View Full Version : Rod Advice Orvis Streamline
12-10-04, 07:35 PM
I am just starting to get into fly fishing and about to purchase my first rod. Is the Orvis Streamline worth the purchase? I am looking at a Mid-Flex 8"6" 5-weight for $79.00 after using a $10.00 coupon.
12-10-04, 10:33 PM
not when yo can buck in a few bucks and buy something better
12-10-04, 11:38 PM
The Temple Fork Series 1 sells for $89 and it 10 times the rod. I promise you. I am a dealer for both so I have no bias except that the TFO is just a better casting rod.
Unicoi and Fly Box Outfitters sell them and I'm sure that they would let you cast them to check out.
Whatever you do, please do business with your local shop - just a little soapbox speech, sorry.
12-11-04, 09:47 AM
i forgot to say that bass pro shops has a deal for the temple frk outfitters series one rod and a hobbs creek reel for 99.94 and that is a tough deal to beat for the money
12-11-04, 10:13 AM
use to sell consignment rods,don't know if they still do, give them a call, or Ask the Fish Hawk on this BBS.
Great shop that will help a new guy any way they can.
12-12-04, 02:43 PM
Thanks everyone for the advice. I'll head to the closest local shop and and go from there.
12-22-04, 10:45 AM
I never spent any real time with my 4 wt Temple Fork that my daugther had given me until I broke my 4 wt St. Croix while in the Smokies this spring. After all, I had asked for a spinning rod and not another fly rod and I had a really good 4 wt. Well, I really like this rod. I will buy more Temple Forks.
12-29-04, 05:57 PM
The Orvis Streamline is made over seas, and in my opinion, is a piece of junk. Orvis doesn't even offer its 25 year warranty on the Streamline series of rods. I agree with the others that a TFO is probably the best rod you can get for under a hundred dollars without building one yourself.
I think the St. Croix Premier is a better rod than the TFO- It cost $80 and isa a dang nice rod. To me, the TFO is a dead blank. It cast and goes where you want it to, you just don't feel it as you cast.And since casting is such a large part of the game, then why fool with a dead blank? The Premeier feels good , cast good , is rather quick, but still a medium fast rod. It is a dandy for $80.
12-30-04, 04:48 PM
i have owned both the st croix premier and the temple fork and for my money i feel thet the temple fork casts mutch better, but its all about what feels more comfortable to you. go to a good fly shop and cast a few different brands and see what you are more comfortable with.
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