White River Fly Shop Two Seventy Fly Rods
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
Two Seventy rod used in NZ
I bought this rod specifically for use on the large braided rivers of the eastern South Island of New Zealand. It performs excellently: powerful enough to cast into the strong norwesters that predominate there but subtle enough for delicate work also. I have the 9ft #5 model, but it definitely needs a #6 line on it (maybe BPS should revisit the line weightings on their rods?). Well finished, a joy to fish with, highly recommend it (esp at the current price of 149.99).
May 20, 2013
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
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