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7' 5 wt?

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Anyone know where and who? Love throwing the 5 wt from the yak in the sweetwater. Unfortunately, someones door got mine..not saying who ;), Not looking to spend too much either.

 

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Cabela's has one in their 50th Anniversary glass line, real nice casting rod. My choice would be to find a used Fenwick FF70 or FF705 from the auction site. Beautiful medium action rods and delightful to cast, especially with a DT line, completely different feel than the plastic (sorry, graphite) rods though. The glass guys are snapping them up quick.

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You might check out the new LL Bean "pocket water" rods as well- octagonal like bamboo, but graphite. No 7' 5wt, but 6 ' 10" 4 wt and a 7' 6" 5wt.

 

If you can find an old Orvis Superfine ( tape wrapped blank) of iether the far & fine ( 7' 9" 5wt ) or the Brook Trrout ( 7' 4 wt), you will be very happy with either of those- beautiful, smooth action. I have an original Far & Fine that belonged to my grandmother- 1st production run- butt is stamped 0174. I have have to replace the butt section twice because the blank wore at the ferrule. Still my smaller stream go-to. For the really little stuff, I have a two piece Wes Jordan Flea- 6' bamboo that I run a 4 wt DT on- makes a 6" brookie feel huge.

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You might check out the new LL Bean "pocket water" rods as well- octagonal like bamboo, but graphite. No 7' 5wt, but 6 ' 10" 4 wt and a 7' 6" 5wt.

If you can find an old Orvis Superfine ( tape wrapped blank) of iether the far & fine ( 7' 9" 5wt ) or the Brook Trrout ( 7' 4 wt), you will be very happy with either of those- beautiful, smooth action. I have an original Far & Fine that belonged to my grandmother- 1st production run- butt is stamped 0174. I have have to replace the butt section twice because the blank wore at the ferrule. Still my smaller stream go-to. For the really little stuff, I have a two piece Wes Jordan Flea- 6' bamboo that I run a 4 wt DT on- makes a 6" brookie feel huge.

 

the orvis far & fine was and still is a sweet rod. i have my fathers 7'9" 5wt and is by far my favorite casting rod for streams. the action is something that i would love to be able to find in 9' or 10' rod more geared for larger streams (streamer and nymph fishing).

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