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Mark Zhang

Orvis western 2 or 3
« on: September 26, 2012, 12:18:00 PM »
Hi Everyone,

I started fly fishing this year, mainly on river Don, didn't catch a lot of fish, but really enjoy it. I have a fly fishing rod is 9'6, 6/7 weight, and now looking for another better one. 7 weight maybe, so I can use it for salmon, but trout is the main target. Could anyone advice the above rod, is it worth to buy? or anything else I should look at. By the way, I go out a lot, probably every week. Cheers. :z14

Regards,

Mark

Mike Barrio

Re: Orvis western 2 or 3
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2012, 12:27:14 PM »
Hi Mark

What rod is your 6/7 weight?

Best wishes
Mike
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Mark Zhang

Re: Orvis western 2 or 3
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2012, 12:47:00 PM »
Can't remember now, but will let you know later. it's a gift from a friend. He told me it's a cheap rod for his partner. I believe it's not as good as the rod from Lochter, I had a day fishing there in June. Cheers.

Mark

Jim Eddie

Re: Orvis western 2 or 3
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2012, 12:49:01 PM »
Mark

Both the Orvis Western 2 & 3 have been replaced. I beleive you can still but the 3 in some outlets. I have 3 different Western 3 and the 10ft 5 weight is my go to rod for boat and float tube trot fishing.

 :z18

Jim
"Because in a world where most men seem to spend their lives doing what they hate, my fishing is at once an endless source of delight and an act of small rebellion."

Loxiafan

Re: Orvis western 2 or 3 New
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2012, 13:15:20 PM »
7 weight maybe, so I can use it for salmon, but trout is the main target. Could anyone advice the above rod, is it worth to buy?

Hi Mark,

Others may disagree but IMO if you are mainly targetting Brown Trout a 7 wt is a tad heavy ? I only fish for BT and use a 4 wt and have handled muscular Sea Trout and have no doubt it will take a Salmon (within reason).

Ben_D on here will advise on Orvis Rods - I use an Access and a Helios and both are fantastic. At a lower price point the Greys Streamflex XF2 take some beating and are probably the best value for money river trout rod out there (IMO). Maybe a #5 9ft Streamflex ( I seem to prefer 10' #4 's myself)  ?

Cheers,

Lindsay

Edit: I am not suggesting Mark targets Salmon with a #4 wt Rod merely it will handle one if accidentaly hooked !
« Last Edit: September 26, 2012, 14:44:20 PM by Loxiafan »

 




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