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What´s your favourite 15-16 footer when it comes to fishing really adverse conditions (bad wind, heavy sink tips, big and heavy flies)??

I´ve noticed that my B&W Kola works best in pretty decent conditions - it seems to struggle a bit when the wind gets too rough. Maybe a faster, more tip-inclined rod would work better in order to cut through the wind?

Also, what´s your opinion about the best line to use when it´s rough out there?
 

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Within your limitations, it´s Sage 10151 with shooting heads.
But if weather is really bad, it´´s Loop Greenline 11,5 foot class 10 (new rod). Casts 25 metres in worst conditions with big fly and fast sinking shooting head. ´Cause it´s short, windresistance makes no problem.
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By class 10, I assume you mean overhead casting with a ten weight head or single-handed full length line. I have the same rod and it is marked as a nine weight (9116), and seems to cast 8/9 weight Loop lines the best when speycasting. I've also tried the ten weight Rio Atlantic Salmon line on it for overhead casting and found it a very good match.
 

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I will use my T&T 1611 (16', 11 wt) any time I am fishing big flies or heavy sink tips and I will almost always be using a RIO GrandSpey 9/10 on it for its terrific turnover characteristics.

Even though I prefer the T&T, I have cast some very nice rods recently that I also liked and which would do well in those conditions or with large flies and heavy tips. At the Sandy clave, I got to cast Robert Meiser's new 15/ 10/11 and found it is a very capable big line, big fly, heavy tip rod that cast very well. It is a rod I could be very happy with, Mr. Meisier, you got a winner big line rod in this one.

The CND Thompson Specialist at 16'7" for 10/11 lines is another one that it a very capable big fly, heavy tip, long cast rod. It is a little slower, still powerful, less stiff, and more progressive loading than the T&T and the Meiser rods mentioned above; however, it is a very good and capable rod.

The Loop Green Series 15', 11 wt is another one of those fast recovery, stiff, powerful rods with the type of action I like that I would not hesitate to recommend for big flies, heavy tips, and adverse conditions.

Finally, I got to cast a 15', 11 wt rod built on a custom Burkheimer blank for Speyrd at the Sandi clave that was another one of those nice, fast recovering, stiff, and powerful big line rods that I like. Like to above three rods, it is a delight to cast and makes casting big flies and heavy tips or casting in adverse conditions less work.

As you can see from the above, I prefer and like the fast recovering, stiff, and powerful 2-hand rods, especially in the big line models. If you like a moderately stiff rods, the above 5 may not be to your liking.
 

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Daiwa 16 or longer i'm happy, in extreme high water an 18-12,with heads/mono,i've just recieved a B-W 16,built for big fish,my go to rod is an amorphous 16 with a mastery SA 12-13,because of the turnover of big patterns,but i'm still in amzement at what a Wulff TT will do in adverse conditions/big /mutiple patterns,,,,more testing!!!:hehe:
 
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