First casts with a Beulah Platinum

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  1. Rob Allen

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    Yesterday i tried the Beulah Platinum 12' 4" 8 wt.

    Went into this knowing next to nothing about the rod.
    It is light in the hand. I thought yhe grip was too small but i didn't notice it at all while casting. The build quality was better than most and it's not a bad looking rod.

    I was casting it with a ballistic vector at 570 grains. It cast effortlessly out to about 70 feet beyond that it cast ok with some effort but the tip starts to lag behind which requires more attention and power from the caster.
    The anchor must be right and the timing of the power application needed to be more precise.
    It maxed out at around 90 feet at least for good clean casts.

    All in all a pretty good rod..
     
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    Thanks Rob it is great to hear your opinion
     
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    That rod goes well past the 110' mark for me with the Beulah 510 grain Aerohead.
     
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    I know it's not your style of fishing, but I love that rod for throwing tips in the winter.
     
  5. Rob Allen

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    I am sure i could have squeezed more distance out of it. But i am interested in what the rod does well with minimum effort. Also my distances are excluding the leader and are measured distances not estimations.
    As i said a very good rod but i am used to rods that require less from the caster.
     
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    What rods do you like that are easy to cast?
     
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    Burkheimers

    Keep in mind i am saying that the Beulah is very good...
     
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    After hunting season i am trying the reddington chromer 7126.
     
  9. Tim Ihle

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    I have a couple of Beulah's for you to try--a Switch 10'8" 7 wt and a 12'6" 6 wt. I'd say they are finesse rods more than anything. My Switch is my favorite for all the stuff I fish. Your welcome to try them if you like.