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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-18-2018, 05:18 PM Thread Starter
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Burkheimer 7115-4 Classic-Great Condition $650 obo

Burkheimer 7115-4 Classic-Great Condition With Rod Tube and flannel rod sock. Located in Portland. David (5O3) 3O7-ll37

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An astoundingly versatile two hand rod adaptable to diverse fishing environments and species. The 4-pc rod is rated as a 6-7-8 wt, in Kerry Burkheimer's tradition, and it handles a wide grain weight range of fly lines. Unlike many of the CF Burkheimer Spey rods, this Burkie has a relatively firm butt section and transitions into a progressively "light" tip.

The Burkheimer 7115-4 accomplishes the admirable task of providing sufficient lower-rod power to handle large steelhead and modest salmon, combined with an upper rod transition perfect to feel and finesse large trout and small steelhead.

These qualities are pretty unique in a world of fly rods that are more narrowly focused. We fish the Burkheimer 7115-4 with traditional shooting head lines, using overhead casts and mono running lines. We fish the 7115-4 with Skagit Compact heads and MOW T-14 tips. We fish the 7115-4 with Scandi Compacts, Speydicator lines, Switch lines, traditional steelhead weight forward lines, integrated shooting heads, and Nymph tapers.

The firm lower section of this rod makes timing of one's cast more important when fishing Skagit heads with tips. Dry and damp fly presentations with Scandi Compact style lines is a "snap" (sorry, couldn't help the pun). Overhead casting, (using bottom hand to power the cast) with shooting heads and integrated shooting heads is entirely intuitive.

We have come to love this Burkheimer fly rod for its versatility. It is light in hand, throws a grocery sack of fly lines, is responsive to "little" fish (not that any of the fish we catch are really "little"), and with some finesse, can hold its own with modest king salmon.
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Great overall condition. Some very minor scratches but you have to look pretty damn close to see them. Photos of the rod below.
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How does it compare to the 7127? Seems to be quite a bit heavier?
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I have not thrown the 7127 but in my experience this rod is very light in hand.
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I use this rod - with an Airflow 540grain Compact Scandi - it is an amazing river rod. I also use it with a Wulff [very old 7/8] for Scottish and Irish lake drift fishing...with just a forefinger curled around the button to give a bit of bottom hand pull, it throws the whole line every time. A wonderful, wonderful rod!

No better very light 2 hand for casting, handling fish and plain pleasure to use!
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I had the 8115/7115, and let it go when my James Reid bamboo filled a pretty similar niche. That said, the Burkie is an amazing stick. In the 7 wt configuration, I skated muddlers and swung wets with a scandi, with the 8 wt tip, I spey and overheaded for stripers, threw skagits as far as I wanted for winter steelhead, and used it with a 12 wt, 450 grain pike line cast overhead for Muskie. Powerful is an understatement, light in hand, sweet, sweet stick.
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Price change-$600 obo
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This rod has been sold.
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