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The Vipu 8' 4wt is an understated, yet nicely finished rod. Vision have not gone for glitz but simplicity.
This 4 piece rod (nice to see it in a 4 piece) is finished with double leg snake guides and a dark brown finish. The reel seat is black with a dark brown, striped tigerwood inset. It comes with a very substantial round rod tube. The cork does have filler in it but if there is going to be a compromise then this is one I can live with. The action is medium fast making it a nice all rounder. This little rod casts a short delicate line with ease but has the backbone to cast a line in excess of 70ft too. This is a lot of rod for the money (around £95) and I often use on smaller rivers and mountain lakes. It's also travelled with me a few times as it easily fits in my luggage and is not too expensive if it gets bust or lost. I've tried the 9' 6wt but was not so impressed with that. It felt dull and lifeless and I was glad to give it back.
If you are looking for a small 4 wt I'd snap one of these up before Vision realise how good they are and put the price up.
A well known fly fishing guide and instructor John can often be found fishing or guiding on the Welsh Dee or passing his knowledge to others at game fairs and country shows.
guided fly fishing in North Wales
Guided fly fishing trips on rivers, streams and upland lakes in Snowdonia. and surrounding areas of North Wales.
Fishing for summer & winter grayling and wild brown trout.in the spectacular, tranquil countryside that is Snowdonia National Park.
Fly fishing lessons in North Wales
Fly fishing and casting lessons for beginners. Casting fault analysis, single handed spey, slack line and presentation casting tuition for more experienced fly fishers.
Develop your watercraft skills on freestone rivers and upland lakes.