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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-20-2009, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hello Folks,
Just a quick note to introduce myself, and hopefully connect with a rod I'd like to find.

Just joined this forum a few days ago, and have been trying to spey cast for quite a few years now, not totally terrible, but far from excellent !!!! I live on the East Coast (NY. / CT. line) and primarily trout fish, with the occasional trip to Gaspe or New Brunswick, where I cut my teeth on spey casting.

What I'm looking for now is a Nymphing / Streamer Switch rod, preferrably in an 11ft. 4 or 5 weight, or close to that, for a couple hundred dollars. Anybody got one laying around, or know of any great deals to find?

Thanks for any help,
Dan
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Go ask Torrey at HRO to show you the switch rods they have. He can help you out and let you test cast a few. Tell him Regan sent you.
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Hello Folks,
Just a quick note to introduce myself, and hopefully connect with a rod I'd like to find.

Just joined this forum a few days ago, and have been trying to spey cast for quite a few years now, not totally terrible, but far from excellent !!!! I live on the East Coast (NY. / CT. line) and primarily trout fish, with the occasional trip to Gaspe or New Brunswick, where I cut my teeth on spey casting.

What I'm looking for now is a Nymphing / Streamer Switch rod, preferrably in an 11ft. 4 or 5 weight, or close to that, for a couple hundred dollars. Anybody got one laying around, or know of any great deals to find?

Thanks for any help,
Dan
I've got a custom Beulah, 10.5 foot, 4/5 switch for $325. It has custom cork, upgraded guides and reel seat. Made custom at their shop about 18 months ago before they started offering the 4/5 weight.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-20-2009, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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Go ask Torrey at HRO to show you the switch rods they have. He can help you out and let you test cast a few. Tell him Regan sent you.

Hello Regan,
Thanks for the heads up, know Torrey & Harold well, will see what they've got in stock, ( Harold's not much on deals !!!! )
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I've got a custom Beulah, 10.5 foot, 4/5 switch for $325. It has custom cork, upgraded guides and reel seat. Made custom at their shop about 18 months ago before they started offering the 4/5 weight.
Speyhack,
I was jockying back and forth between Beulah and TFO Deer Creek. Do you have any pics showing these customs, sounds really sweet. Gotta ask though, -- how about tube and sock and warranty?

Ever hear of NGTO?

Dan
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Have a 11' 4 wt. echo Dec Hogan I'd send for 240.00 to yer door-
But, if it were me, I'd go at least a five weight and more like a 6 for streamers with any beef to them... A true nymphing rod and streamer rod are kinda two different animals...



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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-21-2009, 06:55 AM Thread Starter
 
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Have a 11' 4 wt. echo Dec Hogan I'd send for 240.00 to yer door-
But, if it were me, I'd go at least a five weight and more like a 6 for streamers with any beef to them... A true nymphing rod and streamer rod are kinda two different animals...

Hey fishmhard,
like the avatar I appreciate the advice, and understand the difference, my fault for not clarifying, this is going to be primarily a trout rod, size 12 nymphs, and biggest size 6 wooleybuggers.

Haven't look at any Echo rods yet, let me check them out, and I'll get back to you, thanks for replying to this post.

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Come back after taking the test drive at HRO. Then you'll know what you're after.

I'm a newbie and was told don't start with a switch. I think that was sound advice. Timing is everything and you don't need to make it harder than it needs to be. With the switches your timing needs to be much more exact.

Maybe see if you can give the DECHO 4 wt a run. heard good thing about that for soft hackles to trout. Its 11'9" and a true two-hander. I don't have any experience personally with the rod, but would imagine if you're not chucking articulated leeches that your standard east coast streamers would be ok on it. I've been told that in a pinch you can overhead it, but its certainly not a 4/5 beulah.

See if HRO has the new TFO DC switches also. They sound like they'd fit the bill as well.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-21-2009, 02:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thumbs up Bought One !!!!!

Hey Folks,

Just wanted to let everyone know Speyhack and I made a deal, and I'm the proud new owner of a Custom Beulah rod.

Thanks everyone for your input, that's what makes these forums great places !!!! Looking forward to sharing these pages, and maybe some water with all of you.

Many Thanks Again.
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