And I'd like to drift a nymph if all else fails. I had the soon-to-be-released (~August 2013) Redington Butter Stick out for the first time today -- I have the 7'6" 4-wt model. The rod itself is sexy too. I was worried it would be too heavy but for a glass rod it’s really not bad. And I'd like to drift a nymph if all else fails" get a fast action 9ft 3wt. I went down to the 'local' flyshop to flog their pavement with the Echo Glass, Orvis Superfine Glass, and the Redington Butterstick, all in 3 & 5wt. I'm wanting to get a good 5wt fly rod in fiberglass and have narrowed it down to either the Orvis or Redington. It’s fiberglass (the first rod made from “T-Glass”, whatever that means). Last week Fly Fisherman posted their Best Gear Awards online with the 2014 Gear Guide issue to hit newsstands on November 19th. It will feel more precise. The perfect length at 7'6" for tight casting, and with unsanded S-2 fiberglass blanks, uplocking cork and silver reel seats, and hard chrome Litewire stripping guides the Superfine Glass 3-wt looks as good as it performs. Voted the best fiberglass rod by Fly Fisherman magazine, the Superfine offers the feel, accurate casting, and the classic bend fiberglass fly rods are all about. My favorite is the 7'6" 4wt! While it's possible to bring a 20 inch bruiser to hand with a 1 wt fiberglass rod, it isn't ethical to do so unless you're having it for dinner. It's priced between 20-50% higher than the new Fenwick, the Echo and the Redington Butterstick, which I presume are its peer rods. fiberglass is cool but they are a lot different, you really have to slow down your casting stroke. I’ve casted the Butter Stick and given the Echo the ol “wiggle test”. The others have great reps too. How soon we forget that the Circa won several "best" fly rod awards in 2012. If you’ve read our review of the Vapen, then you know about what I like to call “The New Redington”. Accuracy is bolstered by rods with less side to side motion (more unidirectional material) and quicker recovery. It just won't fish at shorter ranges as well (will out perform any glass rod past 30ft), its arguably easier to break, and won't get as many "feel" points. fiberglass rods can be shorter since they are a much slower action which makes them more flexible at a shorter length, compared to a graphite rod. honestly all of those rods you mentioned are highly regarded so just get which ever one you can for the best deal or whichever appeals to you most and i'm sure you will be happy with it. The Orvis was smooth, and slower. The retro cosmetics and slower action will make every day feel like throwback Thursday. Vous pouvez modifier vos choix à tout moment dans vos paramètres de vie privée. I really like pairing glass with click and pawl reels, I'd see if you can find a vintage Pflueger Medalist if you don't mind going used. I was worried it would be too heavy but for a glass rod it’s really not bad. Go for it! Free shipping. I've found reddington butterstick, orvis superfine glass, and echos glass rods all to be put onto a pedestal. Free 2-Day Shipping on $50+ Orders! Just my two cents, Also, both of them are 4 weights. Really underrated rod. The Redington butterstick has been one of the leading glass rods out on the market. The rod itself is sexy too. Orvis Superfine Glass Review Date: 11/16/2018. Although it performed flawlessly short and long and had my favorite flex of the bunch, it performed even better on the water. Yahoo fait partie de Verizon Media. I do mostly still water fishing with streamers and the occasional dry, roll casting ability is also paramount for where I fish. That said, if you want to build a trout arsenal, get the 3wt. Redington Butterstick, Echo glass Little River Outfitters - Townsend, TN Orvis Superfine glass I work PT at Orvis and would love to have you come by, talk fly fishing, and cast the new Superfine Glass rods. I've held the Butterstick and it's really nice. I can't try any before I buy because of my location. I like the butterstick in the lower weights but I change my opinion once you get past a 3wt. It's cheaper, has a better warranty, and casts just as good as my superfine. After a several-decade hiatus from fiberglass, Orvis has come back into the glass game. I'm wanting to get a good 5wt fly rod in fiberglass and have narrowed it down to either the Orvis or Redington. Cold water flowing over big boulders and into deep pools. If it were me I'd go with a 3wt graphite or a 4 wt glass, a little shorter than what you have now. Built using T-Glass construction on our Heritage Taper, the BUTTER STICK is a slow action glass rod that will delicately present a fly even in the tightest of places. The Superfine Glass 8-Weight 8'8” Fly Rod is the perfect choice when you're looking for strength to handle big fish, but love the slower pace of life and the action this rod offers. The Redington Butter Stick makes up one part of the awesome threesome. However I'm thinking if I get a 3 wt glass that might be a huge drop, plus it would be 7 ft in length apposed to my 9 ft graphite. The Orvis is more expensive, but will offer a lower swing weight and more precision (in my experience). Proudly made in Manchester, VT. Here is what he told us: “When comparing the Superfine Glass to the fiberglass fly rods from the other established fly rod companies, such as Redington, Hardy, and Thomas & Thomas, the one thing to keep in mind is that each series was designed with a specific intent and purpose for use. Also really like the Orvis Superfine Glass. Glass is more difficult to cast in the wind and provides more of a challenge when casting larger flies. I like that it’s more of a cream color rod than bright white like an old Wonder Rod. This award was given to the soon to be released $429.00 New. I went with an echo glass 3 wt set up through reds fly shop. I mainly fish slow, superlight rods and cast dries with very very thin lines so I do have a good bit of first hand experience with this. As soon as you step off of 5 wt the difference in streams will be dramatic and pleasurable. 