WTB Looking for 6wt switch rod...

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Josh

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I'm looking for a 6wt switch rod. Not looking for premium high end, not my pricerange (or style usually).

I'm looking for something along the lines of: Echo SR, TFO Deer Creek, Cabelas Lsi, Rainshadow etc.

EDIT: just to clarify, I'm looking for one to buy. I'm not so much looking for advice here on which one to buy (though please send any advice via PM if you would like). Thanks.
 

cmann886

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Cabelas Lsi is a good rod at a great price---I like mine. I would like to cast the Echo-3; if you can, I would before purchasing anything. I have a Redington CPX that I like---the new Prospector should also be a good one. Again go cast a few.
 

Irafly

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I casted the new Echo 6wt SR with an 8wt line single handed and that thing flew a mile. I'd love to find a used one but I really don't need another 6wt. Now a 4wt SR that is another story altogether. Good luck in your search, I may follow this closely.
 

cmann886

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One other thing about Cabelas--you can use the rod for 60 days and return it if it does not perform the way that you thought it would. As previously stated---I would look very closely at the Echo they get great reviews.
 

Josh

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Thank you all for the comments. The reasons you state and the reputations of the rods I listed are the reasons I am interested in them.

However, I posted this as a "WTB" in the classifieds hoping that someone would have one to sell.
 
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Just thought I'd mention that the 6wt lsi seems a bit slower than the 5wt. The 6 wt is the only 3pc in the line for some reason. If you like quicker rods I would suggest going a different route. Regardless, I will admit its a sweet rod especially if you get it on sale... Which is often with cabelas...
 

Josh

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Just thought I'd mention that the 6wt lsi seems a bit slower than the 5wt. The 6 wt is the only 3pc in the line for some reason. If you like quicker rods I would suggest going a different route. Regardless, I will admit its a sweet rod especially if you get it on sale... Which is often with cabelas...
I had forgotten that the 6wt seemed to be the odd duck out of the Lsi flock. Not sure what I think about that. Given that I plan to use it as a spey much more than an overhead rod, it might be a good thing. The TFO Deer Creek switches are supposed to be pretty full flex.

But on the other hand, I haven't heard that 6wt get as much love as the other Lsi rods. Perhaps I should limit my search to the other rods I mentioned.
 

kmac

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I'm looking for a 6wt switch rod. Not looking for premium high end, not my pricerange (or style usually).

I'm looking for something along the lines of: Echo SR, TFO Deer Creek, Cabelas Lsi, Rainshadow etc.

EDIT: just to clarify, I'm looking for one to buy. I'm not so much looking for advice here on which one to buy (though please send any advice via PM if you would like). Thanks.
So, have you made a decision yet? I've been looking for a 6 wt switch also. I went low budget as this is my 1st switch/spey rod attempt and didn't want to spend much $ on something that may not work out for me. I got the Cabelas TLr 11' 6 wt which was on sale for 25% off. I figure it will be ok to learn on and then maybe upgrade down the road. Waiting for it to arrive so I can start practicing over on the Nooksak. Anyone have recommendations for what line to use?
 

Josh

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So, have you made a decision yet? I've been looking for a 6 wt switch also. I went low budget as this is my 1st switch/spey rod attempt and didn't want to spend much $ on something that may not work out for me. I got the Cabelas TLr 11' 6 wt which was on sale for 25% off. I figure it will be ok to learn on and then maybe upgrade down the road. Waiting for it to arrive so I can start practicing over on the Nooksak. Anyone have recommendations for what line to use?
I'm pretty much still looking for an Echo SR or a TFO Deer Creek. If I don't find anything at a price that I'm interested in, I may try my hand at building up a Rainshadow blank. However, I did run across a good deal on a Redington CPX 6wt that looks interesting.

On the other hand, I really love my Deer Creek 13' 6/7 spey, so it's really tempting to try and find a switch version of that rod. Not that they would be exactly the same, but you'd expect them to be similar.
 
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