What's your meat stick for steelhead ?

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  1. Leroy Laviolet

    Leroy Laviolet Aint no nookie like chinookie

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    do'n it 4 the chinookie
    Similar but different question-
    So, when the shit is down, windy, long, short , pooring rain, cold nasty, big sink tips, floating tips ... Whatever conditions are thrown at you, what rod do you grab that you have the confidence in to perform under adverse conditions... Not necessarily your favorite :hmmm: But the one you can count on when the chips are on the table so to speak ... Maybe the same rod for some, but not for others I bet.
    Easy for me-
    CND Salmo Salar - No brainer-:thumb:
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  2. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Dude, you need to go fishing. I'm too new to really know but if winter harshness arrives and I'm fishing in it I'll be casting the 8129 Z because so far almost anything I've tried with it has worked. It has to be in the rod because there is no talent in the caster.
     
  3. Leroy Laviolet

    Leroy Laviolet Aint no nookie like chinookie

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    You are right Ed, my season is over and I'm going through steel header postpartum depression !
    A viable question if you are a true gear Ho tho !
     
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    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Two words man...road trip! Pick up Old Man Jim on the way. Is that a J. W. Youngs? 1535?
     
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    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    is that a medalist on there?
     
  6. Leroy Laviolet

    Leroy Laviolet Aint no nookie like chinookie

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    It's jdub young 1540 , hook a steelhead and it just giggles... Tank of a reel -
     
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    CND North Fork rod I built from a blank. Awesome rod. Also my favorite.
     
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    Mark Bové Chasin tail

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    8133 Decho with a compact skagit.

    True meat rod... 10' 8 weight GLX Native Run
     
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    NomDeTrout Fly Guy Eat Pie

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    I've been fishing with a ZAxis 7136 and Beulah 7/8 Classic...and I must say...the Beulah has been treating me well, moreso than the Zaxis.
     
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    ReidFamilyFive VIRTUTIS.GLORIA.MERCES

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    Burkie 8139-4 w/ Airflo 600 gr. Compact Skagit ............... Nice!
     
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    Burkie 9143 . Mine`s sportin` a 1540 too .
     
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    Matthew Gulbranson Resident Swinger

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    I'd have to say my z axis 8129. I can up the grains on the skagit if it's windy, cast it under trees, change my casting stroke, and it still seems to get the line out. It can be a bit of a broom stick, but it will take all that you throw at it. There doesn't seem to be an end to the power, just my technique.
     
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    Echo Classic 8136, compacts skagit 510, Rio type 6 tip, black moal
     
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    My choice for a ''meat stick'' would be the Loomis Dredger 13'4'' 7/8.In nasty windy weather I find I dont have any probs throwing heavy tips and big fleas.In regards to other thread...one stick,well that would be something else!!
    Jim.
     
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    Leroy,

    Your reel is on backwards
     
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    Leroy Laviolet Aint no nookie like chinookie

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    dude that is HYSTERICLE !!!! Lemme go check, cause it's set up right hand retrieve now...
    Wohoo! I have it right now, but always wondered why it payed out line while I cast even with the knob down tight , two years ago when the pic was taken- ( Sure it was two years ago yer think'n !! Two weeks maybe :rofl: )
    funny shit man-
    You should get a prize- !!!

    Michael, how'd you miss that?? :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    My favorite is the old reliable Echo Classic 7130 with a 540 skagit, T-8 or 11 and a MOAL. 510 compact if I do not want to fish as much lead.
     
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    Similar, but mines the three section blank and I use a 550 grain RIO Scandi head.
     

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