winter junk rod.

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by Panhandle, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. Panhandle Active Member

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    I need a rod for T-14 and dumb bell heavies. Thinking a 13'7 8/9. I like stiffer medium/fast actions, leaning on the faster progressive side. Something akin to the TR.
  2. Philster New Member

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    Best I've ever thrown for junk is the CND Skagit Specialist. Only problem is it's more suited to big kings than Puget Sound steelies... Definitely not fast.
  3. bconrad Member

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    S Rivers
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    Deathstar? I've never cast one, but they're supposed to be pretty serious.
  4. Panhandle Active Member

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  5. James Waggoner Active Member

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    Pan, didn't you post a picture with a 7136 z-axis along side a fish a while back? If so look no further, that rod will do about whatever you want it to in regards to t-14 and large dumbell eyed flies.
  6. Panhandle Active Member

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    Nope, don't own a Sage two-hander.
  7. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    What about the TFO Deer Creek rods? Probably not as fast as you would like, but a caster with your talent would be in the lighter end of the grain window which seems like it would lend itself to more tip flex. Those rods are so good and easy even Mumbles can cast them. Good luck in your search.
  8. Blake Harmon Active Member

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    Yeah, I scooped an 8/9 DC 13'6 from mumbles in the spring. that rod can def throw the junk!
    I like me a 600 grain compact head on it for big tips and heavy flies.
  9. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    Blake, maybe you can provide Panhandle with some feedback on where the load occurs with your 600, heavy tips and heavy flies. Have you tried lighter heads to move the load point more toward the tip or heavier ones to move it closer to the handle? I was using an AFS 10/11 and skagit 660 on it and could toss anything. My skill is limited, hence the excessive weight in order to feel things loading.

    With my Z Axis 8129 I can feel myself starting to go lighter in line load, a progression that has come slow but is finally starting.
  10. Panhandle Active Member

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    I hate the deer creeks. Just sayin'
  11. greenriver Member

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    henderson ,KY
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    Redington CPX
  12. Blake Harmon Active Member

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    What do you hate about the deer creeks?
    beside the fact that the blank is "amethyst" IE purple!


    For the same price point about you can snag a TR tho, And if thats what your set on. I would agree that those make a good brick thrower as well.
  13. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    I'm hearing you now! Didn't know that.
  14. Panhandle Active Member

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    I don't think their poor rods, they just don't work with my casting style.
  15. Jmills81 The Dude Abides

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    The T and T would fit you...
  16. LBC nymphing beads with a spey pole.

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    BFE
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    Multi 8130 with a 630 compact, 12-15' of whatever tip, and the heaviest shit youve got..... Launches.
  17. Panhandle Active Member

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    I've got the 12/7 multi. Amazing rod. Ya, that's another great consideration
  18. Brian Thomas Active Member

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    Loop Green 9140 .
  19. golfman65 Guest

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    Pan, check out the echo's....you want a beater rod that you don't have to worry about right? they have two styles or actions and yeah they is ugly but they actually cast pretty damn nice and the price is right...
  20. Brady Burmeister Active Member

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    Cast the sage 7130 vt2 if you ever get a chance. I wouldn't give mine up for anything. Versatile, has balls, smooth rod. Will cast off the tip if light lined, or will bend deep if lined deep. Can be found for good prices used.