01-22-2011, 12:32 PM
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Seattle, WA
I am (not) listening to you!
So almost everyone else here loves to buy new gear as much as I do. Thank you for all of the responses about me being unreasonable.
For my next 9 weight I am deciding between the Hardy's Platinum XD ($300) or the Orvis Access ($375). Am I paying more money for the cool Orvis name?
Twin, large diameter butt rings for rapid clearance of slack line
Unique, one piece, saltwater-anodised reel fitting gives total protection
Low profile blanks cut through sea winds
Power, durability and delicacy of presentation
Nine foot, twelve-weight model comes with a fighting grip for shark or big tarpon
Four-piece design and tough triangular rod tube.
Deep root beer color blank
Matching root beer woven-graphite carbon and champagne anodized aluminum gold reel seat
All chrome guides
Sunburst wraps with gold tipping
Gold ferrule alignment dots
Saltwater reel seat with cork-and-EVA foam fighting butt
Super grade cork handles
Safe Passage rust-colored rod tube with internal dividers
Maybe I should wear a blindfold, cast these two rods (as well as a $1000 rod) and see what feels better. Does it matter?
PS Reels will ba a whole other animal!