Field Master 44 - Count me impressed!
Today, I received my Field Master 44. I will tell you that I debated long and hard over whether to go 39 or the 44. With my recent purchase of a Fine Mode 270 I felt that I had the smaller waters adequately covered and proceeded with the longer 44. I have been telling Chris that I want a rod for everything. One rod to rule them all as I like to say. I wanted a rod that will do everything from pan fish to light salt water grass flats...... I think I have found it.......
Tonight I took the 44 out to a bare lake (in that it is so over fished nothing is ever be caught in it), for some casting practice. The lake is close and my kids were playing at the park nearby so its a win win. Anyway, I threw about 10.5 of 3.5 level line and a fly for practice (didn't have time to break out the new keiryu rigs). This rod is a laser beam. It puts the fly exactly where I want it at any of the three lengths. I can easily say, being able to change the length and balance of the rod is incredible. I can already tell that I like the 4 meter length the best, but found points where I wanted the other two lengths as well. The quality, fit, finish, and aesthetics are just amazing. If you are like me and wanting a rod to do everything, this is the rod. More posts to come, hopefully will have fish pictures in it.=)
“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” – Benjamin Franklin
"Study to be quiet." - Izaak Walton 1653
"Be sure in casting, that your fly fall first into the water, for if the line fall first, it scares or frightens the fish..." Col. Robert Venables 1662
The hooks are sharp.
The coffee's hot.
The fish are slippery when wet.
Beware of the Dogma