The blanks have a beautiful finish. they look black at first glance but as your turn them in the light they have a green sheen to them.
The reel is very light weight and the drag seems very smooth. I've used it a few times and I'm very happy with it. The line seems to be decent. I'm not sure what kind it is but I'd compare it to Scientific Anglers.
When I'm fishing from my kayak I need a rod that can cast big flies effortlessly. This combo fits that solution perfectly. I can cast poppers or large heavy flies with ease. I was using the rod when I caught a decent bass in this video. It's the footage around minute 3 and at the end of the video when you just see me casting. You can tell from the video that it's not taking me much effort to cast near the weeds. If you're looking for a great value in a rod combo I definitely recommend checking out Allen Fly Fishing. Their customer service is very good as well.
I haven't heard of this fly rod, but from what I see in the image it looks like a quality combo. It seen effortless to cast also, where did you have the camera set up in the kayak? Thanks for sharing
The camera is on a pole that's in a rod holder right over my left shoulder. I've been slacking lately writing about the stuff for my kayak. The weather hasn't cooperated and when it is nice I'm fishing more than blogging. I'll get something up soon though.Delete
The rod is super nice. It's probably my favorite next to the St Croix Avid.Delete
Both the combo's I have came from LL Bean, but should the need arise for another, I will definitely give them a better look.ReplyDelete
Old school here. The combo looks nice and if you like it...all the better.ReplyDelete
I bought two of these and they are amazing. The Allen rep is a friend of mine, and when we go fishing, this is the rod he usually brings along.ReplyDelete