Bass Pro Shops Power Plus Graphite Fly Rod
Trout Meat Rod
I bought two of these rods in eight and nine foot lengths. These are perfect for my intended application which is slow trolling with lead line or other conventional heavy sink fly line. I wanted a knock around rod that would take a little punishment but be dirt cheap. No tears would be shed if they got a scrape. Heavy and utilitarian at a bargain basement price.
September 11, 2013
Nice rod, but not really a 7/8
I bought this rod for kayak fishing, as I have had rods fall overboard and didn't want to risk one of my more expensive ones. It casts surprisingly well, but I found that it casts a 9 wt bonefish line better than 7 or 8 wt lines. It is also very top-heavy, so a larger reel with heavier line balances it a little better, but even with the 9 wt line, it is top-heavy. I wouldn't want to cast all day with it, but I am planning to use it for kayak and surf fishing, and won't be casting it for many hours at a time. The reel seat and foam grip look cheap, but for the price, I wouldn't expect more. Overall, it seems very functional and sturdy. I wouldn't want it as a main rod, but for a situation where it might get some abuse, it seems like a good choice. I would recommend it as a starter rod, but only the 5/6 because it probably is more like a 6/7.
July 4, 2014
Excellent Rough Duty Fly Rod
After breaking both my Browning Diana Grade and TFO Lefty Kreh Professional 8 Wts in canoeing mishaps I decided on on a rod that would be more of a workhorse. The Bass Pro Power Plus held up well while floating the New R. for smallmouth, even surviving a run in with some heavy shore vegetation. Unfortunately the other rods couldn't stand up to that kind of abuse. The rod cast well and I had no problem with clousers or poppers.
August 21, 2011
the rod came as i ordered, the fly rod has good action and casts well. the only down fall is it's a heaver rod then im used too. my wrist and arm get tired very quickly.
August 31, 2011