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I'm looking for a new or used 6ht or light 7ht spey rod. I,m new to spey fishing so any help would be appreciated. If you have one in your closet you would like to part with or have a suggestion to what I should look at, please let me know. Most of my fishing will be for 4 to 8 pound fish on a floating line.
Thanks for your help.
Joe
 

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Howdy Joe,

I am quite partial to CND as I sell them but I can tell you I have some VERY HAPPY customers fishing this rod. This is one sweet rod for $295.00. If you get a hankering for a test drive let me know. Take care, MJC
 

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to consider are the Meiser rods. The S2HFES7/8/9 a personal favorite at 13' 6". I doubt you will find a used one of these for sale, unless someone dies.
 

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You did not tell us what type of rod action you prefer. We need the rod action preference in order to provide you with good solid recommendations as to which of the several manufacturer's light 2-handers you would be happiest with.

There are faster 7/8 wts like the Sage 8126, T&T 1208, T&T 1307 (which is a 6/7 wt), or T&T 1308 (a 7/8 rod). Medium-fast ones like the Sage 7141. There are medium ones like the CND Custom and St. Croix 13 ft 7/8. And there are slower ones like the Meiser 13'6" 7/8 FES (which has been mentioned be someone else and a very nice rod it is), Sage 7136, Sage 8136, or Lamiglas 1267. This is not an inclusive list by any stretch, it is just offered as an example of the number of light line rods now on the market, and it shows why we need to know the type of rod action you prefer to give a good, solid recommendation on which rod.
 

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Thanks for your help everyone. MJC, I would like very much to try one of your rods. How can I get my hands on one. I live in northern CA.

Flytyer, I'm not sure but I would think a medium to fast action rod. In single handed rods I prefer a faster action rod if that helps.
 

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his line of rods are availlable thru meiser,,all i know is they are 13 ft.,and green,,nothing else,but i'm sure they're in that line range,and fast:D
 

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Hey Joe...

I sent you a PM.
 

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Since you are looking for a medium to fast-action rod, you should look at the CND Custom and Specialist Series, the fast Meiser rods, the aforementioned Gary Anderson rods, the T&T's I mentioned in my last post, the Sage 7141 8126 and 6126, Loop Blue and Green Series rods, and the new Lamiglas 12'6" 6/7.
 

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Joe, a spey rod for the Trinity.

Joe, I fish the Trinity two weeks per year, one in November, one in late January. The last two trips the only rod used was a T&T 1307. Sweeeettttt! Perfection for the intimate upper Trinity from the Lewiston Bridge down and guns out to 80 feet on the wider stretches downstream of Weaverville.

Backed up to the brush, with zero inches room for a backcast, a snake roll with the anchor in front is aerial perfection.

Our group fishes traditionally, floating line, cast, swing, step.

I use a Skagit line setup shown to me by Oregon superguide Mike McCune. It consists of a WC 8.9.10 body [23-feet 295-grains] plus a WC 9.10.11 tip 1 [15-feet 150-grains]. Add a 10-foot leader and the line belly[body], tip and leader is 48-feet long. Added to the 13-foot rod, the total length, without shooting is 61-feet. This is a little long for the upper Trinity, requiring keeping some of the belly inside the tip-top.

Chasing winter steel on the smaller coastal rivers of northern Oregon, such as the Nehalem, Trask, etc. the floating 150-grain tip 1 is swapped for a type-8 15-foot tip 1 of the same 150-grain weight and the combination will turn over barbell lead eye articulated leeches as effortlessly as the small Trinity River flies.

The T&T 1307 is a dream rod, especially with the Skagit line described.
 
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