Shakespeare Trion Outfit:
Try the Trion, that was the challenge! Having used the Shakespeare Oracle for four years, this new rod was totally different. For a start we now had a complete outfit, Trion Rod, Trion Reel and Trion Line, all matched to each other, what a combination!
‘Trying’ the outfit meant taking it to our base on Vancouver Island, Canada to test it on the Pacific salmon, Pinks, Coho, Sockeye and the big Kings. Having tried the rod on our home river, the Teviot, the combination worked very well, casting a good line. I had some concerns because the action was very different, more akin to some of the American rods which have a softer through action, which took some getting used to.
I took three rods out to
No, it wasn’t because I didn’t catch any fish, far from it! We had over 300 salmon with two fish weighing more than 40lbs each. Hows that for a 13 foot rod? It was a brilliant rod, its softer action meaning that the rod really really bent into a fish and equally there was always a bit left when you needed it. Fly fishing out there is very different to fishing in the
So, the through action of this rod makes it easier to flick the short line out.
The rods are well finished and the added security of the extra reel seat locking ring is especially helpful when playing big fish. The slim green blank looks elegant and belies its power. It is also a nice light rod, perfectly balanced with the Trion reel. All too often nowadays manufacturers pursue ‘lightweighting’ and ignore balance points of rod/reel combinations. If you are carrying your gear maybe three or four miles along a wilderness river bank, and fishing between times, then a well balanced combination is much less tiring to use.
Since returning last September I have continued to use the 13 Foot Trion on the Teviot with great confidence. I have also had some successful visits to the
Compared to the Oracle, the Trion range are very different. The actions are following the ‘modern’ trend for progressive through actions which, when matched to their own lines make casting an effortless pleasure. The quality of the fittings is up a league. The Oracle had functional, reliable fittings, the Trion has elegant, functional, reliable fittings.
The 13 foot Trion salmon fly rod is a little rod with a big heart!
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