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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-15-2017, 01:30 AM Thread Starter
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NU soon

Heading down for the weekend. Hit me up if you'll be around.

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-15-2017, 11:28 AM
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Hello Jason,

I won't be there this weekend, but I'm heading down on Tuesday for a few days. Can you give us a report when you get back? Thanks, and good luck.
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Gonna have fun casting/comparing two new rods side by side. It's the Platinum 7132 (480 AF Comp Scandi) vs. Burkie 7134 (525 Elixer or 510 AF Comp Scandi).

What's a boy to do.
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have fun! the NU is epic water.

Bring the swing.
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I might try and make it down Sunday afternoon. Same game plan for me on trying a new rod and some new lines. I want to test drive a new-to-me 8128 Burkie and try a couple new lines on the 7134. If I make it down I'll be in a dark grey Tacoma with a topper. Good luck!
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I won't be making it down, but I'm curious to know how well you do as well as how you like the setups. I usually do my first trip the first week of July, but I know guys who've done well in June. I hope this year's returns are a little better. Last year the river seemed empty.

"Perhaps fishing is, for me, only an excuse to be near rivers." - Roderick Haig-Brown
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I might try and make it down Sunday afternoon. Same game plan for me on trying a new rod and some new lines. I want to test drive a new-to-me 8128 Burkie and try a couple new lines on the 7134. If I make it down I'll be in a dark grey Tacoma with a topper. Good luck!
I'll be driving a sage green Forester with ski racks.
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try the 480 on the 7134 also

not all churches have pews??? Rare is the pewless church that actually has God.
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try the 480 on the 7134 also
Yes, and the Nextcast FF 45 6/7
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The 480 Rio Steelhead Scandi and FF45 6/7 are my current favorite floating line heads on the 7134. Thinking of trying a 450 Rio Steelhead Scandi since I've seen it recommended in the past and have personally never tried a head that light on that rod. Mainly looking forward to testing the 480 Steelhead Scandi and Gaelforce Equalizer on the 8128 Burkie, a rod I hope to take up north this fall.


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North Umpqua report. Water is still pretty high for mid-June. I fished it at a lower levels in February a few years ago! A lot of "summer" spots are still raging. Found a bunch of new "in between" water-level spots. Not there in the winter and not there in the summer. Fun.

Nothing to report on the catching side of things. One person I talked to had a brief 10 second hook up around Williams Creek. Beyond that, didn't see a fish. Either the early run has come and gone, has yet to arrive, or is hanging low in the water column.

The gear guys were lined up below Deadline Falls. Didn't stop to chat.

For rod comparisons, I set them up with appropriately matched heads (i.e. 480 for the Platinum and 540 for the Burkie) and identical terminal tackle (i.e. same tips, leader, and flies).

Since the water was high, I ended up casting Skagit heads and sink tips on Saturday and part of Sunday.

Did some chugging/waking with a Little Wang on the Burkie 7134 with an AF Skagit 540, ten foot MOW T-11 Floating tip, and 4 ft of 12 lbs. Maxima. That Little Wang was snapping taught at the end of the cast; no tailing loops with this rig. Anyone else use this type of setup for casting big foam flies?

Only cast Scandi heads on Friday evening. Didn't see the recommendations for using lighter heads before leaving. Wish I had. The Burkheimer 7134 did okay with the 525 Elixir.

The Beulah Platinum 7132 did great with a 480 gr. Rage, floating poly, and Little Wang. Even better with a Super Fast Sink poly and traditional fly.

For Skagit on the Platinum, I tried both a 480 and 510 with ten feet of T-11 and a traditional fly. Rod seemed to "pop" with the 480 and seemed bogged down with the 510. But I was tired at the end of the day when I cast the 510.

Props to both of these awesome rods. Great feel when they are lined properly to balance the caster's style and specific situation.

Cheers!

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Sounds like a good trip. Unfortunately, I didn't make it down yesterday, but looking forward to a trip in another week or two. Do try that 480 on the Burkie 7134.

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North Umpqua report. Water is still pretty high for mid-June. I fished it at a lower levels in February a few years ago! A lot of "summer" spots are still raging. Found a bunch of new "in between" water-level spots. Not there in the winter and not there in the summer. Fun.

Nothing to report on the catching side of things. One person I talked to had a brief 10 second hook up around Williams Creek. Beyond that, didn't see a fish. Either the early run has come and gone, has yet to arrive, or is hanging low in the water column.

The gear guys were lined up below Deadline Falls. Didn't stop to chat.

For rod comparisons, I set them up with appropriately matched heads (i.e. 480 for the Platinum and 540 for the Burkie) and identical terminal tackle (i.e. same tips, leader, and flies).

Since the water was high, I ended up casting Skagit heads and sink tips on Saturday and part of Sunday.

Did some chugging/waking with a Little Wang on the Burkie 7134 with an AF Skagit 540, ten foot MOW T-11 Floating tip, and 4 ft of 12 lbs. Maxima. That Little Wang was snapping taught at the end of the cast; no tailing loops with this rig. Anyone else use this type of setup for casting big foam flies?

Only cast Scandi heads on Friday evening. Didn't see the recommendations for using lighter heads before leaving. Wish I had. The Burkheimer 7134 did okay with the 525 Elixir.

The Beulah Platinum 7132 did great with a 480 gr. Rage, floating poly, and Little Wang. Even better with a Super Fast Sink poly and traditional fly.

For Skagit on the Platinum, I tried both a 480 and 510 with ten feet of T-11 and a traditional fly. Rod seemed to "pop" with the 480 and seemed bogged down with the 510. But I was tired at the end of the day when I cast the 510.

Props to both of these awesome rods. Great feel when they are lined properly to balance the caster's style and specific situation.

Cheers!

Jason
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