I was looking for a fast action 5wt. on a budget and ran across their Midnight special. I'm not familiar with them and was wondering if anyone has any experience with them. Are they worth checking out?
Thanks in advance!
Thanks in advance!
I just sold my 5wt midnight special, I did not enjoy the rod. I wanted to support a small company with good customer service, but didn’t fit my style. I think there is better values out there.
The midnight specials do not come with the extra tip or case that the drifter does.[/QUOTE
I'm open to suggestions, I'm relatively new and looking for a rod to lift full sink line on stillwater for trout, I have most other bases covered.
If you’re new to this, my recommendation is to go with a long-established company that you feel will likely be around in 5-10 years if (probably when) you need customer service. TFO, Sage, Orvis, Redington, Loomis - all provide top notch service, a wide variety of products at different price points, and will likely be around in the foreseeable business horizon.I'm open to suggestions. I'm fairly new and looking for a rod to lift a full sink line on Stillwater for trout.
They were great to work with- rod looks gorgeous, components aren’t as nice as Sage- but it was a lot cheaper. I like the action of the rods, I have to slow down a bit, but especially for the single hand spey it works out great.Stilly, I am happy to hear positive comments from them.
The Douglas LRS, a new model for 2019, is a smooth casting rod with plenty of power, and at MSRP of $249 is a bargain in today’s world.If i was looking for a decent fast action 5 wt I'd look at Douglas the dfx 590 is pretty nice.
Not sure how it would handle a full sink line though.
But seeing how such lines should be stripped in roll cast once then picked up and thrown i don't know how much difference that would make