January 3, 2008

Let's Try This Again

Here's the deal:
I got my 8 weight Redington RS4 fly rod yesterday. Pretty sweet looking rod. I grabbed the rod sections out of the cloth sack and noticed that the top two sections are for a 7 weight rod and the bottom two pieces are for an 8 weight rod. Great :(. I attached the new Lamson Velocity Hard Alox reel to the rod just to see what the balance was like. The reel was cherry. The rod; well let's just say that this rod is STIFF. I mean like broomstick stiff. I'm sure this rod has some power, but the action was way stiffer than I though it was going to be, and that's with the 7 weight pieces on top . This rod is way too stiff for what I want to use it for.
Here's what I did:
I wrapped the rod back up, packed it in the box, and dropped it off at UPS to return. I did what I should have done from the beginning, and placed the order for the Scott ARC 10' 8 weight (4-piece) rod. Hopefully it should be here next week. :) Tight Lines!