If you could have one spey rod only...

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by Leroy Laviolet, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. Leroy Laviolet

    Leroy Laviolet Aint no nookie like chinookie

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    Which one would you have? Why? What do you like about it?
     
  2. stewart dee

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    MKS 7/8 small rod with a strong backbone able to pick up lots of line. Feels great with a fish at the other end.
     
  3. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    What kind of question is that to these Spey rod whores
     
  4. SpeySpaz

    SpeySpaz still an authority on nothing

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    If I could have one rod only, I'd shoot myself. I'm one of those Ho's OMJ is referring to.

    One only? probably a 7/8 Highlander, 13'6" or 14'.
     
  5. Chukar Spey

    Chukar Spey I'll take Chukar & Steelhead all day, every day!

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    Same one I have. Great stick! I'm torn between that one and a same rod but from Bob Clay at RiverWatch.
     
  6. KerryS

    KerryS Ignored Member

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    Sage 8124. Best stick made to chuck Skagit lines and battle big fish with.
     
  7. Leroy Laviolet

    Leroy Laviolet Aint no nookie like chinookie

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    :thumb:Hmmm...Tough man ! I shoulda said two spey rods !!!
    For me, My rod below , The Gloomis GLX greaseline 15' 9/10 .... My "G Smooth" stick .... Very nice rod- Rips tips fair well and loves the long bellie ! :thumb:
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  8. cutthroatking

    cutthroatking screw work lets fish

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  9. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    If I could only have one I would TAKE YOURS!
     
  10. James Waggoner

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    Hard choice but I'd have to say my Sage 7110 Z-Axis.
     
  11. Itchy Dog

    Itchy Dog Some call me Kirk Werner

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    Well, my goal when I got sucked into the two handed abyss was to start with one rod and do everything within my resolve to keep it to just that. I have the Z Axis 7136 and am quite happy with my decision. So far I feel no need for another two hander. Except maybe the 8-129. I've heard it rocks, too.
     
  12. nohackle72

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    Leroy...

    I'm hurt...you christened the Loomis from Poppy and didn't say anything? Tisk tisk...

    Have you christened the No. 3 yet??

    Spey rods are like 'tater chips or fried bluegills...ya can't just be satisfied with one!
     
  13. KerryS

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    I've got that rod. Haven't had the time to spend with it to get a line dialed in yet. Some asshat closed the river before I could. On first test the line I had was a bit long and a bit light. I could tell the rod wanted a heavy line. Perhaps next year I can dial it in and see if it is as good as the 8124. First impression says it is to soft for big fish but I will need to put a steelhead on the end to be sure.
     
  14. Big Tuna

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    Love my 13'6" 7/8 MKS, but I also love my LS2 1307. Next up will be a long belly rod. One rod just won't do. If a guy could get along w/ one rod, my "right tool for the job" mantra that I've been using w/ my wife would have to go.
     
  15. Leroy Laviolet

    Leroy Laviolet Aint no nookie like chinookie

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    Skeet, what the Shit bro ??!! How the heck are ya ?
    Yup, the 3 is also unvirginized ! I didn't know you were over here !