Rod Reviews: Slow-action dry fly specialists

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Dan Nelson, Apr 6, 2014.

  1. Randall Clark Active Member

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    Orygun
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    Having played around with a buddy's 8'9" 4wt Circa, it's a really sweet rod, but I'm not trading in my Lami 4wt glass or my Steffen anytime soon...both are just much more versatile and even sweeter casting (hell, my little 6'6" Cabelas CGR glass can roll cast a couple of nymphs and small indi better than the 8'9" Circa--that Circa does throw a nice soft line with small dries though--and far).

    being a glass homer, I would've loved to see one of the new Echos thrown in there as well.

    A couple of the links don't seem to be working for me (Circa, either Orvis link), anyone else having this issue?
  2. Randall Clark Active Member

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    Orygun
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    always do, but I do really enjoy hearing what others opinions are on certain rods...

    any rod, in the hands of an exceptional caster will cast very far...When Joan Wulff is casting 161' and winning casting contests with little SH rods (way back in the 40s, 50s and 60s, that's the operator, not the tools.
  3. Jordan Simpson Active Member

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    Tsawwassen, BC
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    Another great dry fly rod that's fairly inexpensive is the Redington Tempt (CT). It is also a great rod for popping indi rigs. I can't really compare it to the actual CT since I never had one but the soft springy feel of the temp is a lot of fun and had a sort of bungy feel to it.

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  4. Porter Active Member

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    Kenmore, WA, USA.
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    Supposedly it was the same blank. The rod color and components changed and a 20.00 price hike. Evidently there was such a customer uproar that redington dumped the tempt and brought back the CT ...color...components and all. Leads me to believe there may have been some noticeable difference between the two. :confused: ?