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    Default Orvis Superfine 3wt- maybe the best for me

    I was in Chicago this weekend for the Cards Cubs game and I found an Orvis store. I don't have a whole lot of experience with casting a bunch of different rods (TFO pro 8'6 5wt, Older St. Croix Imperial 5/6wt 9', and a TFO Ticrx 9' 8wt) but I got to cast a 6'6 Orvis superfine in the back ally and I think I'm in love. Not only did the salesman have me casting better than I ever have but the rod just felt perfect in my hand. Thanks to that salesman who's name escapes me.
    Is there such a thing as perfect? Or is it just the price point of a better rod. Do all the expensive rods cast that way or does the full flex just fit my style. I need some more experienced members opinions. I can tell you this though, I can't stop thinking about how great that rod made me cast.

    Derrick

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    Default Re: Orvis Superfine 3wt- maybe the best for me

    I am glad to see you post this. I was considering the same rod. Fast rods don't trip my trigger as good as a moderate action and I think a full flex would lite me up big time,,esp on my smaller streams.

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    Default Re: Orvis Superfine 3wt- maybe the best for me

    I have a '01 4wt. One Ounce and a '87 5 wt. Far & Fine. I've been fishing them a lot lately. I did have a 4wt. Trout Bum ( original series) but like a dumb ass, I sold it. Been kicking myself ever since. Really miss that rod.
    Hell, go buy yourself the 3 wt. Get some good line and a CFO 123 or Hardy. I haven't tried the new resin impregnated rods yet, but they should be close in flex.
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    Default Re: Orvis Superfine 3wt- maybe the best for me

    It does trip my trigger, that is for sure. I didn't get to cast the 5wt, do you think it would be as nice?

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    Default Re: Orvis Superfine 3wt- maybe the best for me

    I'm fond of 5wts and 4wt rods. A 5 would be super. Heck the 4 would be super too ! LOL,,that would be my very torment also..should I go 5 or 4 wt ? Or perhaps get wild and go 3wt !! With the size trout we have,,,I'd probably go 4wt. An Orvis Superfine should make an outstanding dry fly rod at moderate distance..and moderate distance is all I ever need in my area...unless I go to the lakes,,and then I tote a St Croix, 9ft 5wt as my boat rod. I have an older 6wt rod but rarely use it. Just carry it for back up on the boat. Granted, I don't get to fish the big trout rivers like a lot of the guys do,,,so I'd be out of my element to comment on.. say... a rod for long distance, huge trout type thing.

    Isn't Sage coming out with a full flex rod soon ? I 'think' I read something about that.

    But that Orvis Superfine,, man o' man,,,ya got me thinking now !

    Good luck on your choice

    Michael

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    Default Re: Orvis Superfine 3wt- maybe the best for me

    Derrick, the Superfine is a pretty great rod. I tend to prefer medium-medium fast-fast rods but the action on that rod is certainly fun to cast. And to think that a lot of guys swear it was even better in the past! I'll probably end up with one of those in my stable at some point, but I'll have to wrangle up the money first. And with those full flexes, they're great to cast, but wait til you hook into a fish, it gets even better.
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    Every once and awhile, one particular set-up will speak to you.
    If you can afford it, buy it or you will be thinking about that rod forever.

    Your post made me think of my "One That Got Away".

    I woulld also suggest that you set it up exactly like the demo or ask to buy the demo.

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    Default Re: Orvis Superfine 3wt- maybe the best for me

    I got my hands on a 7'9" F&F Superfine in 5wt. I like it, but I'm not in love with it. I had to do alot of adjustment to give it what it wanted....

    I should probably practice more.
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    Default Re: Orvis Superfine 3wt- maybe the best for me

    I fish the super fine and trout bum series 2, 3, and 4 wt love them. the longest rod in my stable is 6ft 6 in. I fish tail waters small creeks and trout parks, never feel I need anything else.

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    Hardy flyweight reels on all my rods even the 4 wt. You will get many years of service out of that rod.
    R Reese

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    I have the older version of the Superfine. I'm not sure if the new version is a little stiffer.

    One thing to consider: if you hook into a big trout with the 3 weight you'll have a tough time landing him because of the slow action of the rod.

    Some anglers might want that, but I feel a long fight can hurt a fish.

    Randy

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