Hello everyone just curious if anyone has experience with the platinum g2 12'8 6wt? I'm looking to get one and want some of opinions on it.
Just picked up this rod and very excited to use it in Willamette Valley and elsewhere. Seasoned spey caster, mostly trout spey: 3/4/5 wt 2h rods - Meiser, Echo TR2 and Glass, Loop, Ross.G2 Platinum 12'8" 6 weight is one of my personal favorites. Elixir (Scandi) Spey 400 grain + hand tied leader -or- Airflo 14' Floating Poly Leader & tippet is money. Elixir (Scandi) Switch...slightly shorter @ 29' is really nice as well...some prefer as it is easy in tight casting quarters and you really don't lose distance going shorter. If you are really adept caster you might go down to 375 but that was a better match on our original Platinum 6 weight. Tonic (Skagit) Spey 450 is right on the money. You could go 425 if you have easy to cast flies and moderate tips. I really like our Tonic (Skagit) short 450 or 425. Literally, either one does not matter. The 425 short might have a slightly more crisp feeling.