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Old 11-05-2013, 11:14 AM
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Default Looking for a beginner switch rod

I've been tinkering about getting into the Switch rod for awhile and now I am going to take the plunge. I need some helps to choose the "right" rod and line for me. I am looking for 5 or 6 wt 11 ft switch rod for trout and bass for about $250. I don't have any brand preferences.

The intended use is for stillwater reservoirs/lakes/ponds. The depth is ranging from 2'~10' from the bank. I am mostly fishing size 4-10 streamers, wolly buggers, leeches, bass poppers <= 2/O and a little bit of the slip bobber-buzzers rig. I don't know if there is a single utility line that can cover this vast array of depths and applications. I might even going to use my 8wt Rio Outbound for single handed rod if I have to.

I've been reading about the Redington New Dually Switch rod and their new Rio Chucker line, and Rio switch line. Do you guys have any inputs about them? I heard that the Sage VXP, Cabelas LSI or TFO Deer Creek were also great but a tad higher than what I am willing to pay.

Fly shops are saying great stuffs about their stock products, but I need second opinions from this forum.
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