New Headwaters Rod

Alex MacDonald

that's His Lordship, to you.....
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:

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
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?

Alex MacDonald

that's His Lordship, to you.....
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!

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