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    Default WTB slow/mid-flex 8 wt

    looking for a slow 8wt,

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    Default Re: WTB slow/mid-flex 8 wt

    Orvis Helios One 9' 8wt Mid-Flex...

    GREAT rod

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    Default Re: WTB slow/mid-flex 8 wt

    Track down a rod made out of fiber glass. Pure Magic.
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    Default Re: WTB slow/mid-flex 8 wt

    The first generation Orvis Graphite rods are exactly what you describe, I took a look at the auction site and found this 9 foot 6 inch for an 8 line. It will flex like fiberglass but deliver the power of graphite. I endorse these old graphite rods every time someone is looking because I own 2 of them. The price will probably remain low have a look;

    Orvis Graphite Fly Fishing Rod Graphite 9 5 Feet 4 1 8 oz 8 Line Fighting Butt | eBay

    Good shape and it'll make a fine rod.............

    Ard

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    Default Re: WTB slow/mid-flex 8 wt

    See my classified ad below (also has pics there):

    Clearwater 9'-0" 2pc 3 5/8oz 8wt Mid Flex 6.0 (mod-fast) "99" (year of manufacture). Has traditional spiral finish and external sleeve ferrule, removable fighting butt. Very nice accurate caster. No tube, after market sleeve.

    $96 shipped to lower 48


    Very smooth moderate action not unlike a fine fiberglass but reduced weight and quicker memory.

    Pete A.

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