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This is such a perfect rod for dry fly fishing small to mid-sized rivers. Small enough to lay down a delicate 10-foot cast in tight quarters and has enough punch to lay out a 50-foot cast to the other bank. It also handles big fish like a champ and is sensitive enough to make those 6-inch fish feel much bigger than they actually are. I have this matched with a CFO reel and I'm pretty sure my toothbrush is heavier than this whole rig. Awesome!,Got this rod on an exchange (and some cash) for a longer accesss rod that I would'nt have used. Used it a lot. Fantastic for putting widdles in the line when downstream dry fly.
All I need now is for Orvis to do a superfine 7' 3 wt and that will complement my other 6' 2 wt troutbum and my 9' 5wt T3
Come on summer!,Right out of the tube, the rod was something of a revelation — it felt like the love child of a toothpick and my bendy, you’ll pry-it-from-my-cold-dead-hands small-stream bamboo rod.
The 8' 4wt Superfine Touch feels extremely light in the hand, and in fact it largely disappears over the course of a day.
Because it has so little mass, you don’t feel the rod loading when you’re only casting a leader (that’s because it’s not loading under so little weight), but after just a couple feet of fly line escapes the tip guide, the feel in your hand builds rapidly.
And yes, the Orvis Superfine’s light tip *did* cast just a leader. In this instance it seems the marketing is true; the Superfine Touch fishes beautifully at close range, yet will reach out a little distance if needed.
It's seen a lot of use on everything from meadow streams you can jump over to streams I couldn't wade through, and landed a lot of trout. Speaking as a small stream fanatic, I can say that Orvis has returned a certain amount of sanity to rod design -- they've built a fly rod designed to fish well at ranges people actually fish at on smaller rivers and streams.
I'm not in love with the gold reel seat and guides, but otherwise I have nothing critical to say about this rod.,When I cast my Superfine Touch it feels like a good dream where I remember nothing, but my smile was ear to ear. When I am battling a fish I feel challenged, yet in control. Hats off to Orvis for this one. I own and have owned many full flex rods. Without thinking, I grab my 8' 4wt every time I'm in a rush to get out for the hatch.,I would recommend this rod to anyone, I bought this as I have been fishing a small stream this season, I just love the way this rod loads with just a short line out, it casts a surprisingly long line with little effort and turnes over a small fly beautifuly
this rod will make you a better caster guaranteed I have six Orvis rods and this is my favourite by far, Just wonderful
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