Angler's Roost 12' 5/6 wt

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  1. Tom Martin

    Tom Martin Member

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    I just got a compact skagit 375 and like it for that rod... tried a 410 and a 450, 450 was ok when learning, but thought it was too much when you add some sink tips to it. Plus I don't fish a lot of sink tips so the 375 is better suited to my casting and fishing style
     
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    Like I already stated, using airflo skagit intermediate, which means 5 ft of t-11 gets me plenty deep and again, airflo skagit int doesn't go any lower in grains, might try a rio ishort next winter/spring season. Getting ready to use the Scandi 330 come June
     
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    I can totally understand that! Your better off than buying too many and getting the wrong one. After you cast the scandi on it you should know the rod inside and out and know what you want. Good luck.
     
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    Throwing Scandis on the are 7/8 is amazing. Can't believe these things are just $100
     
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    you have the 13' 7/8? know what size skagit it likes? will be tossing my 330 scandi around tomorrow hopefully, if wind cooperates... will report back if i dont forget
     
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    450scandi 500skagit. Its a true 7wt unlike most 7/8s that are more of an 8 wt but sold as a 7/8 to increase revenues
     
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    Just a thought but I assume you are talking about the IM6 ones...in which case Steve's custom scandi lines are:

    ARE 12' 5/6 IM6 326 grn @ 30.2ft
    ARE 13' 7/8 IM6 455 grn @ 34.1ft

    I have his line for the 7/8 and its awesome.
     
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    yessir im6

    ok so just done with my testing. 330 scandi is awesome for T&G and right inline with sgs's recommendation. (330 grn @ 30', got the airflo head at a steal so went with it over SGS line) also tried my wulff ambush triangle taper 8wt, 290 grain @ 20' and was impressed with it ability to huck tips/heavy streamers, seemed more SA instead of T&G which makes sense due to the taper of the ambush. I love this rod and like golfman said, can't be beat for the price.
     
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