6 wt switch rod

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by skitterbug, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. gearhead

    gearhead Active Member

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    i have a 6wt deer creek too, with ambush 8wt. i chose the 6wt switch over the 7 for easy single hand applications. its very light. i really like it.
     
  2. skitterbug

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    I have a 7wt 10' singlehand rod, if I got a 6wt switch rod is there any reason to keep the singlehand? I only fish river & occasionally the beachs.
    I could sell my singlehand to generate more funds for the switch
     
  3. Mike Garritson

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    Yeah, now that you can get them for $500, I wish I would've waited. The TFO is a great rod though.
     
  4. WT

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    If you get an Echo SR you'll have a great rod with a wide grain window and have $ left over for a reel.
     
  5. soundflycaster

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    TFO switch. 300 grain compact Scandi with mono or poly leader and a 400 grain Ambush as an all around line. Very good rod for the money. I've brought a lot of fish to hand with this set up.
     
  6. Chris Brittin Johnson

    Chris Brittin Johnson Fly Flinging Fanatic

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    I throw a 6wt Orvis Helios Switch. I love it! Does it all. I paired it with a Rio Scandi Short for summer stuff. An airflo skagit switch for winter stuff, and on my other spool i have a rio floating switch for indicator fishing. I have thrown t-8 with small unweighted flys and large hobo spey barbell flys. Does them both.
     
  7. LBC

    LBC nymphing beads with a spey pole.

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    imo the beulah classic is an absolute steal. I have the 6/7 switch and love it. what are they going for on closeout price?
     
  8. Josh Stroud

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    I picked up one for $279.
     
  9. skitterbug

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    Picked myself up a ACR 1106! Nice looking rod, can't wait to get out there and fish it.
     
  10. Shaun Martin

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    I really like the Echo SR for the $$$. Extremely versatile.
     
  11. Rick Sharp

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    I started on a TFO 12'6" 6wt, one of the easiest rods to cast seemed like to me. Now I have in that grain weight a Bob Meiser MKS 13'0" 6/7 and have to say I may of been wrong on my opinion of the easiest rod to cast, wouldn't trade or sell it for nothing now.
    Picked up the blank from Bob and wrapped it myself, have a little over 300 into it, I beleive the switch blanks a little less in cost too if you have the tools.

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