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2 hand trout arsenal

What's your 2 hand trout arsenal? Mine is...
ACR 1172 / Hardy princess/ 227gr SGS skandit
ACR 1214/ Hardy St. Aiden/ 327gr SGS skandit
ACR 1255/ Hardy Marquis #10/SGS 340gr scandi/airflo 360gr Skagit
Gary has the trout speys nailed!!
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Fine collection of ACR rods there!

For two-handers for trout I use the following:

- 11'7" 3 weight Anderson Elite, with an Islander FR2

- 10'6" 4/5 weight Beulah Classic, also with an Islander FR2

Despite the different weight designations, I use the same lines on both, primarily in the 240-280 grain window. Love these rods; they are a lot of fun.

If I need a little more rod (big fish, big wind, big flies or big flows), then I jump up to 11'7" 6/7 rods with a 380-450 grain window.

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You guys have some gorgeous sticks. I'm coming at this from the other side of the economic spectrum:

ARE 11' 3/4 IM6 with a Tioga Magnum 6 - 175 Grain SGS Scandit

ARE 12' 2/3 IM6 with a Tioga Magnum 8 - 225 Grain Rio Skagit
250 Grain SGS Skagit
208 Grain SGS Scandi
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I am running a Sage VXP 5120-4 with a 320gr IScandi short or a 400gr Skagit max short and light mow/imow tips.

I am really looking at building one of the ARE 12' 2/3's though.
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Loomis 13'4" 5/6 Metolius. Pflueger 1978 and a 6/7 Delta. The only trout spey I have, but its all I need for now.
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Sage 4116 with a 3 3/4 St George. 325 skagit short mostly

Sage Z-axis 6110 with a 30's J W youngs 3 1/2" 375 skagit short mostly

Working on 11' 2/3 ARE currently, based on wiggle tests, that rod will be a blast!

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10'6" bamboo 5wt made by Dave Dozer. That's it.

For me, the glass is neither half-empty nor half-full, but rather twice as big as it needs to be.
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looking to expand

As of now its a 11' dc 5wt and a Torridge 6/7. Also looking to build a ARE 12' 2/3 wt. when the Canuck dollar gets back to where it should be
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current 2-hand trouters:

11'7" -3wt ACR
11'7" -4wt ACR
11'5" -5wt Burkie
11'7" -5wt Beulah
11'9" -5wt TCX
12'1" -5wt ACR

Lines - Elixir, Ambush, and SGS.
Reels - Abel Switch or Ross CLA4.
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Here is mine.

-Cabela's Three Forks 7'6" 3-weight converted to two hander with Redington reel. Has a RIO replacement tip as a skandit/skagit at 166gr. A pic of the custom lower handle is in the "Crazy option for a micro skagit shooting??"

-Beulah Platinum 5117 with a 4" narrow Pridex and 325gr Skagit Max Short, 300gr Scandi switch.

-(For mixed trout/steelhead) Beulah Platinum switch 6104 with Allen Alpha III (size 3) with 360gr Skagit Switch.
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My sticks

1) ECHO Glass Switch 3106/RIO Skagit Max Short 325
2) ECHO SR Switch 3106/RIO Skagit Max Short 325
3) ECHO Dec Hogan 4119/Airflo Scandi Compact 330/Airflo Rage 330
4) ECHO Dec Hogan 5122/Airflo Rage 360/Airflo Rage 390/Airflo Tactical Steelhead 390/Airflo Skagit Switch 390/Airflo Skagit Compact 390RIO Skagit iShort 350/Rio Skagit iShort 390
5) ECHO SR 61010/Airflo Skagit Switch 390/Airflo Skagit Compact 390/Rio Skagit iShort 400/SA Skagit Extreme Intermediate 400
6) Sage Z-Axis 5110/Airflo Skagit Switch 360/RIO Skagit iShort 350
7) Sage Z-Axis 6110/Airflo Skagit Switch 390/RIO Skagit iShort 400/SA Skagit Extreme 400
8) Sage Z-Axis5126/Airflo Skagit Compact 390/Airflo Tactical Steelhead 390
9) Sage ONE 6116/Airflo Skagit Switch 390/RIO Skagit iShort 400/SA Skagit Extreme 400

In case anyone's wonder what's up with all the heavy grainage I use these sticks: I chase my fish in the salt so anything from sea-run cutthroat to resident coho up to blackmouth and sea-run bulls find what's on the end of my line, which happens to be weighted and/or bulky flies. And then there's the wind. I hate the wind.
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How does the 3 weight Glass Echo Switch handle the 325 Skagit?
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Just 2...........so far

Just got into 2HTrout middle of last summer. l was having a blast with a Rio Grand on my 690 Sage Launch.

So l now have

1) 10'6" Beulah 4/5 Classic dangling an lslander IR4-LA..still trying out lines on it. Right now l have a Wulff Ambush 7, but it feels a little clubby. I picked up a few Elixer heads. Would be nice to know what other people are chucking.

2) 11'0" Reddington Dually 6, with a no name reel off the net l got for $50. Have been working a 375gr Skagit short on it. I use it when l start hitting Bulls over 5lbs

Looking now for a nice still water unit l can use on my pontoon boat

Hey, who put the turd in Saturday?
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My Arsenal

2 Meiser Switch Rods

10'6" 3/4 Switch & a 909 4/5 Switch

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1) 10'6" Beulah 4/5 Classic dangling an lslander IR4-LA..still trying out lines on it. Right now l have a Wulff Ambush 7, but it feels a little clubby. I picked up a few Elixer heads. Would be nice to know what other people are chucking.
That's a nice little rod. The Elixir 1st generation 245 grn was moola for me. Enjoy
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