Favorite Beach cannon

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  1. Ethan G.

    Ethan G. I do science.. on fish..

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    9' 6wt. TFO TiCr-X with an Airflo 40+. That setup is pretty amazing for the beach. I wish it was slightly longer, though.
    -Ethan
     
  2. David Loy

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    697xp w/3300D w/SA-ST & Outbound int.
     
  3. Matthew Gulbranson

    Matthew Gulbranson Resident Swinger

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    Thomas, nice to see you got your Meisers! I hope they are treating you well!!! I've been lovin' me some ZA :) Thanks!
     
  4. Richard E

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    Ibn speaks big medicine; a fast action rod that casts easily and not broomstick stiff. My GLX will be 12 years old this year, bent snake guies and all it will still toss a line like a frozen rope. Heck, a 9' 6 wt that weighs 2.9 ounces? Way ahead of its time, and still leading edge in many ways. I have a GLX in an 8 weight, 9', 4 piece configuration, which model many experienced fly fishers consider the quintessential bonefish stick.
     
  5. Dave Boyle

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    TFO 12'6" 6wt with airflo 450 grn skagit head, overhead casts 130+ everytime. Too much for cutties, great for silvers/chumlies + I'll find out with pinks this yr...

    Dave

    PS thanks to Matt Burke (formerly Mattzoid?) and Leland M for getting me thinking about this style of beach fishing
     
  6. Chester Allen

    Chester Allen Fishing addict and scribbler

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    Robert August 10-foot "Predator" with a step deck and single fin. Whoops! We're talking about fly rods here. But that surfboard booms right along....

    9-foot, 6-weight Sage VPS with a sinking shooting head. I know this isn't the heavy guns that some others throw, but it casts far enough for me.
     
  7. Thomas Mitchell

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    Yes, they are very nice. Great casting and amazing cosmetics. Almost got my first summer run on the 6/7 last weekend but he came unpinned on the first run.

    T.
     
  8. Bob Balder

    Bob Balder Willing to learn anything...

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    Sage 696 RPL, overlined with a 7 wt, weight forward and a 10' hand tied leader wil put a popper out there pretty well, at least it does for me and I am no great shakes on the long distance cast. This set-up is verstile enough to fish the surface with leland's popper or fish clousers and such sub-surface. I don't like dragging extra spools and crap around the beach all morning and this rig works for me.
    A rezzi on a 6 wt. with back bone is a serious hoot.
    I like it! :beer2:
     
  9. Rialto

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    IBN,

    What weight Outbound Short are you using on the 6wt?

    Thanks
     
  10. ralfish

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    Since they came out: 796 XP and 896 SP. Currently farting around with Amundson 5100 and 7100. The 5100 is really a 7 weight though as it handles a 275 grain Outbound real nice. As in the whole line to the backing knot.
     
  11. ibn

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    I use the 6wt clear line outbound short. The head is an intermediate, while the running line floats. I'll be using the same line in a 7 or 8wt version for pinks in Puget Sound starting next month.

    http://www.rioproducts.com/product.php?recKey=139
     
  12. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide.

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    That ain't no "cannon," Chester. In surf jargon, that 10' floating pier would be classified as an "Aircraft Carrier." OK, I'll give you "loose cannon" if your leash snaps, or if the weight of that battleship yanks your leg off during a wipeout.:rofl:
     
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    Thanks IBN, I was not even aware of that line :beathead:
     
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    G. Loomis Cross Current GLX 6 WT with Outbound lines :thumb:
     
  15. Saltman

    Saltman "Just Fish!"

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    Beulah 7/8 "Surf Rod"!!!! OMG :thumb: