6 wt switch rod

skitterbug

Active Member
#1
I'm looking for reviews on which 6 wt switch rods people have been happy with, rods that are in the low 400 grain window. I'm planning on using it for coho, pinks, winterbulls and possibly beach fishing. Looking at the $300-500 range new or used( older models that you'd recommend, that would sell used in that price range)

Sorry for the questions, did a search and couldn't find anything.

Thanks
 

Alex MacDonald

that's His Lordship, to you.....
#2
I've got a Deer Creek 6 from TFO, but you need to check which line's best for something like that. I found a Skagit compact (Airflo) worked best for me, but the Deer Creek series really lends itself to a slower cast where you involve more of the rod than just the tip. Throws a Scandi compact ok, too, but doesn't do a snap-t cast worth squat!
 

tridentfly

Active Member
#3
I'm looking for reviews on which 6 wt switch rods people have been happy with, rods that are in the low 400 grain window. I'm planning on using it for coho, pinks, winterbulls and possibly beach fishing. Looking at the $300 range new or used( older models that you'd recommend, that would sell used in that price range)

Sorry for the questions, did a search and couldn't find anything.

Thanks


I would check out the Dually. There aren't a ton of switches in your price range, but the Dually is a little lighter than the Deer Creek.
 

Luke77

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#4
I picked up a Redington CPX 6 wt switch when they first came out. Got it on ebay for $175.00 new. It's my go-to rod when nymphing for steelhead, swinging for steelhead on smaller rivers, and streamer fishing for trout.
 
#5
I'm looking for reviews on which 6 wt switch rods people have been happy with, rods that are in the low 400 grain window. I'm planning on using it for coho, pinks, winterbulls and possibly beach fishing. Looking at the $300 range new or used( older models that you'd recommend, that would sell used in that price range.

Thanks

Got the TFO Deer Creek 6wt with 7wt Wulff Ambush…awesome. Can fish long or short and mends well. Snap-T with ease…as long as you use the just the right amount of power or lack of. Great setup.
 
#7
Beulah Classic series switch rods on sale now as they are being discontinued. Great rods as are the Beulah Platinums. Within your price range.
 
#8
If you can find one on closeout, the sage 6119 tcx is a really sweet stick. I use mine for beach fishing for coho, summer steelhead, and have landed chum too. Powerful, yet really lightweight, and can launch some line.
 

Alex MacDonald

that's His Lordship, to you.....
#11
Got the TFO Deer Creek 6wt with 7wt Wulff Ambush…awesome. Can fish long or short and mends well. Snap-T with ease…as long as you use the just the right amount of power or lack of. Great setup.
I've heard a Wulff Ambush will work really well on these. So you went up one weight mark, did you try the 6 on it first? Loops in both ends of the Ambush? I might want to add this one as well!
 
#12
I've heard a Wulff Ambush will work really well on these. So you went up one weight mark, did you try the 6 on it first? Loops in both ends of the Ambush? I might want to add this one as well!

I meant the 8wt Ambush…fat fingered it. Yeah, got it from Red's and that's the one they recommended specifically for that rod. Casts it really well as long as you don't try to muscle it. Looped on both ends.
 
#14
Thanks for the feedback. I guess realistically in my budget, I'll have to consider the deercreek, beulah, echo, st.croix imperial & older scott(A3). The sage is probably out of my price range even used. Any others I'm missing? Which one is a true switch rod?
 
#15
I was in your same situation recently, I was able to pick up a TCX 6119 and put a reel and line with it for just under $650.00. I wanted to stick around $500 but I figured an extra $150 for the TCX would be worth it. So far I like the rod alot, I'm new to this spey game but it will cast 60' of line like nothing!