Just my two cents, Also, both of them are 4 weights. I believe it is the Superfine "touch" rod that went on sale for $99 off, the glass rods were always around $399. If super tight streams and hidden backcountry creeks are where you play, then you need a Superfine Glass 3-wt. If you get the time, cast for yourself. And if you really have your heart set on fiberglass (we tried to convince you otherwise) and want to shop around, see the Echo Glass or pricier Orvis Superfine. If you’ve read our review of the Vapen, then you know about what I like to call “The New Redington”. i have 6'6" 4 weight cheapo eagle claw glass rod (the featherlight) and it throws a dry fly 25' easily. This is a subreddit for anglers who pursue, or wish to pursue, their favorite fish on fly rods. Fiberglass rods are generally heavier and slower action than any graphite rod on the market. Buying a fiberclass rod is buying a short range soft presentation machine that is arguably more resistant to breakage. It's priced between 20-50% higher than the new Fenwick, the Echo and the Redington Butterstick, which I presume are its peer rods. As far as line, Orvis makes a "superfine" series of lines, weight forward, but made for the lighter rods in their superfine series including the glass ones. What size trout you typically catch will have some influence on what weight rod you should use. I like that it’s more of a cream color rod than bright white like an old Wonder Rod. Informations sur votre appareil et sur votre connexion Internet, y compris votre adresse IP, Navigation et recherche lors de l’utilisation des sites Web et applications Verizon Media. I've got a superfine glass and I really like it. The colors Redington chose really hit the nail on the head. Whether the additional cost makes that worthwhile isn't a question someone else can answer for you. I really like pairing glass with click and pawl reels, I'd see if you can find a vintage Pflueger Medalist if you don't mind going used. i don't know if that helped much, but i like it when people lay things out for me when i'm over thinking stuff, and i thought it might be helpful for you. Last edited by CrustyBugger on 20 Jan 2017, 16:09, edited 1 time in total. We don’t have any Orvis dealers where I am so no opportunity to test it out. Superfine Glass: Sirrus Glass: Finesse Glass: Heirloom: Lotic: Your Account: Gift Certificates: 508-977-0700: e-Mail Us: Fiberglass Fly Rods: Scott F Series: Redington Butterstick II: Echo River GLASS: Echo Bad Ass GLASS Quickshot: Orvis Superfine Glass : Hardy Sirrus Glass : TFO Finesse Glass : I've found reddington butterstick, orvis superfine glass, and echos glass rods all to be put onto a pedestal. In terms of the rods, none of them are a bad choice. I had the soon-to-be-released (~August 2013) Redington Butter Stick out for the first time today -- I have the 7'6" 4-wt model. might be worth it to get one or two in different sizes while they are on sale. I have a 5 wt graphite already and would like to get a smaller weight. Built using T-Glass construction on our Heritage Taper, the BUTTER STICK is a slow action glass rod that will delicately present a fly even in the tightest of places. Great 8wt glass rod! The rod itself is sexy too. Orvis Superfine Touch to other brands. And I'd like to drift a nymph if all else fails" get a fast action 9ft 3wt. Really can only cast small streamers. It’s slow-ish. The rod itself is sexy too. $429.00 New. It's cheaper, has a better warranty, and casts just as good as my superfine. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. I like the butterstick in the lower weights but I change my opinion once you get past a 3wt. Press J to jump to the feed. honestly all of those rods you mentioned are highly regarded so just get which ever one you can for the best deal or whichever appeals to you most and i'm sure you will be happy with it. It's coming down to butterstick and echo glass for myself. It’s 8’ 6” and comes with double wells grip and small fighting butt. oh yeah and cabelas has a sale on their CGR rods, which are pretty highly regarded and like $50 or $60 bucks right now. I would agree with you when it comes to medium streams and up. Although it performed flawlessly short and long and had my favorite flex of the bunch, it performed even better on the water. After a several-decade hiatus from fiberglass, Orvis has come back into the glass game. Your intuition is correct, it's a big drop. 11 new & refurbished from $249.99. Rod designer Shawn Combs at Orvis started the process several years ago. I do mostly still water fishing with streamers and the occasional dry, roll casting ability is also paramount for where I fish. Someone I know has a butterstick which I have used a good bit and I like it a lot. Nymph rigs too as long as they're not too heavy. I personally like the butterstick. That's just not the case. I was worried it would be too heavy but for a glass rod it’s really not bad. The Redington Butter Stick makes up one part of the awesome threesome. I fish for trout of all sizes, just no steel head. I was worried it would be too heavy but for a glass rod it’s really not bad. I want to try the Orvis Superfine 5 wt, as I gather it is of Medium-Fastish action, and that action suits my casting stroke usually. I'm wanting to get a good 5wt fly rod in fiberglass and have narrowed it down to either the Orvis or Redington. Cold water flowing over big boulders and into deep pools. However, we're all different. Having a 3 and a 5 will increase your range