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post #31 of 52 (permalink) Old 05-08-2016, 11:37 AM
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Another vote for the 17' Clan. When fine and far off is what you're after.
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Last photo is the prize oldschool !!
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All are fun...

First choice would be my Burkie 8152 paired w/ a Farlex 4" Multiplier and a FF70 8/9, followed by my 8142 paired with a Henshaw 4" Perfect and a FF55 7/8 and a new toy that's maybe not completely practical....but damn fun...the 17' 10/11 GLX Steve Godshall just did for me paired with an Abel BG5 and a Carron 95 10/11 or a FF70 10/11. I broke my 8152 (now have a backup for it) on my first run last fall and fished the 8142 the balance of the year...what a great rod. Very versatile. If I were limited to a single rod for all around use I think it would be my 8142. Not the best pics, but work in a pinch.




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For myself, it's a difficult choice between four sticks:

Bob's Highlander Classic 15' #7-9, paired with a 54-74' #10/11 Monteith multitip, or 65' 8/9 Carron jetstream, on a 4" Perfect

Norway Speycaster 15' #10/11, using the same Monteith line as above, or a 75' #9/10 Carron line, again on 4 or 4.25" Perfects

Loomis GLX classic black 15' #10/11, using same lines/reels as the Norway

& for lighter summer work 12' Jim Reid custom (asymmetric hex.) spliced 'boo #6/7, with a Delta #6/7 line on a 3.75" BF Perfect


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What mid belly do you throw on the 8152.
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7/8 fall fav 55.
Some like the 8/9 better.


Also cast a Gaelforce 54 on it last year that was pretty good.

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7/8 fall fav 55.
Some like the 8/9 better.


Also cast a Gaelforce 54 on it last year that was pretty good.
Have read this same preference a few times now. Will grab my 7/8's and see how they feel.
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Fancy gear there Brian .... that Henshaw is top shelf


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Cabela's tlr

I love all my Cabela's Tlr switches (11' 6wt, 11' 7wt, 11.5' 7wt, 11' 8wt)for summer dry line work and they are great for skating flies. Sorry for being a cheapskate. ..
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I really like my Highlander Classic 12'6 678 with a 435g scandi or FF45 6/7. I enjoy the feel of this rod action and the lightness in hand of a shorter rod. It's been a long time since I actually fished dry lines on larger rivers like the Bulkley or Thompson. For those waters I'd go with my HC 14' 789 and Scott LS2 1509, both with Nextcast FF55 or FF70.
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OK, I'll play. The long and the short of it for me are the Thomas & Thomas 1307-3 for modest size rivers and a DNA 1498-4 when the big iron is required. FF55 6/7 for the 1307 and WA70 7/8 for the 1498. Will have them at Sandy for anyone who would like to try. Would add pictures but the ones I have are too big and I'm too lazy to go take new ones.

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Tom, if I run into you at the Sandy Clave I might take you up on the borrow of the FF 55 6/7. My favorite dryline stick is either the T&T 1307-3 or the T&T 1307-3, haha. I am a WA state school teacher trying to add to the fold. However, my 1307-3 was just built by Thomas & Thomas using Mr. Dorsey (and Simon Gawesworth's input) 3-piece mandrel with the blue blanks and beautiful cork and reel seat and an extra tip section . When I grow up and can zing single speys and snake rolls on command, I will definitely be looking into the Fall Fav or Mr. Godshall's Scandit line. I consider myself very lucky to be able to fish with the above mentioned rod. Great looking rods fellas.

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I will be through Union Gap Thursday to stop in at Fruit City to pick up about 25lb of the worlds best peanuts on the way down to Sandy. Will be in the T&T tent all weekend. I'm the stunningly handsome fellow with the phu-man mustache, but if Doug Easter is there I'm the other one. Might be able to share some line ideas, and lines, for the 1307-3, will have a bunch of them with me. I've cast quite a few lines on my 1307-3 including my 45' custom from Steve. That guy has cost me some $ over the past few years.

And lastly, congratulations on your excellent choice of sticks! That is 13' of pure, blue awesome.

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For casting lighter lines a long way in a nice relaxed manner my old B&W Merlin 16ft 4 piece #7/9 wt coupled with a Rio Accelerator Spey #8/9 line performs very well.

For really light work I have a B&W 15 ft Hexagraph Hugh Falkus light line special #7 wt (3 piece) which works with a Lee Wulfe triangle taper Spey (65 ft head) #7/8 wt line.

For standard stuff a B&W Norway Speycaster 16 ft #9/10, 3 piece, & a Rio accelerator #10/11 line or a Lee Wulfe TT Spey # 10/11 wt 80 ft head - but, to be honest, I use the same lines on an old UK made Hardy Sovereign 15 ft 6 ins # 10/11, 3 piece, & feel it's a little bit smoother & the finer tip cushions light hook holds better when fishing very small flies in summer conditions.

Smaller (medium sized) rivers see my 13 ft B&W Norway Speycaster #7/9, 3 piece, selected, this throws pretty much anything but on lesser rivers I like a Rio Windcutter line as the shorter head can be fully utilized whereas a longer line is often still in the guides & on the reel on many pools.

I've just realized how long I've owned all these rods, It seems that I must be very resistant to change...........

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Re: T&T 1307-3

For years I was convinced that the CND GPS 6/7 could not be beat on this rod but I now believe that the Nextcast FF70 6/7 wins by a nose. I believe the FF55 would also be nice but for floating line work, I like the longer bellies.
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Burkie 8152 w/ a NC 55 FF 8/9 or FF 70 7/8
Burkie 8139-3 w/ NC 45 8/9 or FF 8/9
Meiser MKS 13678 w/ a NC 45 6/7
Burkie 7127 w/ NC WA 45 5/6

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