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DelablobboSeptember 23rd, 2009, 8:19 am
Posts: 21Since my divorce four years ago, I've had a steady case of the "poors." I wont go into that sack of blues here. But I will say that I used to own some fabulous bamboo rods, and do a little traveling to Western rivers, etc. I sold all my bamboo, as I needed the dough. The only rod I had left was a four-piece Orvis Superfine from 1990. It's an 8-foot 4 weight that was a real smoothie. Well, last week, I get out the rod to go fishing. And one of the sections is missing!
I retraced all my steps; even went to the last place I fished the week before. No sign of it. Bummer. Season over.

Yesterday, while visiting a large sporting goods outfit (I'm not into the big chains, but I was killing time), I came across a St. Croix Imperial, a series I thought they had discontinued. Their 8 ft four weight is a very nice rod. Better still, the rod costs $179. Even better than that, I have a friend who is on St. Croix's pro-staff who can get me one at cost.

I'll see if Orvis has a section they can sell me. But I'm a-gettin' that St. Croix.

Affordable fly fishing, folks. It's do-able.
MartinlfSeptember 23rd, 2009, 4:15 pm
Palmyra PA

Posts: 3233
I'll bet Orvis will take care of you. I lost a rod years ago, and the replacement I got for it became my all time favorite. I'm probably even glad for the loss now. Good luck.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell

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