Guideline Le Cie 12'6" 8/9 Review

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  1. James Waggoner

    James Waggoner Active Member

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    Just bought a Guideline Le Cie after all the praise I've heard about them and lined it with a guideline 8/9 power taper....and now for an extremely wordy review:

    Holly smokes!

    If you get a chance to fire one of these babies, enjoy! If your looking for a new scandi rod look no further.

    If you need more details feel free to ask or if you would like to add to this review please do so.

    James.
     
  2. Steelie Mike

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    Yeah that is the best scandi rod period!
     
  3. Leroy Laviolet

    Leroy Laviolet Aint no nookie like chinookie

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    do'n it 4 the chinookie
    Le cie's are desperately "under" popular for some reason... Smoke'n sticks:thumb:
     
  4. shotgunner

    shotgunner Anywhere ~ Anytime

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    Right on James.. Congrats with the great choice :)
     
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    I haven't tried the 12'6" models but I have two 13'7" rods (7/8 & 8/9) and my initial reaction was the same as James'. These are very nice rods if you like a bit faster action.
     
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    I just pulled the trigger on the 13'7 8/9 for my winter rod. Marry X- mas to me. Thanks Santa Poppy!
     
  7. Ian Broadie

    Ian Broadie Flyfishing is so "Metal"

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    They are fantastic, I've been resisting buying one for a while as I have more gear than I can realistically fish.... but my resistance is getting weaker all the time.
     
  8. John Hicks

    John Hicks Owner and operator of Sea Run Pursuits

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    The best scandi rod on the market if you ask me.
     
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    Darn, I bought it as a skagit rod.
     
  10. Ian Broadie

    Ian Broadie Flyfishing is so "Metal"

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    Nothing wrong with it for Skagit casting.
     
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    Ian Broadie Flyfishing is so "Metal"

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    Kinda figured as much after I replied.... work brings out the "why so serious..." in me :S
     
  13. SpeySpaz

    SpeySpaz still an authority on nothing

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    The three piece LeCies are among the best light scandis and have a cult following; but the 4 pc suffer a bit in their shadow. Best in the world? For some casters yes, for others no. Simple.
     
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    yuhina Tropical member

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    sensitive and crispy..
    Best Scandi rod in my world as I might add!
     
  15. Leroy Laviolet

    Leroy Laviolet Aint no nookie like chinookie

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    If I could only fish one , it would be a lecie-
     
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    2 LeCies so far

    12'6" LeCies have always been 4 piece. 13'7" and up were 3pc.. current production run are 4 piece.

    I have a 14'8" 9/10 3pc.. GREAT rod.. even though some complain the upper cork is to short ;) Also an 11' 8/9 LeCie Switch. Really like the 12'6" 7/8.. VERY sweet fishing / casting machine.

    Just got home and still smelling of skunk. Wind & snow squalls bigtime.. 33* F
     
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    2 LeCies so far

    anybody ever heard of the Guideline HTS Graphite rods ? I`ve got the 13` 8/9 , 3 piece . Grandfather to the LeCies and LPXE`s . Made in the USA as well (probably by Loomis) .
     
  18. SpeySpaz

    SpeySpaz still an authority on nothing

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    "12'6" LeCies have always been 4 piece. 13'7" and up were 3pc.. current production run are 4 piece."
    Thanks for the nudge, shotgunner...I was thinking about the longer ones, I got a bit mixed up.

    I have a 15' 10/11 Stinger on the way to me right now, the sound of thunder must be scrambling my brains a little.
     
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    I haven't had the opportunity to try a LeCie yet but have been very curious. I had the chance to use a 12'6" 7/8 LXPE and found that to be a great stick. Extremely light in the hand and very easy to cast. I liked it so much that I'm considering one for a summer stick. Sounds like I should try a LeCie too.
     
  20. SpeySpaz

    SpeySpaz still an authority on nothing

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    the 12'6" LPXe in 7/8 kicks total hiney with a 420 Compact Scandi. Like aircasting.
    Been playing lately with "Mademoiselle" a 13'7" 9/10 LeCie 3pc belonging to a bud, and my, she is a persnickety gal.
    You don't give her bottom hand, you don't get no joy.
     

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