This specimen resembled several others of around the same size and perhaps the same species, which were pretty common in my February sample from the upper Yakima. Unfortunately, I misplaced the specimen before I could get it under a microscope for a definitive ID.
Greetings; this morning, what I was looking for was opinions about Fenwick HMG/Aetos fly rods. Specifically, the HMG763-4 HMG 7'6" 4 piece 3wt rod. I am fairly new to fly fishing and am looking to buy my first UL rod. I will be fishing the alpine country for small brook trout and maybe some goldens. All this above 8000 feet. I have fished Fenwick rods most of my adult life and believe they offer quality rods at a fair price. What say you? Thanks...
PaulRoberts on Jun 23, 2015June 23rd, 2015, 3:41 pm EDT
My guess is it's a fine rod. Agree with Martinlf that you should cast it, if you can. But... short rods, under 8-1/2ft, don't require the very best in graphite technology to be nice crisp casters. Over 8-1/2ft and the better the graphite (and usually more you pay) the better off you are.