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Superfine Touch 2-weight 8' Fly Rod—Full Flex

2½ oz. 8', 4-piece, Full-Flex Fly Rod for 2-wt. line.On a glassy, calm pool, with fish that have seen it all before, having a soft presentation and a lifelike drift is imperative. Even on the smallest of streams, sometimes a 7-foot rod just won't do. That's where the Superfine Touch 802-4 excels. It's long enough to make all the casts and deftly control the line, yet lightweight and delicate enough to fish spring creeks and size 24 dries. High-stick through a riffle, then head upstream and drift a Griffith's Gnat down the slickest of water. With its Full-Flex action, you will feel every movement, from the fly all the way to the tips of your fingers. Made in Manchester, Vermont, USA.
Average Customer Rating:
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6 of 6(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Superfine Touch 2-weight 8' Fly Rod—Full Flex
Review 1 for Superfine Touch 2-weight 8' Fly Rod—Full Flex
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Orvis 802-4 Full Superfine Rod,
June 4, 2013
By: WindKn0t
from Reno Nv
"I was skeptical at first. A 2 wt rod in windy Nevada.... Well, the first cast set all my worries to rest. This rod is wonderful! With the Superfine 2wt line, it casts like a dream, even against somewhat gusty winds. If you need more, re line it with Hydros 2wt for more oomph!
I love this rod and it's gentle presentation. It is my go to rod for small streams and ponds. As for hooking bigger fish, i've landed 10 inch trout without hassle and did not overplay it."
Review 2 for Superfine Touch 2-weight 8' Fly Rod—Full Flex
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Smooth, accurate, elegant.,
January 1, 2013
By: JNazal
from Santiago, Chile.
"This rod has become my favourite rod for spring creeks and small rivers. Perfectly manufactured, beautiful cast and performance. I totally recommend it.
Do not even think casting this rod under windy conditions.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Superfine Touch 2-weight 8' Fly Rod—Full Flex
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Superfine Touch,
November 12, 2012
By: Jasper1
from Lichfield, Staffordshire, UK
"This is an excellent rod. For an 8'6" rod, 2 weight, it combines precision of casting with the excitement of really 'feeling' the fish all the way to the net. It weighs only 2oz, which is also remarkable. This rod was intended to be a somewhat indulgent addition to my collection - one that I would only use now and again, but already it has become a firm favourite."
Review 4 for Superfine Touch 2-weight 8' Fly Rod—Full Flex
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Smooth Performance,
June 11, 2012
By: rsagebrush
"I have a custom made 8' 2wt Touch and it is the best brookie rod I have ever used. I have some very good small stream sticks but some of those will be up for sale soon as this rod completely blows the doors off them.
Lays the line (2wt Superfine Hydros) down like a whisper and makes an 8" seem twice a big. Handles small to large dry flies. I don't think it would handle wind well (it is a 2wt) but under canopy streams it is about the best rod I have ever used. Kudos to Orvis for the design work. I do not like the bling on the Orvis made rods though, so I will take mine custom made and simple please!
I think I will be trying many more of these Touch rods in the near future.
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Review 5 for Superfine Touch 2-weight 8' Fly Rod—Full Flex
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Superfine Touch, 8', 2wt,
February 7, 2012
By: Dale49
"Used the rod today for the first time. Fished a medium size wild trout stream in southcentral PA.
The rod handled like a dream!
I was fishing very small flies on very light tippet (7 to 9x). The full flex feature of this rod protected the light tippet and no break-offs. Several of the fish approached 17 inches and never felt that the rod bend was an issue.
I also felt that my casting accuracy improved with this rod. I found no issues with this rod. I also did not feel arm weary using this light rod.
Can't wait to use it again."
Review 6 for Superfine Touch 2-weight 8' Fly Rod—Full Flex
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Super Fine,
July 4, 2011
By: Jakey
"Does what it says on the tin, lovely action, delicate presentation, casts smoothly and a reasonable distance when required. Any gripes? Whilst I like the look of the rougher, unsanded blank, it does seem to catch the leader more, and means that the tippet no longer "slides off" on those occasions when it pings backs and wraps around the rod. Minor quibble, but you usually have to unwrap it by hand rather than shake it out"