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Post 29 Nov 2020, 13:23 • #1 
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Lookin' real hard at an Orvis Superfine Glass 6 wt,, regularly $429, reelflyrod.com is having a flash sale, 20% off any one item using code FLASH20, which brings it down to $343.20.

It's pretty hard to resist at that price.


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Post 29 Nov 2020, 13:55 • #2 
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Location: US-LA
I have one and like it. For me it works about as well with a 7 wt. as it does a 6 wt. line and I use both on mine, the 7 wt. for windy days and closer fish.


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Post 29 Nov 2020, 14:33 • #3 
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Location: US-VA
I have a 3wt and really like it.


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Post 29 Nov 2020, 16:30 • #4 
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Also have the 6wt and love it. I can cast further and more accurately with it than using my Sage 6wt XP.


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Post 29 Nov 2020, 20:02 • #5 
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Awright.

It's ordered. :)

Although I may still order one of Dusty's rods come my birthday on July 1st.

You only live once...


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Post 29 Nov 2020, 22:21 • #6 
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You should have both!


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Post 29 Nov 2020, 23:39 • #7 
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I reckon I will, buddy!

Gotta have a backup, don'tcha know, although the Orvis will prolly play backup to the Livingston! ;)

I have seen you speak glowingly of your Livingston's, and I completely trust your judgement and evaluation in such things. I picked up a 5 wt this year, and I'll order a 6 come July. Once I have a 5 and a 6, I expect I'll be in tall cotton and well equipped for Montana adventures, along with my Barclay!


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Post 01 Dec 2020, 15:29 • #8 
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Location: US-TX
The Orvis 6wt Superfine glass IMHO is the best rod out of that series, it matches up real nice with the Orvis Banshot line for bass fishing I've also used it on flats for specs and reds. But I have way too many flyrods to use it all the time


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Post 01 Dec 2020, 16:04 • #9 
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Location: Fort Worth, TX
I really enjoy fishing mine. It is a very versatile rod and a joy to cast. I use the Orvis Pro Trout line in a 6 weight and fish for bass, panfish and trout - a great line for the rod. A reel of about 5 ounces balances it quite well. This rod is a favorite - hard to beat.


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Post 02 Dec 2020, 00:16 • #10 
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Thanks for the advice, guys!

I greatly appreciate it!!!


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Post 02 Jan 2021, 13:32 • #11 
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Location: Dallas, TX
Did you pull the trigger and get the SFG 6wt? If so how do you like it?


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Post 03 Jan 2021, 16:38 • #12 
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My Airedale got it for me for Christmas!!! Good dog!

I haven't had a chance to get it out yet to try it out. Will report back when I do.


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Post 19 Feb 2021, 13:51 • #13 
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Location: Dallas, TX
As with much of the USA, it got colder the Arctic here in Texas this week, but as the sub freezing temps descended I got out for some fishing last week. I was dying to at least test cast my gorgeous Orvis SFG 6wt (holiday purchase from a forum member) but didn’t think there would be any fish to target. Last Tuesday lunch, I rigged it up with a big terrestrial just could have something to track on longer casts and headed to my favorite Dallas suburban park pond to get the line wet. Temps were in the low 30s. I put on the LL Bean GQS 6/7 (another lovely forum member purchase) spooled up with basic SA AirCel L6F--the only 6 line I had on hand. I started casting towards the center fountain to get the line out, then pulling out line and double hauling to get my line speed up. I love how this rod casts. Very nice flex that you can feel work as it loads, making it accurate yet you can really send it. It also has a soft touch. Got it out about 70-80 feet with straight shots and light landing on the water. Then I turned 90 degrees and started throwing the fly up the little channel that feeds the pond, aiming for stuff in the corners where I have caught about a million little panfish over the years. Sure enough I saw them swarming on my strips as I brought the fly back to me. Second cast I got a hit and the bug disappeared under the surface. Set my hook and brought this guy in after some feisty tugs. I brought in a few more after that, once I saw they were hitting. Obviously smaller fish than what this rod is designed for, but they put a nice bend in this sweet glass, too!



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Post 19 Feb 2021, 15:02 • #14 
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Thanks for sharing and glad you've been surviving the harsh weather! I also recently acquired a second hand Orvis SFG 866 and have enjoyed lawn casting the rod. I can't wait to fish it. I think it's going to be a great trout streamer stick. It's a solid rod, a bit burlier than I expected based my experience with the Orvis SFG 764, but I agree that it's powerful with nice touch.


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Post 20 Feb 2021, 00:26 • #15 
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Yes, I am eager to go after bigger fish with it. I think it will be killer with streamers for trout and bass, and from the Kayak, especially on the Mississippi gulf coast. Beefier than I thought, too, but light in the hand; I can definitely see it casting a 7wt line like a dream. Excited to hear your fish stories. Forgot to include pics of the LL Bean GQS 6/7;(aka Hardy Marquis Disc) reel on it:


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Post 20 Feb 2021, 13:13 • #16 
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I too really enjoy fishing my SFG 6 wt. really fun rod on bass, panfish and trout. It’s one of my most used rods for lake fishing. It handles indicator rigs with multiple flies, intermediate and full sink lines with ease. I have landed numerous large trout and bluegill with it and it was a blast. Here it is with a hog bluegill and trout



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Post 20 Feb 2021, 17:40 • #17 
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Nice pics and story showing the rod in action. I really like the way bigger glass rods are still fun with smaller fish on the line. The GQS looks great too. I really like the way my 6/7 Guide (same size I think but with click-pawl drag) balances my bigger glass rod. Thanks for sharing....


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Post 20 Feb 2021, 17:57 • #18 
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The new to me 866 with an Abel Super 6 purchased from a forum member. I like the combo. Balances well for my taste.


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Post 20 Feb 2021, 19:07 • #19 
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I'm waiting very patiently (?) for my 7'6" 4wt SFG to ship next week. My first upgrade from a starter kit so I'm stoked. Cheers.


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Post 20 Feb 2021, 20:12 • #20 
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That was a fine review, Dave! Good job! And glad you got to catch a few on it. Well done, sir!


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Post 21 Feb 2021, 00:03 • #21 
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Thank you, gang! Looking forward to catching lots more on it. LKG, Man that is a hawg of a bluegill! Choptanked, the Abel Super 6 looks sweet on it too.


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Post 27 Feb 2021, 14:48 • #22 
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Hey, I was also searching for a SFG 8’ 5 wt. Never did but A Hardy Sirius 8’ 5/6 wt from flea bay is now residing with me! It will be two months before trout season opens. Ultimately I would be able to compare the Sirius in a side by side comp. but will have to depend on the forum to tell me the finer points of the two and their differences. Not certain which is prettier!


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Post 01 Mar 2021, 00:34 • #23 
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Burkie,
Look forward to the photos!


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Post 12 Mar 2021, 17:00 • #24 
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Hello as a new member from UK, new to glass and pretty new to flyfishing in the last year (after about 25 years off!!)
I've just picked up an unused Superfine 6wt and would be keen to here folks recommendations for reel and line. I'll be mainly fishing small still waters with nymph and dries for 2-3lb trout and rivers for UK perch and chub, although hope to travel soon. I was thinking of a Battenkill as I like the idea of click and pawl but open to suggestions. Thanks in advance


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Post 13 Mar 2021, 08:09 • #25 
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Welcome Kav 1! The Battenkill is a very light reel, too light for that rod in my opinion.
viewtopic.php?uid=4580&f=2&t=62450&start=0#p319064
Check out this thread on the topic.

Tim


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