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T&t 1510-5

Just scored a great deal on a Thomas and Thomas 15’ 10wt 5 piece!! Super excited!
It’s my new designated Chinook rod for BC and big water here back in the Great Lakes.

Any tips and pointers in regards to lines would be appreciated! And comments as well to make me feel good about the purchase also welcomed!!

I plan on using Skagit lines with 15’ T-tips for chinook, but also would like to go into longer scandi heads as well. If anyone has used SkagitS and scandi lines on these I would love to hear from you!

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I have one, but bought many years ago, around 2004.

Is it that model?
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Thumbs up T&t 1510-5

Have been using this and the 14 foot version when travelling by air to atlantic salmon destinations. Fishing for atlantics, I have not tried skagit heads. But scandi heads around 575 grains in length of about 37-38 ft. work well for me. Have fun playing with your new 'toy'.
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I have one, but bought many years ago, around 2004.

Is it that model?
Thomas and Thomas told me this was built in 2009

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Poppy at the Red Shed says the "Blue Rods" for T&T are among the finest ever built. I had the 1409 5 piece version until I realized I just don't have a need for a 9 wt rod. Most of the T&T rods favor Scandi lines. Check out Rio's line recs for older model rods and use that as a starting point. I've usually found them to be accurate or a bit high. Going 25-50 grains lighter than their recs has usually worked out for me.

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I don’t have the 1510, but have the 1409-5 and had it paired with the Nextcast STF45 8/9 F1 @ 630 grains with a 15’ Nextcast tip (S6) for BC chinook. Great combo for casting (and catching!).
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I don’t have the 1510, but have the 1409-5 and had it paired with the Nextcast STF45 8/9 F1 @ 630 grains with a 15’ Nextcast tip (S6) for BC chinook. Great combo for casting (and catching!).
That sounds awesome brother! I may have to look at that exact setup!! Is that the Salar-finder? And do you do mainly touch & go or both?

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I used to have the 1509-3 in this rod. it was really nice. At the time I fished a Nextcast 95 line, so I think you could probably put a Nextcast or Boss 8/9 or 9/10 on this rod and have a really nice long belly set-up. I have the 1409-5 now and could try one these lines on it, if you are interested.

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I used to have the 1509-3 in this rod. it was really nice. At the time I fished a Nextcast 95 line, so I think you could probably put a Nextcast or Boss 8/9 or 9/10 on this rod and have a really nice long belly set-up. I have the 1409-5 now and could try one these lines on it, if you are interested.
That sounds awesome!! I’ll be honest, the few times I’ve tried long belly hasn’t been pretty!! I did finally figure out to leave the anchor out farther so I could effectively create a d-loop, but I struggled.

I’ve recently (last year or so) homes in a touch and go casts. I’m decent at them, not the best, but can do a snake roll & single Spey out to fishing distances.

So in short, yes, I’d love to learn how to cast (and fish!) long belly’s as well.

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I think the line I used was an older version called SteelheadFinder-45 in the F1 configuration. I think its 34' long. It cast well with a 15' Sink6 tip (sustained or touch-n-go), but not great with the 15' of Sink10 (at least for me). For the week I was there, this setup was as, or more effective, than my skagit with 15' of T14, and definitely more fun to cast.
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My buddy had that rod and it casts very nice. I believe he had it paired with a Nextcast WA 70 10/11 on it and it was great. In fact, I bought that line from him for another rod of mine. Make sure you check the ferrules regularly. I know his rod would loosen up after awhile.
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I have a Gaelforce Equalizer line, 9/10F at 756 grains and 63'. Very nice for my casting on this rod.

You can catch a lot of fish, and you can keep a lot of fish. But you can't do both very long. Jim Timmins
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Mine works very well with the Aiflo Rage 690 grains (this version comes along with 3 tips, floating, intermediate and medium sinker).
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