Lightweight, sweet, Deschutes cannon?

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  1. shotgunner

    shotgunner Anywhere ~ Anytime

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    The LPXe promoted by GR8LAKES_FLYER in post #8 is quite an impressive lightline stick. The lines he listed give an accurate feel for the Euro 7/8 line class rating. Possible Irish Angler or RedShed might have a demo rod available.

    Good Luck..
     
  2. GR8LAKES FLYER

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    Ooooooh !!!

    That is the rod I was searching for !!!!
    Then Scierra pulled out before I could get one ...... I'm jealous ..... however I did manage to get my paws on two of it's bigger brothers !! The 13'7'' 9/10 HMSvII and the 14'8'' 9/10 HMSvII :thumb:(like a 7/8 and 8/9 US line wt. respectively) . The Guideline LPXe series was the closest I could find to the Scierra's .
    After casting and swinging the 12'6'' 7/8 LPXe , I'm glad I found it !!



    Mike
     
  3. speyghillie

    speyghillie speyghillie

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    Hi Chromeseeker,
    If you don't need a sweet little rod right now and going to the Sandy River Speyclave, wait and try a couple out there, i know there is a little 12ft rod that i have tried out, that its going to be launched at the Clave... and this thing will blow the rest away, it is just AWESOME, not finished yet, but i hear its going to be there with its bigger brothers.
    Really light but power like no other 12ft rod i have ever tried.
    Gordon.
     
  4. gbeeman

    gbeeman Active Member

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    Meiser MKS 12'6" 6/7 - Throws a 450 Skagit like a rocket. It's my Deschutes rod and I love it.

    GBeeman
     
  5. Will Atlas

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    I have a 13'4'' 6/7/8 solstice that is great on those little fish. It is a little soft I think to be a really good scando rod I think, I use a 7/8 delta with a floating tip.
     
  6. Dan Page

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    Aaron has a 12'6" LPXe 7/8 for sale now on Ebay. Will probably go for a steal.
    I have the same rod in 8/9 and like it. (The European ratings are a size over ours so the 7/8 is more like our 6/7). But for a big river dryline rod nothing beats my 16' 6/7/8 Highlander!!
     
  7. SpeySpaz

    SpeySpaz still an authority on nothing

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    Dan, if I didn't have too many light rods already I'd be hounding Aaron for that little LPXe.
    SWEET.
    My 12'6" 5/6 Deer Creek would be a sweet little rod too, maybe a skosh light.
     
  8. hook jaw

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    Another vote for the Winston 13'3" 7 weight. Put an AFS head of 460 grains on there and let it fly.
     
  9. James Mello

    James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

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    Second on that rod.. Fantastic little rod that will be just fine with Scandi or short belly work....
     
  10. seattleangler

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    I'd pick up a used sage 6126 euro (green blank).
     
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    I'd put an Airflo Compact Scandi on your 1307 when they become available. Its a pretty damn sweet.
     
  13. SpeySpaz

    SpeySpaz still an authority on nothing

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    you know, after two suggested rods I have to throw one more out there...I cast this rod yesterday on a trip with Scott ODonnell and fell in love.

    7136 Z Axis. but it has to be properly lined. It is mystical man, whew!