When my wife found out about the pink fly rod by Elkhorn, her first question was "When do I get one?".Elkhorn
offers several options for the female angler:
The Traveler series is Elkhorn's most popular rod. It comes in a 4 piece design and is available in either a 4, 5 or 6 weight. I have 5 weight Travelers Series rod (not pink) that I love for more delicate presentations. It is a medium-fast action rod which allows me to slow down my casting and concentrate on my timing. For this reason, this rod will work better for a ladies casting style. Most women have more finesse then us men and better timing. This rod is also very light which is easier on the arm when fishing a short line or a long day on the river.
The 5x Series is a 5 piece 3 weight rod. The 8 foot long rod is perfect for taking my wife into Rocky Mountain National Park where the streams are narrow and tree-lined. This rod also fits good in a daypack because it breaks down into a 25" case. These rods come in pink, raspberry, purple and offer the Elkhorn lifetime warranty.
T Series Mid Arbor Fly Reel:
Elkhorn offers the T Series Mid Arbor Fly Reel to compliment both the Travelers Series and the 5x Series rods. It features an over-sized, cork-on-Delrin, disk drag system which provides smooth braking. To further customize your new outfit, Elkhorn also has pink backing and pink fly line. I will never mistake her rod for one of mine, although it does cast really nice.
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According to my wife, size AND color matter!
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