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Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by Grayone, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. Grayone Fishin' to the end, Oc.P

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    13'7" le cie 9/10 and the 14' 8/9 biix winston......If so,please give me your feedback on the action differences and where they seem to flex, etc.

    Grayone
  2. Panhandle Active Member

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    See if poppy will send them to ya. My assumption is that the biix is faster and stiffer while the guideline is medium fast fuller flex.
  3. stewart dee Guest

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    I test drove the BIIX you listed from Winston. It casts the same as a CND Skagit Specialist. I own a BIIX 12' 6" #6/7 line and truly believe that it out performed the 14' 8/9 IMO. Don't get me wrong it was a nice rod if you are looking for a 14' stick, it is very nice. You can ask Winston to send you a loaner rod for a couple weeks to see if its for you.
  4. Dan Page Active Member

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    Don't know anything about the Winston, but own the LeCie. Have to say (IMHO) the LeCie 13'7 9/10 is faster than shorter and lighter LeCies. This rod would be called a broomstick by some casters.
    Would like to hear what the Winston is like.
  5. Leroy Laviolet Aint no nookie like chinookie

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    Here's my slightly informed , mostly un-informed guess...
    Lecie, a true short canon, much faster than the winston...
  6. Panhandle Active Member

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    See how assumptions work...... you're usually wrong. LOL!!
  7. bendow New Member

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    Tsk...tsk.....you didn't distinguish between the 3 and 4 piece LeCie....you know which rod I would buy:)
  8. Grayone Fishin' to the end, Oc.P

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    Ben, I will only buy a rod that I could get a warranty on, so my options are limited on the LeCie.:(
  9. SpeySpaz still an authority on nothing

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    The 3 piece 9/10 LeCie is an unforgiving bitch, and will be heretofore referred to as MADEMOISELLE. She will tolerate nothing less. Visualize a black leather bustier and thigh high boots...
    And you better have a big bottom hand and a hard tight stroke, otherwise she'll have nothing to do with you. Wimpy american style casters...she will spank you hard and send you home, red-cheeked. She's the bitchy oldest sister of the Le Cies, who are mostly accommodating farmgirls.
    535 grains, and the length better be right. or else.
    But...you treat her right, it's all Marlene Dietrich plus.

    "you hate me because I'm beauuuutifullll...."
  10. Leroy Laviolet Aint no nookie like chinookie

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    ahhh... I've heard similar grumblings, but not put quite as well as you have SS ! Had a couple narrow misses at getting one...She sounds like my kinda gal!
  11. Grayone Fishin' to the end, Oc.P

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    Big hard tight stroke......thats me!
  12. Nate Dutton I'm a teacher, I fish to eat!

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    I have a shorter tighter stoke.....but never had any complaints.....:thumb::rofl::rofl:
  13. Leroy Laviolet Aint no nookie like chinookie

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    Ahhh, the classic deterioration of a thread ... :rofl::rofl:
  14. Dan Page Active Member

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    Spaz,
    You do have a way with words. :clown:
    I'm just an old spey guy who likes the long rods that take the long top hand. But, this rod as well as my LPXe, have taught me a thing or two about the mechanics of casting. Learning to use that bottom hand improved my long rod/long line casting. Those Scandinavian women will take you for a wild ride. :D
  15. SpeySpaz still an authority on nothing

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    Mademoiselle makes my big Stinger look like a pushover. She should have a warning label.
  16. Thomas Mitchell Active Member

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    Shit...

    I have the 13'7" 7/8 and 8/9. Love 'em and never really thought about the 9/10.

    Now I feel a distinct compulsion to give big sister a roll just to see if I have the required minerals.

    Unfortunately, I have a good idea of how it'll turn out and it's not too pretty...
  17. attack Member

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    I think we may favor a bunch of the same sticks...

    if I had to describe the 9/10s flex I would say its through the middle...very stout tip and butt...finicky but capable of some awesome things...
    I have thrown a lot of heads on there...I like these:

    Ddc 9/10 chopped to 54o grains
    Power taper 9/10 floater 450 grains 15 ft poly
    SA atlantic salmon 8/9
    SA scandi extreme 440 grain 15 ft poly

    My biased opinion is for the sa's now with light mono behind it...there are no limits
  18. Dan Page Active Member

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    I've been using the Int. DDC cut at 550 gr.
    Just got the new DDC S2 head and cut it the same, but only used it a short time as it got down more than I wanted that day. Got the Swede line cut to 525 gr. with a long poly but have used it rarely. The Int/S1 head I've used only a bit, cut to 530.
    Really like the Int DDC on here, and also have used the 625 Skagit Flight with nice results.
    My first winter with this rod and seems to be growing on me. Will probably only use it for sunk lines.
    Interesting Zack about what you say on the SA lines.
  19. SpeySpaz still an authority on nothing

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    I do like the fast scandi sticks, attack. Well, I like other sticks too, but when it comes to firing lasers, I know what I like!
  20. Grayone Fishin' to the end, Oc.P

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    Okay you talked me into it............ this is what I got.............