« Learning Resources Jumbo Foam Dominoes Bomien 22-Slot Knitting Needle Storage Bag Holder(Random Color) » 3 thoughts on “Eagle Claw Featherlight 3/4 Line Weight Fly Rod, 2 Piece (Yellow, 6-Feet 6-Inch), 4/5 weight” 8 of 8 people found the following review helpful Fantastic value small stream rod, April 16, 2013 By IC (Pennsylvania, USA) – This review is from: Eagle Claw Featherlight 3/4 Line Weight Fly Rod, 2 Piece (Yellow, 6-Feet 6-Inch), 4/5 weight (Sports) My kids got me this rod for my birthday and I have tried it out on several trout streams. It is deadly accurate in typical small stream situations. It will load with only 5′ of leader and a beadhead nymph, and casts into tiny pockets 20′ away with precision. (Don’t think I’ve fished it much farther.) I’ve caught loads and had no qualms crawling through the rhododendrons with the rod. [Though now that I see it’s unavailable, maybe I will hesitate next time.] I’m using 5 wt DT line and a click-and-pawl reel, which feel right. The 5 stars are for the extreme value in the product. Amazon does have it mislabled, as another buyer noted: rod clearly says 4/5 weight, not 3/4, but I knew that from research before I had mine. The color is fun. It’s a two piece, so backpacking it takes a little thought. Is a $645 glass rod better? I can only assume so and dream, but could it be 25 times better? Doubtful. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment (1) Reply 7 of 7 people found the following review helpful Incredibly Accurate, April 11, 2013 By Pat C – This review is from: Eagle Claw Featherlight 3/4 Line Weight Fly Rod, 2 Piece (Yellow, 6-Feet 6-Inch), 4/5 weight (Sports) I learned to fly cast in 1960 using fiberglass rods, which is why I was why I purchased this rod when I retired and had time to resume my childhood pastime. People raved about fiberglass rods during the era (late 50’s and early 60’s) when they first came out and for good reasons. Unlike their bamboo predecessors, fiberglass rods never wear out. I have one my grandpa gave to me in 1960 and it still casts with the same energy as it did when I first got it. The Eagle Claw fly rods are cheap in price, but not cheap in performance. My first fly rod from 1960 cost $35, which translated into about 40 hours of working wages. My recently purchased Eagle Claw cost about 3 hours in today’s working wages. And how well it casts! Fiberglass rods are quick action rods, which means you need to feel the rod “load” on the back cast before transitioning to the forward cast. Contrary to classical instruction on fly casting techniques, I enhance the “load” phase with a flick of the wrist. The rod’s bend nearly doubles and immediately releases all that stored energy when I transition to the forward cast. All I have to do I look at my target and the line carries the fly right where I want it. And you won’t miss setting the hook on many fish. One quick wrist flick and in a fraction of a second you have a battle when an aggressive trout. You can spend $700 on a slow action graphite rod and tell yourself how great it is to justify such an expensive purchase, or you can spend about $30 on an Eagle Claw and probably have even more fun. After all, a broken cheap rod (I’ve never broken a rod in my life) is easy to replace, so you can take some risks. As an added bonus, your wife will readily appreciate your financial astuteness. Oh, one more thing: these rods are yellow, which makes them look like bamboo rods. From a distance few could tell the difference. See? You can look like the fishing elite without having to spend like the fishing elite. Happy angling! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 4 of 4 people found the following review helpful Perfect for small streams–And mine was a 3/4., May 14, 2014 By Phillip Schoenberg – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Eagle Claw Featherlight 3/4 Line Weight Fly Rod, 2 Piece (Yellow, 6-Feet 6-Inch), 4/5 weight (Sports) I’m exceedingly happy with this for the price. It’s hard to beat, with wonderful action and a nice look. The workmanship is sub par, but it fishes like a high-dollar rod. I was looking for a 3 weight, 6′ 6″, and I’m pretty happy with this 3/4. I actually expected it to be a 4/5, since so many other reviewers mentioned that it was mislabeled–but mine says a 3/4 on the rod shaft, and casts 3 weight wonderfully. It’s very accurate at short distances. Fishes as well as any high-dollar rod. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment (1) Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.