Switch rod for indicator depravity

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  1. stilly stalker

    stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

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    So Im thinking sage z axis 6 wt paired with either a CLA4 or Solitude 4. Should do sweet dbl duty as a summer steelhead rod and tight quarters indicator rod. Im torn though, because a 7wt would be good in winter, but I feel it will be overkill in the summer and dry line
     
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    stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

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    Do you think the z axis 6 switch can tangle with big OP winter fish?
     
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    I'd be lerry of the 6 wt Z!
     
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    Chris Bellows Your Preferred WFF Poster

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    i fish the echo sr 7wt switch and do not find it to be overkill for summer fish. i could get by with lighter, but i like the fact that i don't need another steelhead sized switch.

    i would like a lighter switch, but for sea-run cutts not steelhead.
     
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    Yes. The reels that you've mentioned pairing with the rod will enable the setup to handle big winter fish. My dad fishes a 6wt Helios Switch rod paired with a Mirage reel. He takes that setup to Yakutat (Spelling?) to fish for Coho every September and has no trouble with that setup. 15+ lbs Coho that are literally right off the saltwater are common.
     
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    Uhhh, you guys ever heard of a center pin bobber rig? So easy to learn a cave man can do it. And a whole hellofalot cheaper than a spey/switch rig.
     
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    stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

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    Speyfisher- the idea is that this will be a dbl duty rod. I have. O desire for a centerpin setup.
     
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    Depends on how good of a swimmer you are
    I've never had a problem.
     
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    TFO 11' 6wt switch with 400gr scandi head. Roll casts and spey casts indicator and weighted flies just fine. I have to lower the tip to the side and change my anchor point when working under the canopy of branches but it is still a more versatile set up than a single handed rod in my opinion. For really tight conditions I have a 9.5' custom switch that I made from a TFO Professional blank that I use when I am under trees all day. Still beats a pure single had set up.
     
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    stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

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    lookin like Im getting a z axis 6wt switch. Going to pair it with a solitude 4 (cant decide between black or pewter)
     
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    You might want to check out the TCX switch rods - lots of love out there for those rods.
     
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    stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

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    Does the TCX come in a swithc?
    Im interested for sure
     
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    That's it Jesse, just when the guy makes up his mind, throw another option his way. :)
     
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    stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

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    Seriously....bastard