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Ben_D

What DH rods do you fish?
« on: February 08, 2013, 09:14:57 AM »
What salmon rods has everyone got in their arsenal?

Cheers

Ben

Loxiafan

Re: What DH rods do you fish?
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2013, 12:30:53 PM »
What salmon rods has everyone got in their arsenal?

Nothing at the mo, but seriously thinking of a rod for the Don early and late season (rather than Finnock scaring !) so I will be interested to see what everyone uses. Not a priority for me so just a decent good value for dosh entry level Rod, Barrio Line and cheapish reel ( Orvis metal cheaper one ?).

Lindsay

Mike Barrio

Re: What DH rods do you fish?
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2013, 12:32:10 PM »
Hi Ben :cool:

Daiwa Whisker 15 footer, a Barrio 14 footer prototype that Sandy made for me a while back, Daiwa Signature 12 footer and an Orvis Access 11ft Switch :z16

Cheers
Mike
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Ben_D

Re: What DH rods do you fish?
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2013, 13:23:01 PM »
Nothing at the mo, but seriously thinking of a rod for the Don early and late season (rather than Finnock scaring !) so I will be interested to see what everyone uses. Not a priority for me so just a decent good value for dosh entry level Rod, Barrio Line and cheapish reel ( Orvis metal cheaper one ?).

Lindsay

Hang on a month or two Lindsay, there is an entry level MacKenzie coming along and maybe even a Barrio Spey line  :wink

Cheers

Ben

Iain Cameron

Re: What DH rods do you fish?
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2013, 13:54:52 PM »
d/handed rods:

14 foot 9/10wt Orvis Streamline
11 foot 6wt Access switch

or, in other words,
- one 'normal' salmon rod
- one light-weight double hander for mucking about

One observation - I really found it more fun & less tiring to play about with the switch rod for learning or practising d/handed casting techniques.

Irvine Ross

Re: What DH rods do you fish?
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2013, 16:27:49 PM »
one 15' Bruce & Walker Norway Speycaster 9/10
one 13' 8/9 built on a CTS blank
0ne 11'2" Mackenzie 7/8 switch rod, waiting for a Barrio switch line, hint, hint

Irvine

Jonathan Kerr

Re: What DH rods do you fish?
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2013, 17:05:45 PM »
Just a lonely vision catapult 14ft 9/10 for me,

Jonathan

Mike Barrio

Re: What DH rods do you fish?
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2013, 17:24:49 PM »
0ne 11'2" Mackenzie 7/8 switch rod, waiting for a Barrio switch line, hint, hint

Irvine

Hi Irvine :z16

We manufactured what is hopefully the final Switch prototype with a couple of tweaks this week and these should arrive here over the next few days ........ all going well, I should be able to order the stock soon :wink

Best wishes
Mike

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Sandy Nelson

Re: What DH rods do you fish?
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2013, 17:41:04 PM »
Hi Irvine :z16

We manufactured what is hopefully the final Switch prototype with a couple of tweaks this week and these should arrive here over the next few days ........ all going well, I should be able to order the stock soon :wink

Best wishes
Mike


Awesome

My Winston B11mx 11'6" 6wt is desperate for the Finished 6wt light Spey, after devouring the prototype.
My Big stick is a DTX 15ft std. I can almost, even cast it a bit :z4 :z4

Sandy
John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

Ben_D

Re: What DH rods do you fish?
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2013, 19:15:17 PM »
A few switch rods in there.....

I'm particularly interested in the rod length & line weight.  Would anyone care to share the lines they use in the other thread?

I've got & regularly use

15' #10 DTX G2
14' #9 DTX shooting head rod
13' #8 DTX shooting head rod
15' #10 DTX shooting head rod
11' #7 Helios Switch

15' G2 gets the most action followed by the 13'er

In the cupboard but not often used mainly for reasons of being irreplaceable rather than because I don't like them!
Daiwa Alltmor 15' 10/12
Daiwa Alltmor 17' 10/12

DTX 18' #11 - casting toy


Cheers

Ben

Rich Knoles

Re: What DH rods do you fish?
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2013, 19:16:55 PM »
Hi Irvine :z16

We manufactured what is hopefully the final Switch prototype with a couple of tweaks this week and these should arrive here over the next few days ........ all going well, I should be able to order the stock soon :wink

Best wishes
Mike


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Irvine Ross

Re: What DH rods do you fish?
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2013, 08:49:18 AM »
Hi Irvine :z16

We manufactured what is hopefully the final Switch prototype with a couple of tweaks this week and these should arrive here over the next few days ........ all going well, I should be able to order the stock soon :wink

Best wishes
Mike

Mike

Need any help testing the prototype?  :z12
Just to make sure it suits a Mackenzie as much as it does a Helios :wink

Irvine

Loxiafan

Re: What DH rods do you fish?
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2013, 12:57:02 PM »
Hang on a month or two Lindsay, there is an entry level MacKenzie coming along and maybe even a Barrio Spey line  :wink

Cheers Ben, but was hoping to fish asap ! What sort of price point will the entry McK be OOI ? Might still be too much for me as I will defo be part-time Salmon angler !

Cheers,

Lindsay

Rob Brownfield

Re: What DH rods do you fish?
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2013, 23:29:51 PM »
15 foot Fibatube 10 weight
14 foot Greys 9/10
12 foot 6 inch Guideline 8/9
10 foot 8 inch Batson Rainshadow 5

On order, 11 foot Pac Bay Quickline 7 weight. I can see this being my go to rod for most of the seasons double handed work.
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Ben_D

Re: What DH rods do you fish?
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2013, 23:32:04 PM »
Cheers Ben, but was hoping to fish asap ! What sort of price point will the entry McK be OOI ? Might still be too much for me as I will defo be part-time Salmon angler !

Cheers,

Lindsay

Hi Lindsay,

Will be about the 300 mark I think, there are other rods out there for less but buy once only if you can and don't buy crap!  If you are in need of a rod to tide you over for a short while, give me a shout I'm sure I will have something I could loan you.

Cheers

Ben

 




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