the most. Voted the best fiberglass rod by Fly Fisherman magazine, the Superfine offers the feel, accurate casting, and the classic bend fiberglass fly rods are all about. Well it seems like you already have a 5 weight so you probably don't need another one. It’s fiberglass (the first rod made from “T-Glass”, whatever that means). Edit to add its a bit more pricey at 425 but I like that it’s USA made. Last week Fly Fisherman posted their Best Gear Awards online with the 2014 Gear Guide issue to hit newsstands on November 19th. Everyone needs a fiberglass 3wt. I mainly fish slow, superlight rods and cast dries with very very thin lines so I do have a good bit of first hand experience with this. I've found reddington butterstick, orvis superfine glass, and echos glass rods all to be put onto a pedestal. Here’s the scoop. I would argue that in smaller streams, using a 2/3 weight to catch larger fish doesn't necessitate an unethical catch considering that you pull these fish a shorter distance and fight them quickly. Appreciate your input! Both are considered “progressive” in that they’re a little bit faster in the mid section with a nice soft tip section. The Superfine Glass 2-Weight 6'6" Fly Rod was made for primeval woods and cold mountain streams—small streams and native brook trout. I've only used graphite, but I'm very optimistic on glass. The 3 wt is a wonderful rod, works a 3 wt line very nice but you can use 4 wt and it is slow and deep and still strong. Modern glass is mostly unidirectional, but still doesn't recovery nearly as quickly as similarly priced graphite rods. And I'd like to drift a nymph if all else fails. I fish a lot of streams, usually able to wade past any obstacles. Yahoo fait partie de Verizon Media. Whether you fly fish a 2wt on small creeks for brook trout, a 14' 9wt for Steelhead or Atlantic Salmon, or Tarpon on a 12wt; your contributions and questions will be welcomed and appreciated! Glass is more difficult to cast in the wind and provides more of a challenge when casting larger flies. However I'm thinking if I get a 3 wt glass that might be a huge drop, plus it would be 7 ft in length apposed to my 9 ft graphite. At 7’6” with a very soft tip and mid-section, the Butter Stick can’t match the slightly stiffer Orvis Superfine Glass in total distance potential, but it does surpass the even softer graphite rods in … See why seasoned anglers turn to our Superfine line, representing a new standard in fiberglass rods. The retro cosmetics and slower action will make every day feel like throwback Thursday. So I'm still beating my head against my phone, sifting through articles and reviews on glass rods. I'm lost. So them I think I'll get the 4 wt 7ft 6 inch glass rod... then I consider getting another 5 wt 8 ft.. I do mostly still water fishing with streamers and the occasional dry, roll casting ability is also paramount for where I fish. Proudly made in Manchester, VT. Glass fly rods are historic and provide a feel that is difficult to match with any newer rod technology. My personal recommendation is to get the Cabela's CGR, in a 7' 2 wt, and a Battenkill or Reddington Click reel with the Superfine 2 wt line. A bit more $$, but oh so sweet. My favorite is the 7'6" 4wt! The rod’s spigot ferrules, aside from looking better (in my opinion), add a level of refinement to the Sirrus Glass. It may be a little slower and forgiving when casting, but when hooked up to an angry redfish or big largemouth in the weeds, there is no denying the strength and lifting power. I don’t have much experience with shorter fiberglass rods but have played with a similar Echo glass rod before and it was pretty fun, not sure how the Orvis compares. Really underrated rod. We wish all rod makers were this adventurous, and particularly when it comes to styling. I am friends with the guys at Smoky Mtn Angler and Little River Outfitters. The others have great reps too. Like said before, I would cast them both. I went down to the 'local' flyshop to flog their pavement with the Echo Glass, Orvis Superfine Glass, and the Redington Butterstick, all in 3 & 5wt. The Orvis was smooth, and slower. I can't try any before I buy because of my location. I'd just like to point out the assumption that glass is able to cast dries "with precision." The 3wt or … The Echo was faster than the other selections, although infinitely slower than my normal Sage TXL or One rods. Rod, reddington zero reel, rio line trout LTE for $300. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. I went with an echo glass 3 wt set up through reds fly shop. Thanks for all your feedback on the butterstick thread, helps to post questions sense no one else I know fly fishes. I’ve beat the heck out of it too. This new glass rod proved itself on the Tilton with a solid day of dry fly work. While it's possible to bring a 20 inch bruiser to hand with a 1 wt fiberglass rod, it isn't ethical to do so unless you're having it for dinner. Great for casting dries. Redington Butterstick vs Orvis Superfine Glass? Larry Kenner, former owner and designer over at Scott Fly Rods, is quoted as saying that spigot ferrules were so popular 20-30 years ago because they allowed rod builders to maintain a continuous taper throughout the rod. Pour autoriser Verizon Media et nos partenaires à traiter vos données personnelles, sélectionnez 'J'accepte' ou 'Gérer les paramètres' pour obtenir plus d’informations et pour gérer vos choix. The perfect length at 7'6" for tight casting, and with unsanded S-2 fiberglass