your dream set-up?

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  1. luckybalbowa

    luckybalbowa Member

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    So, I'm getting pretty jazzed about my latest fishing purchase. After school is done for the semester, I'll be devoting my time to building a 8134-4 Burkheimer two-hander. I have spent the last year scraping together money to buy what I felt would be a "dream setup" as far as two-handed rods go. I guess I'm pretty stoked because as a college student it has taken quite some time to save up the money for my set up and I'm almost finally there.

    I guess I'm curious as to what you are saving for/dreaming of?

    This is my set up

    Berkie 8134-4
    Nautilus 10
    multi-tip Windcutter 789


    What is your dream set up?
     
  2. Salmon Chaser

    Salmon Chaser Wannabe Spey God

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    I have a couple of dream set ups now,, but if i could i would like to fish a
    Hoagy Carmichael Spey 14' 9wt 3pc:cool:
    Maurice Noel Signature series M500
    Carron line
    oh yeah,, and a week on the Alta to test drive the above setup:thumb:
    Salmon Chaser
     
  3. Zen Piscator

    Zen Piscator Supporting wild steelhead, gravel to gravel.

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    I've already got the Nautalis 10 custom ingraved "Zen Piscator" on it. Love the reel and current have it matched with a tfo spey which i actually love, although the next purchase will be something hevier/higher quality.
     
  4. Skilly

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    Mieser 15' 7/8/9, Tioga 12 Magnum. XLT olt style 7/8 I have 3 of these for back up I like them that much with this rod. Yea yea I know the Tioga is just a cheapie, but it fishes as well as the spendy ones.

    Skilly
     
  5. TomB

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    burkheimer 14'3" 9 wt
    islander lx
    windcutter 9/10/11 w/out tips with special modifications and my own tips
     
  6. Rob Zelk

    Rob Zelk I swing, therefore i am.

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    I'm in love with the GLX dredger series,

    For a reel if i could afford it now, I'd get a Hardy Perfect or Bougle is a little less expensive. With a rio or airflo skagit head, yeah baby!!!!

    You burkheimer dudes have been talking to Russ Miller too much! :rofl: ;)
    You know i'm playin' , its all personal preference for sure. Russ thinks the Loomis rods are "noodles" Russ would agree on the Hardy though wouldn't you Russ? I'm sure of it. Its too bad you don't own a computer russ...
     
  7. Ringlee

    Ringlee Doesn't care how you fish Moderator Staff Member

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    13'9" 789 Burkheimer
    Lamson ULA 3.5
    Rio Midspey 8/9

    6 12'6" Sage
    Lamson ULA 3.4
    Rio Skagit 450

    I love them both. I don't think that I could dream up a better combo.
     
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    sage z axis 7136 with an archuleta large arbor tarpon size reel with click drag.
     
  9. Coach Duff

    Coach Duff Banned or Parked

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    Meiser MKS 7/8 and Hardy Humber Marquis 1 (Skagit systems with built T-14 tips from 6 to 24 feet for winter and Carrons line on extra spool for summer on both MKS rods)
    Meiser MKS 8/9 and Hardy Bougle Mark V 4 inch (Same as above)
    C&D Tracker 5/6/7 and Hardy St. John (Gravity spey line with all kinds of built tips)

    Thats what's on the wall on the "spey" side of the house
     
  10. Chris DeLeone

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    Burkheimer
    9143-3 Hardy Bougle 4" - Winter
    8141-4 Hardy Bougle 4" or Golden JLH 4" - Summer

    I want to see a few Meiser rods, Coach when are you back??

    I would love to fish the 8139-3 as well

    DeLe
     
  11. speyghillie

    speyghillie speyghillie

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    Got mine long ago,
    4 Clan Rods, hand-built by master rod builder Harry Jamieson the last traditional rod builder in Scotland, and all built a stones throw from the Spey.
    Two hardy Perfects, the best thing Hardy ever made, a couple of Malloch of Perth reels.
    And i just picked up 25 Salmon lines to try out, yes 25.:eek:
    The perks of working on the River Spey. :cool:
    Gordon.
     
  12. Big Tuna

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    I don't have a dream set-up, but am interested in purchasing a moderately priced all-around rod that is castable for a relative newbie, but a rod I can grow into. Is that a dream? The two rods that have caught my eye are the Meiser S2h136 13' 6" 8/9 and a Guideline 3 piece (I don't remember the model) that is about the same size and weight. These rods range from mid $400's to mid $500. Can any of you spey gurus comment on these rods, or something in their price range that would be a good match for what I'm looking for?
     
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    Mieser 13689MKS, Hardy Bougle' MK IV or Sage 8124, Hardy Bougle' MK IV for winter fish. For Summer Sage 6126.
     
  14. John Hicks

    John Hicks Owner and operator of Sea Run Pursuits

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    Well being a newbie at the spey scene, I have yet to cast a Burk or Meis. I did however get the rod that I had as a dream rod. I have a very nice set-up and it was 90% luck and 10% research.

    Sage 9141
    Albright tempest black (color matches sage perfectly) number 4
    Rio windcutter 9/10/11
     
  15. Ron Crawford

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    After a couple of years of test casting I arrived at my current dream setup:

    Sage TCR 8123-4
    Abel Big Game 4 ported
    Rio 10/11 900Gr floater cut and custom loop end tied to make a tip system with Rio sinking tips

    I like 'em fast and this set up rocks!
    I love it!
     
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    I have 2 set ups which I use.
    Sage TCR 9140,Hardy Ultralight Disc Spey Reel with an SA XLT cut back to accomodate tips.
    Sage TCR 8123,SA 650 grain Skagit line with tips,presently using a Greys spey reel but looking to put an Islander LX when funds become available, hopefully for spring.
     
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    This is my favorite: Meiser 13'6" MKS. Unfortunately, I don't have the Bougle to match.

     
  18. Rookiespey

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    Got mine all set up.

    Burkheimer 9143-3 with a Loop Classic 10/13 & a Ian Gordon Partridge line.

    Winston BII-X 7133-4 with a Joe Saracione & a CND GPS line.
    :thumb:
     
  19. Salmo_g

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    I only get jazzed about fishing rods when they're made of split cane. Until I met my CND Spey Tracker, that is. It is the only plastic rod that has ever excited me as much as a nice bamboo. And it's not that there is any comparison; there isn't. Like a nice cane trout rod, the Tracker does what I want without me ever thinking about it. Too bad it only comes in the 5/6/7 wt, so it's not really suited to winter work. I have other Spey rods that are good rods, but I don't really get jazzed about them. I main reels I use are the Hardy St John and a large Viscount, and an LL Bean reel made by Hardy. I've got a Tioga that appears better made than all the others, but it's got a 9 wt on it that I seldom use.

    I guess I dream of fishing more than the gear I'll use when I get there.
     
  20. luckybalbowa

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    well said! But, I do get excited over new gear, its like anticipating presents on christmas morning as a kid. :) My new set-up for me is also in anticipation of my trip home to do some steelheading. Kind of exciting in a couple ways for me I guess.

    (got most of my cork in today, other components and rod blank shipped today!)
     

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