My fly line was finally delivered, and my CGR is ready to go live. I played with it in the yard and I am really anxious to get it on the water. I’m thinking after work tomorrow I’ll take it to Lyons and try it out for awhile.
Ok, what the heck took me so long in pulling the trigger on this rod? This rod casts beautifully at short to medium distance and tracks fairly well. I am very impressed with it for being a relatively cheap rod.
And hook ups are fun. Fifteen inch browns are a blast on this thing.
This rod will be in my truck for those days when I feel spontaneous and water is near by.
Thanks Creek for recommending this rod.
Sounds like a great backup rod, Scotty. I have to admit I have only lined my CGR once, and only to target dandelions. The possibility of me being near trout water unexpectedly is about the same as the Hardy Girl showing up at my door. I have plenty of time between outings to figure out what I’ll be packing.
I ended up ordering the SA Heritage Ultra. I never used this line till now, and I like it. I know Creek advised me of the Cortland Peach, but I couldn’t find any till I placed my order for the line. Of all the places I have looked for it, Bass Pro carries it. The one time they have what I’m looking for and I didn’t even bother to look at their web site. I’m not a BP fan.
But the SA works really well for the freestone waters I’ll be fishing. I’ll order the Peach when my Bamboo rod gets here. I would like to compare the two lines.
The Heritage is SA’s celebration of 70 years. They went back and took the old tapers of the lines way back then and made this line for their years of being in business. I’m not 70 yrs. old, but hey, if it’s going back in time and keeping tradition, why not? I do like the line, but I will get the peach later. Foe a line to be around as long as the peach, it says something worth listening to.