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Good Deal On Rod and Reel?

Discussion in 'Fish on the Fly' started by BrooklynBounce, Oct 22, 2004.

  1. BrooklynBounce

    BrooklynBounce Just Keep Truckin On!

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    I have been fly fishing for about a year and I am looking to expand my rod and reel collection. Guy I work with says that he will sell me a Orvis Sliver Label TL 5 wt. Tip Flex 9.5, 9' rod with Teton reel and line for $200.00. I was on Orvis web site and teton site and this looked like a good deal. What do some of you think?
     
  2. LFN

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    Tip flex of 9.5 is a very unforgiving rod. You should be a good caster to use it well.
    Lou
     

  3. Hey Bounce, thats a good price only if it is the kind of rod that you could really use. I would ask to cast it before I would buy it. A brand name rod is useless if it does not cast right. I bought a Orvis rod once that could not handle a sink tip line. It did not have enough backbone to keep the line from droping and hiting me on the back of the head on the forward cast. I was lucky that I was able to send it back for a refund. Now I only buy equipment that I am able to try before I buy it.....JIM
     
  4. BrooklynBounce

    BrooklynBounce Just Keep Truckin On!

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    Thanks for the info guys. I have used the rod before, infact the guy is letting me borrow it for as long as I want. I have noticed that it is unforgiving on the cast. Much more difficult to cast than my 8wt Cabella rod.
     
  5. Bounce,
    That's a D**N good price if you can handle the rod. Remember that Orvis' customer service MAY be matched, but I haven't seen any that beat them. I also own 2 Teton Tioga reels, & they are nice. Keep us posted as to whether you make the buy or not.
    Mike