Originally Posted by thorsten
Thanks for that detailed statement. I saw, that the Hardy rod is more heavy than the Orvis rod. It would be interessting if the weight is an appreciable difference.
I also compared the weight aspect between the helios and the zenith before I bought them. And my take is that don't let the slight weight difference keep you away from a good rod regardless which one that you eventually pick.
Again, based on the 7wt not the 3wt.
The helios 7wt is 2 7/8oz which is 2.87oz, the Zenith 7wt is 3.24oz or 3 1/4oz, the difference is only ±0.37oz. Add the reel, backing and fly line and I can't feel that ±0.37oz.
It is like comparing Michael Ballack to Mezut Ozil, different size but just as good.
By the way, Orvis Superfine Full Flex is a good addition to your short list.
Me personally will take on Tenkara if I had to fish that light.
BEWARE...Once you switched, you can't switch back. :
and NO, I am not an expert, I just think like one.