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Hi Guys,
I am looking for your thoughts between these two Burkheimer spey rods for 7 wt.
Any feedback between the 7125-3 and the 7127-4?
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
Mike
 

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Never tried it but I've been told the 7125 is a bit stronger rod. There's the older 7127 which some people call more of a 6/7 whereas the newer version is a bit stronger bringing it more into 7 weight territory
 

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I recently bought an older style 7127, I've only had it out a couple times and the thing is absolutely amazing! I caught some nice summer runs (one was probably around 30") and the rod had plenty to keep control, I have no worries about fishing this thing all winter.
 

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the original 7125-3 (2003) had a more through action with strong tip and deep yet firm flex - scandi 420, skagit 450, 45-50' 485 gr head. The original 7127-4 (2007) was more progressive, with a lighter tip to stronger butt, similar grain window, and also liked lighter scandi lines.

Both 7 wts (rated 6/7/8 on the rods) were designed for smaller fish and summer conditions. As angler tastes evolved to shorter and lighter rods, these "7 wts" got tapped to do more including winter work. With this shift and new materials, both rods were updated 2 years ago to get a little more performance and power, while staying light 7 wts (6/7 wts) compared to the typical 7 wt rod.

the 7125-3 is now more progressive and crisp, has a stronger butt and faster feel of the two, and the 3 pc design keeps the quick feel very smooth. The new 7127-4 has a stronger tip, which drives the load deeper into the blank for more flex into the butt. Both have similar grain windows (accurately reflected on CFB website) and cover the same casting range.

I've been fishing the 7125-3 as my go-to rod for summers on the North Umpqua, Deschutes, etc and for coastal Oregon winter 2-salts, while a few close friends ply these same waters with a 7127-4. We can swap rods anytime and get along just fine. So, I'd say both fall in the broad "medium-fast" category

hope this helps
 
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