Angler's Roost 12' 5/6 wt

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  1. jake-e-boy

    jake-e-boy No mas

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    http://theanglersroost.com/products/graphite-rods/graphite-spey-rods/12-ft-4-pc-56-wt/

    have the rod linked above, was curious if anyone has experience with what grain size/length skagit/scandi lines it throws well. Looking at using it for streamers on the Yak, Spokane, and stillwater, as well as dries for summer steelhead, which I would probably use a scandi compact or rage for.

    Saw Steve Godshall rated the rod as a 5.2 wt, with a line recommendation for scandi heads of 286-338 and skagit heads 338-390, length between 18 and 24 feet.

    Was looking at the Rio Skagit Max Short 350 gr or the Airflo Skagit Switch 360 gr. Thank you.
     
  2. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    I've got the 3/4 switch rod and the only hard thing is balancing it with a reel. Most of mine are too light.
     
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    yeah, i try and not worry about the balance on most my rods due to all the new reels being designed around lightness, wish i had more dough for a speyco! i know for a fact every reel i have will be too light for this, except my 7 wt spey reel, which would probably balance it perfectly...
     
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    I have that rod and I have both a Godshall built scandi line and a Rio AFS 5/6. They throw about the same. There's a lot of information on the rod over at Spey Pages. I have a skagit head for it as well in the 350ish grain window but I rarely use it.

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  5. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    Talked to a bamboo rod builder yesterday and he suggested an old Lamson to balance the rod as the old reels are heavier.
     
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    thanks for the info, just curious, what do you typically use your rod for with the SG scandi and afs? trying to decided between sinking polyleaders or level T sinktips for getting big streamers down to bows and browns, will probably get a scandi or rage for wake/skate fishing in summertime

    edit: spelling
     
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    I have an old 6/7 wt SA that I will probably use on it, while I keep dreaming of a speyco
     
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    Go with whatever Steve dialed you into. I have the 7/8 ARE spey and have a line he built for it. He knows those rods inside and out.
     
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    thank ya sir!
     
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    I have that rod. For floating use, A Rio Steelhead Scandi 350 grain, 31 foot head seems a proper fit (although I'm new to scandi lines). For sink tip use, I use a level 325 grain, 27 foot head, that seems to be a proper fit, and handles tips up to around 100 grains.
     
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    Thank you, was curious what size tips it could huck
     
  12. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    Why not ask Johnny what his rods handle? He does answer his emails.
     
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    jake-e-boy No mas

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    Excellent point. Guess I did get a nice email and business card with my order...
     
  14. Tom Martin

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    I have had one of these for 4 years now and its my favorite rod. Bought it to learn on, have since bought other rods, but keep coming back to this as my go to rod. Had Steve (SPG) line it for me, his lines are always spot on. I never buy off the shelf line anymore, just tell Steve what rod I have and get a perfectly tuned line. For the money, you can't go wrong.. have landed fish from 8-14 lbs on this combo
    326 grn @ 30.2'
    for mine from Steve..
     
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    bought a used scandi compact 330 grn 29' head for a deal, haven't played with it yet but guessing it'll workout. should know more after next week, i'll update if i remember
     
  16. Charles Sullivan

    Charles Sullivan dreaming through the come down

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    Any word on how it cast w/ that Jakee? I'm thinking of buying this blank for a little summer run stream I know of.

    Go Sox,
    cds
     
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    I'll be interested in how that builds up for you Charles.
     
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    Haven't got to use the Scandinavia yet due to conditions but it blast a 450 skagit int very very well and lands methow hatchery brats well too
     
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    Curious as to why you ended up using a 450 grain Skagit head when in you first post you say....Saw Steve Godshall rated the rod as a 5.2 wt, with a line recommendation for scandi heads of 286-338 and skagit heads 338-390, length between 18 and 24 feet.
    450 in a Skagit is quite a few grains for that little sweetheart of a 5 weight.
     
  20. jake-e-boy

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    yeah it definitely overloads the rod. and it might be the head for my 7 wt switch, but I'm too lazy to get another spool/reel and line. works when I take it slow and Airflo doesn't make any smaller grain weights in skagit int. Might look into a rio ishort next winter.
     
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