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I need a new spey rod, mine is too much like a broom handle. Any good rods for around 200$ these days? Cant afford too much more than that. thanks.
 

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What rod and line do you currently have? Maybe all you need is the correct weight and design of line for your style of casting.

My son has a 14' Cabella's and he likes it alot. He purchased the combo of rod, reel and line. The WindCutter 9/10/11 works great.

Rich
 

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AFFORDABLE SPEY ROD? YES SIR!

hey Skyrise, send me your e-mail address and I'll send pictures and details. Thanks for the considerations.
 

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I have the cabela's rod, 14ft for a 9/10. Using a triangle taper multi head line. I can cast ok with a floater or light tip. Have a terrible time casting a type 5 or 6 tip. Compared to the sage we used in casting class this rod is too stiff for me. Cant afford a sage though. The rod just feels dead to me. Is not the cabela's rod not a st croix? thanks for any help.
 

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After trying a friend's 14-foot Cabela with several lines, I found it to be unusually stiff and powerful for its length and line rating (9-10). It took a DT11 to properly harness it.
I believe the Cabela spey blanks are made by St. Croix, but I think this model is noticeably different from the 14-foot, 9/10 SC.
I have a rod built on the 15-foot Cabela blank. It has a decent, medium -fast action, and also matches with a DT11; I haven't tried the 15-foot St. Croix.
 

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I have a St. Croix 14' 9/10. I have two WindCutter lines with tips. A 8/9/10 and a 9/10/11. I can cast a #6 sink tip off the end of the 8/9/10 Upgrade with ease. I just do a roll cast to get the tip on top of the water. I do not have an upgrade for the 9/10/11 but have cast a #6 sink off the regular #2 tip, with the #2 tip removed and with the 8/9/10 Upgrade. I origionally had a 7/8/9 WindCutter which didn't load the rod as well. I added the Upgrade which helped. The 8/9/10 with Upgrade of the 9/10/11 with tips workes well for me.

My son has used Cabela's 5' Polyleaders on his WindCutter and they work OK.

Hope this helps.

Rich Williams.
 
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