Sunday, April 13, 2014

eagle claw featherlight, a cult classic?

eagle claw featherlight
Trying out my new 6'6" Eagle Claw Featherlight fly rod for the first time while in the Driftless area was nothing short of spectacular. Matched with the Martin 65 fly reel acquired this winter and strung with a DT 5 fly line this combo was perfectly suited to tackle these small spring creeks. I tied on a wooly bugger and it took just 3 casts before I deflowered this rods purity.

stream trout on a featherlight
 I own some pretty nice fly rods that cost quite a bit more then the featherweight, which weighs in at a bank busting 30$. I'm not here to be a pusher and tell you that this little rod out performs a rod that costs 10x's as much. What I can say is that this rods delivers far more fun then the value of its price tag. I brought my 3 wt graphite rod set up for throwing some nymphs, and needless to say, it never left my trunk. 

eagle claw featherlight in action
The rest of my trip report will follow later this week...

8 comments:

  1. good post. I think people need to realize the fishing tackle from yesterday will still work today.

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    1. I'm becoming a fan of rod and reel of the past, fiberglass mostly

      to think those rods worked for many many years before the next newest thing came out

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  2. Kevin
    Beautiful brown on the new combo---I really didn't know these fly rods were that price. I'm impressed with both the reel and rod---looking forward to more post concerning the featherlight. thanks for sharing

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    1. ill be hammering fish on it all spring

      at that price it really is a no brainer

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  3. Looks like a blast man and in my favorite area to fish, the Driftless! I hope to get up there next month. Thanks for the report!

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    1. cant go wrong in south west wisconsin

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