2014 8 wt shootout (Yellowstone Angler)

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  1. riseform

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    Brookie_Hunter aka Dave Hoover

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    I saw that earlier today. A relatively inexpensive TFO rod was near the top of the list.
     
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    I just wish I could try all these rods and decide for myself! Thats all that matters (to me) :D
     
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    Put a Joan Wullf Ambush line on any rod, it will cast a mile if that's what you're into/need.

    You could rig up a 10' stick of 1/2" PVC, and I bet you could throw it 60'.
     
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    I thought they said it was an 8 weight shoot-out???

    So they take a 7 wt. sage and put it way up in an 8 weight shoot-out - now that's some funny shit!
    So just how did the 8 wt method do? guess we will never know!
     
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    Is it really that good? I haven't used it. but if you say its top shelf, i will give it a try.
     
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    So just how did the 8 wt method do? guess we will never know![/quote]

    Its on there Mark, they also did the winston in 7 and 8 wieght.
     
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    Much like the Winston Passport making it into the top 10 (#6 if memory serves) in a 5 wt shootout a few years back. Just goes to show that a lot of value can be had if one can stay clear of the marketing hype. I still have a Cabela's Fish Eagle II 906.2 that fires line as well as my RPL's, BxII and Legend Elite's.
     
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    Very suspect...

    No ECHO rods, even though the E3s and PRIME are awesome casting and fishing tools.

    Oh well...one shop' s opinion.
     
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    Its on there Mark, they also did the winston in 7 and 8 wieght.[/quote]



    AHHH I MISSED IT! My bad! the "ELITE" 9 weight, oops I mean 8.
     
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    Good vid, but it is all subjective in my book. Another person's opinion is a good starting point, but unless I take the rod and line in hand and
    subject them to my casting style (or lack of), it is moot and lost to me.
     
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    To me it is what you like and your casting stroke. I like slower action rods. And a lot of the rods in this shoot out aren't for me. My brother has a tighter casting stroke and likes rod a little faster then me. So I don't pay much attention to these shoot outs. The best way is to try them your self. But that is just me.
     
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    Great read.
     
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    Oh my gosh YES!!!

    I can make 4 false casts with my BiiX 8 wt, and throw the whole line - and almost the whole line with a 10' sink tip!