10-foot single hand 7 & 8 weight rods ?

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  1. Robert Engleheart

    Robert Engleheart Robert

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    Spent the last couple years trying to dial in the greased line, skating and other techniques on a single hander. Really feel challenged and like the whole concept so I feel I need to upgrade my 9'-6" x 6,7 & 8 weight rods to a 10 footer in a 7 or 8. The choice would be a Hardy Sintrix or Sage One if my budget were open, but it's tax time and some other bills have come up so I'm considering a "2nd tier" price range; something along the lines of a Beulah Platinum (9'-9" x 7 wt.) or an Echo3 in 10' x 7 or 8. Anyone have any experience with these rods or others I should consider? Of course, I'm always looking on the used market and would consider the venerable Z-Axis or Loomis GLX as well. Is there something else in this size I should consider?
     
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    Freestone Not to be confused with freestoneangler

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    Until I broke it a couple years ago, my favorite steelhead rod was my Scott 10' 8wt SAS. It was awesome for skating and swinging but still had enough guts to throw and mend a nymph rig. I could fish it all day without feeling like I'd been beat up. I loved that rod but I bought it used and it was going to be expensive to fix it. I still might get it fixed someday as it is one of my all-time favorite rods.
     
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    Scott A3 series is a popular option in my region.
     
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    Sage 8100-3 RPL (10' 8wt 3pc, not the RPL+), best steelhead single hander I've ever come across. An excellent all around rod, not fast, not slow, does everything well, even spey casts.
     

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