Lightweight, sweet, Deschutes cannon?

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by chromeseeker, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. k2flyfisher

    k2flyfisher You're only so smart as what you choose to share.

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    how about one MORE rod for you...sounds like youre already familiar with the t&t's, so give the new 12'6'' 6wt a shot. its got plenty of balls for that nice calm upstream breeze on the D, and its a much deeper progressive flex than the 1206 and the 1307. its got that passive aggressive recovery, as in you feel it into the cork, and then WHAM...its out like trout.
     
  2. TrevorH

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    If you are interested in a Sage 6126 Z-Axis, let me know.

    Trevor
     
  3. Steelie Mike

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    The 1206 is a sweet stick!
     
  4. chromeseeker

    chromeseeker Where's the Bucket?

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    I love the 1307 T&T and while it is pretty light-in-hand, I feel it is closer to an 8wt. than a 7wt. The rod is just a bit "beefier" than I prefer for your typical smaller Deschutes steelies. It is tremendous when paired with a Skagit 570gr. and and AFS 520. Just looking for a rod that has great "fightability" but still packs a punch.

    All these recs. sound good. I'll have to cast a few rods and possibly make a trek to the Sandy Spey Clave this May.

    Thanks for all the great info.

    Cheers,
    CS
     
  5. herl

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    Scierra HMSv2 13' 8/9wt (6/7 in us line wt.). Very nice, fast, light and powerful rod. I use a 400grn. scandi head.
     
  6. shotgunner

    shotgunner Anywhere ~ Anytime

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    The LPXe promoted by GR8LAKES_FLYER in post #8 is quite an impressive lightline stick. The lines he listed give an accurate feel for the Euro 7/8 line class rating. Possible Irish Angler or RedShed might have a demo rod available.

    Good Luck..
     
  7. GR8LAKES FLYER

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    Ooooooh !!!

    That is the rod I was searching for !!!!
    Then Scierra pulled out before I could get one ...... I'm jealous ..... however I did manage to get my paws on two of it's bigger brothers !! The 13'7'' 9/10 HMSvII and the 14'8'' 9/10 HMSvII :thumb:(like a 7/8 and 8/9 US line wt. respectively) . The Guideline LPXe series was the closest I could find to the Scierra's .
    After casting and swinging the 12'6'' 7/8 LPXe , I'm glad I found it !!



    Mike
     
  8. speyghillie

    speyghillie speyghillie

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    Hi Chromeseeker,
    If you don't need a sweet little rod right now and going to the Sandy River Speyclave, wait and try a couple out there, i know there is a little 12ft rod that i have tried out, that its going to be launched at the Clave... and this thing will blow the rest away, it is just AWESOME, not finished yet, but i hear its going to be there with its bigger brothers.
    Really light but power like no other 12ft rod i have ever tried.
    Gordon.
     
  9. gbeeman

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    Meiser MKS 12'6" 6/7 - Throws a 450 Skagit like a rocket. It's my Deschutes rod and I love it.

    GBeeman
     
  10. Will Atlas

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    I have a 13'4'' 6/7/8 solstice that is great on those little fish. It is a little soft I think to be a really good scando rod I think, I use a 7/8 delta with a floating tip.
     
  11. Dan Page

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    Aaron has a 12'6" LPXe 7/8 for sale now on Ebay. Will probably go for a steal.
    I have the same rod in 8/9 and like it. (The European ratings are a size over ours so the 7/8 is more like our 6/7). But for a big river dryline rod nothing beats my 16' 6/7/8 Highlander!!
     
  12. SpeySpaz

    SpeySpaz still an authority on nothing

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    Dan, if I didn't have too many light rods already I'd be hounding Aaron for that little LPXe.
    SWEET.
    My 12'6" 5/6 Deer Creek would be a sweet little rod too, maybe a skosh light.
     
  13. hook jaw

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    Another vote for the Winston 13'3" 7 weight. Put an AFS head of 460 grains on there and let it fly.
     
  14. James Mello

    James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

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    Second on that rod.. Fantastic little rod that will be just fine with Scandi or short belly work....
     
  15. seattleangler

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    I'd pick up a used sage 6126 euro (green blank).