Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Eagle Claw Featherlight Fly Rods

Thought I would share this fly rod find I discovered the other day while searching the net. Troutlet is selling their Feather Light Eagle Claw Fly rod for 32.00 bucks in lengths of 6 ½ ft., 7 ft. and 8 ft. All these rods are fiberglass and have the stainless guides and taper fit fiberglass ferrules. I am probably going to order the 8 ft. one as if I needed another fly rod.

No fishing for me on the Sipsey heavy rains here has shut down the tailrace for weeks. Both generators are running every day with muddy water being released below the dam. The water at the tailrace outlet is higher than I have ever seen it. My first fishing trip will be the sometime in February. So in the meantime I will enjoy conversing with all my blog buddies.

14 comments:

Mark Kautz-Shoreman said...

I'd have a hard time convincing my wife I need another fly rod. Thanks for the haads up though.

Brk Trt said...

Bill, I have that rod....6'6" 3/4 wt. Great rod for the price.

thedeadfisher said...

Thanks Bill
That's just the thing I've been looking for

Howard Levett said...

I have one of the early Featherlights from around 1964. Not quite as versatile as the new ones but certainly a nice throw in the back of the car rod. The reviews that I have read are very favorable Bill, so I think you'll enjoy it.

Bill Trussell said...

Mark
I think I may have to break one of fly rods to justify getting another fly rod. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Alan
I remember you saying you had this fly rod and you are impressed with it. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Howard
The 1964 Featherlight is certainly a gem. thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Deadfisher
Glad I was able to help find the Eagle Claw--thanks for the comment

Walt Franklin said...

Oh, happy winter rains, Bill. Nice reflection on the Eagle Claw. My first rod was an Eagle Claw. Don't remember too much about it, except that my girlfriend at the time tossed it into the back seat as we made a getaway from whatever. The car door got it. She felt bad, so went out and bought me a new Fenwick. The rest of the story is my "modern history." Thanks!

Justin Carf said...

Great rod for the price. Can't beat it!

TROUTI said...

I have that rod from the late 60's early 70's. Used it on the local small streams.

Bill Trussell said...

Justin
A glass rod at this price is unusual. thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Trout
Glass rods have been around for sometime--thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Walt
Sorry you lost that fly rod due to breakage, I wish I still had my first fly rod. thanks for the comment