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Old 01-17-2003, 03:44 PM
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yes i am doing it again starting a thread on light lines. it seems to me that i am the only one doing this. well you probaly know from my other threads what i am going to ask bu i'll do it any way any info techniques etc. just post them here. i figured i'd do this again because there is a resent flow of new members coming in now.
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Old 01-17-2003, 07:36 PM
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Smile 1-weight

I have a 1-weight Orvis Silver Label fly rod and let me tell you this, it casts like a dream...
It almost cast itself...:hehe:
I can cast a heavy #8 hook nymph with the 1-weight line without too much trouble.
I can't wait for the 0-weight line to be developed... but it could only be used on flying fish.:hehe:
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For trout I don't use anything above a 3wt. I had one of the first orvis "Tippet"s when it came out. When orvis came out w/ the 1wt ,I bought it too. I can "sling lead " when I have to and I can deliver a fly w/ the utmost delicacy. I do own a Leonard bamboo in 4wt,(7' 3piece) that I love but I don't use it much anymore.
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Old 01-18-2003, 11:26 AM
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right now i am saving up for my dream rod Orvis superfine #1 w/ orvis CFO reel it's gonna cost me around $650
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Old 01-18-2003, 11:30 AM
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That's the set-up I have. But I have a CFO 2 . It isn't made any more. Smaller than any CFO today. If you can find one used, I would get that . It matches up w/ the rod nicer.
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Old 01-18-2003, 11:38 AM
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I'' look around for the older one thanks
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Arrow 1-weight rods from Orvis

I went with the Silver Label rod instead of the Superfine because of this reason only, the reel locking system....
I don't care for the sliding rings on the 1-weight Superfine rod.
It is just a personal preference and nothing else.
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I prefer the rings as it is about an ounce lighter. I've used them for 25yrs and I never had a problem. As you said , personal prefernce. Also the silver label is an 8' , the superfine is 7'6". They are different blanks.
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the orvis catalog shows the weight and the superfine is exactly one ounce lighter and is a foot shorter i am not positive on which i am going to get yet and there is only a $20 difference.
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I just checked the catalog and the difference in length is 6", 8' to 7'6". Go to an orvis store and cast both (IF a store is around you)and see which you like better. The superfine is a much softer, slower action , the silver label is a more moderate/fast action.See which casts better for you.Also that extra 6" can make a big differnce if you fish small rivers.I don't use anything over 7'6" on small streams. Again personal preference.
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i'm mostly going to be fishing small streams like i do now with an 8' and get snaged once in a while
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i get the majority of my orvis gear from housatonic meadows fly shop in CT, i'll be able to test them there. Boarmountain what condition is the cork reel seat on you're #1
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Here is what it looks like. I bought it the year it came out.As you can see, it's dirty but in great shape. I have a Orvis "Tippet" I bought in 1981 that is in just as good of shape.
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looks good for it's age. the only thing i'm worried about w/ the cork reel seat is if it will wear out over time
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I would not worry about that. I have some orvis rods around 40-50 yrs old and the cork and ring seats are fine.
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