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Old 11-09-2013, 11:35 PM
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I've been away from the forum because I was busy on a 2 month job so I didnt really have much time to fish either... A while back I ordered a rod from Allen but their production slowed up with all the changes. I patiently waited and it was WELL WORTH IT!

Here's my new 10ft - 4w Icon rod. They added a fighting butt at no extra charge. I asked for that because I just kinda got used to it being there with my 6 and 9w. The #2 Kraken reel has been waiting in the shop for it. I spooled up some Rio gold and Joni sent me a few of her newest addition 7ft leaders for nymphing sticks.

This rod is killer down to the reel seat and this rig balances way better than any other rod I own at the first pick up. I'm starting another job Monday and I am now very ansy to get this on the waters.
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Very nice looking setup Neat to have a 4wt with fighting butt!
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Very nice. Now I want an Allen even more. And plus 1 for getting the fighting butt. I fish the glades and use light tackle on larger fish than I was targetting when I chose the outfit frequently. You just never know what you'll catch. Tarpon on a six weight or black drum and snook on a four weight are not uncommon and having that butt is a real plus. You'll be glad its there.
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I also like it there for high sticking. The way I hold the rod up lets me rest the butt on the underside of my forearm and helps balance it more parallel to the water.
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That is one fine looking setup Todd!
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My head is pounding Ard... tomorrow I have a pile of paperwork to do... then I have to fix our dishwasher and help the wife start cleaning the house for family coming for turkey day.

I gotta stare at this thing for a week O_o
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That's a beautiful looking setup you got there!
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Very nice looking outfit! Kudos to Allen for getting you exactly what you wanted! When you finally get to try it out, please give us a detailed report!
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Todd: Sweet looking setup. congrats! Now we want to see some photos of fish with your new setup.

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