Lightweight, sweet, Deschutes cannon?

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  1. chromeseeker

    chromeseeker Where's the Bucket?

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    At some point in one's double-hander (and single-hander) career, you get to the point where you want a very specific rod for each situation.

    So, I may be in the market this summer for a sweet, light-in-the-hand DH rod that would be great on med.-larger rivers and would be for floating line work only (most likely with a Scandi setup). The keys here are light and powerful. Since most of the Deschutes fish are your typical 6-10 pounders (this summer was an exception) I'm not looking for a meat stick. Just something that's fun, powerful and light.

    Anyone have any recs that will meet these requirements? I need another rod like a hole in the head, but...

    Cheers,
    CS
     
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    93cubuff New Member

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    Winston BIIX 13' 3" 7 weight.


    Cheers.
     
  3. Coonhound Jed

    Coonhound Jed New Member

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    My reccomendation would be either beulah's 12'7 7/8 or their 13'3 7 weight spey in their new line of spey rods. the beulah elixer scandi line is about as sweet as it gets for dry line spey casting
     
  4. pcknshvl

    pcknshvl Member

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    Echo 2 61- 71-, or 8124. Also: Snowbee Torridge. Both are great Scandi head rods. Both are light, med. fast, and nice to cast all day long.

    I like the AFS on both, plus Snowbee's 44' floating head on the Torridge.

    Tom
     
  5. loose ferrule

    loose ferrule New Member

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    I think the Echo2 Scandi's run 7, 8, and 9 wt. A 6wt Echo2 Scandi would fill a nice niche though.
     
  6. JGS

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    The ONLY Answer...

    Burkie 7127-4

    I would settle for a Winston BII-MX 12'3" 7/8 as well or the Anderson Custom Rod 7129-4. Both are much more rod than the Burkie, but sweet.

    I would shy away from the really short rods and the longer rods.
     
  7. Aaron O'Leary

    Aaron O'Leary AO

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    I Second the BIIX.
     
  8. GR8LAKES FLYER

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    Guideline LPXe 12'6'' 7/8 is my sweetheart !! Very light in hand , but packs a punch !!

    I line this baby with a Guideline DDC Connect 8/9 Intermediate belly with tips @ 32' , 340 grains for sunk line work and use a 7/8 PT floater @ 35' , 350 grains for dry line stuff .

    I'm thinking about getting it's bigger brother the 13' 8/9 LPXe as well .



    Mike
     
  9. Jergens

    Jergens AKA Joe Willauer

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    7136 z-axis. It is fast but definitely light in hand, and a 6-10 lbs fish puts a great bend in it. a 7/8 ot 8/9 afs and away you go!
     
  10. Joe Smolt

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    Meiser 12.6' 6-8 wt with a Hardy St Aiden reel. Small handle and light reel, it feels like a single hander. Can chuck floating lines and skagits with no problems. Bought it for the same reasons you're thinking

    Joe
     
  11. sothereiwas

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    G Loomis Kispiox 12'6 5/6 with an AFS 400gr mono leader. Its light, fun, and a cannon
     
  12. inland

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    Whats wrong with the 1307-3 T&T you wrote about in the skagit compact thread? If you are feeling that is a little too much rod, and like the fast action T&T's, drop down to the 1206-3 with a CND GPS 5/6 line.

    William
     
  13. Randall Dee

    Randall Dee Castaway

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    Yes! The new Beulah Platinum Series is a sweet little rod. I was fortunate enough to be able to fish the 13'2" 7 wt prototype this last October and it is sweet. I had to have one and it just arrived this week. The 12' 6" 6wt in the same Platinum series is a real Gem as well.
     
  14. Ryan Buccola

    Ryan Buccola I ain't broke but brother I am badly bent

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    burkie hands down...7127-4 no comparison. get it..do it..do it
     
  15. SpeySpaz

    SpeySpaz still an authority on nothing

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    meiser 13' 5/6/7 hybrid.
    built for the Deschutes by Yoda himself.