The Lamiglas Esprit Concept Fly Rod Review
The workmanship and quality in every detail impress me every time I take this beauty out of the case. It’s a pleasure to hold in your hand, so light yet with incredible strength and power even beyond what you would expect in a rod of this quality.
I must say, this is one fast action stick.
As one of the first manufacturers of graphite fly rods Lamiglas has got quite a bit of research and development behind these rods.
The graphite Lamiglas uses, the XMG50 high modulus graphite is one they have been working with for about 3 years now and they have found it to be far superior to other graphites in the smaller diameters, with quicker response to the cast and excellent power.
I would have to agree. Casting power this rod has.
I love my nymphs big and small (mostly big & ugly) and no matter what I want to throw, this rod says yes, tie it on!
It picks up line with ease and when I need to roll cast, it paves the way.
On the water I feel very confident that no matter what I tangle with this rod can land it. Including one huge carp that grabbed my beadhead while fishing The Grand, it has a ton of backbone.
I had the chance to cast very small dry flies at picky brown trout and it performed flawlessly.
Unfortunately not enough shops carry it here in Canada, too bad, because in my opinion, this 9′ 4 wt. is awesome. You can however order on-line and it is well worth the effort to get your hands on this baby.
The rod I tested had the Fuji concept guides but Lamiglas will be using the REC recoil guides.
Burgundy-colored blanks and wraps, and their unique woven-graphite barreled nickel silver reel seats makes the Lamiglas Esprit Concept easy on the eyes