12-22-2011, 09:42 PM
Re: another one I couldn't pass up
Earlier this year I bought a Riverbeast 9' 8wt "Windwalker" on ebay for around $50 bucks, overall I was very impressed with it, the finish was nice, hardware seems ok, and it cast well.
I ended up buying another rod from them called the "beast", I figured if nothing else it would be a back up rod to be stowed in the bottom of the boat. I ended up liking the rod even better than the first one.
Both of these are beefy rods in the 7 and 8 wt range, very light and faster than any other rods I own, I use them for the big Carp and Wipers we have around here.
Since then I've bought a couple to give away as gifts.....for the price why not.
I did try one of their lighter rods a 9' 4wt in the Windwalker model in hopes that it was a fast action rod like the others, it wasn't, but it will work fine as a back up.
"I've never missed a Steelhead by waiting too long. It's true, but I've missed plenty trying to set the hook too quickly." Dec Hogan 'A Passion For Steelhead'