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    Sonoma Traveler Fly Rod 580-4 8' 5wt

    Item: 10097
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    Availability: In Stock Ready to Fish. Usually Ships 3 - 10 Business Days.
    Price: $299.95
    Special Price: $299.95

    Leland Sonoma Traveler 8ft 5 Weight 4-piece Fly Rod:

    This is the very same fly rod that our instructors use to teach casting classes at the Leland Ranch!

    Designed to reward an efficient, compact casting stroke with tight, effortless loops, the Sonoma Traveler can deliver any size dry fly with accuracy and subtlety. Slightly shorter than the more common nine feet, this light and spry eight footer is right at home in tight, intimate small stream environments.

    Unlike the common nine foot length of most fly rods, our years of experience guided us to a fly rod of only eight feet. The results of this reduced rod length are quite positive. Regardless of actual fly rod weight, the reduction of “swing weight” created by shortening the rod is very noticeable. Combined with better fly rod balance, you'll believe you're holding the wold's lightest fly rod. You'll also notice more accurate casts, as an eight foot fly rod makes much tighter, more efficient, more accurate loops than any nine foot fly rod ever could.

    You'll also notice the unique Leland grip on our Sonoma Traveler fly rod. As form definitely follows function, we began a lengthy process to recreate the fly rod grip. The result is a grip that, at first glance, is new to the eye, but once in your hand it will quickly make sense. Most of our customers claim our grip fits them like a glove. You'll probably say the same. Of course our grip is shaped from the finest available Korean cork. This particular material is the same used on fly rods costing close to $1,000.

    Our four-piece Sonoma Traveler comes complete with a nylon covered hard tube for easy travel and protection of your new rod. This tube also has an integrated, padded fly reel pouch. This allows you to keep your fly reel attached to you fly rod and still keep your gear safe when traveling or storing.

    The bottom line is that this little rod will become your new favorite trout rod. It's balanced, efficient, stable, true-tracking and accurate. You'll smile on every cast and you'll hook more fish with controlled distance, accuracy and a subtle presentation. Celebrate the sport by celebrating the cast!

    • Line Size: 5
    • Length: 8 feet
    • Sections: 4
    • Blank color: Wine
    • Reel Seat: Double-Uplocking Gunsmoke Anodized Aluminum
    • Guides: Blued chrome light steel wire
    • Handle: Proprietary Leland Grip
    • Action: Adaptive, Fast
    Reviewer Title Date Comments Rating
    Small Streams 12/6/2013 9:48 am Great rod for fishing little creeks where the big ones lurk. I have access to a great stream and most the times I'm hooking 8 inchers. Ocassionally, I tie into some big ones. This rod handles both and make casting fun!
    Nice Cast 10/10/2013 4:47 pm My whole family is obsessed with fishing. And when my dad recommended to me to go for to Sonoma and learn to cast and pick up Traveler Combo, I just had to do it. Today I’m really proud of both my casting as well as the Sonoma Traveler Combo. This is an outfit which I will pass on to my son. An elegant portable four piecer, this Outfit is a combo of brilliant performance and cross bow action which makes my trout fishing an experience I look forward to. It has helped me improve my fishing skills too. Thank you guys for coming up with this.
    simply good for all levels 6/19/2013 9:43 am The 4-piece Sonoma traveler is ideal for those who want to make practice and learning a vital part of their fly fishing experiences. And this is particularly true for a trout angler. I wanted to check how the outfit works with Royal Wulff and so I decided to use it on a trout pond located in my neighborhood. To my surprise, I found that I was able to cast the dry fly with extreme accuracy. And it gives me great pleasure to conclude that this 8-feet fly rod is an investment for those who would sincerely want to develop themselves as better casters. I have been in the game for over 2 years and I would like to make the most out of its use in terms of mastering some brilliant casting techniques.
    Dry Fly Rod for Me 6/19/2013 9:37 am As a traditional angler who takes greater pride to be identified as a proponent of the classic dry fly fishing technique, I believe that the 5-weight Sonoma Trout fly rod is perhaps what dry fly anglers, just like me, would like to invest on. The fly rod that comes as a part of this 4-piece rod offers a solid grip and allows me to cast with greater accuracy. Over these years, I have used expensive fly rods, but now I have realized that price and performance may not always be linked together! This reasonably priced rod is portable and easy to use and hence, it comes off as a ready option for a novice angler. I would recommend that you keep a great collection of dry flies which would actually complement the brilliant performance of one of the finest dry fly rods that are ever designed.