I have a chance to pick up a 9150 blank. What kind of performance can I expect from this rod? Does it have enough backbone to pick up tips? Are there any other good or bad points I should know about it? What is the best line for it?
I have a 9150 - I am on call this weekend but might be able to make some time on Sunday am(if it warms up) if you wanted to try it. I have landed a spring in the high 20's on it - I have fished an accelerator10/11,a grandspey8/9,a triangle taper10/11 & a midspey10/11 on it - I prefer the later and have fished this combination on the Kalum with a bigboy300 in very cold conditions with good results
Although Sage groups the 9150 among its Traditional spey rods, it's probably fast enough to fit in the European grouping. It's fast in a good way, with a butt that flexes and a strong enough tip.
I presently fish it with a S.A. XLT 8/9 cut at 26' for tips and a Triangle Taper spey 9/10 dry line.
I have a chance to pick up an XLT at a decent price. You cut it at 21', but since customizing lines is fairly new to me,what length tips, sink rates, weight in grains or what ever other info you're willing to share that may be of use to me would be appreciated.
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