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Tinkering with the idea of a 14' to 16' stick. What's out there?

Just taking up the two handed affliction and have been playing with 12' to 13'ers. Now I have the idea that I need to play with a big stick in a 8,9,10,11wt, just for Sh$%t's & giggles. What you guys got that you might want to part with? Keep in mind that this is me just probing to see what's out there, and if something tickles my wiggler I might just dump some cash........or, trade one of my T&T's.

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been loving an 8142 burkie i got last year. my longest rod so far, and burkie #5 for me, but you'll have to find your own ! i hear the 8152 is sweet too. might try a want to buy ad.

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I have a big stick

That I am willing to part with. It's a custom 16'1" CND Solstice. If interested, PM me. I would have to get $500.00 for it. Reason for letting go is that I have two other 16' rods and something has to go.
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Just taking up the two handed affliction and have been playing with 12' to 13'ers. Now I have the idea that I need to play with a big stick in a 8,9,10,11wt, just for Sh$%t's & giggles. What you guys got that you might want to part with? Keep in mind that this is me just probing to see what's out there, and if something tickles my wiggler I might just dump some cash........or, trade one of my T&T's.

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Tom
Search "Sage 8150" on this forum and you'll see a Classified's posting from the beginning of the month for a Sage 8150 brownie...contact that guy and see what you can buy that rod for. Then do yourself one more favor and just look at all of the other posts from years ago to present...and take note of the folks who feel very strongly about this rod. Buy it at market value and you'll ALWAYS be able to get your money back out of the rod and more than likely you'll never sell it. I own a pair of them...
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I have a 15' 3pc. 10/12, Bruce and Walker "Walker Salmon" rod listed for sale. $400.00 for the rod and an additional $50.00 for the CND G.P.S. Line that goes with it.
PM me if interested.

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i have a lightly used TFO 14' 9 weight that is available for $150 plus shipping. paypal preferred. if you are interested, i'll be glad to send fotos.
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Tom,

A ton of 15' options out there. If you want to stay T&T look for a 1509-3 or even better a 1510-5. After gathering dust for a couple of years, I have been fishing mine again this winter and enjoying it greatly. The 8150 mentioned above is a great rod, although very different from the T&T action. I regret ever selling mine. The 16'1" Solstice is a cannon and I would throw into the mix it's little brother the 15'2". Staying in the older model vein, the 1509 Scott ARC had its charms.

For newer rods you have the Burkie mentioned above. I have not cast it but hear nothing but rave reviews. The new B&W rods in that length are also well liked. Then you have Bob Meiser's works of art. Lots of options there to choose from including the 15' 6-7-8 that I am getting ready to order.

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Burkheimer 8152-4 is a beautiful casting-fishing 15 footer,like butter,and doesn't feel like a 15'+ 8wt. very light in hand. SAWEET ROD!!!

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9140 Giiie is a good long rod as well
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Search "Sage 8150" on this forum and you'll see a Classified's posting from the beginning of the month for a Sage 8150 brownie...contact that guy and see what you can buy that rod for. Then do yourself one more favor and just look at all of the other posts from years ago to present...and take note of the folks who feel very strongly about this rod. Buy it at market value and you'll ALWAYS be able to get your money back out of the rod and more than likely you'll never sell it. I own a pair of them...
I wanted to try my hand with a longer rod and line last year and acquired a Sage 8150 and delta long 8/9. Love the rod and learning to cast a mid belly. It is a slower but strong rod that doesn't like to be pushed, but will reward you when you slow down and get in the grove with it. A plus of learning to work with a longer line is that when I picked up a shorter rod and line, my casting was much improved with them too.
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15-16' rod

The 8150 I offered on the forum earlier this month is now sold (I have a second one that it still in regular use).


Along with a 13'-13 1/2' 8wt, my other go-to BC rod category is a 15' (or 16') 8wt, so I've accumulated a few (takes me about a year to decide whether I like a rod). To answer the original post, I have a Meiser 15' 7/8/9 highlander (standard rod without my name on it or any custom flourishes) and a CND factory Solstice 16'1 8/9/10, both in excellent, lightly fished condition. They both cast the same lines about the same distance, so I'm open to moving one of them. If it's the CND I also have it's perfect match in a reel: a pre-war 4 1/4 Hardy perfect with line guard in great shape with a second foot made for modern reel seats.

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If you fancy an old classic (but still a very good one) I have 3 Hardy Sovereign 15'6" #10 wts & think I will sell one.

These are the 3 piece mk 2 versions & are all used but in sound condition with original rings & whippings etc.

The cork is coloured through use & varnish at the ferrules may be slightly peeled through taping (in all honesty I would have to dig them out & check them but I would sell the best conditioned one); in original bag with ferrule stoppers, they have nickel silver reel seats with hardwood barrels & were Hardy's absolute top of the range rod at the time (fully made in Alnwick, England.)

They through long headed lines & lift sunk lines easily but have a good smooth action with a fish on.

I don't have photo's, nor the camera or skills to post them; but I will sell for $295 including postage to the US (PayPal gift as payment).

As an alternative I am looking for a new pair of wading boots, I understand that Simms are discontinuing the Guide boots & these are being discounted in the States, so if anyone can find a brand new pair of Simms Guide boots with Vibram soles in a US size 10 on close out somewhere I will do a swap for these + a further $50 to cover the extra postage on a rod tube. The boots are still at full price here, so if you have them discounted in your local tackle shop this may be a low cost option.

Let me know if you are interested.

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