Cortland GRF-1000

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Zarich, Jul 19, 2014.

  1. Zarich

    Zarich New Member

    Jun 9, 2014
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    So I picked this rod up with a cortland crown 2 reel from my local hawk for $50. It was in really good condition with a few scratches to the finish, but nothing major and no damage. If it weren't for the finish scratches it would look new.
    Not sure how I feel about this rod at this point. I have an echo solo and that is the most experience I have with Rods. The Echo solo I have is a 6wt fast action. There is a HUGE difference in the action of these two rods. I believe the cortland is a medium to slow action. It is amazing how that feels. The echo is the easier cast, the cortland is a smoother cast. using the same lines I can get almost the same distance with the solo going just a bit further and the corltand requiring more effort. The echo picks up the line with little effort the cortland is a little more sluggish.
    At this point I am tempted to Craigs this rod because I am pretty sure I can recoup or gain on this rod. I am thinking I prefer a medium to fast action rod overall.

    Any thoughts on slower action rods? Any benefits to using one?
  2. speyfisher

    speyfisher Active Member

    Jan 16, 2006
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    State of Jefferson U.S.A.
    Don't be so quick to condemn a slow action rod. We have all been sucked into this fast, faster, ultra fast, marketing hype. It's been going on for so long that hardly anyone will label a rod's action as moderate, let alone slow, or relaxed. Just play with it, find the rod's tempo, shorten up the stroke. Contrary to popular belief, a slow action rod is capable of throwing tight loops as well as developing high line speed.
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  3. IveofIone

    IveofIone Active Member

    Sep 23, 2003
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    sound advice
  4. generic

    generic Active Member

    Nov 21, 2010
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    Outside of fishing for steelies, I don't have a need for a fast rod. Rarely am I making a cast longer than 40 to 50 ft, which usually comes at the end of the day when I'm too lazy to sneak up and make a shorter cast.

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