Angler's Roost 12' 5/6 wt

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  1. Charles Sullivan

    Charles Sullivan dreaming through the come down

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    Any word on how it cast w/ that Jakee? I'm thinking of buying this blank for a little summer run stream I know of.

    Go Sox,
    cds
     
  2. Josh

    Josh dead in the water

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    I'll be interested in how that builds up for you Charles.
     
  3. jake-e-boy

    jake-e-boy No mas

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    Haven't got to use the Scandinavia yet due to conditions but it blast a 450 skagit int very very well and lands methow hatchery brats well too
     
  4. Wadecalvin

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    Curious as to why you ended up using a 450 grain Skagit head when in you first post you say....Saw Steve Godshall rated the rod as a 5.2 wt, with a line recommendation for scandi heads of 286-338 and skagit heads 338-390, length between 18 and 24 feet.
    450 in a Skagit is quite a few grains for that little sweetheart of a 5 weight.
     
  5. jake-e-boy

    jake-e-boy No mas

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    yeah it definitely overloads the rod. and it might be the head for my 7 wt switch, but I'm too lazy to get another spool/reel and line. works when I take it slow and Airflo doesn't make any smaller grain weights in skagit int. Might look into a rio ishort next winter.
     
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  6. Tom Martin

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    I just got a compact skagit 375 and like it for that rod... tried a 410 and a 450, 450 was ok when learning, but thought it was too much when you add some sink tips to it. Plus I don't fish a lot of sink tips so the 375 is better suited to my casting and fishing style
     
  7. jake-e-boy

    jake-e-boy No mas

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    Like I already stated, using airflo skagit intermediate, which means 5 ft of t-11 gets me plenty deep and again, airflo skagit int doesn't go any lower in grains, might try a rio ishort next winter/spring season. Getting ready to use the Scandi 330 come June
     
  8. Wadecalvin

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    I can totally understand that! Your better off than buying too many and getting the wrong one. After you cast the scandi on it you should know the rod inside and out and know what you want. Good luck.
     
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  9. golfman44

    golfman44 4-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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    Throwing Scandis on the are 7/8 is amazing. Can't believe these things are just $100
     
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    jake-e-boy No mas

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    you have the 13' 7/8? know what size skagit it likes? will be tossing my 330 scandi around tomorrow hopefully, if wind cooperates... will report back if i dont forget
     
  11. golfman44

    golfman44 4-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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    450scandi 500skagit. Its a true 7wt unlike most 7/8s that are more of an 8 wt but sold as a 7/8 to increase revenues
     
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  12. golfman44

    golfman44 4-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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    Just a thought but I assume you are talking about the IM6 ones...in which case Steve's custom scandi lines are:

    ARE 12' 5/6 IM6 326 grn @ 30.2ft
    ARE 13' 7/8 IM6 455 grn @ 34.1ft

    I have his line for the 7/8 and its awesome.
     
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  13. jake-e-boy

    jake-e-boy No mas

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    yessir im6

    ok so just done with my testing. 330 scandi is awesome for T&G and right inline with sgs's recommendation. (330 grn @ 30', got the airflo head at a steal so went with it over SGS line) also tried my wulff ambush triangle taper 8wt, 290 grain @ 20' and was impressed with it ability to huck tips/heavy streamers, seemed more SA instead of T&G which makes sense due to the taper of the ambush. I love this rod and like golfman said, can't be beat for the price.
     
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