GreenCaddis Ruby River Fiberglass Fly Rod
- Product Review (submitted on May 29, 2014):
I received my 7'8" 4wt last week. First impression was a very nice reel seat, excellent handle and a beautiful red color blank. The wraps were simple, but nicely done and it comes with a hook keeper. I strung it up with a WF4 and took it out on the lawn. The action is a bit slower than a lot of the modern glass rod out now, and the blank flexes throughout it's length. Just a very pleasant feeling rod in the hand. I took it out to the local pond with some drys, nymphs & poppers to see how it handled on the water. The rod had no problem handling any of them. The nice easy action allows for a nice soft presentation of a dry. I next tried a double nymph rig (a staple on Wisconsin spring creeks) with an indicator. I was easily able to "open" my loop on my cast and get the rig out there. Poppers required a bit more oomph to cast, but the tip drives thru, after making your forward cast, to turn the leader over and set the popper out there with a "plop".
Overall, I am very pleased with the rod, and I look forward to really "wringing" it out this summer!