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I advise anyone iterested in fishing with big rods to give this rod a go. Its a power machine for very reasonable price. B&W do other models with more luxury ,but for practicality this line of rods will take a lot to beat. Also all the proto work is done with the gillys on the Spey,& beleave me these boys can cast a line.
I myself also have a sage 12'6 8 weight ,good rod ,but I would change it towmorow for the 12' B&W. The main differance with the Sage you dont feel the rod load down at the but, with the B&W you feel the rod loading .
They also do a specialised rod the Whisker which has 2 tips &2 middle sections,so you can have a 10-11 weight & 7-8 weight.
If you get the chance to try this make of rods please give them a go,its worth it.
 

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Coast2coast Flyfishaholic
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The exchangeable rod sounds great! Do both configurations perform well? How would you rate them 1-10?

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Juro
 

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The B&W Whisper

The multi tip rod the Whisker is a great rod I would rate it 8 out of 10. As near perfection as poss.
AS far as I know the rod was partly designed by Ian Gordon one of the best Spey casters in the World,he's a Spey gilly.All the B&W get there proto work done by the Spey gillys,who I beleave to be the best casters of the big rods .
 

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WHISPERER

I had this on file sent to me by a friend at Bruce & Walker and thought that I would share this with you..
I have left the text exactly like it was sent to me.

“15’ and 16’ WHISPERER

The 16’ Whisperer is a six section rod, three tops #9,10 & 11, two butts #9-10 & 10-11.

The #9-10 butt will handle lines # 9,10 or 11. But is casts easier and better with # 9-10. You have to slow down your power with the # 9-10 butt, and it will cast better longer and easier.

The # 10-11 butt is an ideal alrounder with # 10 line, floating, intermediate or fast sink. The # 11 top is for fast sink line upstream wind and heavy conditions.

The reason for using the name Whisperer is from various ghilles on the Scottish rivers who tested these rods. The Spey in particular. Also two top fisherman in Norway have endorsed the range of Whisperers. The Scottish ghillies make the comment, the less effort you put into your casting with the rods the better and further you will cast. You need only to hear the rod “whisper” and you know that you are putting the right power in the rod.

The Whisperer 15’ is also a six section rod. Three tops #9,10 & 11 and two butts #9-11 & 10-11. The #9-11 butt is the slower action, as with the 16’ you gain more benefit by allowing the rod to do the work #9,10 or 11 line. But with a #10 for long casts. The #10-11 butt is a crisper action, an alround rod #10-11 line suits the butt best for up stream wind, fast sink heavy conditions #10 line normal fishing.

The #9-11 butt of this rod has been designed in remembrance of George Smith, a ghillie who was known to his friends as “Whispering Smith”. George was the man who first taught me to spey cast, and the intricacies of reading the water, presenting the fly, etc. Nothing was too much trouble. Tying a fly, where to cast and why. I am proud to have known him.”

I wish some of the U.S. manufactures (sp) would make up rod packages like these.

Speybum
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