Re: Orvis Superfine Touch rod?
I fish a 7'6" Superfine Touch Trout Bum 4 Wt as my standard rod for the smaller streams near home. Its is spectacularly built (finish etc..)and has a very pleasing action. I have the tip flex version and find it very slightly slower than my Scott A3 4wt. The superfine is extremely light in hand and works well as a purely dry fly rod as well as a 'short' indicator rod. It can roll cast well because of it's action (with in reason due to the short length).
Its forte' is not banging out 100yd casts...it excels between 5-45yds with the Orvis wonderline WF4F I have on it at the moment. I have not had any issue casting into a wind but then again I have not fished it on the wider rivers.
Balances great with either the CFO 123 disc & Cortland Retro 1 reels.