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Guest1 11-04-2012 03:58 PM

Flying Pig~Liquid Series 9' 8wt.
 
When I opened the package at the Post Office the first thing I was struck with was the extremely nice case. I have never seen a nicer case. The rod when I got it home was equally impressive as far as looks and quality go. It has black wraps that are flawless. It has a very large loop tip and an oversized first stripper guide. Something I like in rods. I put it together and was really impressed with the feel of the rod. It has a very fast action, faster than what I am used to, and a recovery that has to be seen to be believed. This is a true casters rod. It's a poker. I have had some communications with the rod designer in the past and he is a distance caster. This rod shows very well his knowledge in getting that extra distance in your cast.

I spooled up a Barrio GT125 WF8F line and took it out to the yard. That is a distance casters line as well. The combination of the rod and that line is one that I am sure well get me the best distance I have ever cast.

In the short time I was able to cast this rod without rain and wind since it showed up at the Post Office, I did some casting in the grass and was more than pleasantly surprised. I remember quite a few years ago casting a couple Sage rods. This rod makes them look like noodles. When you cast a quality rod it has a feel of quality. My Winston 10wt. BIIX is an example of a quality feel rod. This rod has that kind of quality feel to it, but is far faster than my Winston. It's also less than half the price of a Winston.

The price they are asking for this rod is also a bit surprising. I would have either expected the quality to be less for a rod in the $200.oo range, or the price to be at least double what they are asking. I think it may be because it is a fairly new company. You may want to jump on one of these while they are still selling them at prices like this. They are certainly worth more than what they are asking for them.

stl_geoff 11-04-2012 07:25 PM

Re: Flying Pig~Liquid Series 9' 8wt.
 
So the dude can build rods AND rock?!? sweet!! I know one of the band members is a member here, hopefully they'll see this.

Hardyreels 11-04-2012 09:14 PM

Re: Flying Pig~Liquid Series 9' 8wt.
 
It sounds like a launcher Dan, any pictures of the rod & case?

Guest1 11-04-2012 11:25 PM

Re: Flying Pig~Liquid Series 9' 8wt.
 
Yes I have a photo. I put it in the review, but it does not seem to get big enough to see so here it is again.
http://i653.photobucket.com/albums/u...yingpigrod.jpg
I had the feeling this rod was going to be a serious rod. If you have seen my threads about Bill and his casting then you probably also saw the posts by the designer of this rod and know he's a distance guy as well. I'm positive I'll break my personal best distance with this rod.

I should take some more photos of this rod so you can see the details like the wraps and guides. I build rods and know the difference between good work and bad. This is really well done. Nice uniform wraps and finish. Beautiful blank. It's light and feels good in your hand.

By the way, that camo it's on is my bedspread, I have camo curtains to match. :D

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Originally Posted by stl_geoff (Post 496071)
So the dude can build rods AND rock?!? sweet!! I know one of the band members is a member here, hopefully they'll see this.

He's in a band????:eek:

noreaster 11-05-2012 05:55 AM

Re: Flying Pig~Liquid Series 9' 8wt.
 
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Originally Posted by Diver Dan (Post 496142)
Yes I have a photo. I put it in the review, but it does not seem to get big enough to see so here it is again.
http://i653.photobucket.com/albums/u...yingpigrod.jpg
I had the feeling this rod was going to be a serious rod. If you have seen my threads about Bill and his casting then you probably also saw the posts by the designer of this rod and know he's a distance guy as well. I'm positive I'll break my personal best distance with this rod.

I should take some more photos of this rod so you can see the details like the wraps and guides. I build rods and know the difference between good work and bad. This is really well done. Nice uniform wraps and finish. Beautiful blank. It's light and feels good in your hand.

By the way, that camo it's on is my bedspread, I have camo curtains to match. :D



He's in a band????:eek:

Gives a whole new meaning to playing an "axe" :punk:
Beautiful rod BTW

jpbfly 11-05-2012 05:59 AM

Re: Flying Pig~Liquid Series 9' 8wt.
 
Looks like you got a nice new toy Dan...perfect to wade in Minnesota and cast far enough to catch fish in Canada:DFlying Pig:confused::rolleyes::p:Dstrange name:rolleyes:

mcnerney 11-05-2012 06:42 AM

Re: Flying Pig~Liquid Series 9' 8wt.
 
Dan: Sweet looking rod!

Larry

stuie675 11-05-2012 06:49 AM

Re: Flying Pig~Liquid Series 9' 8wt.
 
Nice write up, if you dont mind me asking what site did you get this off of? If they have their own site I'd buy directly from them. I found one site carrying them with a 5wt which I am interested in looking into for a second rod.


Stu

il_wi_fishing 11-05-2012 09:03 AM

Re: Flying Pig~Liquid Series 9' 8wt.
 

great guy, met him at the ffft in wilmette Il, they also raffled one of his rods off, glad to hear they aren't just a local company but one that also produces some great rods.

Flying Pig Performance Fly Rods!

stl_geoff 11-05-2012 09:37 AM

Re: Flying Pig~Liquid Series 9' 8wt.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Diver Dan (Post 496142)
He's in a band????:eek:

yeah he's in a punkrock band called Pegboy. Watch the reverb trailer, the whole movie is pretty good too, those guys are awesome. I wouldnt mind meeting em someday.:wiggle:


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