I think so too Gary, I checked these out after I saw a video of Joan Wullf casting one. I'd never heard of it till then.
Not too far off from when I used to "dap" with a fiberglass crappie rod bought at Kmart for $8. Those were the days.
Awesome. Went backpacking one time and realized way way too late that I had forgotten my reel. I had a blast anyway, and caught plenty of trout just dabbing tippet tied in just above the grip on my rod. One of these rods is definitely going to be added to my quiver.
I got no style, I'm strictly roots.
It would definitely be an easy way to highstick nymphs or dapple dries but I really enjoy casting too.
I used to high stick all the time and I would always end up with a really sore shoulder at the end of the day. I can double haul streamers all day with no problems but holding that rod out in front of me just kills me. I think I would rather have one of those new Cortland Brook 10ft 4wts if I were looking for a long rod.
Hans, I had a cane pole and would dapple live grasshoppers in the creek behind my parents house growing up. It was fun!
There was a pretty vicious debate between the WNC boys over on SE Fly Fishing a few weeks back.
I have to admit they have my intrest, in that I use a 9' rod in the mountains, never cast in the traditional sense, and rarely use my reel.
Guys, are these rods telescoping? Are they basically a cane pole? I could see roll casting all day in those mountains.
I ran into a guy at a local lake this summer using something very similar. It was some type of glass or graphite "cane pole". He had about 15-20' of line on the thing and was flipping woolie buggers and crappie jigs. The guy was doing quite well on crappie and bass.
Grannyknot--Quite posssibly the finest fisherman I've nown, in terms of catching sheer numbers of trout, was an old fellow in Bryson City who used a cane pole of abut 10 feet in length with a short piece of monofilament. He varied between two nymphs and three wet flies, and he could flat-out catch fish Jim Casada