I'd not heard of Snowbee before, and I have numerous fly rods that I use regularly. I cast this little rod today at the Fly Fishing Rendezvous in Denver at the indoor casting pond. I was quite amazed and pleasantly surprised. The rod was lined with Snowbee's Thistlewood 2-5 wt, line. It did not take much effort to make a 30' roll cast and a 40' roll cast was easily achievable. I bought one for the small streams I like to fish in the summer here in CO. Do I need another fly rod? No, but I liked this rod and it seems like it will be a nice little tool to have when out blue lining in headwaters and tributaries this season. I met the VP of business development, Frank Burr, he's a nice guy for sure. My buddy cast and also bought the same rod, the Thistlewood line and the Spectre reel.
Just returned from Mono County where I used the new 7X in 11′6'' 5wt. Caught a 6.75lb brook trout first night with this new rod. Beautifully made and casts with both precise accuracy out to 60′ or more and a perfect combination of power and ability to lay down dry flies with finesse.
Have fished the 7 and 10 weights. I like the action and power when casting into the wind and with big flies. With one false cast the entire line can be launched.
These Loop Cross fly rods are great for the beginner and the experienced fisherman.
I had bought an Ozark tent, WalMart’s store brand right before buying this Coleman tent. I returned the Ozark because it was so cheaply built. I must say I was impressed with this Coleman tent. It seemed difficult to set up at first. That is because I did it by myself in 30 mph gusting winds. But, I did it! And, I’m no tent guru. Once I figured it out, I was VERY surprised at how solid it remained in the wind. This tent is really well designed. The seams, the stitching, the zippers, the door, the windows, the rain fly, the guy lines, the main parts that get staked down, the closet, all are really well designed. I put this up in my back yard for my son and I to enjoy. We LOVED it. We remarked repeatedly how much we appreciated all of the features especially compared to the Ozark tent. So, I rarely give reviews but felt compelled in this instance.