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post #16 of 46 (permalink) Old 01-26-2015, 09:33 PM
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That Beulah 4/5 is a great rod, although I consider it more of a 3/4 than a 4/5... I haven't used a Skagit on it. Mine loves a SGS 272 gr, Airflo 240 or 270 gr Scandi, or a Rio 280 gr steelhead scandi. For overhead work I really like a SA single hand 8wt wetcel type 3 sinking line that I got for super cheap. I believe it's around 210 grains.
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How does the 3 weight Glass Echo Switch handle the 325 Skagit?
Really nice. Heavy enough that I don't have to use too fast a stroke but not so heavy that I can't gun it if I want to. I pair it with a 10' intermediate poly and depending on how far out in front I set up my line dump, I can use a fast, compact stroke or slow it down and open up a bit.
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It's great to see what works for people. I'll play:

Echo SR 4106 with #4 Speydicator (big dries & nymphs) and 275 skagit
Redington Dually 4109 with #8 Ambush
Redington Prospector 5110 with #9 Ambush

On order: Echo Glass 4106

On my mind: ARE 12' 2/3

I use either old SA 789 System Ones or Ocean City 36s for reels-
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It's great to see what works for people. I'll play:

Echo SR 4106 with #4 Speydicator (big dries & nymphs) and 275 skagit
Redington Dually 4109 with #8 Ambush
Redington Prospector 5110 with #9 Ambush

On order: Echo Glass 4106

On my mind: ARE 12' 2/3

I use either old SA 789 System Ones or Ocean City 36s for reels-
Hey FlankFeather2, what grainage is that Ambush 8 and how would you sum up the Dually in terms of flex profile (i.e., bendy or stiff) and recovery rate (fast/moderate fast/moderate)? Been looking at that particular rod as backup switch or possibly as a "tweener" rod for my Glass 3106 and 5110 Z-Axis.

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Hey FlankFeather2, what grainage is that Ambush 8 and how would you sum up the Dually in terms of flex profile (i.e., bendy or stiff) and recovery rate (fast/moderate fast/moderate)? Been looking at that particular rod as backup switch or possibly as a "tweener" rod for my Glass 3106 and 5110 Z-Axis.

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The #8 Ambush is 290gr at 20'. Dunno what bag of tricks (Redington or Sage) they pulled it from, but I like it for all day skagit casting. Deeper flex than the SR and not "tippy" at all, I'd say medium fast. The recovery I would rate as moderate fast. It has some backbone, and I think it can handle some more grainage...I've just been happy with the 290gr. I've got a 325gr max short kicking around that I might try -

It's utilitarian but feels good. Kinda like your buddy's sister.
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Just two in my arsenal right now.

St. Crouch Imperial 5110 paired with a Lamson Guru 3.5

Echo Glass 3106

The Echo just arrived yesterday, and I'll be out tomorrow to play with a few lines. I get the feeling this will be a fun rod the right setup.
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mine are:

11' 7" 3 wt. ACR; Danielsson FW 5/8 and SGS 235 gr scandi

12' 6" 3/4/5/ Meiser Highlander C; 3 7/8" Hardy Perfect and SGS 293 gr scandi
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One Dedicated Trouter and One Swing Rod

I have a Scott T2h 10'8" 5 Wt that I use a 275 gr Elixer and 330 gr Nextcast FF35. The 275 gr goes well with dries and swinging small wets. The FF35 handles nymphs and indicator rigs.

The Swing rod is a Scott ARC 11'9" 6 wt. I use a 360 gr NC FF35 for swinging flies and an AF 390 gr skagit for heavier stuff.

I also have a 85' Cortland DT 8 line that I'll be experimenting with this spring on one or both rods.

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I use a dried rattlesnake twisted around a Alder branch.

Ok just checking if anyone is actually reading this after two pages of guys posting what sticks they swing.
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I use a dried rattlesnake twisted around a Alder branch.

Ok just checking if anyone is actually reading this after two pages of guys posting what sticks they swing.
I do have a friend that uses rattlesnake skin when building his blanks. Kind of a finishing touch like The Miz with his feather inlays.
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Reddington Prospector 5110...325 Skagit Short or 5/6 Rio Switch line for single hand use...

Sage Z-Axis 7110...425 Skagit Short...excels throwing heavier tips, big sculpins, etc...
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Ok, someone is actually reading this. I've got a Winston sticks for trout Spey

BIIITH-MS 4110 microspey
BIIITH 6110 for heavy work

Also have an ACR 121 4wt 4 piece Explorer that is up for sale if I ever get around to posting it in classifieds.
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ok I was just wondering how big of water and trout you are all fishing with these great light sticks?

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Ok, someone is actually reading this. I've got a Winston sticks for trout Spey

BIIITH-MS 4110 microspey
BIIITH 6110 for heavy work

Also have an ACR 121 4wt 4 piece Explorer that is up for sale if I ever get around to posting it in classifieds.
That ACR will go fast, that is a rod many are looking for!
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Medium size...

My go-to trout streams are places like the Squamish, cheakamus, skagit and Pitt.

Most of my fishing is in specific pools or runs, "long" casts are unusual.

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