FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING OVER £100

Reviews

Based on 156 reviews
95%
(148)
5%
(8)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
Volition JL 10' 2weight

Well I've now had this rod for just under a month & have given it a very thorough testing. I've fished small moorland streams, medium sized industrial rivers, my local chalk stream & my local small still water. I've fished with size 30 Midges on 0.09 mm tippet. I've Euro Nymphed. I've fished streamers & I've caught 99 fish from 5" wild brown trout to 3lb rainbows. This is now my GO TO LIGHT LINE ROD for all but the most overgrown streams. It performs superbly, protecting fine tippet (0.09mm with 3lb rainbows & size 30 hooks) & casting super light lines amazingly well. Since I use the Italian Style of casting I prefer it with either a 0.55mm diameter micro nymph line or 1 weight Jeremy Lucas line plus 12' leader, rather than a 2 weight line. If you're looking for the ultimate in long, light-line rods then you won't go wrong with this one.

First class.

Quality products and 5star service.

JL 10' 2wt

Tried the rod twice on small Stillwater with small weighted buzzers on the 2 wt JL fly line. The outfit is super sensitive and I found it easy to cast once you get used to the feel, in fact I was casting almost the whole line with the wind at my back, reaching fish holding over a weed bed and even at distance I could detect very delicate takes all fish being lip hooked.looking forward to trying it with dries and on the river if this weather ever let's up!! Very pleased and impressed with how it coped with fish to 3 lb. Love the line too.

Lineslik

Like it's name says.Its slick.

JL Micro Thin Lines

I've been using the original Jeremy Lucas Mono Core Micro Thin 1 weight & 3 weight lines for most of my trout & grayling fishing over the last 2 years & have found them to be offer outstanding delicacy of presentation & superb casting performance. I use the 1 weight with my 2 & 3 weight rods (even those under 9' long) & the 3 weight with my 4/5 weight rods. (Only when I need immediate rod loading at very close range with short rods do I use the Stuart Croft Micro Thin Lines). The only thing I've noticed is that the mono core lines don't last quite as long as those with braided cores & after 2 years hard use the coatings on mine started to crack. Personally I'm prepared to put up with slightly shorter longevity for the improved performance of the mono core lines.

Hybrid Tippet : good choice

No surprises: the tippet is really good. The knots sits perfectly, is limp and strong,
does not shine. A little pricey: i'd love spools with 100mt of monofilament.
It comes cheaper for the buyer...

Volition JL 10' 2 weight Initial Impressions

I've only had this rod for 2 days but have given it a pretty thorough trial with a 1 weight JL Micro Thin line & a Micro Nymph line, in both cases with 7' of tapered leader (0.45 to 0.2mm diameter & 4' of tippet). When nymphing I also attached 18" of semi-curly bicoloured mono indicator between the tapered leader & tippet. Casting with both lines was excellent. With the 1 weight line at first I was amazed at how loaded the rod felt as I'm not used to feeling my other rods load whilst casting with lines 1 to 2 weights below their normal rating. As a result initially I felt that the rod needed a slow casting stroke, but as I got used to it I found that it responded well to the faster Italian Style of casting stroke that I normally use. In particular I was amazed at how well it cast the Micro Nymph line whilst fishing with size 30 CdC Midges, both with respect to the distance that could be achieved & accuracy. I landed rainbows from my local small still water up to just under 3lb on 0.09mm/2lb tippet & its forgiving/progressive action was perfect for protecting the fine tippet. I can't wait to get this rod with the Micro Nymph dry fly setup onto the rivers for some super-delicate fishing. The finish is very good & my only (minor) criticism is that I'd have preferred a matt finish. I should add that I did not pay for this rod, but as was made clear when I was first asked to write a blog for Tom's website in no way would I endorse any of Tom's products if I didn't genuinely like them. I am delighted to be able to say that his Micro Thin lines & this rod have really impressed me.

Sensitive!delicate!precise! I Love it !

