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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-20-2007, 02:19 AM Thread Starter
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Bruce & Walker question

I'm planning to purchase a classical speyrod and I would like it to be made by a classical rodmaker. So B&W suggested itself. The rod shold be about
16-17'. Now, living in the northern part of Sweden the local shops doesn't have any B&W rods of course, so I have to order it without previous test. Not so clever pherhaps but I am prepared to take the risk. My experience with classical speyrods is limited to a 14' RST M5, classical version. My first question: is there anyone who can tell me how this rod compare in action to the diffrent rod series made by B&W? And the second question: What is the difference between the Powerlites and the Double Powerlites, except for the extra tip, that motivates the twice as high price?

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What is the difference between the Powerlites and the Double Powerlites, except for the extra tip, that motivates the twice as high price?

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I am assuming you mean the Speycasters and the Double Speycasters.

The difference in price is to do with the type of Carbon used, and to a much smaller extent to the finish.

The Double Speycasters are great rods, I have one of each.

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Why not ring B&W direct and speak to Brian Potter, you will find him more than helpful and he will not pressure you to buy in any way.
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Why not ring B&W direct and speak to Brian Potter, you will find him more than helpful and he will not pressure you to buy in any way.
Good suggestion, this is what I did (With a prior intro from Willie Gunn). Made/shipped to me in Oregon in under a couple of weeks. Only 'problem' I had with the rod is, at 18 foot, it was WAAAAAY to much rod for me to handle. Doug Duncan is now the proud owner.



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Thanks for input guys, now it's time for a few weeks of salmonfishing. After that I will look closer into this.

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