winter junk rod.

Panhandle

Active Member
#1
I need a rod for T-14 and dumb bell heavies. Thinking a 13'7 8/9. I like stiffer medium/fast actions, leaning on the faster progressive side. Something akin to the TR.
 

Philster

Active Member
#2
Best I've ever thrown for junk is the CND Skagit Specialist. Only problem is it's more suited to big kings than Puget Sound steelies... Definitely not fast.
 
#5
Pan, didn't you post a picture with a 7136 z-axis along side a fish a while back? If so look no further, that rod will do about whatever you want it to in regards to t-14 and large dumbell eyed flies.
 

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
#7
What about the TFO Deer Creek rods? Probably not as fast as you would like, but a caster with your talent would be in the lighter end of the grain window which seems like it would lend itself to more tip flex. Those rods are so good and easy even Mumbles can cast them. Good luck in your search.
 
#8
What about the TFO Deer Creek rods? Probably not as fast as you would like, but a caster with your talent would be in the lighter end of the grain window which seems like it would lend itself to more tip flex. Those rods are so good and easy even Mumbles can cast them. Good luck in your search.
Yeah, I scooped an 8/9 DC 13'6 from mumbles in the spring. that rod can def throw the junk!
I like me a 600 grain compact head on it for big tips and heavy flies.
 

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
#9
Blake, maybe you can provide Panhandle with some feedback on where the load occurs with your 600, heavy tips and heavy flies. Have you tried lighter heads to move the load point more toward the tip or heavier ones to move it closer to the handle? I was using an AFS 10/11 and skagit 660 on it and could toss anything. My skill is limited, hence the excessive weight in order to feel things loading.

With my Z Axis 8129 I can feel myself starting to go lighter in line load, a progression that has come slow but is finally starting.