I really like this line ! First look its Omg ! its so thin what i just bought ? Really easy to cast even in high wind gust i tested in 10 to 25 knots i was surprised i was able to cast !It’s a really sensitive line you can feel everything! It’s a must to have in your tackle box !

Sublime

"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.

Better of many on the market at twice the price

"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.

E
Lineslik
E.O.r.
Line slick

Brilliant use on all my floaters improves casting hands down

Grey bullet!

Because of a winter never ceasing i've fished only once
"The Arctic Silver Line" #4
i bought. First trial confirmed the brand recommendations: great line for distance, easy to manage thank a certain firmness of the braid core, i cant' wait use it in a certain lake in the Alps where the fishes seems to know before the range of your longest casts. We'll see inJuly...

beautiful, fun

beautiful, fun

R
Microslik Sink
R.M.
5/5

Absolutely fantastic, easy to cast, very smooth and sensitive

Stuart Crofts Micro Thin 1 weight line

This winter I've been using the Stu Crofts 1 weight line with 7' of taper (0.45mm to 0.2mm) cut from a 12' tapered leader & an extra 5' of 0.09mm tippet plus size 24 to 30 Buzzers & CdC midges for close to medium range fishing on my local small still water with my 10' 2 weight & 12' 3 weight rods. This combination has proved to be perfect: it loads the rod well: it lands with minimal disturbance & when coated with line slick makes mending the line to avoid drag easy. I usually use the Jeremy Lucas 1 weight line but have found the Stu Crofts line loads the rod better at close range.

D
Lineslik
D.S.
Line Slick

Lives up to its name & provides excellent floatation. Great value compared to other similar products; a tin will last for ages. I use it on my floating leaders (for dry fly right up to a few cms from the fly), semi-curly bicoloured indicators & floating lines before I start fishing. Lines lift off the surface cleanly with minimal disturbance to the fish, mending of lines is enhanced & less energy is lost when striking into a fish. GREAT STUFF!!!!!

Top

Top!!

Sunray International.

The line casts fantastic. It shoots like a rocket and goes better through the air than other lines i´ve used. The turnover with smaller flies is good even with a long leader which was around 10-11`. When I tried bigger flies it did not deliver as one may had expected. I used a #7 line and a sz 6 weighted stinger hook. Line memory is at a minimum. I would have expected more as the running line part is very thin, but it works fine in opposition to shooting heads with thin running line.

So strong it broke the branch

Super strong. Snagged my streamer on a tree and when I pulled to "break it off" it broke the branch!

Hemmy's Backing Braid

Perfectly decent stuff and a fair price for backing for several trout reels.

R
Marsden Hi Viz Shooting Head
R.B.
A head above the rest! Hi Viz Shooting Head

This line adds those extra yards with no extra false casting.
Floats very well and makes pick up very easy.
Another first class product from Sunray.

D
Lineslik
D.B.
Real good stuff

Cleans,polishes&that bit more distance
What more could you ask for!

4/5

A bit pricey, but first time of use bettered the catch of my companions.

Great Line

Lovely slick line and floats & casts well... Look forward to using in anger during the coming trout season...

It’s the best stuff I’ve ever used

I bought more this year ready for the season, because it’s the best stuff I’ve used, 2x straight from the micro thin fly line and down to 5x or smaller for drys, no messing about with mud or fullers earth, just tie on and chuck!!

Light line, small stream line.

Its 61 days since I bought the Euro nymph line and hybrid tippet ( not tried the latter yet).
Unfortunate through work and a flu I have not managed to try these products out. I did however manage a day on the Gloucester Coln on Sunday and in perfect conditions (for light lines) the Euro nymph perform very very well in the low water clear conditions of a Limestone river. More trails needed of course but on this occasion full marks.

P
Microslik Shooting Line
P.J.
Peterjames0901@icloud.com

Superb shooting line will not hesitate to purchase more Sunray fly lines when new stock arrives

As it's says on the tin

This product does exactly what it says it does , as do all Sunray's products

R
Lineslik
R.B.
Linesilk Line treatment

First class product. Very easy to apply and really works

5/5

I really like it a lot very strong fish can’t c it and no knot slip right up there with rio or mirage And u get 2 times the yds thank u

T shirt for Trevor

Brilliant Tom. Great neckline and quality.

