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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-19-2013, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys, been reading and lurking for a while but I don't post much. I was wondering is any body has any info on the new Ed Ward You Tube video that started making the rounds early this week? In this video he it says he converted a single hand 4/5 weight into a "micro skagit" rod and the video is of him casting this rod. I was curious if anybody knows what rod he has converted and what head / grain weight he is using. The reason I ask is because this is something I have been thinking of doing and am gathering information. Thanks.
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You could try punching switch conversion into the on site search engine and take a peek at skagit master. .


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Ed notes the rod in the vid is a converted 9'-4/5wt

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I was curious if anybody knew which rod he converted and what head he is throwing.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-20-2013, 07:31 PM
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Give Steve Godshall a call. He had done this before.

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Ed's Rod in video clip

The rod Ed is using is a rod I custom built. It is a 9' 4/5wt single-hander blank built for the purpose of two-handed casting. It is not a single hander with lower handle attached. The handle is cork, burl, burnt cork, and rubber cork glued ring on ring and turned on my lathe. The guide layout,spining of the rod, upper and lower handle are designed to perform with Skagit casting in mind. There are several threads on skagitmaster.com look for micro speys


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That looks like a lot of fun.
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Bob Meiser builds something quite similar. They are absolutely fantastic rods. I bought one for my son's birthday and absolutely love fishing with it when he takes a break.
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I converted three of my old Fisher rods I built back in the late 70s early 80s to switches and the rock - a 10' 7 and a 10' 8 that I love. also converted a 10' 4- 5 wt diamondback - really slow but fun.
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I happen to own a Zpey switch Z1 rod 9' #5. Its a singlehander which comes with a detachable lower handle in the unmistakable Zpey shape.
If you're looking for a micro skagit rod "ready to go", try to uncover one of these. The action in these rods are deep, they're meade for speycasting.
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