Greys Gr70 Streamflex opinions

beetlebum

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Hi everyone, as per title I'm just trying to find out what people think of these rods? I've seen one for a good price and I've owned a Gr70 in the past but it was a #7 non Streamflex model so wondering where they sit action wise.
Cheers,
Si
 

iainmortimer

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I haven’t used the ‘standard’ version but have the GR80 streamflex and prior to that had the Streamflex XF2. They have an action that I really like and so use for dry fly and nymph work on river, small still water and from boats.

This is the GR80 9’ #5 in action on a big brownie that was trying to get under the boat...

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Gdog

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I have an XF2 Streamflex 9' #5 it's a smashing rod and I've fished with the GR70 Sreamflex 7'6 #4, it was really good too.
 

pedros

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I actually have 3 Streamflex's
Original in a 9' 4#
XF2 in 10' 3#
XF2 in 10' 5#

The 3/4 weights are my general river rods, the 5# I use for still water dries, esp CDC where I hope to pick the fly off the surface quickly when recasting.

I find they are softish rods, what I suggest you need for river or light tippet scenarios
 

Mr Notherone

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I have two XF2 Streamflex, the 7ft 3wt is still my 'go to' brook rod. Nice through action and very good when fishing fine. I've heard good things about the subsequent models, I believe Streamflex to be a strong brand at the price point.
 

kerryjordan

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I use a Streamflex GR 70 11ft 3 weight which I use not only for nymphing which it is designed for, but also for dry fly work in small streams from late May onwards when high banks get covered with nettles etc; the extra length enables a back cast over the vegetation, and with a double taper line a roll cast goes a good way as well.
 

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