first time out with this rod last weekend was a joy to use, casts with ease even in the very windy conditions. loved it
This truly is a very good rod. Myfirst impression when opening the package was the quality rod tube and a pleasant surprise at how the rod looks, elegant and classy!
Most importantly it casts effortlessly and with the Stuart Croft micro floating line it seems like the perfect set up .
I always fish with a smile on my face but this rod has made ithat smile bigger
What a beautifull rod! Very nice finish and design, this rod is also so light with 77g. The action is awsome and match perfectly with the Jeremy Lucas line in 5 weight. You have a lot of feel close and you can throw all the line with ease. The feel of an Epic carbon with the power of an Hardy wraith.
Got the rod on wednesday, tried for the first time this morning. It was magic, plenty of feel and even I could put out plenty of line with good presentation. The conditions were a bit grim, flat calm, humid no breeze at all. I was using the skinny line and was putting out close to 60 foot with turnover which is damned good for me at the best of times. Managed to land 5 on pulled sedge patterns and moved quite a few more. The rod was great, plenty of feel both casting and playing fish. If a 6 weight appears on the site I'll have to have one of those as well.
"You have done it again. I loved the 7wt Volition with your anorexic lines. It's presentation was like a 5 weight and went a mile. Now with your new 5wt Volition I can send my skinny little 5wt line a mile and present it like a 3wt. It will become my go to rod. With a 225grain OPST Commando head it is a laugh a minute as well. Great, great rod.
From the ridiculous of the Volition with a Commado head to the sublime of the JL 2wt. Easy, accurate casting with an ability to present the fly perfectly.
These two rods are the equal and better of many on the market at twice the price and more. I'm busy saving my pocket money for the 12ft 6in double hander. I reckon with its pedigree it will give Sage's Dark Star a run for its money and that was about the best rod made to date.
All I can say is thank you.
PS Thanks for the ultra fast delivery, it meant I could get on the river for our opening session.