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I have been fly fishing almost 40 years and I wish I started out with my Yampa 7.5ft 3wt medium fast rod years ago... it is such a pleasure using on any stream! Obviously, designed for smaller streams, but I have caught a few strong 20" Rainbows and managed to the net after a few air assaults. The rod is strong and powerful and a joy with dry's. I have tossed a few streamers, and with practice, casting heavier flies will become more effective.
If you are just starting out, or a veteran on the water - get yourself a YAMPA FLY ROD~!! My son has the 7.5 ft. 4 wt. and it has become his "go to" rod. It packs great with 4 piece or a 3 piece design that my brother-in-law uses. He has a 9 ft. 5 wt. medium fast action rod. I used Paul's Yampa Banshee 9 ft. 5 wt. on the Grey Reef and Paul helped me land a 24" 6 lb. Cuttbow! What a beautiful fish, and the rod easily mastered maneuvering the large trout around rocks and out of the strong current.
Paul and DJ, put their special, unique touches into every fly rod they create. They will incorporate almost anything you can dream up and then make more suggestion and options, just to make sure you are 100% satisfied! For the price, outstanding craftsmanship and professional attention to detail - you will be extremely happy with the Yampa Fly Rod Company.
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This is the 6wt rod I've been looking for for the last 20 years. It has more back bone than my Sage and is tons lighter than my Orvis. I fish a lot from a belly boat and this rod has everything I could want. Great job boys! Now if I can just figure out what to do with my other rods.