05-17-2013, 10:10 PM
Join Date: Aug 2012
Favorite Streamer Rods?
I am finding myself fishing a lot more streamers on medium sized western rivers (i.e. Bighorn, Yellowstone, Missouri, Green, Snake, etc.). Some of the newer, big (and sometimes heavy) streamer patterns and fast sinking sink-tip lines really seem to overtax a 6wt rod.
Been fishing/testing several 7wts and a couple of 8 wts. Haven't quite found nirvana yet, some too stiff, some too soft, some just ok. Probably will find a rod or two that I will get along with eventually. Actually, it is kind of fun trying different stuff.
I have tried the following during my search ( some just casting, some fishing and casting):
Ross Essence RX 790-4
Echo Edge SW - 790-4
Echo 3 SW - 890-4
Echo Edge 84 - 8'4", #7
G. Loomis GLX - #7, 9', 2pc
G. Loomis Shorestalker - 8'6", #7
G. Loomis Native Run - 9'6", #7
G. Loomis NRX - 9', #7
Sage VXP - 790-4
Sage One - 796-4
Sage Xi3 - 790-4
Sage Xi3 - 890-4
Sage Smallmouth Bass - 7'10" (can't remember exact grain wt)
What are some of the favorite rods from others on this forum for this type of fishing? I'm interested to hear about your experiences and preferences.