Maximum hoop strength and strength-to-weight ratio
Imagine a truly fast rod that still loads on short casts, but responds like a Ferrari when you romp on it. Visualize a rod so smooth, you can practically think the fly to the target. The first time you cast a 270, you will be impressed, regardless of your casting stroke. Our designers would want you to know that high-tensile 85 million modulus graphite is laid up in precise tapers using our T-1 Slit Carbon Powerwall Construction to yield maximum hoop strength and strength-to-weight ratio. We’ll just call them amazing fishing tools!
Rated 3 out of 5 by 2m42l so-so, expected better
not the most expensive rod, and i bought it as part of the white river 270 outfit. not that everyone considers this important, but aesthetically it disappoints. the rod blank is only finished for the first 6 or so inches from the grip, the rest is unfinished (didn't see that in the photos online). the writing was smudged (the 9' 8# is smudged); teh alignment dots are smudged as well.
when mounting the 270 reel, the second lock nut doesnt seem to fit properly (doesn't sit flush with the first nut). i tried another reel and it was fine. not good when the reel meant to go with the rod doesn't seem to fit properly.
cork is nice, i was pleased with it.
casts good, and catches fish (which is obviously the most important part), but less than pleased. i should have listened to my gut and sent it back when i first received it, but returning things is almost such a hassle it isnt worth it.
August 23, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by brookfieldangler Very happy with my choice!
I purchased the 270 in a 9' 8wt and got a chance to use it on New Years. The wind was fierce so it made it less than optimal testing conditions. I loaded it up with some SA 8wtWF line and set out any ways.
The rod preformed fantastically. It was easy to cast and very sensitive. You knew when the line loaded and it very easily delivered 60' of line in very windy conditions.
It's not the sexiest rod out there, but it does its job at a good price point.
January 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by ProstaffLasVegas Great Rod
I ordered 4- 5wt 8ft 6 in rods to use for teaching.
I am a Certified Casting Instructor with the FFF.
I Am also on the Pro Staff at Bass Pro.
I found these rods are very good rod for a beginner. They have a nice smooth feel and a lite touch. I had no problem casting 65 feet on a windy day. I would highly recommend these
rods. I enjoyed casting the rods.
April 12, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by reelscot cork
Purchased a 9'/8wt last December when it was more expensive. Brought it back to Scotland as a back up for still water trout fishing. The rod performes well but the handle lets it down as despite not receving a great deal of use, large holes/splits are now present. (it looks like defects which were filled have now lost the filling material) . It may be I have just been unluck and this is a one off problem, if it is at $149 it is good value for the money. It has a very forgiving action and can put out the full fly line with little effort.
February 5, 2011