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Old 02-22-2015, 11:01 AM
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Default Fenwick Aetos Fly Rod

Has anybody seen these show up at Walmart yet? I can't remember the last time I was in one, but I have checked on their website and cannot find them yet. Being reportedly the same rod as the Grey Streamflex XF2, I am hoping that they can be had for bargain.
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Old 02-22-2015, 11:44 AM
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Default Re: Fenwick Aetos Fly Rod

Anyone know who/what Aetos was (sounds like a classics education might help ;-)

It's funny Fenwick used to have reasonable market presence in Sweden but not so much these days. I notice they are still players in the us though. I have one of their 4wts
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Its eagle in some European language
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Default Fenwick Aetos Fly Rod

The GR50 is one heck of a rod, so I'm hoping that is reincarnated in some form. I will definitely be on the lookout for the Fenwicks.

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Default Re: Fenwick Aetos Fly Rod

According to the 2015 5 weight shootout it's a rebranding of the Grey's Gr50. That rod is a step down from the Streamflex Xf2.

Still a nice rod in the Greys lineup.
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Aetos

Aetos Dios is translated from Greek into "Eagle of Zeus". There are two schools of thought regarding the origin of this eagle, coming from different Greek legends.

According to Antoninus Liberalis, Periphas was a legendary king of Attica who was a just king, and a dutiful priest of Apollo. Zeus however became indignant because Periphas was revered and honoured as if he were Zeus himself, so Zeus wanted to destroy Periphas and his entire household. But Apollo interceded, and instead Zeus transformed Periphas into an eagle, making him king of all birds and guard of his sacred scepter.

In other accounts the eagle was in fact an ancient creation of the goddess Gaia. He appeared before Zeus at the start of the Battle of the Titans. Zeus took this to mean a good omen of victory, leading to him using the emblem of a golden eagle on his war standard.
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According to*Antoninus Liberalis,*Periphas*was a legendary*king of Attica*who was a just king, and a dutiful priest of*Apollo. Zeus however became indignant because Periphas was revered and honoured as if he were Zeus himself, so Zeus wanted to destroy Periphas and his entire household. But Apollo interceded, and instead Zeus transformed Periphas into an eagle, making him king of all birds and guard of his sacred sceptre.

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Default Re: Fenwick Aetos Fly Rod

Well that is some poor reading comprehension by me. I had thought they were XF2s.

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Now I'm confused!
"We’ve tested this rod before, in our 2013 Five-weight shootout, when it was called the Grays XF2."
"The color is much different from the old XF2."
"This rod has the same nice fast action and softer tip that we found on the XF2"

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I also could have sworn that the guys at the Hardy booth in Denver had told me it was the XF2.
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Aetos

Aetos Dios is translated from Greek into "Eagle of Zeus". There are two schools of thought regarding the origin of this eagle, coming from different Greek legends.

According to Antoninus Liberalis, Periphas was a legendary king of Attica who was a just king, and a dutiful priest of Apollo. Zeus however became indignant because Periphas was revered and honoured as if he were Zeus himself, so Zeus wanted to destroy Periphas and his entire household. But Apollo interceded, and instead Zeus transformed Periphas into an eagle, making him king of all birds and guard of his sacred scepter.

In other accounts the eagle was in fact an ancient creation of the goddess Gaia. He appeared before Zeus at the start of the Battle of the Titans. Zeus took this to mean a good omen of victory, leading to him using the emblem of a golden eagle on his war standard.
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Well that is some poor reading comprehension by me. I had thought they were XF2s.

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Now I'm confused!
"We’ve tested this rod before, in our 2013 Five-weight shootout, when it was called the Grays XF2."
"The color is much different from the old XF2."
"This rod has the same nice fast action and softer tip that we found on the XF2"

Fenwick Aetos - Yellowstone Angler

I also could have sworn that the guys at the Hardy booth in Denver had told me it was the XF2.
I'm confused as well now. The intro says Gr50, but content says xf2
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