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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-04-2014, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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WTB 3wt or 4wt switch rod

For the beach chasing sea run cutts.
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A clue.

Few and far between (second sale). Contact Steve Gotshall and have him build you one. Line that will come with same will be a perfect match for your application.

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I don't have one to sell but I'm local to you and have probably fished the same beaches. I found the Sage z-axis 5110 to be a great beach stick. I cast it either one-handed or two handed overhead with an Outbound 235.

Another option I like is the Guideline LPXE switch in 6/7 which is really a 5/6. It's also light enough to cast with one hand and has the switch handle that collapses into a fighting butt. I scandi cast it fine with a 260gr head and it'll go lower with 2 hand overhead.

Both would handle moderate resident coho as well but you might be undergunned if you hook into a pacific fish.

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Redington Prospector

Thanks for the replies and feedback. As I am just giving this a try, I decided on a 4wt Redington Prospector.

Several high end options were presented and I appreciate everyone sending offers. Again, I really don't know how I will like this method and figured I should mitigate my cash output.

If I fall in love, I may circle back around on one of the Meisers or ACR's offered.

Thanks again, this is quickly turning into one of my most favorite online forums.

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You may want to add a stripping basket to your beach gear. I use one with my switch rod on the beach and wouldn't be without it.
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Prospector

I have the 4wt Prospector, really good stick for the price, it absolutely loves the 290gr ambush and the scientific anglers Skagit extreme at 280gr.
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You may want to add a stripping basket to your beach gear. I use one with my switch rod on the beach and wouldn't be without it.
Living where I do now its been a long time since I've 'fished the salt' but Mr. HK's dead on about using a stripping basket. Mine (the first) was 'home made' out of a small laundry basket and a bungee cord. Frumpie looking thing but it worked.

Incoming/out going tide at 'Point-No Point' on Puget Sound, large Herring (sp??) looking patterns I lashed together. Large Phlug. Med reel and a chunk of DT fly line; Salmon would collect on the down stream side of the tide change. Still have that old rod but it hasn't seen water in over 20 years. Would drive to the beach on my second hand Lambereta motor scooter, that's all I could afford. Some times Mom and I ate very well, most times not. Ferry ticket was a 'walk on,' fifty cents?

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Thanks again

Thanks guys. I live in Kingston, WA and know the area well. So well in fact I really don't even bother to fish Point No Point, it's a mad house.
I already have a stripping basket, great advice by the way.

I've found sea run cutthroat trout love a riparian zone, but on a high tide there isn't any room to backcast. The switch will allow me to effectively fish those areas on a high tide. This 4wt switch will find time on the salt and on the Yakima.
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Thanks guys. I live in Kingston, WA and know the area well. So well in fact I really don't even bother to fish Point No Point, it's a mad house.
No memory of the 'bar' name but it was a short walk up from the beach. Counter in this thing was 50 some feet long. A cold beer and a sandwich. Never did ask 'How old are you.' Which was probably a good thing as I was well under 21.






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