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Do any of you folks use this rod?

If so could you give me your opinions?

Rod weight, casting and fish playing ability etc etc etc

Many thanks
 

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It casts the Lee Wulfe TT #7/8 wt (65 ft head) well; it has a soft forgiving tip so it is good for fishing very small flies in low water conditions but has plenty of power in the butt if you really bend it into a fish.

It's not a rod for sinking lines or fast tips & heavy flies - but it wasn't designed for these, it was intended for delicate floating line work for grilse or summer fish in low flows where a stealthy approach is required; something it does well.

Tape the ferrules & put a locking turn or two of tape on the aluminium sliding ring comprising the reel seat, this will hold it securely fit any length of reel foot.

I still dig mine out & use it when I face low water on wider pools & want the additional control this gives me, which I can't manage with a switch rod.

Regards, Tyke.
 

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Thanks Tyke

I've been curious about this rod for some time, but have been put off by previous experience I had in owning a Hugh Falkus Hexagraph Grilse 12'4" model, which was the most awful spineless floppy rod I've ever had the misfortune to hold.
 

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It is quite a slow action, you can't hurry it, but it will put a nice line out if you take your' time with it.

Like all long head light line outfits it isn't a rod for windy conditions, but on calm days & low water conditions then it comes into its' own.

Regards, Tyke.
 

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I had one and recently passed it on to one of Spey Pages members.Probably the best of the Hexograph range,felt totally different to all the others.Not as heavy,a lot more tippier in action,again the Lee Wullf TT 7/8 line and a tapered mono leader.Yup its a delicate low water tool for the bigger river,treat it as such and you'll both get along just fine.P.
 
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