Beulah Classic 7/8 Spey - Skagit Advise Needed

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by 29guy, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. 29guy Member

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    Brigadoon, WA
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    Thanks to one of our sponsor's end of year blow out sale, I now have a Beulah Classic 12' 7" spey rod coming my way and am looking for some advise on what weight Skagit head to use.

    I will be using Airflo Ridge 30 lb. floating running line and a 10ft. sinking tip. I would really like to hear from you if you have/had this rod and what weight Skagit head you would recommend.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    Ansbach, Germany
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    Email the guys at Beulah, they will tell you. Generally you can find their recs on their homepage as well.

    "Only when the last tree has been felled, the last river poisoned and the last fish caught, man will know that he cannot eat money."
  3. Wadecalvin Member

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    Redmond Oregon
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    Around 500 or 525 give or take is about right on that one for Skag. Which is what Beulah recommends. (500) Nice stick.
  4. Salmo_g Active Member

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    I have that rod. It's decidedly more of an 8 than a 7 wt. I use a 550 Rio Skagit, 27' beer can classic on it. And I generally tend toward the lighter side when it comes to line weights. So don't be afraid of 550 grains.

  5. 29guy Member

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    Brigadoon, WA
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    Thanks to all for getting back to me. Now have to buy line!