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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-27-2015, 10:21 PM Thread Starter
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reposting this, maybe someone can offer an opinion of this rod Orvis clearwater switch, 12' - 5wt & if u have one what type of lines r u using,
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-28-2015, 10:41 AM
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Just bought this rod but have not cast it yet. I have it paired with a sage domain 8 and beulah elixir v2 375. Will let you know as soon as i have chance to use it.
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Thanks, NYC, hope it works out,,,,
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I had a chance to use the rod this weekend. I really like the way it casts with the rage 390. I caught a small steelhead (approx 7lbs) with it and it was a blast. The rod was able to handle the fish without issue.

However I feel that it's probably a bit too much rod for targeting trout. It will certainly work, and I'm sure it will be fun to fish, but I was hoping for a lighter feel considering this is a 5wt.

I may sell it and look for something lighter. Not sure yet though.
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Haven't casted that Rod but a 390 rage seems a bit on the heavy side for a 5wt. I'm using 340 Scandi and 360 Skagit for my 5. Maybe it's more on the light 6 end.
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Agree that 390 is heavy, but that's what orvis recommended.

My intended use for this rod is for trout and it feels a bit stiff for that. But I've never had a 5 wt spey rod so don't really have anything to compare it to.
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Brent, thanks for the info on that rod,,
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