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been so busy with my 16 ft'rs,that i still lust for my 15-9-11-B-W,,of course the sixteens are for extreem weights,sunkline,and or weighted,,, flies?,,,dumbells etc.,,but for all but heavy fish-flies,my go to ,easy fishin'dryline, two hander is a B-well ya' allready know,,,, any comparo's?,the CND customs' are prettier,,,it's important ,,being an ex car guy,something about the candyapple effect of the graphite,,,this is why i'm not a fan of matte finished blanks,i know of a couple on here who have the B-W's,so,, i'm looking for feedback:hehe:
 

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I have a B & W Kola 15' 3" which I love. I cast many 15' rods at the spey claves trying to select the best one for my ability. The Kola comes with two tips, a 9/10 and a 11. I use the 9/10 with an XLT 8/9 and I tried a Grand Spey 8/9 with the 11 tip last Sat. I have only cast long lines with the rod. I use other rods for the shorter heads.

I have not cast the CND Custom 15' but have cast the Salar Specialist. The Salar is a very nice rod. If I didn't have the B&W I would sure get the Salar. I think it is the star of the CND Specialist series.

Aaron at the Spey Shop in Carnation WA has some B & W's on the try rack. Give him a call.

Rich
 

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Since last spring, I've been fishing a 15-foot, 9/10 B&W; in fact, it defended me from attacking hordes of chum salmon on the North Fork of the Nooksack this afternoon. It's a rather slow, powerful action. (It's of the Bruce series, which I think are generally slower than the Walker rods - apparently, the partners had different preferences). Although it's heavy in the tip, the rod overall is light for its size, since it has just a sliding-ring reelseat (rear ring hidden under cork). I presently use a DT10F with one taper removed and looped for tips.
 

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the way they build the handles,reelseat,i love em',,simple, light,effective,did i say light,,plus the lack of a butt cap makes it sweet,i wish all my rods were setup this way,probably didn't bounce when you beat those chums back from the shorline!!!!,yes it seems from studying,that the bruce are slower than the walker's don't know where the expert lays in the roundup,but a scotsman said they felt almost dainty compared to the norway,up to chinook, it's a fine piece,a balance of power and finesse,gee am i sponsored yet:hehe:
 
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