11 new & refurbished from $249.99. Brand: Redington. i have 6'6" 4 weight cheapo eagle claw glass rod (the featherlight) and it throws a dry fly 25' easily. Rod designer Shawn Combs at Orvis started the process several years ago. Here’s the scoop. At 7’6” with a very soft tip and mid-section, the Butter Stick can’t match the slightly stiffer Orvis Superfine Glass in total distance potential, but it does surpass the even softer graphite rods in … 7'6" is a pretty classic size and 3 weight would be the lowest i would go personally. Great 8wt glass rod! Whether you fly fish a 2wt on small creeks for brook trout, a 14' 9wt for Steelhead or Atlantic Salmon, or Tarpon on a 12wt; your contributions and questions will be welcomed and appreciated! New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Press J to jump to the feed. I'd just like to point out the assumption that glass is able to cast dries "with precision." I’ve beat the heck out of it too. Pour autoriser Verizon Media et nos partenaires à traiter vos données personnelles, sélectionnez 'J'accepte' ou 'Gérer les paramètres' pour obtenir plus d’informations et pour gérer vos choix. if they were any longer it would be to flimsy to throw the fly line. To be honest, I probably would've chosen the butterstick if I could go back in time. This new glass rod proved itself on the Tilton with a solid day of dry fly work. If you "want to have a sleek rod to use drys on with precision. If you haven’t, here are the cliff notes: the new Redington rods are fantastic. might be worth it to get one or two in different sizes while they are on sale. As far as line, Orvis makes a "superfine" series of lines, weight forward, but made for the lighter rods in their superfine series including the glass ones. It’s slow-ish. You still need a rod that is an all around tool. Superfine Glass: Sirrus Glass: Finesse Glass: Heirloom: Lotic: Your Account: Gift Certificates: 508-977-0700: e-Mail Us: Fiberglass Fly Rods: Scott F Series: Redington Butterstick II: Echo River GLASS: Echo Bad Ass GLASS Quickshot: Orvis Superfine Glass : Hardy Sirrus Glass : TFO Finesse Glass : I’m leaning towards the Orvis Superfine Glass 7’6″ 4wt paired with a battenkill. It's coming down to butterstick and echo glass for myself. I’ve enjoyed using the Orvis Superfine Glass for bass and carp. Buying a fiberclass rod is buying a short range soft presentation machine that is arguably more resistant to breakage. After casting Redington, Echo, Hardy, and Orvis Glass in my local fly shop my money went for the Echo. The 3 wt is a wonderful rod, works a 3 wt line very nice but you can use 4 wt and it is slow and deep and still strong. Your intuition is correct, it's a big drop. Having a 3 and a 5 will increase your range the most. If super tight streams and hidden backcountry creeks are where you play, then you need a Superfine Glass 3-wt. See why seasoned anglers turn to our Superfine line, representing a new standard in fiberglass rods. In terms of the rods, none of them are a bad choice. This is a subreddit for anglers who pursue, or wish to pursue, their favorite fish on fly rods. For a longer 5wt I think the 8'0" 5wt 3pc Redington Butterstick is a nice rod and for a shorter 5wt, the Fenwick FG704-3 is very nice for the money (though I think it's better with a 5wt line too). My go to rod right now is the 8' 6wt. It’s cheap. We wish all rod makers were this adventurous, and particularly when it comes to styling. My personal recommendation is to get the Cabela's CGR, in a 7' 2 wt, and a Battenkill or Reddington Click reel with the Superfine 2 wt line. I'm lost. Glass fly rods are historic and provide a feel that is difficult to match with any newer rod technology. I want to try the Orvis Superfine 5 wt, as I gather it is of Medium-Fastish action, and that action suits my casting stroke usually. Orvis Hydros Superfine Fly Line is the perfect technical precision line for trout and is specifically designed for the Superfine Carbon and Superfine Glass fly rods. I can't try any before I buy because of my location. A new category for this year in the Best Gear Awards was "Best Fiberglass Rod". Really can only cast small streamers. I believe it is the Superfine "touch" rod that went on sale for $99 off, the glass rods were always around $399. Fiberglass rods are generally heavier and slower action than any graphite rod on the market. Orvis Superfine Glass Fly Rod - 3-piece 3 Weight Full Flex 7ft 6in. oh yeah and cabelas has a sale on their CGR rods, which are pretty highly regarded and like $50 or $60 bucks right now. I have a 5 wt graphite already and would like to get a smaller weight. Thoughts on weight and size? Like said before, I would cast them both. I am always one for moving on to the next rod but I am finding no fault with the Orvis Glass. We don’t have any Orvis dealers where I am so no opportunity to test it out. I can say that so far, the Steffen 7'9" would get a ride on my drift boat for a day of prime dry fly fishing