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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-19-2020, 09:42 AM Thread Starter
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GLoomis Asquith vs. Winston Air TH

HI, I am in the market for another 13' 7 wt, the two rods that have gotten the most of my attention are the GLoomis Asquith (13' 7wt), and the Winston Air TH (13' 3" 7wt). I have found some information on these rods on here, but not as much as I was hoping for. I wanted to get some of your opinion on the flex patterns of the rods, and the overall general feel of them I guess. I'm personally leaning more towards the Winston at this point, but I can't find much information on either, so any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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The Winston will be much slower and flex deeper. The Loomis will be much faster and stiffer. These manufacturers have a much different feel in their rods. Usually, people prefer one or the other.
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The Winston will be much slower and flex deeper. The Loomis will be much faster and stiffer. These manufacturers have a much different feel in their rods. Usually, people prefer one or the other.
That's part of what I have heard, but I have had a lot of mixed information about the rods. For example, when I called around asking about the Asquith, some people relayed that it was just a fast rod. Then, on the other hand, some people said that it was a fast progressive flex, and that it was pretty easy to cast and nothing like a Sage X fast. I've heard the term "Burkhiemer spoiler", so that why its caught my attention. I already own a Burkie 7134, and it is my current favorite. I'm thinking I want to get whatever rod is closer to the action of my 7134; just so that it isn't too different switching from rod to rod. It sounds to me like its gonna be the Winston, but I will be honest the Loomis is still intriguing, even though I typically don't like fast rods.

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Just get a second burkie 7134
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Just get a second burkie 7134
I was thinking about doing that, but I also want to diversify my rod selection a little. I like to have a few different options, otherwise; if your back up rod is the same brand and model, there is no reason to pull it out of the tube. Then you end up have a $1200 rod collecting dust.

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I was thinking about doing that, but I also want to diversify my rod selection a little. I like to have a few different options, otherwise; if your back up rod is the same brand and model, there is no reason to pull it out of the tube. Then you end up have a $1200 rod collecting dust.
I get that. I find I end up with a favorite if there are two different, and the non favorite just ends up collecting dust anyway. I let go of a couple rods in the last year that were so sweet I could barely let myself do it. But they were just collecting dust.

Cheers. Not trying to give you grief. Hunting for a new rod is always fun.
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A friend of mine who happens to be a Winston pro/guy that works at a fly shop that's sells Winston picked up the new Winston air 13'3" #6 weight.
Now that is a nice stick and one worth considering, it's high up on my wish list right now!
I have a couple of Winston B111TH models and they are beautifully made, I also have a couple Loomis two handers that I like to fish just as much but they're not finished like a Winston.
Have fun finding your next favorite rod!
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I get that. I find I end up with a favorite if there are two different, and the non favorite just ends up collecting dust anyway. I let go of a couple rods in the last year that were so sweet I could barely let myself do it. But they were just collecting dust.

Cheers. Not trying to give you grief. Hunting for a new rod is always fun.
No, grief at all man, I appreciate the input 👍

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Just to add something else to consider....... the new Beulah Platinum G2 graphine rods are wonderful. I have two, including the 7 weight 12' 8" rod. Light, crisp, great flex/feel on casting. I spent last week casting it
7 hours a day in Patagonia and love this rod. Nicely made, quality fittings. Beulah is onto something.
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If you're looking to diversify your collection, I can vouch for the Meiser MKX rods. They make a 13' 6/7. These rods aren't exactly "fast", but man are they powerful and extremely fun to cast. Also they have a try before you buy program so it's worth looking into.
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