Sunray succeeds

Another Sunray product that does exactly what it says it will do and does it very well, I'm at the point now where if sunray makes what I want I don't even look anywhere else. Keep er lit!

A good thin Line #5

A very good fly line for long distance. For the short just a little bit heavy on the point. Only one false cast with a good portion of line and boom it run out of the rod.

Sweeeeet

Sweeeet

Hybrid tippet

Have found the hybrid tippet to be exelant, will be making it my preferred material. have used it on lake & river with nymphs & dries, also have bought 4 flylines from sunray all perform fantastically, highly recommend sunray products to anyone that flyfishes.N.JAMES.

Uber Confident!

I bought the Volition 10' #7 blind and it exceeded all expectations, so pre-ordering the 9' #5 was a no brainer. I know it doesn't wrap till March but the site keeps requesting a review. Great brand confidence, sufficient to pre-order and cough up for not one, but two rods (pre ordered the #2 too) before they're even made is about a good a review or recommendation as any rod will ever get.
My only concern is regarding the expanding SUNRAY range, as it means I'm gonna have to spank the overtime to get Glass, Tenkara, Spey, divorced.....etc

Hybrid Tippet

I’ve been using Hybrid Tippet for about 6 months now and absolutely love the stuff. I mostly fish buzzers/nymphs or dry fly and being quite lazy like the fact I can just change fly to suit conditions without faffing around changing tippet material and using mud to dull my leader especially if I want to keep mobile and fish one set up. My local Stillwater is gin clear & I have definitely noticed improved hook up rates on still bright days not always having to step down in diameter. Knots tie nice and neatly & I’ve not had any issues with knots failing but always make sure to wet them before drawing tight. Think I’ve got most diameters now and after ordering 0x by mistake have put it to good use for adding to thinner diameters on windy days and also for adding about 3ft to the end of braid when lure fishing for bass. When using it from the rocks it seems to be pretty abrasion resistant . Thanks Tom for the great products and service.

Does what it says on the tin

Good value backing perfect for the jobs intended

Hybrid Tippet

I have used is a few times now, it seems to knot well and is quite abrasion resistant. I haven't broken off many flies either. Overall a solid well performing leader material.

Finally!

That's really a great line, something different from other WF lines and especially studied for casting big or weighted streamers. I was a fan about the Airflo 40+ extreme since i like big heads on my lines (and i still think it's another great piece of tackle) but this one is on another level. Tested today in the garden, doesn't fear windy conditions at all. Backing has come out to say hello after just 2 false casts. To resume, I have just found my perfect streamer line.

Stealth

Making my own tapered leaders now with the
2x leader and 5x tippet.gives me a presentation
just right for wary fish.

Where is my fly

Overhead casting, aeralizing the head and doing one back cast I can throw almost the entire line. It also works great as a micro spey line on my 3 weight switch rod. If it was available in 8,9 and even 10 weight it would replace my short scandi heads for Salmon in smaller rivers. Great line!

World Championship Nymph

Best nymphing line

A
Lineslik
A.R.
Works well.

I have not used it much (for reasons not directly relevant) but it does what it is supposed to do.

Super Line

It's really a super line to cast.
Best Regards
Karl

W
Marsden Hi Viz Shooting Head
W.L.
Another Sunray Winner

Another great line from Tom. Works for overhead, single handed Spey and skagit casting. It gives you distance and presentation. Thank you Tom.

Great!

Great!

5/5

Quality tee, beautiful silk screen.

Works as advertised

I have hand problems that necessitate use of ultralight tackle. These 1x lines do simplify casting in the windy conditions common in the high (9500 feet) mountain lakes & streams that I fish.

Lucas Dry fly

Lovely delicate presentation. Like fishing lineless but so much easier to cast