At the Wasatch Fly Tying Expo, I "Finally" got to meet Justin and what an awesome guy.
We looked over his gear and I shook a few rods. Myself I like a good mid flex like the Orvis 7.5, or the Sage LL or even the Winston JWF. On Saturday evening I glanced to the side of his booth and a beautiful red rod jumped out and bitme big time. Feeling down in the past because I have this beautiful Red reel, that screams since Evan upgraded it, that I bought for my Zero, which has since broke and replaced with the Helios. I am not complaining but the two were fabulous together.
So, I had to test this rod. I picked it up and it fused to my hand. I could not let it go. YES! a smooth as silk mid flex. I got the 9' 6wt. four piece.
Well lately I have been addicted to Carp and they are soooo close. I have been using an 8 wt as these things are 30" and up, but, I had to try it.
Third cast BAM!!!! line slipping through my fingers and rod bent. YES!!!! Now I have NEVER seen this before, but this Carp came straight up, full body and I am talking OVER 35" and dancing on its tail. Sadly I use barbless and two head shakes and he is gone.
So I cast a couple more times and again Bammm. I jerk the rod to set the hook and we play cat and mouse for what felt an eternity. I finally got it close enough to scoup the head.
This rod has so much back bone I am so excited! ALLEN FLY FISHING!!!!
Here are some shots,
Oh and again...here is the fly of choice. There were about 5 landedbut the camera died.