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Adirondack, Full-Flex Bamboo Fly Rod

5-weight, full flex 7½-foot, 4 1/8-oz. 2-piece split bamboo rod.The Adirondack is easily one of the finest 5-weight bamboo fly rods ever produced. There may be nothing as traditional and rewarding in fly fishing as a crisp cast and a perfect presentation made from an impeccably designed bamboo fly fishing rod. The rod has a crisp feel and the strength of a swelled butt design with the delicate tip action that casts like a classic split bamboo. Made in USA.
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4 of 4(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Adirondack, Full-Flex Bamboo Fly Rod
Review 1 for Adirondack, Full-Flex Bamboo Fly Rod
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5 / 5
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Toughest rod ever,
October 19, 2012
By: trevathan
from Jackson, Ms
"My rod got bent by a heavy weight that fell against it. Bent to about a 30 degree angle. No way it shouldn't have broken. To my surprise no damage at all. Great rod."
Review 2 for Adirondack, Full-Flex Bamboo Fly Rod
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5 / 5
Best Fly Rod Ever,
April 28, 2012
By: MissouriFlyFisherman
from St. Peters, MO
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"This is by far the best fly rod I have ever used. I fish a small stream in Missouri and the rod's flex makes it very easy to cast. I feel like a pro when I use it! This rod is worth every penny and I will definitely use it every time I go fly fishing."
Review 3 for Adirondack, Full-Flex Bamboo Fly Rod
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5 / 5
Truly superb...,
June 12, 2011
By: FeatherFly
from Northern California
"I've long desired a classic bamboo rod as I love the slower action and more traditional feel. This rod is just fantastic. I've fished it in still water, fast flow rivers and small mountain streams and loved every minute of it. The feel is unparalleled in my experience. It can easily cast with precision out 50-60 feet (the longest I've tried) and still be precise and delicate at 10-20 feet.
The full flex action makes even the smallest of mountain stream fish fun. If I had to own just one rod, this would be it. My only complaint is that I didn't take the plunge sooner."
Review 4 for Adirondack, Full-Flex Bamboo Fly Rod
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5 / 5
Great traditional fly rod,
November 14, 2010
By: kernowflyfisher
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"Just received my rod and could not wait to take down to my local river to try,although out of season i just had to see how it cast,and i was not disappointed.I choose to use a 5wt d/t line,although it said w/f on the rod ,but it was so easy to cast and i had 40ft of line out with no problem's ,accurate and precise, i hit the target every time, i have try'd several cane rods over the year's but nothing cast's quite like this .Well done Orvis a truly great rod."
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