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Hamish Young

Re: What DH rods do you fish?
« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2013, 09:23:55 AM »
At the moment I'm down to 'just' the Mackenzie DTX 15' .... but I do have a shopping twitch :z7
Might nip up and see Scottie this week  :wink

H :z3

“When tired at last, he sat on the bank, while the river still chattered on to him, a babbling procession of the best stories in the world, sent from the heart of the earth to be told at last to the insatiable sea.”

Goolager

Re: What DH rods do you fish?
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2013, 11:15:03 AM »

Guideline LPXe 13'  8/9
Guideline LPXe 15'. 10/11

But my favourite is my Scierra H M VII.  13' 8/9

Iain


Euan Innes

Re: What DH rods do you fish?
« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2013, 15:16:04 PM »
Whatever Hamish lends me!  :z7

I don't do enough salmon fishing these days to buy another one (yet). If I did come into money then I quite fancy a 14 footer, in #9, simply because I always found a 15 footer to be a bit over gunned for a lot of the waters that I've had access to. I always thought that a big #10 or #11 demanded to be chucked to the other side rather than just fish the water.  :z4

I am currently playing around with a single hander that, if it does what I want it to, will become my salmon rod. Here's hoping!

 :z1
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Rich Knoles

Re: What DH rods do you fish?
« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2013, 16:41:25 PM »
Sage TCX 9140
Sage TCR 9129
T&T  1409
Sage VT2 8139
Redington CPX 8133
Greys  G Series 14' 9/10wt
Echo 12 6wt
Some older Sage 14 foot 9 wt
I'm missing a couple but you get the idea, I'm completely fooked. Hope whatshername doesn't see this.
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danbruce

Re: What DH rods do you fish?
« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2013, 18:04:36 PM »
14ft Loop Yellow Line, 9/10 wt
14ft Wychwood Trufly, 9/10 wt
12ft Daiwa Whisker, 8/9 wt

Will hopefully have a 10ft 8 inch, Batson Rainshadow 7wt switch built for my summer/low water fishing soon.

Cheers,
Dan

Ben_D

Re: What DH rods do you fish?
« Reply #20 on: February 23, 2013, 19:46:15 PM »
Just got around to having a good look through this.  Quite surprised that a 15' is not top of the list, a lot of shorter stuff in there.

Cheers

Ben

Eddie Sinclair

Re: What DH rods do you fish?
« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2013, 00:12:10 AM »
Ben,
Up until 2 weeks ago I had a Vision 15 foot catapult.
This is now replaced by the Mackenzie 15 foot
Also a Peregrine 15 foot 10/11n
Hardy Gem 15 foot 10
A pair of Bruce and Walker Norway Speycasters 15 foot 10/11
And a 14 foot Mackenzie 8/9

I use both the Mackenzie rods as first choice depending on location and time of year and water height and size of fly required to turn over. Generally the 15 footer in spring an back end and the 14 footer for summer.

I may be adding a switch rod soon depending on road testing first.

Eddie.
As Shakespeare said, it is better to have hooked and lost than never to have hooked at all.

Ben_D

Re: What DH rods do you fish?
« Reply #22 on: February 24, 2013, 00:41:10 AM »
I used to fish a 14'er pretty much all the time then started playing about with long lines on the 15'er for the sake of it and now every time I go back to a 14 it just feels a little short. Funny as a 13'er just feels like a 13'er if you know what I mean. 

Eddie Sinclair

Re: What DH rods do you fish?
« Reply #23 on: February 24, 2013, 01:10:00 AM »
Ben,
I know what you mean. I feel seriously under  gunned in the spring with high water with the shorter rod and with heavy tubes.

Eddie.
As Shakespeare said, it is better to have hooked and lost than never to have hooked at all.

Steven Sinclair

Re: What DH rods do you fish?
« Reply #24 on: February 24, 2013, 15:51:52 PM »
Ben,
Up until 2 weeks ago I had a Vision 15 foot catapult.
This is now replaced by the Mackenzie 15 foot
Also a Peregrine 15 foot 10/11n
Hardy Gem 15 foot 10
A pair of Bruce and Walker Norway Speycasters 15 foot 10/11
And a 14 foot Mackenzie 8/9

I use both the Mackenzie rods as first choice depending on location and time of year and water height and size of fly required to turn over. Generally the 15 footer in spring an back end and the 14 footer for summer.

I may be adding a switch rod soon depending on road testing first.

Eddie.

Please try to make the Hardy the LAST choice! A) it only works well in my hands. :-P and B) I think it's still my turn to break it (again).

Graham Ritchie

Re: What DH rods do you fish?
« Reply #25 on: February 24, 2013, 16:16:39 PM »
I have built up quite a selection over the years.

18ft  
B&W Powerlite Speycaster #11

16ft
B&W Powerlite Speycaster #9-10
B&W International Speycaster #11
Daiwa Alltmor (original version) #10-11

15ft
B&W Double Speycaster #10-11
B&W Norway Speycaster #9-10
Loomis GLX #10-11
Loomis IMX #10-11
Mackenzie DTX #10
Daiwa Alltmor Orator #9-11
Daiwa CF98 #9-11
Bloke XL-50 #10-11

14 1/2ft
No Limits #10-11

14ft
Sage III Euro #9
Sharpes Impregnated Spliced Cane, with spliced ferrules

13 1/2ft
Sage III Traditional #7-8

13ft
Mackenzie DTX #8-9
Partridge Ian Gordon #8-9
Airflo Delta #8-9 (surprisingly good if underlined with a 7-8 line)

12 1/2ft
Sage III Euro #9

12ft
Sharpes split cane, brass ferrules

11 1/2ft
Loomis GLX switch #8-9

Also an 11ft switch rod I made up by adding an extension to an old Sparton single hander.


At this time of the year, I mainly fish with the 15 and 16ft rods. The Sage 14ft rod is my go to summer rod for larger rivers, the 13ft Mackenzie is a recent purchase and the Loomis switch is excellent for low water on medium or smaller rivers in addition to single handers.
« Last Edit: February 24, 2013, 16:56:26 PM by G Ritchie »

Ben_D

Re: What DH rods do you fish?
« Reply #26 on: February 24, 2013, 17:45:14 PM »
 :z4

That list almost makes me feel normal!!  Shit, that really is a lot of rods  :cool:

Fished my Alltmor 15' 10-12 last week on the Dee, still really nice rods even now.

Cheers

Ben

Hamish Young

Re: What DH rods do you fish?
« Reply #27 on: February 24, 2013, 17:45:36 PM »
Holy crap Graham :!
That's a better collection than most shops carry  :shock

H :cool:
“When tired at last, he sat on the bank, while the river still chattered on to him, a babbling procession of the best stories in the world, sent from the heart of the earth to be told at last to the insatiable sea.”

thursodog

Re: What DH rods do you fish?
« Reply #28 on: February 24, 2013, 20:04:39 PM »
Hi Folks.

11' 6" Vision Pult GT4.
13' Guideline Lpxe.
14' Vision Pult GT4
14' 8" Guideline Lecie fast action (10/11)
15' 9" Guideline Lecie medium fast action.
17' Daiwa Amorphous whisker, not cast this old heavy lump yet, got a 72ft Snowbee 3D in 11/12 to play around with this once the ice age buggers off.

C

P.S. Abreviated vision name as i couldn't be arsed writing the whole thing

 




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