The updated GR70 Streamflex Plus has had a revamp in its cosmetics but still offers the river angler that two-in-one rod due to the extension section that turns the fast-action 9ft 6in rod into a softer-action 10ft nymphing rod. For the ‘big’ rivers that I fish, the 4-wt is bang on for what I need, from ‘lobbing’ a team of heavy tungsten bugs to casting delicate dries at rising fish.
I’ve used this rod for the current season and, like the Streamflex Plus, it has been a pleasure to use. It casts well, with plenty of flex to feel the fish once hooked. The change in cosmetics – skeletal reel seat, change in graphics on the blank and black Cordura tube – are the obvious differences, but on the whole it performs just as well as the original. It is also available in a 3-wt and 5-wt.
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