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They say the 1856 is made to be fished. It’s not designed to just rest on the mantel. This immaculate fly rod is the result of modern design philosophies meeting a classic material; and something incredible was just bound to happen. This 8' 5 weight rod was inspired by larger Western rivers, and it is right at home on waters from the Delaware River to Silver Creek. The hollow build of the 1856 creates an unbelievably light weight and quick rebound with less vibration and bounce, while a downlocking nickel silver reel seat with Vermont maple burl insert and a 6½" full wells cork grip mean one thing - performance. A progressive flex means you can under-line for a faster feel, or over-line for a slower cast. This gives you an opportunity to play with preferred loading for various situations, so you can find the perfect match for your unique fishing style.
Orvis has been designing and building bamboo fly rods for over a century, and they are single handedly responsible for the most important innovations in the design and construction of bamboo fly fishing rods. There’s no other piece of sporting equipment that inspires such reverence for tradition quite like the classic bamboo fly rod. Bamboo dates back to the beginning of the sport itself. With consummate grace and passionate charm, these rods are the perfect fit for serious anglers who appreciate the tradition of the sport. In an overwhelming and high-tech world that moves faster than we can keep up with it, the bamboo fly rod stands alone and represents a lasting bastion of American workbench craftsmanship.
8-foot, 3-piece bamboo rod for 5-weight line. Each rod comes complete with a black powder coated rod tube and rod sock, and each 1856 Full Fly Rod is handmade in the USA.
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