SCIERRA SRX V2 £139.99
AO: I thought the SRX was similar to the Sage in terms of performance and presentation. It is accurate and you can change direction easily – which is great when you want to pick up your fly and present it to a cruising fish. This is a truly versatile rod to fish dry-flies at short range and nymphs or Buzzers at long range at a fraction of the cost of the Sage. This rod was the surprise of the day for me, outrageously good for the price. AF: This rod seemed to sit between the Airflo and the Vision rods in terms of action. Although the handle is a little bulky you can really feel the rod load throughout the casting stroke. It is accurate and you can cast a long way, the Rio Gold line fairly flew out. It will pick up a long line, too, maintaining good loop stability in the air. A great rod for the price and comparable in action with far more expensive models.
Outrageously good for the price
Contact: Svendsen Sport. Tel: 01829 59659. Web: scierra.com