I am a gear whore. I can't deny it anymore. Actually, I stop denying it several years ago. I just have to remind myself every once in a while that I am. I love fly fishing gear. Why? I haven't quite figured it out yet. There is just something about all the cool stuff out there and all the new stuff that comes out almost everyday. In particular, my obsession for fly rods seems to be sticking my wife in her side. If I were able to obtain and amass houses the way I do fly rods, and then turn around and sell them to buy more houses, I would be pretty well off. I would be in a great position in life. Well, I don't deal with houses. I deal with fly rods.
Fly rods are almost like electronics. Like phones, and other devises, there seems to be new technology and updates to current rod models every few weeks. If you try to stay on top of it all, you are bound to have a bit of trouble with the partner.
There are two rods on my radar right now that will make my life complete. One is the new yet to be released Orvis Helios 2 in a 9' for 4wt., tip flex rod. I just know by casting it, it will make me happier on the water. The other rod is not a new rod, but one that has been in the current line up for a while. The thing is, I finally casted it today at the Colorado Springs Fly Fishing Show and now, I wonder why I don't have it in my quiver. It is the Scott G2 8'8" 6wt. Never mind that I have the 3-5 wt. in this series. The 6 wt. rod will also make me a happy person. I won't even get into the "other" rods that are on order right now, but let's just say they will make my life that much more enjoyable. Gosh, It sounds as if my life is centered around fly fishing and gear?
The butt is strong and the tip is soft. It could throw big streamers and #24 trios, no doubt about that. It felt strong and powerful and then the tip took over gently flinging the fly over and landing softly. I can't explain it and neither could Ty. He just warned me that if I casted it, I would want one. Yea, I want one. Now I just need to figure out how to get the funding for these 2 rods. I've already offered my Scott S4 9' 4wt. for sale and have no takers as of yet, but if you are interested, please shoot me an e-mail. Gosh, this is getting bad and I sure hope my wife doesn't read this. I may have more trouble on my hands than trying how to figure out how to buy 2 more rods. Thanks Ty.