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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-14-2001, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: steeliebeeDate: 11/14/2001 9:10 AM
Hello to all fellow fisherman, and fisherwoman.
 
               Does any know about the ORVIS-MidFlex spey rod, are they consider a fast over-handed rod, or a slow traditional speyrod???   If any one can give me info about Orvis spey rods, i greattttttttttttly appriciate it.  I planning to get 12'6" spey. 7wt.
 
 
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-14-2001, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: Rick JDate: 11/14/2001 3:13 PM
Don't know about the Orvis but if you are looking for a great 7 wt Spey rod I would highly recommend the Scott 12'8" 7 wt Spey.  Wonderful casting rod - medium fast action that will handle all the traditional spey casts plus overhead casts with ease!
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-14-2001, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: SpeyrdDate: 11/14/2001 4:31 PM
Need to know more about the rod as Orvis made a change in them last year. If it is a couple years old than it could be a fast over hand rod which needs about an 8/9 line to load the rod. If it is the new version which I think they call an 8wt is IMHO a much better rod. Has more of a more of a slower action and works well with a 6/7 mid spey.
 
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-16-2001, 09:55 AM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: LohiDate: 11/16/2001 5:55 AM
This is propably stating the obvious, but as you might know, Orvis has this rod flex-system, which is used to describe the rod action. Mid flex is middle action rod, which is neither a stiff overhander nor a traditional speyrod, but in-betweener. You might want to check the Orvis website for the flex-system and the actual rod flex number of that particular rod (propably you have done that ).

However, I think that nowadays most of the speyrods are middle action ones, being capable of casting long lines with tight loops (but need perhaps more careful timing). So to my mind it is a matter of personal preference, some people like slow through action rods, which propably are easier to cast, as the timing is not crucial and the rod sort of loads itself, but on the other hand with them it is more difficult to cast tight loops to the other side of the river.

Hope this helps, Loh
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