Lightweight, sweet, Deschutes cannon?

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  1. chromeseeker

    chromeseeker Where's the Bucket?

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    At some point in one's double-hander (and single-hander) career, you get to the point where you want a very specific rod for each situation.

    So, I may be in the market this summer for a sweet, light-in-the-hand DH rod that would be great on med.-larger rivers and would be for floating line work only (most likely with a Scandi setup). The keys here are light and powerful. Since most of the Deschutes fish are your typical 6-10 pounders (this summer was an exception) I'm not looking for a meat stick. Just something that's fun, powerful and light.

    Anyone have any recs that will meet these requirements? I need another rod like a hole in the head, but...

    Cheers,
    CS
     
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    93cubuff New Member

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    Winston BIIX 13' 3" 7 weight.


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  3. Coonhound Jed

    Coonhound Jed New Member

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    My reccomendation would be either beulah's 12'7 7/8 or their 13'3 7 weight spey in their new line of spey rods. the beulah elixer scandi line is about as sweet as it gets for dry line spey casting
     
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    pcknshvl Member

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    Echo 2 61- 71-, or 8124. Also: Snowbee Torridge. Both are great Scandi head rods. Both are light, med. fast, and nice to cast all day long.

    I like the AFS on both, plus Snowbee's 44' floating head on the Torridge.

    Tom
     
  5. loose ferrule

    loose ferrule New Member

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    I think the Echo2 Scandi's run 7, 8, and 9 wt. A 6wt Echo2 Scandi would fill a nice niche though.
     
  6. JGS

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    The ONLY Answer...

    Burkie 7127-4

    I would settle for a Winston BII-MX 12'3" 7/8 as well or the Anderson Custom Rod 7129-4. Both are much more rod than the Burkie, but sweet.

    I would shy away from the really short rods and the longer rods.
     
  7. Aaron O'Leary

    Aaron O'Leary The Theory

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    I Second the BIIX.
     
  8. GR8LAKES FLYER

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    Guideline LPXe 12'6'' 7/8 is my sweetheart !! Very light in hand , but packs a punch !!

    I line this baby with a Guideline DDC Connect 8/9 Intermediate belly with tips @ 32' , 340 grains for sunk line work and use a 7/8 PT floater @ 35' , 350 grains for dry line stuff .

    I'm thinking about getting it's bigger brother the 13' 8/9 LPXe as well .



    Mike
     
  9. Jergens

    Jergens AKA Joe Willauer

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    7136 z-axis. It is fast but definitely light in hand, and a 6-10 lbs fish puts a great bend in it. a 7/8 ot 8/9 afs and away you go!
     
  10. Joe Smolt

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    Meiser 12.6' 6-8 wt with a Hardy St Aiden reel. Small handle and light reel, it feels like a single hander. Can chuck floating lines and skagits with no problems. Bought it for the same reasons you're thinking

    Joe
     
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    G Loomis Kispiox 12'6 5/6 with an AFS 400gr mono leader. Its light, fun, and a cannon
     
  12. inland

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    Whats wrong with the 1307-3 T&T you wrote about in the skagit compact thread? If you are feeling that is a little too much rod, and like the fast action T&T's, drop down to the 1206-3 with a CND GPS 5/6 line.

    William
     
  13. Randall Dee

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    Yes! The new Beulah Platinum Series is a sweet little rod. I was fortunate enough to be able to fish the 13'2" 7 wt prototype this last October and it is sweet. I had to have one and it just arrived this week. The 12' 6" 6wt in the same Platinum series is a real Gem as well.
     
  14. Ryan Buccola

    Ryan Buccola I ain't broke but brother I am badly bent

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    burkie hands down...7127-4 no comparison. get it..do it..do it
     
  15. SpeySpaz

    SpeySpaz still an authority on nothing

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    meiser 13' 5/6/7 hybrid.
    built for the Deschutes by Yoda himself.
     
  16. k2flyfisher

    k2flyfisher You're only so smart as what you choose to share.

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    how about one MORE rod for you...sounds like youre already familiar with the t&t's, so give the new 12'6'' 6wt a shot. its got plenty of balls for that nice calm upstream breeze on the D, and its a much deeper progressive flex than the 1206 and the 1307. its got that passive aggressive recovery, as in you feel it into the cork, and then WHAM...its out like trout.
     
  17. TrevorH

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    If you are interested in a Sage 6126 Z-Axis, let me know.

    Trevor
     
  18. Steelie Mike

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    The 1206 is a sweet stick!
     
  19. chromeseeker

    chromeseeker Where's the Bucket?

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    I love the 1307 T&T and while it is pretty light-in-hand, I feel it is closer to an 8wt. than a 7wt. The rod is just a bit "beefier" than I prefer for your typical smaller Deschutes steelies. It is tremendous when paired with a Skagit 570gr. and and AFS 520. Just looking for a rod that has great "fightability" but still packs a punch.

    All these recs. sound good. I'll have to cast a few rods and possibly make a trek to the Sandy Spey Clave this May.

    Thanks for all the great info.

    Cheers,
    CS
     
  20. herl

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    Scierra HMSv2 13' 8/9wt (6/7 in us line wt.). Very nice, fast, light and powerful rod. I use a 400grn. scandi head.
     

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