blanks, uplocking cork and silver reel seats, and hard chrome Litewire stripping guides the Superfine Glass 3-wt looks as good as it performs. Also really like the Orvis Superfine Glass. The colors Redington chose really hit the nail on the head. Orvis Superfine Glass Review Date: 11/16/2018. If it were me I'd go with a 3wt graphite or a 4 wt glass, a little shorter than what you have now. Orvis Superfine Glass. Hardy Sirrus Glass Fly Fishing Rod Caramel 4wt 7'6" ... Redington Butterstick II Fly Rod. To be honest, I probably would've chosen the butterstick if I could go back in time. Go for it! I’ve enjoyed using the Orvis Superfine Glass for bass and carp. If you "want to have a sleek rod to use drys on with precision. After casting Redington, Echo, Hardy, and Orvis Glass in my local fly shop my money went for the Echo. My go to rod right now is the 8' 6wt. The Orvis is more expensive, but will offer a lower swing weight and more precision (in my experience). if they were any longer it would be to flimsy to throw the fly line. I am always one for moving on to the next rod but I am finding no fault with the Orvis Glass. Accuracy is bolstered by rods with less side to side motion (more unidirectional material) and quicker recovery. I'm wanting to get a good 5wt fly rod in fiberglass and have narrowed it down to either the Orvis or Redington. It will feel more precise. Thoughts on weight and size? If you haven’t, here are the cliff notes: the new Redington rods are fantastic. I like that it’s more of a cream color rod than bright white like an old Wonder Rod. A new category for this year in the Best Gear Awards was "Best Fiberglass Rod". I can say that so far, the Steffen 7'9" would get a ride on my drift boat for a day of prime dry fly fishing over some pretty bigname glass in the quiver. It just won't fish at shorter ranges as well (will out perform any glass rod past 30ft), its arguably easier to break, and won't get as many "feel" points. Orvis Superfine Glass Fly Rod - 3-piece 3 Weight Full Flex 7ft 6in. I can't try any before I buy because of my location. Redington Butterstick, Echo glass Little River Outfitters - Townsend, TN Orvis Superfine glass I work PT at Orvis and would love to have you come by, talk fly fishing, and cast the new Superfine Glass rods. Nevertheless, hats off to Redington for the guts to try. It will allow for a softer casting stroke, which will allow for more control at shorter distances and slower speeds, which will allow for softer presentations but still doesn't really factor into accuracy and even with the slightest wind could seriously be a detriment to accuracy. For a longer 5wt I think the 8'0" 5wt 3pc Redington Butterstick is a nice rod and for a shorter 5wt, the Fenwick FG704-3 is very nice for the money (though I think it's better with a 5wt line too). This award was given to the soon to be released I've held the Butterstick and it's really nice. Thanks for the nostalgia. Here is what he told us: “When comparing the Superfine Glass to the fiberglass fly rods from the other established fly rod companies, such as Redington, Hardy, and Thomas & Thomas, the one thing to keep in mind is that each series was designed with a specific intent and purpose for use. Redington Butterstick vs Orvis Superfine Glass? Vous pouvez modifier vos choix à tout moment dans vos paramètres de vie privée. It’s cheap. That said, if you want to build a trout arsenal, get the 3wt. I can shoot a WF8 around 60-75ft with a small bass bug or redfish fly. Brand: Redington. The Redington butterstick has been one of the leading glass rods out on the market. You still need a rod that is an all around tool. I had a team of testers check on a selection of new slower action rods recently and we published the results at GearInstitute.com. $249.99 to $279.99. Other 7'6" is a pretty classic size and 3 weight would be the lowest i would go personally. fiberglass is cool but they are a lot different, you really have to slow down your casting stroke. I can shoot a WF8 around 60-75ft with a small bass bug or redfish fly. I have a 5 wt graphite already and would like to get a smaller weight. Orvis Hydros Superfine Fly Line is the perfect technical precision line for trout and is specifically designed for the Superfine Carbon and Superfine Glass fly rods. That way you can see if fiberglass fits your style without spending a ton on the rod, and the rest of the gear can transfer to a nicer rod if you decide to stick with glass. Free shipping. Découvrez comment nous utilisons vos informations dans notre Politique relative à la vie privée et notre Politique relative aux cookies. I’ve casted the Butter Stick and given the Echo the ol “wiggle test”. As soon as you step off of 5 wt the difference in streams will be dramatic and pleasurable. fiberglass rods can be shorter since they are a much slower action which makes them more flexible at a shorter length, compared to a graphite rod. The Superfine Glass 8-Weight 8'8” Fly Rod is the perfect choice when you're looking for strength to handle big fish, but love the slower pace of life and the action this rod offers. Great 8wt glass rod! How soon we forget that the Circa won several "best" fly rod awards in 2012. I want to have a sleek rod to use drys on with precision. The summary is: The Orvis Superfine Glass won Best in Class honors, while the Redington Butterstick gets Best Value honors. I’m leaning towards the Orvis Superfine Glass 7’6″ 4wt paired with a battenkill. 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