Fishing The Fly Forum, based in Aberdeenshire,  Scotland

Silverstoat

10' #4 river rod recommendations
« on: February 27, 2016, 12:24:24 PM »
Hi all,

I'm looking to buy a 10' #4 for the new season, and would be grateful for advice or recommendations on mid-price range rods. It's for use on medium-sized rivers,  and would ideally be versatile enough for various nymphing techniques, spiders and dry fly fishing as I don't like taking two rods when roving. I'd be particularly keen to hear from people who've used the Marryat Tactical or Vision Tane rods.

Many thanks in advance

Andy Finlay

Re: 10' #4 river rod recommendations
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2016, 17:00:31 PM »
Not sure if it's more than you plan but I've a 9ft 5wt guideline fario which is a nice rod and a guy I know has the 10ft 4wt and loves it, he uses it for a mixture of fishing as you mention so that would be one I would suggest.

Allan Liddle

Re: 10' #4 river rod recommendations
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2016, 22:23:23 PM »
Just joined the Marryat Pro Team and have to say i'm very impressed with the versatility and smoothness of the Tactical Dry 10' #4 and #5 weights which along with the Tactical Pro 10' 6" #3 Nymph special will make up my go to river and loch fishing armoury this season.  :z16

Liam Stephen

Re: 10' #4 river rod recommendations
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2016, 22:47:35 PM »
The new Orvis Recon 10' #4 felt very good in my hand (albeit in the shop), the new Streamflex GR70 looks good and feels decent enough. I personally just use my 9' #4 One for everything but large heavy streamers. I don't really buy into the 'you must use a 10' rod to nymph properly' thing. Each to their own though.

Get out and try a few and go with what feels best not what's fashionable!  :z16

 :z18
Still searching for that  more Monstrous  Don Brownie!

Allan Liddle

Re: 10' #4 river rod recommendations
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2016, 08:33:18 AM »
The new Orvis Recon 10' #4 felt very good in my hand (albeit in the shop), the new Streamflex GR70 looks good and feels decent enough. I personally just use my 9' #4 One for everything but large heavy streamers. I don't really buy into the 'you must use a 10' rod to nymph properly' thing. Each to their own though.

Get out and try a few and go with what feels best not what's fashionable!  :z16

 :z18

My neither with the nymph comment Liam, it really needs to be 10'6" or more  :wink :z4 :z4  Ok only kidding  :z4

Rob Brownfield

Re: 10' #4 river rod recommendations
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2016, 08:17:10 AM »
I built myself a 10 foot #4 Pacific Bay Quickline for less than 200...could do it even cheaper but I spent a lot on cork and guides   :oops

The blank is about 100 and very nice indeed. Its capable of fishing spiders and dries as well as bugging and nymphing. Tippy but takes on a nice bend when a fish is on. One of those vastly underrated blanks that quite a few rod builders are using on rods they sell for 400.
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

 




Forum moderators : Mike Barrio - Hamish Young - Sandy Nelson


Barrio Fly Lines, designed in Scotland ... Cast with confidence all over the world

Barrio Fly Lines - www.flylineshop.com - At the heart of your fishing ..... lies a great fly line!




Please click here to read our cookies and privacy information before using our website forum

All content on this website is copyright www.fishingthefly.co.uk