well.
     
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  13. Skysoldier

    Skysoldier Trout Hunter

    I keep hoping to catch a 4wt in the shop but no luck so far.
     
  14. atomic dog

    atomic dog Jive Turkey

    Heh. Bendy glass. Saw this on facebook this morning.

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  15. William Wallace

    William Wallace Active Member

    The new Blue Halo "DD"

    Trouble is I don't see the rods all I see is his beard!
     
  16. atomic dog

    atomic dog Jive Turkey


    "Hey, eyes are up here, buddy!"