1 more line question

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by bankwalker, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. bankwalker

    bankwalker Member

    ok so i finaly have my rod in line to be built.

    i got a good idea on lines and what i want for beach fishing. but i have yet to figure out what i want for steelhead.

    the rod is the 7wt rainshadow switch rod. i got to feel the blank today for the first time and it feels really close to the beulah.

    so what lines are you guys running for steelhead on your beulahs?

    i have a rio dc 200gr 24ft sink tip line right now...i do have a guy that wants to buy it...but selling it for way under half of what i payed for it kinda sucks.

    do you guys think that line would work for my rod? i would hate to sell it now if it might work. BUT i dont want to hold onto it if it wont. sence my rod wont be done for a couple weeks. and i would like to get a line that will work on the rod before its done.

    anyway thanks guys
     
  2. Red Shed

    Red Shed "junkyard spey"

    The Beulah switch rod lines seem to be popular with my customers.
     
  3. bankwalker

    bankwalker Member

    yeah i really want to try one once i get this rod built. what do those lines run for price?
     
  4. Eric Tarcha

    Eric Tarcha gear whore

    the beulah elixer switch lines go for around 70 bucks or so. they are actually pretty good for overheading and spey casting...
     
  5. bankwalker

    bankwalker Member

    are there any shops here in the seattle area that sell beulah elixer line?
     
  6. Eric Tarcha

    Eric Tarcha gear whore

    not sure, maybe all about the fly in monroe. you can order them directly from beulah and I think poppy has them @ www.redshedflyshop.com
     
  7. bankwalker

    bankwalker Member

  8. FlyShopKristin

    FlyShopKristin Going Online

    We carry the Beulah lines, you can also test run a Beulah demo line at the Sunday Spey Casting at Ben Howard.
     
  9. Red Shed

    Red Shed "junkyard spey"

    Bankwalker I highly recommend your visiting Kristin and Ron at All About the Fly in Monroe, Washington. They have forgotten more about the Rainshadow blanks then most people will ever know and they are easy to deal with to boot. Also the Sunday Spey Casting at Ben Howard is a good deal. It lets you try before you buy, which is the very best way.
     
  10. bankwalker

    bankwalker Member

    thanks alot guys. thats gonna be the first place i go when my rod is done. 2 weeks and counting.