Video: Putting a New Prototype Fly Rod to the Test

When the rod developers at the Orvis Rod Shop here in Manchester, Vermont, want to find out how one of their new prototypes will perform on the water, they send it out to testers all over the globe. The guides and anglers who receive these rods are told to put them through the ringer and really push the limits. Here’s a short video of an angler in Australia—from Exmouth Fly Fishing—trying to pull up a golden trevally that doesn’t want to come.

Rod Testing

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