Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: north. Washington/south British Columbia
Pre-spey, and sometimes post-, I fished summer steelhead with 9 1/2 foot graphites that I built. the first was a Walton Powell 7/8 weight, which I lost under embarrassing circumstances. That was followed by a Loomis GLX 7-weight, which I've fished from the North Fork of the Stillaguamish to the Grand Ronde. Light and medium-fast, it's a pleasure to fish. I cut the front taper off a WF8F, then spliced on a 15 foot tip of Hi-Speed Hi-D. That has done a lot of sinking fly work. And a lighter f/s line and a floater, of course. To me, that is certainly a classic rod.
Last edited by Nooksack Mac; 01-21-2020 at 04:26 PM.