Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by Sean Beauchamp, Nov 12, 2011.
AWESOME stick .
This is my go to rod. I would recommend it if you like the DC's. Its awesome and I chuck some serious stuff with it.
I have the same rod and love it. I throw a compact skagit 550 and it flies. Just my two cents.
Cf burkheimer 8133-3 on ebay less than 400 dollars right now
If you don't like chron's Death Star you probably wont like the 8129 Z. I don't think you want the 8119 either because it's pricey and it wont throw big HEAVY flies very far all day comfortably. That said it's a killer coastal stick and you can try mine whenever. I think you would like the Loop Yellow 8124. I got mine for the same reasons you mentioned. Cheap, light, and throws BIG rigs. I still have one of Ringlee's that he is trying to sell and I'm sure he would let you test drive it.
Thanks guys I talked myself outta the switch. Gonna spend a day on the river with my roomates 7126 tcx and see how I feel about it. Besides that gonna cast the 8129 z, mks 13' 7/8, and try to get my hands on a t2h to toss around. Thanks again.
Ha.... you got to love what others love! all good rods!! BTW, TCX is NOT a stiff rod compare to LeCie and T&T... the only requirement is you need to spent time to chat with her...
Another sleeper, CPX 7-12'7 great cork and nice components - a.k.a Poorman's Death Star. T14-17 to Rage 450 dry line...
good luck Sean!
You'll probably really like the 13' 7/8 MKS considering the Deer Creek 7/8 was designed off of the MKS. You can't go wrong with any of the three rods mentioned but the 7126 and the 8129 are bottom hand pull rods and if you push them with your top hand they'll eventually make your day kinda miserable.
All this talk about winter rods.. someone should line up a half ass clave, Im in the market for a new one as well just don't know what I want.. considering the TR but could go high end. Beer drinking casting.. anybody interested in a westside get together in the near future? I know ORAD will be there with his 16' behemouth... all he wants to do is cast all day anyway. this would be better than fishing for him.
Cool idea Luke. Where's the good spot? Need a nice accessible gravel bar, preferably river right?
I have the T2h around here somewhere, let me know I could loan it out
Steve.. you know more about it around this area... River rights cool, I drop bombs from wherever I'm standing though. hahahaha I'd definitely be down to attend if theres interest.
I will only attend a spey clave on the hatchery side of reiter 3rd week of December with flow around 8k plus. If we get there early enough and strategically lock down the bank you guys can play spey rods and I can finally fulfill my fantasy of nymphing the creek mouth during A-Day.
Thanks for the generous offers everyone! Good people.
That Sean B guy, he doesn't ask for much, eh?
Luke, I wish there was a good spot on the Nisqually because it would be drivable for both Puget Sound and SW WA residents. But the best spot I can think of is the bar downstream of Mounts Rd bridge, and that requires a Ft. Lewis Range Pass. Maybe there's a good spot on the Puyallup, but I've never been on that river. If there is, that would be pretty easy access.