Favorite Tip Throwing Winter Rod?

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by PT, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. PT Physhicist

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    Looking into a shorter tip tossing rod for winter. I'm not a big fan of short head, heavy tip stuff but it would serve a purpose that my longer rods won't.

    Considering a Burkie 8128-4 as my needs are in the shorter than 13' rod category. I don't even want to go 13'. Not even considering a switch.
  2. William Wallace Active Member

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    For me it is all I got, G Loomis GLX Stinger 12'6" 7/8, but I am using a 390 Skagit switch with 8' T14, easy casts with no effort out to 70-80'. Most of my casts are generally in the 40-50 feet and I use no energy to get it there. It is the rod in my profile picture. Love the rod, also a scandi in the 320 range is such a sweet TnG, could fish it all day. If I had to get another to replace it would be the one you are talking about.

    Would love a Burkie 7117-4, that would fit my bill just perfect, but don't have the money right now.
  3. Sean Beauchamp Hot and Heavy at yer 6

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    You can borrow my 7126 tcx and lines if you wish. May consider selling if you fall in love.
  4. PT Physhicist

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    Thanks for the offer. I'm going to double down on the Burkheimer as my next rod. Both my parents passed away in the last few months so I'm going to have it customized with something or other on it. Kinda sappy but maybe it'll bring me some much needed help out there... It'll also deter me from selling after a year or two which I have a bad habit of doing :)
  5. constructeur Active Member

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    To me, the 12'4" Beulah Platinum is the bees knees for a short Winter stick, but I recon if you can afford a Burkie then, I suppose you'll get by with that. :cool:
  6. PT Physhicist

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    I just look at like adding an extra month onto my mortgage...
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  7. Derek Day Rockyday

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    I'll second the 7117. If you're looking for a short winter rod, it's really, really impressive .
  8. Jumbo Member

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    I have a barely used Burkie 8128, custom built shop rod, that is surplus to my needs. custom handle, custome all black stealth terminator color - this thing is a badass winter stick, and worked VERY well this yr as a summer stick in BC. PM me if you want to take a look. In Seattle.
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  9. OneMoreCast New Member

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    +1 for the Beulah 12'4" 8 wt for its fish-ability alone. I fish it with a Skagit switch and heavy tips often--very easy to cast with your arse in the brush, and the short head combined with such a light rod make precision mending straightforward.
  10. Darthmonkey Active Member

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    Winston 7123MX if you can find one. Makes mincemeat of deathstar fanboys and t17.
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  11. Idaho steel Active Member

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    One of the most unknown and underrated rods of all time, regardless of what line system you prefer. Baffling. I don't have much use for shooting heads, but if ever there were a rod that could make me turn, this would be it. (By the way, for truly god-like vibes, try a 7/8 vector...)
  12. constructeur Active Member

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    PT-What reel is going on this?
  13. PT Physhicist

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    Tibor spey or Abel super 10. I'm not much of a traditionalist when it comes to my reels. I got rid of most of my gear when my parents got sick but kept these reels. Just now getting to a place where I can enjoy the stuff that used to make me tick.
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  14. Dave Evans Active Member

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    Burkheimer + Abel super 10 is a great combination! See a lot of both over here.
  15. PT Physhicist

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    Got her in the mail yesterday and plan to head out for a couple weeks. Been a bitch of a year.

    Ya, a little more thought could have gone into the composition of the first pic, but.... ;)

    Burkie1.JPG Burkie2.JPG
  16. rondo New Member

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    I think you will be very happy with that rod
  17. Rob Allen Active Member

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    Hope you enjoy the rod....
  18. PT Physhicist

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    Thanks!!! It turned out really nice.

    Isn't the Vintage supposed to be the green blank....?
  19. Dave Evans Active Member

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    My 8142 Vintage is a black blank.
  20. Rob Allen Active Member

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    vintages are black, presentations are blue and classics are green