Dry fly fishing for small to medium sized rivers.
Tufts and Batson 7'9" 3/2 #5
Received this 7'9" 3/2 #5 rod a couple of months ago. Too much winter didn't see me trying the rod until the other day and again today. It has a mid-flex progressive action, a very smooth curve with delicate tips and great recovery. Capable of holding much line in the air. Easy to cast with a slow, relaxed rhythm. Accurate to the point of where it all comes down to the caster. Ideal fishing range would be a few meters up to 18 meters. Beyond that demands a faster rhythm, but it is still very capable.
I bought the rod for mid-sized and smaller rivers where I don't need to wade deep.
Works excellent with a Phoenix Silk DT5 line.
All in all I am overly pleased with the action of this rod.
Jan Fredrik Lund
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T&B 7'9" #5 no.1708
-Medium dry fly action
-Nickel silver hardware
-Honey tipped red
-Holly wood spacer
-Nickel silver ferrule plugs
-Cigar grip cork
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