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    Default Albright 7 weight

    I was looking at the Albright sale and the A-5 9ft 7wt caught my eye. Does anyone have any experience with this rod?

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    I have that rod and for the money it just cannot be beat. Very smooth action and casts superb. I keep thinking I dont like it because of how cheap it was but then I cast it and all those thoughts go out the window. It really is good stuff.
    Dave Watts
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    Default Re: Albright 7 weight

    What is your impression of the rod? Is it a medium action rod (e.g. your smooth comment) vs. a medium-fast action? Thanks for the help.

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    Actually I would definitely classify it as a medium fast action (which I like.)
    Dave Watts
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    Default Re: Albright 7 weight

    Medium-fast is the flex-action I prefer as well. One last question - since the Albright A-5 is a 5-piece rod vs. the normal 4-piece rods, have you noticed any tendency for stiffness or flat spots when casting? e.g. - is there any significant difference in how it casts compared to a 4-piece rod of the same weight?

    Thanks in advance for your help with all the questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewmaster View Post
    Medium-fast is the flex-action I prefer as well. One last question - since the Albright A-5 is a 5-piece rod vs. the normal 4-piece rods, have you noticed any tendency for stiffness or flat spots when casting? e.g. - is there any significant difference in how it casts compared to a 4-piece rod of the same weight?

    Thanks in advance for your help with all the questions.
    you can not tell how many peices it is at all. Check this review here.
    Dave Watts
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    Default Re: Albright 7 weight

    dmwphoto,

    Thanks for all the info - this looks like a pretty decent rod. With the Albright sale it also looks like a pretty decent deal. I think I will order one!

    Thanks again!

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    Default Re: Albright 7 weight

    Ordered the Albright A-5 7wt rod today. I have an extra 7-9 reel that will fit the rod. Now I just have to find an opportunity to get out and fish it.

    dmwphoto - Thanks for all the information on the A-5 7wt.

    Rip Tide - thanks for the original heads up on the Albright clearance sale.

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    Wow, I guess I'm not the only one on the fly fishing forum at 1:20 in the morning. I don't know if that is good or bad. Either way, cheers!

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    Default Re: Albright 7 weight

    Being a night-owl by general nature, I thought I would jump onto the forum and mention that I ordered the Albright rod just before I left home earlier this evening. I just got home about an hour ago after working at a charity fundraiser until well after 11PM. We were raising money for the Spina Bifida disability organization (a crippling birth defect).

    Regardless of this evening's reasons - I frequently cruise around the forum very late at night or in the wee hours of the morning. I figure any time you can spend actually fishing is great, and any time spent reading or talking about fly fishing is not too bad either - regardless of the time of day!


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