Hey Dryfly,Hi All - Any one own and fish a Beulah Platinum Switch 10'8" 7 wt, and have some line recommendations? Thanks, DryflyBum
For our 10'8" 7 weight I would stay with our Switch (Switch=Short) rather than our Spey (Spey=Long) versions of Scandinavian and Skagit lines.
Elixir (Scandi) Switch 350 is right on the money.
Tonic (Skagit) Switch 400 is right on the money.
I think I read in a previous post about the rod feeling mushy when it gets overlined. There is truth in that statement. Unless you have a refined slow controlled stroke with good timing on power application, stay a bit lighter especially with the Skagit to retain a nice crisp feel to the rod.
Keep in mind...some ask too much of their Switch rods basically asking them to do the work of a stout spey 7 weight with heavy/long sink tips and big nasties for flies.
Maybe keep the sink tips for Switch rods between 6-12' and between 80-110 grains or so.
For example: 6' of T14 would equal 84 grains, 12' of T8 would equal 96 grains and 10 of T11 would equal 110 grains. All are good fishable tips for different water conditions and will be tips that you know should cast and fish well with the properly matched line. The other tip that is great on those rods are the MOW Medium 7.5 x2.5.