What is your beach rod(s) of choice?

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  1. tackleman

    tackleman New Member

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    For SRC beach fishing my regular rod is a Redington Nti 9' #5 throwing an Airflo Multi-tip #5 on an Islander 3.4.
    When the fishing includes opportunities for pinks and coho I use a Beulah 10' #5 switch with an Airflo Multi-tip #7 which works well both overhead and switch/spey casting.
    The multi-tip lines are great for quickly altering your fishing depth.
     
  2. Eyejuggler

    Eyejuggler Beech Nut

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    Sage One 9.6' 6wt
    Winston B3x 9.6' 5wt

    Both rods overlined by one, fast and solid even on "most" windy days
     
  3. Cannon

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    I used a Loomis Classic GLX 10' 4wt. for years. She got stolen and I still have a broken heart. I'm using a TFO BVK 10' 5wt. and a Echo Shadow II 10' 3wt for throwing smaller streamers and dries. I've been really impressed with this rod. It's a great "all-arounder". I'm planning on purchasing a 10' 4wt. this fall and it has come down to two rods: Orvis H2 and a Scott Radian. I would buy another Loomis(NRX or GLX) but there is no rod in a 10' 4wt. except for a nymph taper.
     
  4. Greg Armstrong

    Greg Armstrong Active Member

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    J.S. Sharpe Scottie impregnated bamboo model "88" (8' - 8"). I use a Pflueger "Sal-Trout" #1554 reel with a modern line; Rio Outbound 6wt wound on it.
    They use this rod for Sea Trout (searun Browns) in Scotland and throughout northern Europe. It works great on Puget Sound just as well for Searun Cutthroat, Coho, Pinks, Bulls and the occasional Blackmouth and flounder :p.
    Sometimes I'll use an Orvis impregnated bamboo Battenkill 8' 0", 3/2, 4-1/2oz. 6wt.
    Kind of old school I know, but it's fun.
     
  5. pbunbury

    pbunbury Tights Lines

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    Sage Method 697-4. Most recently I've been catching 20 lb. carp on it. It's an awesome versatile rod. I'm going to be using it a lot this year for summer run steelhead.


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  6. docstash

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    If anyone is using a switch rod you should try these in the sink rate of your choice with versi leaders or poly leaders and a running line. While I live a bit from the salt, the 255 Int. with an Int. tip and running line on lakes, from the bank or especially a float tube, is a cannon for stripping leeches with a 4 and 5wt switch. The 305 S4 is a bit heavy for the 4wt overhead but not the 5 wt. They also spey cast very nicely.
    http://www.rioproducts.com/fly-lines/spey/scandinavian/scandi-body/
    This is the proper link.

    Craig
    @redflyshop.com
     
  7. Pat Lat

    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    Also available in 23ft they have the scandi short body. Very similar to an ambush taper. Great for steep beaches for single hand spey casting
     
  8. Alexander

    Alexander Fishon

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    Batson RX8, 4piece, 9ft, 6wt (I should probably shoot a 7wt Airflo or Rio OB, or Ambush)
    Batson RX7, 2piece, 9ft, 5wt (Arflo 40+ Int) (edited from 4 to 2 piece)

    Both share my Rio Outboud Short Int, clear yellow
     
  9. Steve Saville

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    Early on, Xi2 6 wt. and a Ross G-3, Later, RPLXi 8 wt. 9'6", with a Ross CLA 4. Both with the proper Rio Outbound.
     
  10. David Loy

    David Loy Senior Moment

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    XP697 & 3300D with outbound shorts.
     
  11. stilly stalker

    stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

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    the WF7IS6 rio outbound short ( 265 grain) is what I use for over 95% of my beach fishing. Get below the surge, down to where the fish are. Toss it on my 690-4 Xi3 and I cast to the backing knot all the time

    For VERY calm water or shallow applications, I use a WF intermediate line. Never do I use a floating line fishing from the beach
     
  12. Mingo

    Mingo the Menehune stole my beer

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    Redington CPS 7 wt for silvers, chum and pinks.
    Redington CPS 8 wt for bonefish.
    Redington CPS 9 wt for Alaska silvers and chinook.
    TFO Healing Waters 5 wt for searuns.
    TFO Clouser 10 wt for various jacks, bluefin trevally, barracuda, pargo and roosterfish.
    Allen 6 wt for hawkfish, goatfish, surge wrasse, grouper, butterflyfish and damselfish
    TFO Ticr 12 wt for GTs and cubera snapper
    TFO Bluewater 14 wt for big GTs and sharks.
     
  13. Bagman

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    Now your just bragging. LOL. If I had all that gear I would be able to afore the cost of being able to fish them. Yes I'm jealous. Nice!
     
  14. DimeBrite

    DimeBrite MA-9 Beach Stalker

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    Where is your tarpon rod??? Permit rod???? You need to get out more.

     
  15. jasonj

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    CF Burkheimer Sea Trout 5 weight 9' 5" with a Galvan T-5 reel and Rio Aqualux (at least I think that's the line on it) clear/trans Intermediate line.
     
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    St Croix Legend Ultra 6wt ( I like this rod)
    Sage VT 2 9'6" 8 wt (I kinda like this rod)
    TFO Jim Teeny 5wt (I like this rod)

    Last summer I picked a 7/8 wt Abu Garcia Crossfire out of a g-sale free pile. That 2-piece rod handles the sink tip line great and when I'm banging around in a tin boat, it was perfect for Pinks. Maybe I like the s-l-o-w action ? cheap components. Maybe I just need more 2-piece rods!? I don't know because
     
  17. Bob Young

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    9 foot, 6 wt. Templefork Ticrx with a SLOW intermediate Outbound.
     
  18. aplTyler

    aplTyler Inept Steelheader

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    Sage One 9'6" 6 WT... Bauer LM3... Rio Outbound Short

    Love the rod. It gets used on lakes for big trout, salt, streamers on big water, and I'll probably try it out on some Eastside Steel this fall. Fantastic setup.
     
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    Method 9' 5 and/or 6 wt Rio OS WF I or S6.
     
  20. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    Cortland procrest 8 wt,matched with a Cortland crown fly reel,floating wf. Line
     

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