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    Default Winston WT or Orvis Superfine Touch 7 1/2 ft 4wt

    Give me your thoughts Winston WT or Orvis Superfine Touch 7 1/2 ft 4wt. Both nice rods I know, cant make up my mind. I like slow rods.

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    what about overlining A GVX Select 7 1/2 3wt need some imput
    R Reese

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    I have casted both when I was in my search for my slow rods and I now own an 8' 4wt and 9' 6wt superfine touch. They just seemed like the rod for me and seemed to flex that perfect speed. Price was right too. Winston was nice but nothing screamed buy me. Don't know why.
    All thing aside and money no option? Sage Circa was stellar but for 300 bucks more? I don't think so. The Superfine was awfully pretty and honestly costumer service put me over the top. Great Orvis salesman that spent an enormous amount of time with me perfecting my cast in an alley in the middle of downtown Chicago. Which by the way was cool as hell casting in between skyscrapers.

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    I don't know if you saw my thread, but I over-line a 3wt 7'6" GVX and it's bendy heaven. Doesn't stop me asking about a similar WT and BIIt, but then you can't have too many rods.

    In answer to your question (sort of) I'd go for a 3wt in that length; I tried the exact WT you're asking about last week and found it too unforgiving and lacked feel. Others will disagree because the WT 4wt is revered, but I still think, if you want soft and slow, that a 3wt over-lined would be a nicer rod at close quarters.

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    Default Re: Winston WT or Orvis Superfine Touch 7 1/2 ft 4wt

    Not experienced enough to offer opinions on rods but I saw this posted and it might make the Orvis the rod of choice

    FREE CFO Fly Reel with the purchase of ANY Orvis Superfine Fly Rod

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    You like slow rods and you cannot lie,
    We other brothers can't deny...

    LOL
    It's not the heat, it's the stupidity.
    What manner of jackassery will I be subjected to today?

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    Default Re: Winston WT or Orvis Superfine Touch 7 1/2 ft 4wt

    already have a WT 3 wt but want a 4 wt no longer than 7 1/2 ft I fish small brush choked waters

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    thanks for the info
    R Reese

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    Quote Originally Posted by r reese View Post
    already have a WT 3 wt but want a 4 wt no longer than 7 1/2 ft I fish small brush choked waters

    ---------- Post added at 07:35 AM ---------- Previous post was at 07:33 AM ----------

    thanks for the info
    Wanna sell me the 3wt?

    Good point above about the free CFO with the Superfine's - I forgot that. I'd still buy a green stick though.

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    Default Re: Winston WT or Orvis Superfine Touch 7 1/2 ft 4wt

    Can't speak to the Winston personally, although the folks I know that have them love them, but I have a 4wt, 8' Orvis SFT and it's my favorite rod. I fish from tiny to medium sized streams with it and it's been great. I finally stowed my previous favorite (7'9" 3wt) because I just wasn't using it and I prefer the way the SFT feels.

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    Default Re: Winston WT or Orvis Superfine Touch 7 1/2 ft 4wt

    well went totally different direction found a Winston B2T on sale for 529.00 guess they are going on sale since they are being replaced 7 1/2 ft 4wt will go nicely with my Winston wt 6 1/2 ft 3wt good to go now thanks for all the imput
    R Reese

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    Default Re: Winston WT or Orvis Superfine Touch 7 1/2 ft 4wt

    Quote Originally Posted by r reese View Post
    well went totally different direction found a Winston B2T on sale for 529.00 guess they are going on sale since they are being replaced 7 1/2 ft 4wt will go nicely with my Winston wt 6 1/2 ft 3wt good to go now thanks for all the imput
    That's a good price for that rod, especially considering that hardware that's on that one versus the new BIII-LS series. I'm not sure I get the change to that reel seat but what do I know.
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