WTB WTB 3/4/5 wt switch or spey

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  1. 2kayaker

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    Correction- ARE blank was an IM6, haven't tried the IM8, but am building up the ultra high moduless 3/4,12' now - no complaints with the IM6 though.
     
  2. golfman44

    golfman44 5-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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    I went with the Beulah platium 5wt switch. The ARE rods are all 1 gander's that you have to build yourself into a 2 hander which I wasn't comfortable doing...plus this rod was a crazy good deal so no complaints. Thinking of lining it with a Rio switch chucker or an ambush
     
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    How hard is it to add a butt section to the 3/4 to make it a two hander?? It doesn't seem like it would be that difficult.

    Or do you have to start from scratch and make a whole new rod?
     
  4. i would have a 4wt switch for you to use, but its in for warranty since someone broke it
     
  5. redington dually comes in 5wt for 249

    or cabelas lsi in 5wt for the same price
     
  6. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    The link I gave you was for a $99 switch rod that was rigged with a switch rod handle. No extension needed to be added.
     
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  7. 99 ain't to shabby
     
  8. golfman44

    golfman44 5-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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    I emailed the dude who owns/runs ARE and he said it was a single hander so I was iffy about it. I probably was just confusing in my email since the description says other wise but oh ewll.

    I have their 7/8 spey and its sweet. Was like $104 or something
     
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    Thanks zen leecher. Much appreciated! I'm going to have to take a long hard look at that rod. For that amount of money it has to be considered. And if yours has been pumping for a year then it's combat tested for sure!

    I told this to golfman, but I'm just looking for some way to access SRC at higher tides. I also don't want to overpower them with my 5/6 TFO, but I will if I can't find something reasonable.

    Evan- thanks for the offer. I hope your rod gets home soon. BTW- your profile picture is massively disturbing. lol
     
  10. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    Mine hasn't been "combat tested" for a year as even though I've owned it that long I've only taken it out about 5 times. I'm still working on the reel weight as it's front heavy with the Cortland Crown I'm using.
     
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