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Old 07-06-2018, 06:48 AM
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Orvis Helios 3 8w 9' Mirage 1 extra spool
That has to be a sweet setup.
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That has to be a sweet setup.
I don't know the 1st thing about fly rods , Orvis is a good company so there was the purchase . The word I can use to describe about casting with it is " effortless " the smoother you cast the rod works very well. Again I don't know much about fly lines also, so i went with the " Orvis All Rounder " shoots nicely into the wind . Only need about 7' out on the back cast . i don't get too technical about this BS . it's like buying a car or truck , I go with a Chevy it does me well. And the reel it gets wet from the surf , I run it under fresh water , take the spool off & let it air dry in the house ..dry environment .
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Knowing anything or not, "effortless" is the way you want it


I know when I went for Tarpon a few years back, I had two guides, one with a Helios and the other a Sage.... the Helios was by far the better casting of the two, for me.


Makes me think once I downsize my guitars (a goal this summer) I can focus on perhaps a new rod again
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Knowing anything or not, "effortless" is the way you want it


I know when I went for Tarpon a few years back, I had two guides, one with a Helios and the other a Sage.... the Helios was by far the better casting of the two, for me.


Makes me think once I downsize my guitars (a goal this summer) I can focus on perhaps a new rod again
Try a 2 hander...
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Try a 2 hander...
Yeah someone I know was just selling one...
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Yeah someone I know was just selling one...
Yes but, still have 1 and will be building another. I just find it a bit easier to gain distance and easier to use.
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I got my eye on a new sage saltwater rod.
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I got my eye on a new sage saltwater rod.
Yessss, tell us more...
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I need $75 more in Cabelas gift cards to get a 9 wt Sage Motive Salt rod. I tested the rod in Jan at the fly fishing show. Its a fast rod but that's what I like.
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I need $75 more in Cabelas gift cards to get a 9 wt Sage Motive Salt rod. I tested the rod in Jan at the fly fishing show. Its a fast rod but that's what I like.
My 7 weight is a Sage Motive. It likes certain weight lines. I'm finding in the 7W it likes lines above 250gr's. It shoots my 265 30' head and 275gr short head, (26') line but, I had trouble with a 240. Now its a good possibility its me and not the rod.
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