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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-26-2019, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone try the new Beulah platinum G2 yet?

I have several of the Beulah platinum Spey rods and absolutely love them! But the other day lost a beautiful wild fish after a long battle and was thinking if I had one of those cool looking new G2 I probably would have got the fish to the net!😉 so any reviews on these yet? Especially interested in the 12’8” 7wt?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-26-2019, 09:24 PM
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I have quite a few Platinums and a few Onyx. I have no need to upgrade but If they would like to send me two or three rods to try out Id be more than pleased.
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G2 Platinum

Hey guys, I had asked the question also on SP, haven’t got any reviews, except flyfishusa Mark Bachman’s has a video on a 12-8” 6,,,,
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-28-2019, 02:10 PM
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I am also curious about the Platinum G2 7128. I ran into a nice gent on the Deschutes this weeknd who may have had one (could have been an Onyx and didn't think to ask), but I could see he was casting pretty darn well with it.

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I have a new Beulah Platinum G2 4weight and love it. It is light, crisp, and strong----impressive rod!
I have a 7weight on order, hopefully to arrive soon as they are back-ordered.
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Probably not enough of them out there yet to get much feedback. But was thinking about getting a shorter 7 wt and looking at the onyx or new platinum curious on the difference of the two?
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For what it is worth!

I have my hands on all of the rods as they go through design phases.

There is generally a standout in every series but I really feel like these flex/recover very similarly, difference being length and power. Once you know 1 you know them all.

That said, and not to play favorites...but...here are my favorites:
1. 12'8" 7
2. 12'8" 6 almost makes me not want to fish a 7 weight?
3. 13'8" 8 weight 6-piece...yes...packs the same as a 9'0" 5 weight, still breaks in half for those that don't use rod racks on the river and the extra ferrules literally pick up no extra weight in hand or flat/dead spots through the casting stroke.
4. 12'0" 3 it is amazing what that rod will do at 225 grains with a Scandi and 250/275 Skagit. 10' of T11 and a respectable "big nasty" moved 70'-80' effortlessly and easily repeatable.

The other are great too as far as casting. I just don't end up in places like the Rogue, Klamath, Trinity where a good 5 can be a dedicated Summer Steelhead rod or places where plus sized Trout and the 4 weight makes sense.

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I have my hands on all of the rods as they go through design phases.

There is generally a standout in every series but I really feel like these flex/recover very similarly, difference being length and power. Once you know 1 you know them all.

That said, and not to play favorites...but...here are my favorites:
1. 12'8" 7
2. 12'8" 6 almost makes me not want to fish a 7 weight?
3. 13'8" 8 weight 6-piece...yes...packs the same as a 9'0" 5 weight, still breaks in half for those that don't use rod racks on the river and the extra ferrules literally pick up no extra weight in hand or flat/dead spots through the casting stroke.
4. 12'0" 3 it is amazing what that rod will do at 225 grains with a Scandi and 250/275 Skagit. 10' of T11 and a respectable "big nasty" moved 70'-80' effortlessly and easily repeatable.

The other are great too as far as casting. I just don't end up in places like the Rogue, Klamath, Trinity where a good 5 can be a dedicated Summer Steelhead rod or places where plus sized Trout and the 4 weight makes sense.

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Will Beulah come out with a G2 in 13'1 for 6 ?
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13'1" 6

No immediate plans for a G2 13'1" 6 weight. Onyx is a good rod but sales have been mediocre on that particular stick. Not sure if that is that state of Steelhead numbers and closures or if that particular full flex 6 weight was not all that popular.

I will say that casting our new 12'8" 6 I don't even think about grabbing the 13'1" 6 weight anymore. P.M. me if you are interested?

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