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|Originator: Bruce||Date: 2/12/2000 2:46 AM|
What are some comments on these rods.
|Originator: Whitefish||Date: 2/15/2000 7:42 PM|
I've been using one of Kerry's 9143s since last October (in addition to a Winston 10150). I also have used some of the Sage rods. The workmanship is superior (IMHO). It feels lighter. Casts stronger(for me). With an accelerator 8/9 its a great match and handles both the 15' and 24' tips with a Windcutter 8/9/10 very effectively. I've also used a Courtland spey DT 8. I had it up on the Sky last fall with Derrick Brown and he liked it but not as much as he liked the Scott 15' 9wt. People I know that instruct spey casting (Mark MacAneely and John Hazel for two) have tried it and were very interested. John actually has done a lot of the development work for Kerry. Incidently, I understand Winston has hired Derrick to design a better rod for them, heck I thought the old one was kind of special. And rumor has it that Sage is working on a couple of new rods. I guess there are enuff people out there that have to have the latest to make it worth while. Along that line Kerry has a prototype 15' 8wt that feels great...better start saving.
|Originator: Dana||Date: 6/9/2000 6:23 PM|
Just got my hands (finally!) on a 14' 3" 8/9/10. Haven't had a chance to cast it yet (hopefully this weekend/next week), but certainly the workmanship is superior to virtually everything else I've seen to date (with the notable exception of the David Norwich Spey rods, which are beautifully made as well).
Will report more asap.
|Originator: Bruce||Date: 6/13/2000 4:45 PM|
Hello Dana, thanks for the reply, I have a Burky rod an order right now but am verey interested in your feedback concerning their rods. I am also very interested in the Norwich rods, please do give more info as I have never heard of these rods. Thanks Bruce
|Originator: Brian ST||Date: 7/26/2000 3:27 AM|
What can you tell me about the Burkhiemer 14' 9- 9,10,11.Would this rod be powerful enough to turn over sinktips in the 200 grains and up with the longer belly lines. I am looking for a bigger rod for my spring fishing, and have been using the 9140-4 sage.
|Originator: Dana||Date: 7/26/2000 7:02 AM|
When I cast the 14' 3" Burkheimer I only used a floating line, buthat rod definitely had power enough to turn over big tips, so I believe that 14' 9" would be just fine. If you have a look at Kerry's web site he outlines appropriate tip configurations for each of his Spey rods. Have a look
Also, e-mail Kerry for more specific info about any of his products.
One question--any particular reason for moving up just 9"? If you are looking for a big water power stick for winter fishing, you might want to consider stepping up to a 15' or longer 10/11 Spey rod. The right rod in this line weight will turn over pretty much anything you'd care to use short of bicycle chain.
|Originator: Brian ST||Date: 7/27/2000 7:56 AM|
That is a good point. I have thought about a 15' 10wt and I am going to start trying out some rods and hopefully find one that is comfortable for me to cast. What can you personally recamend for a 15' 10wt. I have heard some good things about the Scott, I would like to stick to the more traditional spey action because that is what I am used to.
|Originator: Speyrd||Date: 8/9/2000 3:31 PM|
List, The 9143 is a great rod. Kerry has come a long way from the first rods he designed.
|Originator: Dana||Date: 8/9/2000 8:37 PM|
Both the Scott 15' 10 weight and the old Sage 10150-4 are fine rods--if you prefer the traditional-type action you will probably prefer the Sage. I have been fishing the Sage for @ 7 years now and it has earned its keep. The Sage 10151-4 is a very pleasant casting rod but has a history of problems, particularly when throwing long-bellied Spey lines, although Sage have indicated that this problem is now corrected ( see commentary elsewhere on this board).
There are some really great rods coming out of the UK. Daiwa makes the Whisker Fly, an economy rod that has a classic action and loads of power. Daiwa's top-of-the-line Alltmor 15' 10/11 weight is an exceptional rod--I used one on the Thompson last December and it literally casts itself, all the caster has to do is move it--wonderful, relaxed fishing.
Although I have no experience with these rods, Thomas & Thomas has had Simon Gawesworth helping them with their Spey rods, and these woiuld be worth casting if you can find one.
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