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Walter1023 10-25-2011 07:13 PM

Allen's new "myth" flyrod any early reviews?
 
I got email from Allen & Co. focusing on their new upcoming myth rods which apparently are not available yet. I also noted in the past they provided some rods to certain forum members for feedback ....just wondering if anyone has received and tested one of these yet ?

evan_aff 10-27-2011 12:43 PM

Re: Allen's new "myth" flyrod any early reviews?
 
Walter,

Given the silence so far, I figured I would step in and let you know what's going on.

The Myth series has not been sent to anyone outside of our core group of testers (myself and a few VIPs/guides). There are a few members on the board who have our initial run of our NanoTi series, but not the Myth. The Myth is an updated, improved version of the NanoTi.

This rod is very light in the hand, has quick recovery in the action, and has an overall med-fast feel to it. It's slightly faster than our Xa series, but the lighter overall impression gives it a much more sensitive feel to it all around.

Walter1023 10-27-2011 01:07 PM

Re: Allen's new "myth" flyrod any early reviews?
 
Thanks for the response. Any idea yet of the price point range for the rod ? and when it will be available? Just curious as I'm always looking to increase my arsenal.

evan_aff 10-27-2011 01:50 PM

Re: Allen's new "myth" flyrod any early reviews?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Walter1023 (Post 338443)
Thanks for the response. Any idea yet of the price point range for the rod ? and when it will be available? Just curious as I'm always looking to increase my arsenal.

Pricing has not been released yet. But it will be just slightly above the pricing of the Xa rods.

gatortransplant 10-27-2011 05:34 PM

Re: Allen's new "myth" flyrod any early reviews?
 
If Allen wants to make me a beta-tester on the new line, I fish 5+ days a week for a variety of species, I would do my best to shoulder the responsibility :D

gt05254 10-27-2011 05:38 PM

Re: Allen's new "myth" flyrod any early reviews?
 
A.J., does your major professor know you fish 5 days/week? LOL, I bird hunted 100 days/year while working on PhD. But I was a Research Assistant, not a T.A., so I didn't have to fool with all those undergrads and a teaching assignment, although some of them..NEVER MIND!
Gary

gatortransplant 10-27-2011 10:04 PM

Re: Allen's new "myth" flyrod any early reviews?
 
She's just expecting some venison this season to make up for the time I send NOT working :p

sweetandsalt 10-28-2011 09:06 AM

Re: Allen's new "myth" flyrod any early reviews?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by gatortransplant (Post 338530)
If Allen wants to make me a beta-tester on the new line, I fish 5+ days a week for a variety of species, I would do my best to shoulder the responsibility :D

It is important for rod designers to get their prototypes into the hands of accomplished and analytical "field tester" anglers outside their immediate support group during the developmental process. Most of the big dogs do this but often make the error of using guides who fish but one habitat the same way most of the time. An angler that fishes diverse habitat frequently and is fluent in rod action versitility is a valuable asset. Only by getting outside critics to give input can designers escape the cronizim endemic among a circle of friends and develop superior rods and reels.

evan_aff 10-28-2011 10:08 AM

Re: Allen's new "myth" flyrod any early reviews?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by sweetandsalt (Post 338792)
It is important for rod designers to get their prototypes into the hands of accomplished and analytical "field tester" anglers outside their immediate support group during the developmental process. Most of the big dogs do this but often make the error of using guides who fish but one habitat the same way most of the time. An angler that fishes diverse habitat frequently and is fluent in rod action versitility is a valuable asset. Only by getting outside critics to give input can designers escape the cronizim endemic among a circle of friends and develop superior rods and reels.

You are correct, and this is how we are approaching our rod development. I live in an area with an abundance of varied fishing opportunities unlike anywhere else in the country. This makes for a very thorough testing process in development, among a very diverse group of anglers.

sweetandsalt 10-28-2011 01:27 PM

Re: Allen's new "myth" flyrod any early reviews?
 
We all look forward to learning more about your new rod series. Does it include a bonefishing model? Good luck


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