over some pretty bigname glass in the quiver. I have a 5 wt graphite already and would like to get a smaller weight. Découvrez comment nous utilisons vos informations dans notre Politique relative à la vie privée et notre Politique relative aux cookies. I can shoot a WF8 around 60-75ft with a small bass bug or redfish fly. I fish a lot of streams, usually able to wade past any obstacles. i don't know if that helped much, but i like it when people lay things out for me when i'm over thinking stuff, and i thought it might be helpful for you. Hardy Sirrus Glass Fly Fishing Rod Caramel 4wt 7'6" ... Redington Butterstick II Fly Rod. Other The Echo was faster than the other selections, although infinitely slower than my normal Sage TXL or One rods. I personally like the butterstick. Whether the additional cost makes that worthwhile isn't a question someone else can answer for you. A bit more $$, but oh so sweet. What size trout you typically catch will have some influence on what weight rod you should use. I want to have a sleek rod to use drys on with precision. It may be a little slower and forgiving when casting, but when hooked up to an angry redfish or big largemouth in the weeds, there is no denying the strength and lifting power. The rod’s spigot ferrules, aside from looking better (in my opinion), add a level of refinement to the Sirrus Glass. Nymph rigs too as long as they're not too heavy. The colors Redington chose really hit the nail on the head. The Superfine Glass 2-Weight 6'6" Fly Rod was made for primeval woods and cold mountain streams—small streams and native brook trout. Great 8wt glass rod! Great for casting dries. I would argue that in smaller streams, using a 2/3 weight to catch larger fish doesn't necessitate an unethical catch considering that you pull these fish a shorter distance and fight them quickly. Nevertheless, hats off to Redington for the guts to try. I can shoot a WF8 around 60-75ft with a small bass bug or redfish fly. Orvis Superfine Touch to other brands. So them I think I'll get the 4 wt 7ft 6 inch glass rod... then I consider getting another 5 wt 8 ft.. It’s 8’ 6” and comes with double wells grip and small fighting butt. I had a team of testers check on a selection of new slower action rods recently and we published the results at GearInstitute.com. The 3wt or … Everyone needs a fiberglass 3wt. Informations sur votre appareil et sur votre connexion Internet, y compris votre adresse IP, Navigation et recherche lors de l’utilisation des sites Web et applications Verizon Media. That's just not the case. So I'm still beating my head against my phone, sifting through articles and reviews on glass rods. Nos partenaires et nous-mêmes stockerons et/ou utiliserons des informations concernant votre appareil, par l’intermédiaire de cookies et de technologies similaires, afin d’afficher des annonces et des contenus personnalisés, de mesurer les audiences et les contenus, d’obtenir des informations sur les audiences et à des fins de développement de produit. Redington Butterstick vs Orvis Superfine Glass? Rod, reddington zero reel, rio line trout LTE for $300. I've found reddington butterstick, orvis superfine glass, and echos glass rods all to be put onto a pedestal. Orvis Superfine Glass. However, we're all different. The colors Redington chose really hit the nail on the head. I do mostly still water fishing with streamers and the occasional dry, roll casting ability is also paramount for where I fish. I fish for trout of all sizes, just no steel head. I've only used graphite, but I'm very optimistic on glass. $249.99 to $279.99. Thanks for the nostalgia. Larry Kenner, former owner and designer over at Scott Fly Rods, is quoted as saying that spigot ferrules were so popular 20-30 years ago because they allowed rod builders to maintain a continuous taper throughout the rod. Last edited by CrustyBugger on 20 Jan 2017, 16:09, edited 1 time in total. It will allow for a softer casting stroke, which will allow for more control at shorter distances and slower speeds, which will allow for softer presentations but still doesn't really factor into accuracy and even with the slightest wind could seriously be a detriment to accuracy. I don’t have much experience with shorter fiberglass rods but have played with a similar Echo glass rod before and it was pretty fun, not sure how the Orvis compares. And if you really have your heart set on fiberglass (we tried to convince you otherwise) and want to shop around, see the Echo Glass or pricier Orvis Superfine. That way you can see if fiberglass fits your style without spending a ton on the rod, and the rest of the gear can transfer to a nicer rod if you decide to stick with glass. If you get the time, cast for yourself. I like that it’s more of a cream color rod than bright white like an old Wonder Rod. Re: Glass vs plastic A graphite Sage Circa is a slow action fly rod made for those that prefer that type of action. Thanks for all your feedback on the butterstick thread, helps to post questions sense no one else I know fly fishes. Edit to add its a bit more pricey at 425 but I like that it’s USA made. Appreciate your input! Someone I know has a butterstick which I have used a good bit and I like it a lot. Modern glass is mostly unidirectional, but still doesn't recovery nearly as quickly as similarly priced graphite rods. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. I would agree with you when it comes to medium streams and up. 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