I have a Beulah 10'8" 7 wt Platinum Switch and I am very happy with it. I went with Beulah's line recommendations (Tonic and Elixir) and they seem fine. There are many lining options out there. As far as the reel goes, I use an old Medalist 1495 1/2. So many reel choices. Depends on your tastes and wallet. A good fly shop will steer you in the right direction. Hope this helps.
I have the Tonic and Elixir heads for this rod... 425 and 375 gr are money! i was thinking of putting a Rage head on my rod... the Rajeff Sports recommendation is 480gr... This doesn't quite sound right actually. does anyone have any input on a Rage head for the 7108 Beulah Platinum?
I talked to Bruce Berry, the NW Beulah rep, about that very subject the other day. He said that Rajeff Sports had made a mistake and was using the Spey recommendations for the Switch rod. And in fact if you look at the Plat. 7wt Spey recs, they are identical to the Switch recs.
I like the Ross CLA's too, I purchased the Cabela's RLS - mostly because in talking to the cabelas rep he said the RLS was made for Cabelas by Ross. So far it's been an acceptional reel. I know a Beulah rep from Oregon, he swears by them, of course he gets a pro deal and sells them but he's a great fly fisher and I've spent a few years coveting his casting skills....maybe that last part isn't anything to do with the rod, but good equipment always helps.