Fly Fishing Tackle Review: Snobee Prestige 8′ 4-Piece Rod

I’m the type of fisherman who prefers fly fishing in small, relatively quite streams. For that reason, I tend to tailor my fly fishing tackle to that sort of environment. I prefer high-tech carbon-fibre rod technology, yet also like the old-fashioned cork grips. My idiosyncratic taste sometimes makes it difficult to find the right sort of gear. Well, recently I’ve discovered and acquired a terrific fly rod from Snobee, the Prestige 8′ 4-piece. Here’s a brief review of this quality product.

Key Features of the Snobee Prestige 8′ 4-Piece Fly Rod

At first glance, this is quite a good-looking rod that comes in an anodised brown tube with a classic brass fitting and screw cap on one end. Also supplied is a sturdy cotton drill bag. Cotton drill, by the way, is a coarse and durable fabric that gets its name from the fact that the British army has used it extensively in tropical climates. The rod itself has plenty of quality features, including a nickel-silver winding check on the handle. It’s colour is a pleasant maroon with bronze overtones. The rod weighs about 72 grams. Expect to pay between £159 to £199 for the Prestige rod, depending on model.

More About the Prestige Rod

The rod has twin lined stripping guides with high-rise snakes. The whippings for the guides are trimmed in gold, which highlights the entire rod’s elegant, understated colour scheme. The reel seat is made from aluminium, which helps to keep the rod’s weight to a minimum. It also has a hard anodised finish that gives the rod high durability and a simple, yet functional look. The handle has good quality cork. A detail I particularly like is the burl maple reel seat insert. First impression? Superior design and build quality. The Prestige rod has a progressive, but forgiving action that makes it quite nice to cast. It has plenty of reserve power to call on when needed, yet it’s easy to cast short distances. Playing a fish on this rod, even with light tippets, is a pleasure This Snobee rod uses an ultra-lightweight blank using the company’s proven tri-modulus rod blank technology that’s been rigorously tested to ensure maximum power, strength and durability without compromising sensitivity. This is achieved with a careful blend of several types of carbon. The result? Precise action throughout the length of the rod. The guarantee, which applies to the original owner only, is non-transferable.

Final Thoughts on the Snobee Prestige Fly Rod

Fly fishing tackle is Snobee’s core business. The design team and product developers are avid fly fishermen themselves, so you can be sure of both the quality and performance of the company’s products. In particular, I’ve found that the Snobee Prestige 8′ 4-piece fly rod is an absolute pleasure to cast and to fish with, mainly because of the progressive action. It’s a rod you’ll be proud to add to your collection of fly fishing tackle. I’m happy to rate it at 4.5 out of a possible 5 stars.

Do You Know Why Your Travel Business, YTB, Might Not Be Legitimate? I Do

Your Travel Business has been under investigation of whether it is a good investment or a scam. Even though I don’t believe that the company is trying to pull any strings on anybody, i do suspect that the corporate side has not been doing everything that they could to prove to their distributors that they have an investment-worthy product.

Now we will take a glance at the reasons guiding the suspicion about YTB Travel Business.

To begin, there have been countless lawsuits against the company, not to mention the numerous complaints made to the BBB. Although this does not directly depict that the YTB Travel is a scam, nobody from the company, including the corporate and public relations managers, have not made very much attempt to argue with them.

YTB is now undergoing investigation, and since they have chosen to stay out of these problems, it has brought many people’s attention. Even though there the likelihood of the company to be found guilty of the accused offenses is slim, their latest press release avoids to describe how they will improve their model.

Though the claims are minuscule, this can impact the prestige of the business. Various companies have dealt with claims and BBB complaints far worse, but have ensued success because they worked challengingly to cover up the black marks to persist to affect their prestige. For me to want to continue to invest time and money into YTB Travel business, I need to be certain that they have been making the same effort to ensure the reputation of the company I give my time and money.

If they are hoping that the cases will fade into the blue, they better be right. Even though this will probably happen, if they are wrong it will lead to more problems far more serious than the existing problems now. To counter this problem, more attention must be paid to the maintenance of the prestige of the company, otherwise this WILL effect the choice of future distributors.

YTB Travel still has many positive characteristics about it.

YTB has developed into a time-honored company in the travel business. Once the lawsuits blow over, there future will be successful. Considering the lawsuits, many are being rejected due to cases being of no worth and repetitive, and the remaining have not been proved guilty.

Since 2001, when YTB was first recognized in the industry, YTB Travel has shot up the ladder to become one of the top 30 North American travel sales companies, toppling over hundreds of other companies. On top of also becoming part of the stock market, it also has been awarded countless awards in the travel industry.

Is it certain that YTB Travel’s business model is not a scam? What can you do to make sure that the spoiled repute of the company will not ruin the capability to be successful inside YTB?

Due to inclination in travel itineraries and the fact that almost 75% of them are currently online, the probability of rise is extraordinary. If Your Travel Business realized how much the internet could improve their business, you and your networking abilities can create a prestigious reputation for your YTB team by taking advantage of the internet.

If you take advantage of the internet and how to market a business like YTB, you could create a lucrative network.

Learn How to Use Video Marketing for Your Business

There are lots of free video portals on the Internet. Although YouTube is the most well known, there are also others such as Google Video or Vimeo. So you might be wondering how you can use them to your advantage and what these advantages might be. First of all, and to be clear, I think that if you’re going to try to go for video marketing, you are better off just focusing on YouTube and forgetting about the rest. The site has more searches than any other except Google. That means that well used, your impact on YouTube can be higher than on Yahoo or Bing. And having an online presence on a video portal is also a question of prestige for any company, specially if they are an Internet business.

In my opinion, your videos have to cover two important factors. First of all, they have to give interesting and useful information to users. We’ll go on to see why in a moment. Second of all, they have to give your business prestige. Let us examine these notions.

Some universities, such as Yale, have uploaded full seminars on to YouTube. This means that the university trusts the quality of its lecturers and is willing to share some information with anybody who is interested. This creates an image of Yale as a high quality institution with sound values. They are not just uploading videos, they are giving information to people not just interested in Yale, but in more general topics such as literature, economics or science. As far as a business goes, these ideas are perfectly applicable. Few people are interested in getting to know exclusively the day to day of your company, or what your living room looks like. But they are hungry for useful information on which you can give a unique point of view. If you manage to make your YouTube channel a referent for a certain market or niche, you will indirectly be showing that your company or you directly know what you are talking about.

Furthermore, people will have a sense of knowing you and you will be able to create a community of potential buyers. Only a percentage of those who follow you on YouTube will end up making purchases, but the system will work only if you cater for everybody, answer their comments and create interesting and informative discussions.

In short, your objective with YouTube will be to talk about what you know best and share it, gratis, with the world. Users will appreciate this and respond by remembering you, recommending you and using your businesses services. So the time and effort put into video marketing in this case will always be justified.