I am curious about these. Please let me know. Thanks!
Thank you for the suggestions. I don't really mind the bottom cork handle being short as it is similar to the Echo OHS rod. The reel seat is unlocking on both of these rods so if you put a finger or two on the bottom of the reel seat, it works fine!I can't answer your question but I can pass along one tip: if you are going to buy a used one and want to get the longer bottom handle that is now being offered, you need to make sure that the bottom grip on the rod is threaded and removable.
Thanks for the review. I own the five weight and it is great.I own the 4wt Renegade. I couldn't be happier with it. It's my go to rod for cut throat trout on the OP.
I use the Ambush Triangle taper TTAM4F for dry fly stuff. That line is mounted on an old Cabelas Cahill 1 click and pawl reel (made in America model, so pretty old). I use the OPST Commando smooth 200 grain for sinking flies, with Sonar leaders in 3" ps and 6" ps. That line is mounted on a first generation Waterworks litespeed reel.
Both reels balance it perfectly, at least for me, and both lines with the 4wt Renegade cast easily and smoothly. Really a joy to cast all day.
That rod is fun to cast either single hand or two handed. I prefer 2 handed most of the time. I may start the cast 2 handed, but the rod is so light, I finish the cast one handed sometimes.
It's shorter length is nice for brushy streams, but still has enough length and power to cast as far as I need it to.
So I highly recommend it.