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Daniel Rees

Rod advice for ICSF Salmon Distance 55g event
« on: October 28, 2019, 18:47:53 PM »
Hi I'm looking for some advice on a suitable rod for the overhead salmon distance event. I'm only just dipping my toes into this event and have a lot to learn regarding the technique of casting a DH overhead. Therefore I'd like to practice with something that's not going to hurt the bank balance too hard, while still be suitable.

A friend who is much better at this than myself recommended an older version of the Daiwa Wilderness 15' (navy blue blank??) been looking on eBay but am yet to find one. Any recommendations on other rods or even blanks that would have similar characteristics to the Daiwa?

Regards
Dan

Hamish Young

Re: Rod advice for ICSF Salmon Distance 55g event
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2019, 19:45:17 PM »
That Wilderness is a good shout, powerful blank - the model number was WN150113 rated for a #11
Other possible options secondhand:

Daiwa Altmor Orator
Daiwa Signature
Bob Church Crawford Little
Bruce & Walker Norway
...... and pretty much anything that's 11 or (better still) 11/12 rated  :z16

H
Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience ;)

Daniel Rees

Re: Rod advice for ICSF Salmon Distance 55g event
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2019, 05:02:53 AM »
Thank you Hamish, that's exactly the info I was looking for  :z16

Daniel Rees

Re: Rod advice for ICSF Salmon Distance 55g event
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2019, 18:04:56 PM »
Managed to pick up a Crawford Little 15ft 11/12 on eBay which Im hoping will do the trick.

Any advice on lines I could use to make the 55g head?  Ive been told the Snowbee 3D is a decent place to start but was wondering what else  I could try out.

Cheers
Dan

Hamish Young

Re: Rod advice for ICSF Salmon Distance 55g event
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2019, 20:23:37 PM »
Anything that will come up to the weight, so heavier spey lines can be cut and shut to do the job  :z16
Consider this.... just because the maximum weight for the discipline is 55g that doesn't mean you need to be using 55g to get distance  :wink
Just a thought  :cool:
H
Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience ;)

Daniel Rees

Re: Rod advice for ICSF Salmon Distance 55g event
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2019, 07:22:56 AM »
Thanks Hamish, anything reasonably priced youd recommend to get started?

Spey/Salmon stuff is new to me so I have no idea on brands of line that would be suitable.

Ideally if Im gonna be chopping lines up Id like something cheapish to practice with.

Cheers
Dan

Hamish Young

Re: Rod advice for ICSF Salmon Distance 55g event
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2019, 11:33:20 AM »
It'll not be lost on you that what works well on one rod may not necessarily match another....  :z17

With that in mind, quantity of lines to play with is the key so I'd scan eBay for second hand lines but if you must have new then one cheap option worthy of a look is item # 124003607891 but that's under 55g @78' - it'll still work though.
There's an eBay seller based in Fort William with a couple of eBay ids, one of those IDs is Nackynoo ( I think  :z8 ) he often sells job lots of used lines, I'd look there too.

What you plan on using as shooting line :?

H
Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience ;)

Daniel Rees

Re: Rod advice for ICSF Salmon Distance 55g event
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2019, 19:29:40 PM »
What you plan on using as shooting line :?

H

Honestly hadn't got to considering that yet. I have some Sakuma Night Crystal here that I use for the ST27. Would that work? Straight connection to the back of the head or anything in between?

Hamish Young

Re: Rod advice for ICSF Salmon Distance 55g event
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2019, 07:46:22 AM »
Aye that'll work away fine, I was going to come to the point that with the overhead you tend not to have to worry about the floating properties of the running line too much.
I think I actually used something like 60lb spiderwire braid on one outfit I tried.

H
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