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I currently have an Orvis TLS Matrix 10' 7 weight rod which I broke in Alaska last week on a Sockeye (bummer). Thinking of upgrading to the same rod in the Access model or the Access 7 weight switch rod. Anyone have any experience with these rods compared to the TLS Matrix? I use the rod mostly for indy fishing for steelhead on the PM, Muskegon, White or swinging flies. I'm thinking of going with the switch rod to make it a little easier on my right arm. Thanks for any advice.
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I currently have an Orvis TLS Matrix 10' 7 weight rod which I broke in Alaska last week on a Sockeye (bummer). Thinking of upgrading to the same rod in the Access model or the Access 7 weight switch rod. Anyone have any experience with these rods compared to the TLS Matrix? I use the rod mostly for indy fishing for steelhead on the PM, Muskegon, White or swinging flies. I'm thinking of going with the switch rod to make it a little easier on my right arm. Thanks for any advice.
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Send the TLS back to Orvis, they'll fix it or replace it.
 

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Broke a rod while fishing Sockeye in Alaska and you say bummer.....you were fishing in Alaska. Our first trip we broke three......am bringing three spares on this trip.........I break a rod while fishing in Alaska, I just smile and pull out another.:D
 

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I currently have an Orvis TLS Matrix 10' 7 weight rod which I broke in Alaska last week on a Sockeye (bummer). Thinking of upgrading to the same rod in the Access model or the Access 7 weight switch rod. Anyone have any experience with these rods compared to the TLS Matrix? I use the rod mostly for indy fishing for steelhead on the PM, Muskegon, White or swinging flies. I'm thinking of going with the switch rod to make it a little easier on my right arm. Thanks for any advice.
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Where did u fish and any photos you can share?

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miles nH-YEAH!!!;4183275]Where did u fish and any photos you can share?

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I fished Lake Creek which is about 90 miles northwest of Anchorage and I fished a couple different rivers in Cordova. I will post some pics sometime this weekend. We caught rainbows, dollys, kings, Sockeye and grayling, what an awsome place.
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Yea you have a point, the only bummer was I left may extra rod in the hotel room, I was able to sit back and enjoy the scenery and watch my son catch sockeye, also seen a river otter catch his dinner, awsome palce. Broke a rod while fishing Sockeye in Alaska and you say bummer.....you were fishing in Alaska. Our first trip we broke three......am bringing three spares on this trip.........I break a rod while fishing in Alaska, I just smile and pull out another.:D[/QUOTE]
 

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Broke a rod while fishing Sockeye in Alaska and you say bummer.....you were fishing in Alaska. Our first trip we broke three......am bringing three spares on this trip.........I break a rod while fishing in Alaska, I just smile and pull out another.:D
Wow! Must be nice....
 

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miles nH-YEAH!!!;4183275]Where did u fish and any photos you can share?

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I fished Lake Creek which is about 90 miles northwest of Anchorage and I fished a couple different rivers in Cordova. I will post some pics sometime this weekend. We caught rainbows, dollys, kings, Sockeye and grayling, what an awsome place.
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Congratulations!

I'd never caught a fresh run sockeye til last year. I had no idea they run like bonefish. My left thumb still hurts when I think about how hard the reel handle smashed into it when I tried reeling too early.

Crazy how hard a 5 lb fish can fight.

 
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