Favorite Beach cannon

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  1. Connor H

    Connor H Bobbers n Beadz

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    I am kinda suprized that no one has said Axiom yet! I kinda like my new Echo 2 10' 5 weight with a 6 weight outbound!
     
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    TFO TiCr 9ft. 6wt. w/rio outbound. With a good double haul this rod and line combo will sing.
     
  3. flybill

    flybill Purveyor of fine hackle, wine & cigars!

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    My 6wt Rainshadow RX-8+ and TFO 5wt Switch rod... got an Airflo 40+ Intermdiate for the switch rod that I need to get out and play with! :thumb:
     
  4. Thomas Mitchell

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    Meiser 11' 4/5 Highlander switch for the searuns/rezzies on calm days
    Meiser 11' 6/7 Highlander switch, twin of the above for windy days and/or mature salmon
    Meiser 13' 7/8 MKS, really for steelhead but good for throwing bombs to salmon when it's really windy

    Previously used a TCR 697 which was a great one-hander with a shooting head and a Z-axis 5110, 11' switch which was a great rod in general.

    T.
     
  5. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    Haven't fished this yet, but it had better become my favorite beach rod because that was what i was thimkin' when I got it: Fenwick "Iron Feather" 9'9" 6wt 2-pc. I need to try out a few different lines on this before I know what works best. Came with a good reel and a decent floater and a Cortland 444 Clear Camo Intermediate on the spare spool. Managed some fairly long casts on the lawn trying it out with the Clear Camo before I bought it. No time now, though, as I'm locked into "busy" mode at work and just finished spending some time researching and shopping for a newer rig.
     
  6. Jacob Peterson

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    Is there a seven weight axiom, I love casting those and a 10 ft. switch would be awesome for me and my bike explorations around the sound
     
  7. Sean Beauchamp

    Sean Beauchamp Hot and Heavy at yer 6

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    just picked up a 796-4 Sage RPL from a board member. I'm gonna play around with lines a bit tomorrow and get that things bombin line. Its a sweeeeet stick.

    Also got a custom piece tyler speir made up for me. rainshadow RX-8XF blank in a 9' 6wt. Its a cannon for sure and sends my outbound a long ways.
     
  8. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Sean,
    That 796-4 RPL is a sweet rod. Nice pick-up!
     
  9. gigharborflyfisher

    gigharborflyfisher Native Trout Hunter

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    A Scott S4 9'6" 6 wt with an Airflo 40+ absolutely blasts line out there. I have an Echo 10'10" switch which can throw one mean double haul or double hand cast...
     
  10. 10' 6 wt. GLX Classic with Outbound. Shoot likes a rocket and the extra length is ideal. Still very light and easy on your cast arm/shoulder.
     
  11. Ethan G.

    Ethan G. I do science.. on fish..

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    9' 6wt. TFO TiCr-X with an Airflo 40+. That setup is pretty amazing for the beach. I wish it was slightly longer, though.
    -Ethan
     
  12. David Loy

    David Loy Senior Moment

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    697xp w/3300D w/SA-ST & Outbound int.
     
  13. Matthew Gulbranson

    Matthew Gulbranson Resident Swinger

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    Thomas, nice to see you got your Meisers! I hope they are treating you well!!! I've been lovin' me some ZA :) Thanks!
     
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    Ibn speaks big medicine; a fast action rod that casts easily and not broomstick stiff. My GLX will be 12 years old this year, bent snake guies and all it will still toss a line like a frozen rope. Heck, a 9' 6 wt that weighs 2.9 ounces? Way ahead of its time, and still leading edge in many ways. I have a GLX in an 8 weight, 9', 4 piece configuration, which model many experienced fly fishers consider the quintessential bonefish stick.
     
  15. Dave Boyle

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    TFO 12'6" 6wt with airflo 450 grn skagit head, overhead casts 130+ everytime. Too much for cutties, great for silvers/chumlies + I'll find out with pinks this yr...

    Dave

    PS thanks to Matt Burke (formerly Mattzoid?) and Leland M for getting me thinking about this style of beach fishing
     
  16. Chester Allen

    Chester Allen Fishing addict and scribbler

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    Robert August 10-foot "Predator" with a step deck and single fin. Whoops! We're talking about fly rods here. But that surfboard booms right along....

    9-foot, 6-weight Sage VPS with a sinking shooting head. I know this isn't the heavy guns that some others throw, but it casts far enough for me.
     
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    Yes, they are very nice. Great casting and amazing cosmetics. Almost got my first summer run on the 6/7 last weekend but he came unpinned on the first run.

    T.
     
  18. Bob Balder

    Bob Balder Willing to learn anything...

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    Sage 696 RPL, overlined with a 7 wt, weight forward and a 10' hand tied leader wil put a popper out there pretty well, at least it does for me and I am no great shakes on the long distance cast. This set-up is verstile enough to fish the surface with leland's popper or fish clousers and such sub-surface. I don't like dragging extra spools and crap around the beach all morning and this rig works for me.
    A rezzi on a 6 wt. with back bone is a serious hoot.
    I like it! :beer2:
     
  19. Rialto

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    IBN,

    What weight Outbound Short are you using on the 6wt?

    Thanks
     
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    Since they came out: 796 XP and 896 SP. Currently farting around with Amundson 5100 and 7100. The 5100 is really a 7 weight though as it handles a 275 grain Outbound real nice. As in the whole line to the backing knot.
     

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