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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-06-2019, 01:16 AM Thread Starter
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Burkheimer 7134 Scandi

Just purchased a 7134 at deschutes angler with a new reel. They lined it with the SA but in 430 grains. What is everyone’s thoughts on that. Everything I have read says 450 minimum with the most popular looking like a 480? Thanks for the assistance. Thinking I might exchange for 450

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I don't know- it's not like they don't know their lines or Burkies. I'd confirm with them that it is what they intended, and if so, give it a go.
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I think it's perfect with 480. My favorite has been the Rio Steelhead Scandi, which is no longer made by that name. The line is still made with a modification . . . the core is now the low-stretch ConnectCore, it's now just called the Rio Scandi Short. Head length is 34'. I have both the 31' and 34' versions of the 480 Steelhead Scandi. I've not used the version with the new core, but I bet it's perfect.
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I don't know- it's not like they don't know their lines or Burkies. I'd confirm with them that it is what they intended, and if so, give it a go.
I agree with this, the Hazel's know what they are doing. I have this rod and found that the Gaelforce 37' 462gr equalizer head works well, like they were made for each other.
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You'll love that rod! Seems like when I called they recommended a 450 grain Scandi, which I happened to have, as I fish it on my 7136 Z axis. The shop I purchased the 7134 from recommended 480 grains. Both lines seem to cast and fish well. I haven't had that rod long or fished it enough to really say, but I'm kind of leaning towards the 450gr. My buddy also has the rod and he loves the 480 gr.
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My instinct there is an error somewhere, so I would check with the shop. Even the best make errors. Great rod

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Thanks for the replies... I thought the 430 seemed light. I will check with the shop and report back to close the loop on this. Thanks!

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30 to 50 grains is not a lot actual weight, and the design of the head may load the rod differently than another scandi- my reason for checking with them.
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I bought the same rod and a Hardy Bougle from them last year. They did the same thing to me. I ended up putting a 480gr Rage on it and it’s was magic. The SA line that they set it up with was just to light, it was hard to cast in any wind.
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I fish the rod regularly and like both the 450 and 480 Rio Steelhead Scandi's, but have never tried a line in the 430 range. The Gaelforce line mentioned above at 37' and 463 grains is my go-to line on this rod currently. Good luck. Great rod!
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The 7134 is my go to rod it loves 480 scandi, 480 and 510 rage and 6/7 nextcast. Great rod.
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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-08-2019, 06:03 PM Thread Starter
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Just to circle back on this - John said this is what he would throw on it so going to keep the 430. I did however purchase the Gaelforce 462 so will try both lines. Thanks for the feedback!

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You should be well covered. Good luck!

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Just to circle back on this - John said this is what he would throw on it so going to keep the 430. I did however purchase the Gaelforce 462 so will try both lines. Thanks for the feedback!
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