If you could have one spey rod only...

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

  1. James Waggoner

    James Waggoner Active Member

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    I think an open ended question like this really allows a responder to determin for himself where and what species he likes to fish for and would be satisfied with if he only had that choice; Therefore, I picked a 7wt Switch, because I predominately fish for steelhead in small streams, like to skate in the summer and love to occasionanlly go after sea run cuts.
     
  2. DoubleL

    DoubleL A guy who loves to fish

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    Typically I don't feed the trolls, but this thread/question has led to an interesting overview of what type of rod people prefer for the majority of their fishing and I have enjoyed reading people's responses compared with where they are located. Just because this question/thread has no meaning to you, and doesn't have any interest to you, doesn't mean any of us give a flying squirrel turd that you feel that way. If you feel you could come up with a better thread then do it and quit whining.
     
  3. NomDeTrout

    NomDeTrout Fly Guy Eat Pie

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    I personally like threads like this. Adds for some itneresting discussions. Plus, it's threads like this that a lot of newbies look for when looking to make a purchase. We newbies need a place to start for when looking at different rods preferred by peopel with experience.
     
  4. sothereiwas

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    T&T 1206-3 because it is so versatile and can be fished with a variety of lines.
     
  5. Leroy Laviolet

    Leroy Laviolet Aint no nookie like chinookie

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    What often comes out of discussion like this is some pretty good insight on different rods and actions, some info shared via post or PM. Often times one will gain some insight without having to drop the coin blindly on a rod . Enough justification from me, the number of responses proves the value of the discussion -
    I for one have cast a :
    T&T 16' 11 wt.
    G loomis glx 15' 9-10
    guideline lecie 14'8" 9/10
    CND salar specialist 15'6"10/11
    guideline lecie 12'6" 7/8

    All extensively -
    Would be happy to give a review to anyone who is curious about any of them- I'm no pro, but have cast them enough to understand their traits and characteristics-
    The only thing cooler than discussing rods is fishing them:thumb:
    Last I heard discussion is what these forums are about -:ray1:
     
  6. Brady Burmeister

    Brady Burmeister Active Member

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    Even if it is just a list of various people's favorite Spey rods, what's wrong with that? Don't you think all these stupid people know it depends on the fish and the circumstances? Oh wait, was that a stupid question?.... No, no such thing...... Geez. Can't even make a list anymore.
     
  7. stewart dee

    stewart dee Guest

    I like a Winston
     
  8. Leroy Laviolet

    Leroy Laviolet Aint no nookie like chinookie

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    Stu, you kill me man !!:rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  9. Ringlee

    Ringlee Doesn't care how you fish Moderator

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    Burki 8139 is my go to. Will throw big flies and big tips and it has seen it's fair share of crappy weather.

    My new Winston 12'3" 7/8 is quickly becoming the rod I am reaching for in the boat.
     
  10. nutsack angler

    nutsack angler newb

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    Very curious about this one... What line are you using? Tips?
     
  11. Brian Thomas

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    Ooh , tough call . I`m really diggin` the CND Solstice 14'3'' I got from you , Leroy . It`s enough rod for the Thompson , but it will be interesting to see how it performs , should I be fortunate enough to hook one of the T`s big boys . It tosses a compact skagit pretty well , should I choose to go that route , but it becomes magic when I line it with a 7/8 Grandspey . But my Anderson 12 ft. , 3 weight trouter is one of those cold , dead , hands kind of things .
     
  12. Leroy Laviolet

    Leroy Laviolet Aint no nookie like chinookie

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    Brian, how have you been buddy !
    Glad you are takeing good care of my lil girl up there!! Where's some more pics !!
    That Solstice 14'3" was, to date, one of my most enjoyable rods to cast . Such quick recovery, and lazer loops out of that girl-
    I here the 15' er is similar -
     
  13. chromeseeker

    chromeseeker Where's the Bucket?

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    T&T 1307. Very versatile, not too long and light weight. Fishes well with several lines.

    CS
     
  14. TomB

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    Burkie 9143
     
  15. speyghillie

    speyghillie speyghillie

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    Scott Mackenzie's DTX 13ft 8wt, or the 14ft... or even the wee 12ft, not out in the US for another month or so, but has been a huge hit in the UK and on Speyside.

    www.mackenzieflyfishing.com

    Gordo.