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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-09-2000, 01:52 AM Thread Starter
 
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here's some info from Andre

Rio 9/10/11 windcutter for tips
SA 444 DT9
Rio Accl 8/9
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-09-2000, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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The Wulff Triangle Taper Spey 8/9 works really well for me  - I also use it for tips up to 8wt 15' Type VI.

I've also found the Windcutter 9/10/11 too heavy for this rod - on longer casts the rod collapses.

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Brian, can you let us know where you looped the Wulff line for your tips?
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post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-10-2000, 04:00 AM Thread Starter
 
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I cut it @15' - that gets me to a line density that easily turns over 8/9wt sinking tips. 

Since it's a progressive taper, this isn't an exact point like you might find on a standard WF line.

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Brian,

I'll agree on the 9/10/11 windcutter slightly overloading the rod, if you really snap the cast. However, with smooth acceleration it casts 70+ft fine with tips.

It could be that I'm placing the belly deeper into the guides.
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Hi Andre,

I believe you! I ended up on the Mixer (Skagit) in April a few years ago with my 7136 and the only reel I had left in my pack - spooled with a Windcutter 10-11-12.  Guess what? --- i brought about 5 strips of line in past the tiptop (about 15') and was able to cast it just fine! 

Been doin any damage to those Sandy winter runs?

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post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-11-2000, 07:12 AM Thread Starter
 
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Brian,

Haven't been doing much other than work. It's 8:30 and still in the office. But, next to a couple fishing, golf and playing with the kids it's up there.

I can't imagine throwing that big cutter on the 7136 did the reel seat flex? Anyway I got a grab late Dec other that that total time on the river isn't worth talking about. I'm looking to the Skagit a couple days early April and then later in the Month. I'm also going to try to get to Boston for some time with Juro this summer/fall.

Let me know if you want to come hit the Sandy I'll make the time, either float or walkin.

end of the sanity check, back to work.

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According to the guy who writes the reviews at Celestiville  http://www.isomedia.com/homes/celestev/select.htm  the 8150-4 must be the magic wand of Spey rods. Would any of you guys that have this rod care to comment? Is it as good as he says it is? How about with an Accellerater 7/8 or 8/9  (tips) line?
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post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-15-2000, 01:02 AM Thread Starter
 
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post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-15-2000, 01:09 AM Thread Starter
 
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I have a 8150-4 and I have used it for a while on eastern rivers for atlantic salmon. I use a Rio 7/8/9
with it and it seems to be well balanced. I love the 7136, it belongs to a friend, and the other rod I can compare it to is a 15' 10wt St Croix. The 8150-4 is very predictable and fluid. One note, I can comment more on casting exercise than fighting big fish but there's my .02

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A hell, someone has to be a disenting vote. By chance met a fellow on the upper Rogue who had both the new Sage 8-15 and the new Cabella 6wt. The sage was loaded with an 8/9 Wlf tt, the Cabella had what -ever. Got to be honest, the 'new' 8wt Sage was a bloody club with the 8/9 wfl tt. My Scott 10 wt (which is a club that will cast a mile when necessary) was a comparable rod and more fun rod to use; big, stiff and will cast a mile when necessary. The 6 wt at 11' 3" was a "why bother" with its short handle, etc. Given the choice I really can't see why one would spend the $ on the 8wt when you could have the 'old' Sage 9wt which is a far more enjoyable rod to use. Said my piece (or is that peace) and I'll go back to sleep. But was really disapointed in both rods. :>(
 
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post #12 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-06-2001, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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Andre,
 
Thanks for letting me cast your 8150 at the Sandy Clave. I really liked that rod. Seems to me you had a MidSpey line on it. Did you say it was an 8/9? Do you like the MidSpey better than the Accellerator? (8/9?)
 
To answer Fred's question about why have the 8 wt over a 7 or a 9. Well,,,,, just because it's there I guess. Besides that extra foot sure helps mend line.
 
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post #13 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-08-2001, 01:46 AM Thread Starter
 
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JD,

You may have cast my 8150 with a midspey but I couldn't tell you which one
I believe it was the 8/9. I don't own a midspey so I can't really say. I did like the midspey 8/9 on the DBF but, I think I was the only person (or one of few) who liked that combo. However, the belly was too short. I was shocked to really like the 6/7/8 windcutter that Brian Silvey let me throw on my 12'6" Diawa.
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Andre,
 
I thought the first thread on this post mentioned an Accelerator 8/9. So I assumed you had tried that line on your 8150. No???Refresh my memory. What is a DBF? 12'6" Diawa? That must be a nice little summer rod. Where did you find that? I looked at everything I could find before settling on a 7136 as a summer rod. Maybe you should start a new post for the 12'6" Diawa.
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post #15 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-10-2001, 04:04 AM Thread Starter
 
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Jd,

I have cast the accel on this rod and feel it is ok.

DBF Derek Brown Favorite

12'6" Diawa Lochmoor Z, nice little rod. I just wanted something different because I have a 7136 and so does everyone else. The 7136 is a great summer rod and always a great choice I don't think you went wrong
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