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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-08-2013, 12:11 AM Thread Starter
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Rod for Clackamas, Sandy, Deschutes

I recently moved up close to the Portland area and will be fishing the Clackamas, Sandy, and occasional trips to the Deschutes.

I currently own a 13 foot 7 wt rod but was thinking about getting a lighter rod for summer and smaller steelhead and for fishing scandi floating line.

I was thinking about a Winston b2x 6/7 or a Beulah platinum 6wt 12'6".

This will be my second spey rod, I figured I could use the 7wt for larger fish, windy days, and maybe Skagit, while using the new lighter rod for floating work.

Looking for opinions if a 6wt would be a good choice or if I should drop down to a 5wt spey?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-08-2013, 09:28 AM
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Just left that area, shame. I'm in the same boat, I have a 13' 7wt and am looking to get one lighter. I'll probably look at the anderson custom rods 12'9 6wt with 2 tips. I got to play with that 6/7 winston and its too close to my 7wt for me...
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MZilliox, that ACR 1296 is one of my favorite rods! Good choice! I heard Gary was making a two tip section for this rod, i will have to give him a call to get a turbo tip made for my older 1296. Back to the topic.. Its an addiction, take it from a addict!My lineup goes from a 2 wt to 8wt. I would say get two rods a 5 and 6. You can never have enough arsinal in your line up. Check out the 1255 ACR. This rod is fun on half pounders but also has plenty of back bone if you tangle into a adult.
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Thanks for the replys, this is the info I was looking for, I started using 2handers in 2010 and have bought and sold a couple looking for that "one rod for everything" I realize there isn't one.
I ended up with a 7wt Beulah platinum and didn't want one that was too close to that.
I guess I should start looking at 5wts maybe a sage zaxis, acr, or maybe Beulah 11'7" .
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