Whom has cast the

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by Grayone, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. Thomas Mitchell

    Thomas Mitchell Active Member

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    Shit...

    I have the 13'7" 7/8 and 8/9. Love 'em and never really thought about the 9/10.

    Now I feel a distinct compulsion to give big sister a roll just to see if I have the required minerals.

    Unfortunately, I have a good idea of how it'll turn out and it's not too pretty...
     
  2. attack

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    I think we may favor a bunch of the same sticks...

    if I had to describe the 9/10s flex I would say its through the middle...very stout tip and butt...finicky but capable of some awesome things...
    I have thrown a lot of heads on there...I like these:

    Ddc 9/10 chopped to 54o grains
    Power taper 9/10 floater 450 grains 15 ft poly
    SA atlantic salmon 8/9
    SA scandi extreme 440 grain 15 ft poly

    My biased opinion is for the sa's now with light mono behind it...there are no limits
     
  3. Dan Page

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    I've been using the Int. DDC cut at 550 gr.
    Just got the new DDC S2 head and cut it the same, but only used it a short time as it got down more than I wanted that day. Got the Swede line cut to 525 gr. with a long poly but have used it rarely. The Int/S1 head I've used only a bit, cut to 530.
    Really like the Int DDC on here, and also have used the 625 Skagit Flight with nice results.
    My first winter with this rod and seems to be growing on me. Will probably only use it for sunk lines.
    Interesting Zack about what you say on the SA lines.
     
  4. SpeySpaz

    SpeySpaz still an authority on nothing

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    I do like the fast scandi sticks, attack. Well, I like other sticks too, but when it comes to firing lasers, I know what I like!
     
  5. Grayone

    Grayone Fishin' to the end, Oc.P

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    Okay you talked me into it............ this is what I got.............
     
  6. Grayone

    Grayone Fishin' to the end, Oc.P

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    Okay, now that I have cast both rods. I borrowed some lines. Drury 62' floater about 600 grains with 10' polyleader, airflo compact skagit 540 with 5 foot cheater and 15' t-14 and lastly a fall favorite 45 500grn with a 10' polyleader.

    First off the Drury is way to advanced for me at this time(maybe the grn window also)

    The winston cast both the airflo and FF45 well. The airflo setup casts and turns over well to about 95 feet with a more open loop and I have to slowdown and wait for the upper part of the rod to finish. The FF45 was similar, but I could cast to 100 +- with a nice loop.

    The LeCie cast both the airflo and FF45 well. The airflo setup results were similar to the winston in that I had to cast a more open loop. The LeCie really liked the FF45 in that I could throw really tight loops and just a tad bit further.This did not seem like a finicky rod for my current style of casting.

    This is the start of my quest for a larger river line. I know alot depends on my casting. I would appreciate your two-bits on other lines and setups. At some point I will be getting rid of one of these rods.
     
  7. Dan Page

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    The FF45 worked good on my LeCie the one time I tried it. Have mostly used Power Tapers or DDC from 520 to 550 gr.
    This rod shines using sinking lines. Other lines may work as well, but as expected, the Guideline rods and lines work good together.
     
  8. SpeySpaz

    SpeySpaz still an authority on nothing

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    tough to beat the Swede line on that rod for a floater! Makes Mademoiselle act...well...easy if you have a light touch.
     
  9. bendow

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    To extend the metaphor...try just the tip if you want tight loops.
     
  10. k2flyfisher

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

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    ouch...ouch...youre on my line, Ben.