I've been fishing with the Volition 10' 7wt for a couple of months now and I have to say it has been a fantastic rod for trout fishing out of a boat. It feels like a proper 7 weight with lots of power in the bottom half of the rod, which is great for longer casts and pulling stubborn fish up from the bottom. But the thing bends sweetly in the top half, giving great feedback and cushioning to protect your tippet.
I sometimes hear fellow fishermen talk about using progressively using lighter and lighter rods to do the same things they used to do, like there's some kind of honour in catching the same fish in the same way on a lighter rod. Some of this has to do with the fact that rods have gotten stiffer and stiffer over the years (your old 6 weight is now re-badged as your new 4 weight, etc.), but some of it is just about a strange pissing contest about outdoing your fellow angler. What a waste of time...
This 10' 7wt is exactly what you want to be using when you're throwing large streamers, teams of wets and heavy nymphs for trout. It's the right tool for the job. Of course you can do those things with a lighter rod and the right line, but why make things harder than they have to be? This rod has the back bone to handle that kind of fishing with ease. I'm sure it will be great fun for light saltwater use over the summer too.
Overall I'm very impressed with the feel and the quality of this rod. I would highly recommend it for anyone looking for a powerful, yet sensitive fly rod for trout or light saltwater use. Well done Sunray.
Excellent product- does exactly what it says on the tin- adds yards to my casting and the tip of my floating line never sinks when this is on there!
This line is the same weight as a normal line of the same size but is much thiner less air resistance means the line casts Mitch better good distance is easily achieved.What this has done for me is that I can now use a 2wt rod for a lot of my Stillwater fishing with the added pleasure of casting to fish sometimes in a flat calm and getting takes that would have resulted in a spooked fish with a heavyer outfit.Addedto this is the extra pleasure of the take and fight with clutch a light outfit.Peter T
This is as close to perfection for the type of waters I fish as possible. A Zero rod, micro thin nymph line, 6X tippet and plume tip. Guys it just doesn’t get any better!
treated 3 of my fly lines with Lineslik and currently seems very good. Gives a sheen to the line but doesn't attract muck or grit
I've used the 6# SUNRAY INTERNATIONAL fly line on my Sage Z-axis 5# for multiple seasons now and I love this line! Nymph rigs, Dries, it doesn't matter. This line sends them all out effortlessly even when the wind is blowing. It loads the rod better than any Rio or SA line i've tried. If you're looking for a "Do it all" line that will take abuse season after season this is it. * disclaimer : you wont want to cast another line after trying this out.
first time out with this rod last weekend was a joy to use, casts with ease even in the very windy conditions. loved it
I bought a 7wt and an 8wt. Tried them on my Daiwa New Era 7 wt rod. The 7wt line was good but the 8wt absolutely does everything I want it to.
Can chuck the full line off with little effort. Best bank line I’ve had for distance without a doubt.
It’s awesome it feels like a 3 weight bends like a 3 weight and casts like a 6 weight but it’s a 4 weight, I can cast 90’ the whole line!!! Like Tom shows on the video but also will cast short I’m so impressed with it!!!
Amazing rod its like the extension of your finger you feel everything i was fishing with the 11.6 tips plus the sunray world championships nymph line its the ultimate combo that rod bend so mutch you can handel good size fish no problem its bending all the energy is absorb by the perfect taper of the rod i cant wait to go back fishing whit my zero The rod to have for Nymphing thx Tom for that great product !
i've come down Tom's Sunray range from 7, 5, 2 and now zero. All absolute winners and all more than fit for their jobs. I love the 2 weight because of its adaptability and sensitivity but the zero weight is wonderful. At one end of the spectrum, you can control bigger fish because of the rod's sensitivity at the other end that sensitivity gives more bang for the buck, or should it be ounce, when playing the smaller fish. Sure I can't cast it as far as the 2weight but I don't need to. I agree with the "eminent reviewer" that you achieve more accuracy with the shorter tip section but in my case accuracy tolerances are generous anyway so I enjoy the other advantages of the longer tip. All these adventures were with Tom's European Nymphing Line. however, the other day I threw an identical reel in my pocket only to find I had a DT 2 weight line. To fish or not to fish? Don't be silly; on it went albeit with the shorter tip. Worked well, caught fish. Great rod, great fun, good value. Thanks again Tom.
Seems to do what it says. Knots fine, strong for thickness and As far as I can see not easily visable
Next week it Will be testen for 10 days in Danmark. I’ll let you know. First impression is good. The line feels soft and smooth. I’m used to more stiffer lines. What has more advantages in windy conditions for me. We see and try!
This rod exceeds my expectations. The fist ultra light fly rod with high performance . Nicely done Sunray
I bought 2 Sunray International lines from Tom at Sunray a 4wt and 7 wt they are the best lines I have ever used and I have a collection of lines to compare them against.I use the 7wt with the Sunray Volition 10ft 7wt this combination must be the best 7wt outfit available today and I have other outfits costing 6oo pounds plus to compare it against.The 4wt is equally as good on my 4wt rod both lines load the rods really well but land on the water with less disturbance than conventional lines because of the low diameter Peter T
Easy casting wf line. No problem with streching out the entire running line in every cast.
Only thing is, I would like it to be more visible where head ends and where running line begins. Grey into white is impossible to see when line is in the air.
Paired with the Microslik Short Head, this rod is a delight to cast and handles fish with ease.
With this setup, distance is effortless.
I pre ordered this cap knowing that anything Tom (Sunray) design and make has a lot of thought and practicality , this cap has both and with the added bonus of being one of the most stylish caps on the market
I’ve been looking for a good barbless plume bodied Emerger pattern for some time and the Plume Tip Dry Fly seemed to fit the bill, especially when it carried a sales promotional tag of “The ultimate dry fly. Jeremy Lucas uses this fly for 99% of his fishing.” So, who could resist buying a few to try them out. I tried out a "Yellow Plume Tip Dry Fly" at the start of the day, fishing a shallow run on one of the southern chalk streams using an 8ft leader with 0.12mm (6X) tippet. The fly sat beautifully on the water and in five casts I caught three fish. So, what more can one say, definitely one for the fly box. Although the quality is good, the only down side to my mind is the price, at £2.29 each, they are expensive compared to other premium flies.