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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-15-2015, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
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Bruce and Walker Powerlite 7/8/9 - Pure Magic

just got off the river with my new B+W Powerlite, and DAMN that thing is the bomb.

I have owned and/or fished many, many 15 footers going back to the early 90's, and the Powerlite 15 7/8/9 is hands down the best fishing and casting tool I have every had the pleasure to enjoy. And it is a thing of beauty as well. Those Brits have it dialed in. Power? YES!; Lite? YES!

sweet Jesus, this rod has such amazing lifting power, the long belly feels like a shooting head and the line literally sails across the river. effortless distance - or - feel free hit this thing hard for MORE! Was using the FF 70 8/9 and felt spot on. My 4 1/4 Perfect balanced it nicely.

For fun, here is a list of all the 15 footers I have owned (in no particular order) - every one of which MUST BOW DOWN to this 15 foot BEAUTY!!!! The Powerlite is the KING!

Burkheimer 8152
Meiser Highlander Classic S2H 15 7/8/9
Sage 8150 Brownie (Ahhh, the 90's!)
Winston Derek Brown Fave 8/9
Loomis Greased Liner 15 8/9 (Not Pretty, But Delicious)
Sage 9150 Brownie
Sage 9150 Greenie (Tasty Vittles)
90's Loomis GLX 15 foot 10 wt (The Broomstick!!)
T+T 15 foot 3 piece 9/10 (fished extensively, not owned)

MY quest for 15 foot perfection is now complete!!!!

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There will eventually be a new power lite, or something else

"A passion for steelhead is a hard ride. It is all consuming. God help the woman, man, or child who hopes to compete for some small claim to the passion in the angler so stricken." Bill McMillan, Forward- A Passion for Steelhead
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I think Jumbo nailed it! The B&W 15' 7-9 Powerlite is one of those special rods that really has no peers in it's class. A line lifting specialist 4 long line work & line speed 2 spare with enough custom/bespoke options 2 suit ANY individual taste or wallet. Apply the right technigue (let the rod provide the power!) & B blown away! Been in love w/mine for nearly 6 years & it will always B mine...
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-17-2015, 01:43 AM
Steelhead are cool!
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Fantastic rod! FF 70 and 55 8/9 are a perfect match for it!!

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