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Any opinions on this rod?
Posted 28 September 2004 - 01:36 PM
I'm looking at buying this rod used for a back up rod. I've never really used Orvis rods before and just wondered if anyone has any thing good/bad to say about this rod or any Orvis rod? performance/warranty/etc?
Posted 28 September 2004 - 02:36 PM
Performance- In my opinion, every new rod type that Orvis comes out with falls a bit short of the previous type. They should have stopped at the Silver Label, which was a great performance tool in the weight you've asked about here. Then they came out with the Trident, which was good but lacked the progressive taper of the Silver Label. Then came the T3, which I really didn't like when I tried it. The lack of power was almost insulting to what I was trying to throw (80 feet, a typical cast in New England surf).
In a nutshell, if you can find a Silver Label I'd go with that. But the Trident is pretty good too, especially if it's gonna be a back up rod for you. And I'd keep an open mind when it comes to the T3....it just doesn't seem to have the oomph that I need.
Your mileage may vary.
Posted 28 September 2004 - 02:42 PM
Posted 28 September 2004 - 03:15 PM
Posted 28 September 2004 - 03:16 PM
Posted 28 September 2004 - 03:23 PM
I need to take another rod with me on that trip because my sage is a big under the weather at the moment so i'd hate to be on a week trip and have it give up mid trip ya know.
Now on the other hand if you could help a brother out then i'd be all for that
Posted 28 September 2004 - 03:41 PM
It's a piece of cake
Or maybe you would like to barrow my nice brown fiberglass club
(I know you like that one)
Posted 28 September 2004 - 04:02 PM
seriously though if you could handle a rod for me within 3 weeks i'd be willing to go that route and make it worth your while
Posted 28 September 2004 - 04:04 PM
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