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drodgers 09-27-2011 09:27 PM

White river high liner
Has anyone fished or read anything about the bass pro white river high-liner rods? I am looking for an economical 10' 4 wt, but no reviews exist of this rod. I just spent several minutes on the phone with bass pro shops driving the customer service rep crazy asking her for customer reviews. They have none. Any help would be appreciated.


SmokyMt4runner 10-05-2011 12:14 AM

I would...if your not LRO.

I think they will give you a much better option...with better warranty.

Hope this helps.


Knik 10-05-2011 07:55 AM

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mattblick 10-05-2011 02:23 PM

Do you need a 10' length rod? I know I appreciate the extra length of my 9'0" 4#; so perhaps the extra length is what you are looking for.

I like supporting LRO but the cheapest 4# 10' rod they carry is the Orvis Access. It is a fine rod, but not economical IMO.

However if you could get by with a 9' rod, the TFO Professional 9' 4 Weight is an excellent rod for the same price as the BPS.

I have only fished one BPS rod. In college I had a 7' 6" 4 piece 5 weight. I replaced it as soon as I could afford to. The high liner could be an entirely different animal though.


flyfishnsleep 12-03-2011 04:59 PM

drodgers- I have never cast the high liner but my first fly rod was bass pro's white river dogwood canyon rod. I didn't have a lot to spend on a rod so the $55 dollar price tag sold me on it. I fished with it for a year and a half or so before upgrading but for the money it was a fine rod and I would still fish with on occasion now if one of the eyelets wasn't missing. I would say for $150 that this rod isn't a bad choice if your wanting something longer than 9'. I don't know if this helps but I hope so.

I'll second that about calling little river though, they may be able to turn you on to something better. Good luck

D-Drake 12-03-2011 06:16 PM

I haven't gotten to cast any of the Bass Pro rods. If you are looking for a great 10' 4wt rod without breaking the bank, TFO's BVK comes in a 10' this year. I haven't cast the 4wt yet but the 5wt version is really nice. We don't keep the 10 footers in stock but can get them fast if you were interested.


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