New Headwaters Rod

Discussion in 'Bamboo, Fiberglass & Classic Reels' started by Alex MacDonald, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    Haus Alpenrosa, Lederhosenland
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    finally, I broke down and got one of Headwaters' Deluxe rods. It arrived today, so I had to take it out for a test run. The rod performed beautifully, as did the rainbows. I found it surprisingly quick, well behaved, and altogether a joy to cast! My only beef is the reel: Pfleuger makes the 1492 1/2 ONLY in left retrieve, and I retrieve right-handed. For this reel, you can't switch, either! View attachment 44042 View attachment 44041 View attachment 44040 View attachment 44039

    If anyone asks, I'd recommend it highly for anyone wanting to get into bamboo. It wasn't an arm, leg, and a grouse gun, so it didn't dent the wallet too much. I pared it with a Cortland 444 Nylsilk line in 4-wt, and the rod worked very well with it! Three thumbs up:thumb::thumb::thumb:
  2. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    Kitsap Peninsula
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    Looks pretty...but those wraps are bright! That reel looks to be configured with the handle on the right...what happened to your fourth thumb?
  3. Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    Haus Alpenrosa, Lederhosenland
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    I decided I didn't need to pony up $250 for one of their "period" reels, and went with the ol` Pflueger instead. I just have to wind with the right hand, so not a big deal. Love the reel seat on it, too. I'll have it at Kelly, so you can oogle it!
  4. Bob Jones Still truckless now farther away

    It's a beauty Alex
  5. Brookie_Hunter aka Dave Hoover

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    Phinney Ridge, Seattle, WA
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    That's almost the first thing I noticed. I would have done the same thing. A simple click/pawl like a Medalist is more than ample. Looks good too!
  6. Mark Walker Active Member

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    So. Cal.
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    That Medalist will do just perfectly Alex!