skagit vs. the world.

KerryS

Ignored Member
I got a CND someplace. I think mine is a 9 also, 13'6". Nice rod although I don't think I have had that one on the water for a number of years either. My gripe with the CND I have is they put these little itty bitty stripping and second guides on it. Little guides kill shooting line so I never really considered it much of a "Skagit" rod. I think I put a mid spey on it and it worked better.
 

KerryS

Ignored Member
bennysbuddy,

We are old school. The world of 2 handed rods has left us behind. Hell, when I fish with Skinner we have been refered to as the two old guys in the Wooldridge. WTF? Skinner is still using DTs on his 2 handers and I have been told he can't cast them. Have you seen him cast? The guy is an art form on the river. Its a bitch getting old and using rods built in the early to mid nineties. These youngsters have no respect.
 

Philster

Active Member
Interesting you should mention that CND specialist. I just found a new 8 wt for 350.00 I almost pulled the trigger. Should I?
Which model? Steelheader? Great rod. Really nice with mid and long lines:rofl:

Seriously though, the steelheader is a fantastic rod. Extremely versatile.
 

Philster

Active Member
I got a CND someplace. I think mine is a 9 also, 13'6". Nice rod although I don't think I have had that one on the water for a number of years either. My gripe with the CND I have is they put these little itty bitty stripping and second guides on it. Little guides kill shooting line so I never really considered it much of a "Skagit" rod. I think I put a mid spey on it and it worked better.
That's because of Nobuo Nodera. The "N" in CND. He's old school scottish trained. Doesn't your Diawa have the same sized guides? Mine sure did. I have no trouble shooting with skagit, or windcutters. I do gather striped line in my bottom hand, and funnel it with my top hand index though. Old mono shooting head habits.
 

yuhina

Tropical member
I give up you skagit guys are taking over the world!!!
Here, here! :clown: I give up too...

I just dust off the 16' rod last night... and call up a shop for the Carron line!

Serious question for you Bruce,

how long it take you to get familiar with a new rod... I mean... finding the sweet spot. (my question is NOT finding a sweet line, but finding a sweet spot on the rod) I believe as soon as the sweet spot of a rod is discovered. There are a lot of line will be used by adjusting the casting stroke...

Mark
 

KerryS

Ignored Member
That's because of Nobuo Nodera. The "N" in CND. He's old school scottish trained. Doesn't your Diawa have the same sized guides? Mine sure did. I have no trouble shooting with skagit, or windcutters. I do gather striped line in my bottom hand, and funnel it with my top hand index though. Old mono shooting head habits.
I manage line in a similar fashion. I don't know how much the smaller guides inhibit shooting line. I think I read it somewhere on the internets and of course took it for the truth. Perhaps it is only my perception and I never got the rod lined correctly. I built a number of different lines for it usually using .030 running line of some fashion. Maybe the larger dia. running line I use is the cause.

Now I need to dig out the ā€œZā€ and see if the guides are similar. I know the handle and reel seat design is very similar to the CND or is that the other way around.

Yeah, I remember Nobuo. He used to work at Lochmor and supposedly learned his craft there.