Re: Orvis H2
Thanks for the reply.
This is certainly a subjective discussion. I have a 9' 6 wt One and love it, and in general think the One is a great rod. I personally liked the Z-axis better for shorter dry fly work, due to the softer tip, than the One. The 9' 5 wt One is a rocket launcher and can carry more line in the air though. It is a great all rounder to me, just not a great dry fly rod for casts under 30-40'
As far as tippet protection, I agree with you. But rod action can also play a HUGE role. I nymph with 10' rods that have very soft tips. I can horse 20"+ fish with 6-7x tippet with that rod due to the fact that the tip gives a lot more.
Enjoy the discussion though and this is a great site.