William Gipe, a fully-addicted fly angler and shop manager of Old Souls in New York, had this to say of his first time out with some of our favorite products:
"Just over half a year ago I was in search of something new, something special and something memorable. I dreamt of casting a size 16 Caddis to small pools with plunging waterfalls cascading over moss-blanketed boulders. With every dream to become reality, work must be done, research compiled, and tools acquired. Maps were purchased, blue lines followed, and coordinates pinned, the last bit of inventory desired was a brand new rod and reel to stalk these beautiful Eastern Native Brook Trout. I found that perfect connection in the Allen Heritage 7'6" 3wt paired with the Trout II 3wt reel. The Heritage Rod has the perfect medium buttery action with a sensitive fast rod tip to set even the tiniest hook in a rising trout's mouth. The Heritage Rod has easily now become my go-to rod for any small creek setting or a small pond with poppers and streamers; this rod performs all-around! Do yourself a favor and pick one up!"
This was all during a family trip William took with his father and twin brother, where William helped put both of them on their first brook trout on fly. Pretty darn cool!
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