If you're looking for versatility and the ability to adapt to different techniques in different situations, the Mission Two-Handed 8-Weight 11' Fly Rod is a great investment. Whether you like to use two-handed methods to swing indicator rigs, or big streamers in rivers and tidal currents, or use an overhead cast across big water, the Mission 118-4 is a terrific option for steelhead, salmon, and other anadromous fish. With this versatile rod, you can adapt to what the fish and the water present and be more efficient doing it. The Orvis Mission Two-Handed Rod Series is a comprehensive American-made series encompassing the two-handed casting spectrum from compact and versatile 11-foot rods to big-water 14 and 15-foot models. Mission rods are the result of Helios 3 design advancement techniques, tested by experts from the Pacific Northwest to Europe. Helios 3 construction design dampens vibrations making casts easier and more accurate with an inherent autocorrect that allows even a mediocre cast to be rescued by these rods. The increased hoop strength we obtain by using H3 construction means less energy lost and more efficient energy transfer. It is easier to develop fluid power in the cast with less effort, because the rods dampen quicker with no wobble, shooting long casts with accurate presentation. Made in USA.
11' 8-weight, 4-piece rod
Blanks are matte olive with orange accents
Quick rod identifier on the blank
Composite cork on grip in high wear areas
Chrome snake and stripping guide with a SiC insert
Reel seat is downlocking, self-indexing, with a solid aluminum barrel
Comes with orange aluminum rod tube with black anodized cap and collar
Made in USA
Rod outfit includes:
Mission 118-4 fly rod
Battenkill® Disc IV Spey reel
Mission Skagit 420 grain head, .031 diameter shooting line
30-lb. Dacron® backing
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