Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 9
Rated 5 out of 5 by WVMTMAN White Hot Heat
Great Bass-Carp-Muskie fly rod. Super fast action for big & weighted flies. Super price on rod. There is more bull about fly fishing than a Kansas stock yard. Spend your money on bass taper line instead of rod costing 5 times the price of this one.
50 Years of Fly Fishing
June 1, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mickeyboy Right Tool For The Job
10 Wt Heat Rod great value for the money used for Pike fishing.
April 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Zedd Great Fly rod
I have been looking at a Rod of this type for some time. After my current 8 wt broke after hooking a big gar, I was in a terrible situation and was forced to shop for another rod. <bummer> I visited the Bass Pro Shops in Grapevine Texas today and the Sales Rep in the White River store let me cast into the ponds in front of the store. Casting with a large hookless bass popper was a breeze. I actually had one of the bass in the pond hit the fly! Weighing in at 3.95 oz on my digital scale (compared to 4.1 oz for the 8wt. St. Croix Bank robber, 3.75 oz Orvis Clearwater, and 3.2 oz for the crazy light TFO BVK) the rod felt even lighter with its apparent low swing weight.
I couldn't wait for tomorrow, so I went out to My
Favorite Fishin' Hole and a nice bass on my 3rd cast, 20" and about 4.3#, then over the next 45 minutes caught to more 19" bass. (Tried posting a picture but kept getting timed out). The rod performed as advertised. MFFH has gobs and gobs of water vegetation, and all the bass immediately went deep into weeds. The rod easily allowed me to pull them gently out of the weeds to be released. Can't wait for tomorrow.
The only down side is the rod is very noisy. The line is a bass taper (I think Bass Pro's house line) and makes a very loud hiss.
October 6, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by gophish Nice rod,seems well made
Only had a chance to use the rod once since purchaced . It casts better than any other rod of this weight (9wt) I have. Was concerned with the shorter length ,but not to worry it shoots line out with ease. Loaded the rod with a 10wt line and casts just as well,maybe a little better. Large bushy, heavy flies were not a problem as long as a shorter and heaver leader is used. The rod performs better than expected. Will follow up after this summers use.
June 14, 2012