Orvis Superfine Carbon Fly Rod

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Anyone got experience in one at 9ft #5 ?
Sounds like it might be up my street, and I'm getting a hankering that won't stop. It would be for medium to large rivers and mainly casting a single dry.
 

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They are lovely rods . Quite different to most these days very much a full action . I love mine I have them in 6ft 6 inch 3 wt , 7ft 4 wt , 8ft 2 wt , and the Superfine touch in 8ft 6 inch 3 wt, You will either love it or hate it . personally I prefer them in shorter and lighter line weights not sure Id like a 9ft 5 wt . Great for delicate presentation and shorter range work on rivers .

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They are lovely rods . Quite different to most these days very much a full action . I love mine I have them in 6ft 6 inch 3 wt , 7ft 4 wt , 8ft 2 wt , and the Superfine touch in 8ft 6 inch 3 wt, You will either love it or hate it . personally I prefer them in shorter and lighter line weights not sure Id like a 9ft 5 wt . Great for delicate presentation and shorter range work on rivers .

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They would appear to be made to suit my slower, not so great, casting. My only worry is if a 9ft #5 has enough backbone for fairly large exposed and often windy rivers. Don't often need longer casts than say 40 feet, but.....

Couple of other rods might also suit but I might be chasing something that makes no difference to what I'm already using.
 

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They would appear to be made to suit my slower, not so great, casting. My only worry is if a 9ft #5 has enough backbone for fairly large exposed and often windy rivers. Don't often need longer casts than say 40 feet, but.....

Couple of other rods might also suit but I might be chasing something that makes no difference to what I'm already using.
I would say you would be fine , I can put a good line out with the 8ft 2 wt they are not a noodle. Just slower and fuller flexing than many rods now. my go to 9ft 5 wt is a loop opti stream, Which is not a fast rod by any means .

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I would say you would be fine , I can put a good line out with the 8ft 2 wt they are not a noodle. Just slower and fuller flexing than many rods now. my go to 9ft 5 wt is a loop opti stream, Which is not a fast rod by any means .

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I don't buy often, last rod was well over 5 years ago and I've been happy enough with my current 9 footer. However, recently it feels a tad heavy and sluggish and I've been looking at slimmer, lighter models.
Others I'm thinking of are the Sage rods. Mod & Circa and as an outsider a Redington CT (have an eight and half foot 4 weight) I've had a brief cast with the Mod on the river and it felt like I could get on with it, but the Orvis has my attention most.
 

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I don't buy often, last rod was well over 5 years ago and I've been happy enough with my current 9 footer. However, recently it feels a tad heavy and sluggish and I've been looking at slimmer, lighter models.
Others I'm thinking of are the Sage rods. Mod & Circa and as an outsider a Redington CT (have an eight and half foot 4 weight) I've had a brief cast with the Mod on the river and it felt like I could get on with it, but the Orvis has my attention most.
I agree with you about faster rods. My rods include several superfines , Winstons , Scott G , Vision Cults , Interesting you mention the Sage Circa I have that in the 7ft 9 " 3 wt and its an absolute peach. My only other Sages are an old Sp and an XP travel rod .

O MW
 

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I can put a good line out with the 8ft 2 wt they are not a noodle.
I have a 6' 6", 2wt Full Flex (5.5) Superfine and that is a total 'noodle', it's like casting with a bit of cooked spaghetti. I too have a number of Winston and cane rods for my stream fishing that are enjoyably 'slow'. I wouldn't say the Superfine was as enjoyable.
 

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I have a 6' 6", 2wt Full Flex (5.5) Superfine and that is a total 'noodle', it's like casting with a bit of cooked spaghetti. I too have a number of Winston and cane rods for my stream fishing that are enjoyably 'slow'. I wouldn't say the Superfine was as enjoyable.
I have never tried casting with Cooked spaghetti so I suppose I will have to believe you

OMW
 

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I've used one and agree they are very soft - sloppy I'd say. I didn't think much of it. Winstons the best for slower rods in my view.
 
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