I tried them both..tried all the ONE's...2 years ago..?. Worked them a bunch at Sandy Clave! I picked the 8116 and the 5116 and love them! I like the shorter rods!
I also have spent some time with the Method 8 and it is also very impressive!
I should have elaborated a bit with my initial post.
I use the rod mainly on the River Stamp, Vancouver Island and as a rule I don't need more than about 7 pulls of running line to reach fish.
The rod will only be used for springs as my go to rod for coho is a 6wt Beulah
Although both rods will reach that distance what I don't want is something that might be short and sturdy as opposed to long and supple.
That's why I was interested in people's comments on the rods.
Once again, thanks.
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