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WTB used ~15 footer to play with

Looking specifically for about a 15' , 9 or 10 wt, progressive "traditional" long line taper that will cast something like a ballistic vector XL very well. If you are not sure I can ask some friends.

A combination of already spending way too much on nice rods in the past year or so that I actually fish with, and the fact that I am not going to be fishing such a rod any time soon, or anywhere near where I live...probably.. means I'm looking for something inexpensive, probably that is in the back of your garage, but casts too nice to simply give away. It will be an educational rod only. Cosmetic issues, no problem. Oldest, ugliest thing you ever laid eyes on. No problem. It just needs to authentically be able to cast a nice long line, not just be 15' long. I'm sure that there must be some good casting but butt ugly rods out there that could use some love. Of course it doesn't HAVE to be ugly, just relatively inexpensive. If it needs a little work of some kind, that may not be a deal breaker either.

Oh, and if anyone has a burkie 9145 that accidentally had paint thinner poured over it for a few hindered bucks I wouldn't sneeze at that... yeah, as if! ;-)


EDIT: Found one that will be perfect, thanks.

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Poppy has the classic 8150 brownie and also a scott arc 9150 both both of which are on his experienced rack. I cast the vector xl 7/8 on my 8150 and love it. Ether rod will get you into mid belly line and make for an easy transition into long lines

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I think AJ Morrison has a St Croix Imperial 1510 for sale at a very reasonable price. Those are great casting, easy to get along with rods.
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PM sent. I'm still looking to sell my nearly new Scott L2H 1510.
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Thanks to all the folks who made me great offers on here and via pms. So many rods ... so limited time and funds, not to mention space in my closet. I got offered one that really hit the dead center of the sweet spot, and is probably way better than I deserve. That is twice in one week where the classified on here have worked really well, and really fast for me!
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So what did you end up with?
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Hope he doesn't mind me telling, but sinktip is selling me his T&T 1510-5 for a decent price! Guessing that one may even have some baked-in fish mojo on it! Lucky me.
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'Tip probably already told you, but that's not really a 10 weight, by usual US reckoning.Not that that is really a problem.
I tried a cnd gps in both 8/9 and 9/10 on mine, and preferred the 8/9. An older Delta Long 9/10 hits the spot for me as well.
I think if I needed a currently manufactured mid/long line it would be the Vector XL, probably in 9/10.
Marquis salmon 3 balances mine nice and the 4" Perfect ain't bad either.
Enjoy your new stick.

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Yep it was mentioned that it was more like a 9/10. Thanks for the line recommendations. I was thinking the exact same thing on the vector XL 9/10.
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An 8/9 GPS? Wow, that's definitely not a 10 wt then...and/or it has a very big grain window.

What's the action like on the 1510-5?

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'Tip probably already told you, but that's not really a 10 weight, by usual US reckoning.Not that that is really a problem.
I tried a cnd gps in both 8/9 and 9/10 on mine, and preferred the 8/9. An older Delta Long 9/10 hits the spot for me as well.
I think if I needed a currently manufactured mid/long line it would be the Vector XL, probably in 9/10.
Marquis salmon 3 balances mine nice and the 4" Perfect ain't bad either.
Enjoy your new stick.

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Preston,

I never tried an 8/9 GPS on it but loved the 9/10. I would not be surprised if it would tip cast the 8/9 though.

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T&T action

Here's my take on it , Preston.
Compared to the CND Solstice 15' 2", or the old Sage brown 8150, the T&T has a little softer tip, is fairly progressive through the middle, then gets quite stiff in the butt. To my mind, this makes the T&T eminently suitable for the more underhand dominant style that my casting has evolved into over the last few years of mostly fishing a Guideline LeCie 13789.
The 8/9 GPS line sets up better for my snake roll and produces tighter loops for me as a dryline. That said, if I was using type 3 or 6 tips, I'd go with the 9/10 GPS and just pull in a little more before casting.
I've also tried a couple of Scandi heads, floating and triple D, in the 580-640 gr. range, with encouraging results, though I haven't spent enough time on this to really get tuned in with it.
BTW, the T&T also feels very light in hand for a powerful 15 footer.

Cheers, Chris
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I think Chris nailed it on action. Because I'm a tackle tart, I have other options for the floating line and so mainly used the 1510-5 as a sinktip rod.

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Thanks for the insights Chris. For some reason I was expecting the top to have a firmer tip, but it doesn't sound like it.

Still though most people would find fishing a rod that handles a GPS 9/10 all day very enjoyable as it won't overtax you.

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