I have a couple of fishing buddies who have enough $$$ to buy any rod they want. They both own several very expensive speyrods (one owns a Hardy Angel that cost over $1600.00,) and they both fish their Dec Hogan rods. One of them also owns several very expensive flyreels (including a couple of Charltons,) but speyfishes with a Solitude V (at least most of the time.) IMHO that says a lot.
The Fly Logic Dec Hogan1308 is a great rod, I've fised mine for years. It'll cast the newer Skagit lines like a dream, although I ilke the Airflo Delta 9/10 best. It's very versatile, a good rod for the Skagit and/or Dean alike.
I have the 7 weight.. I think they have stopped making that one from what I hear.
FWIW-- I have tried several lines on it and haven't really found anything that floats my boat. The rod seems really "whippy" all the way to the bottom. Might be just me. I can get out to 80 or 90 feet with a few other (cheaper) rods I have, but am doing OK to get the (short) head all the way out with this one.
Just goes to show me once again--if you make to good of a product for to good of a price--you will not survive--or at least that is the way it seems to me. If you look at products like Sage,Gloomis and Hardy that to me are way over priced for what they are,look how long they have been around.Go Figure!!I am just happy that I have 4 of the signature series rods.
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