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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-06-2002, 05:12 AM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: Rod FlexDate: 1/6/2002 1:12 AM
I have a Bruce and Walker (mod. Bruce Powerlite) I tried this rod when I first started spey casting, and I had a difficult time with it. The rod is a 7-9, and I think I overlined it too much. I haven't seen  many of them on this side of the Atlantic and I'm wondering if any other readers have an opinion on these rods.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-08-2002, 12:11 AM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: Willie GunnDate: 1/7/2002 8:11 PM
Hi Rod Flex.
I am from the otherside of the pond as it were Scotland. I love Bruce & Walker rodsand own about 6 ranging from 13 ft  to 17.5ft. The only one I do not like is a Hexograph 16.5 ft. I also own sage and Thomas & Thomas rods so have an opinion.
IMHO. Your rod would suit a Wulff TT 8 as the rods tend to fish 1 weight above.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-09-2002, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks Willie, I tried this rod with a lighter line, and you are correct--it casts very well indeed. I haven't had the oppurtunity to try it with any sinking heads, but I will give that a try on the weekend, weather permitting (it has been apalling here in BC, inches on top of inches of rain, all the rivers are out).
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-13-2002, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: Fred EvansDate: 1/13/2002 2:06 PM
Willie, same advise/different rod. I've got both the 'old' and 'new' versions of Sage's 7136-4. Have run several lines on each with so-so success, but have found that what works well with one rod is a (relatively speaking) a poor combo on the other. Took your advise on the TT Spey 8, purchased same and loaded it on the 'new' 2001 version of this rod.Wonderful combination!! Cast far better than the 6-7-8 WC or a DT 8, lays out 15' leaders like they'd been starched like a dress shirt.
Fred
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