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Forum: Spey Rods and Switch Rods - Fly Fishing Tackle Talk! 11-09-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,303
Posted By MacSuibhne
Re: Looking for a beginner switch rod

I have a Beulah Plat 10'8" 7wt. I like the action real well and I've had FFF certified 2 handed casting instructors tell me it is really a sweet rod.

I also have the Deer Creek 11' for a 4wt....
Forum: How to Spey Cast - Technique and Advice 10-16-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 846
Posted By MacSuibhne
Re: after much decision...echo I went

Just an update...I bought a 4 wt. Deer Creek 11' switch rod this past spring and going with the recommendation of the local rep, I put a 7wt. (275gr. +/-) Ambush line on it. I loved it out of the...
Forum: How to Spey Cast - Technique and Advice 02-25-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 846
Posted By MacSuibhne
Re: after much decision...echo I went

I can't answer that. I don't have any experience with ambush lines and when it comes to two-handed, I'm using skagit heads.
Forum: How to Spey Cast - Technique and Advice 02-25-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 846
Posted By MacSuibhne
Re: after much decision...echo I went

Why would you want to do that?! Having a sinking line that stands in for a "running line" would make mending impossible and shooting extra line at the end of a cast difficult at best.

Modern...
Forum: How to Spey Cast - Technique and Advice 02-05-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 846
Posted By MacSuibhne
Re: after much decision...echo I went

Well, I started with Skagit simply because I thought...maybe rightly, maybe wrongly...that there would be less strain on me physically (shoulder problems); and I also thought that sustained anchor...
Forum: How to Spey Cast - Technique and Advice 02-05-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 846
Posted By MacSuibhne
Re: after much decision...echo I went

I am in no position to educate you but I can give you some advice...Call echo. Talk to them about flylines and styles of casting.

And go with their recommendations.

If you are new to 2H rods...
Forum: Spey Rods and Switch Rods - Fly Fishing Tackle Talk! 01-29-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,135
Posted By MacSuibhne
Re: What switch rod?

I have the Beulah Platinum 10'8" 7wt. Not the line weight you want but I can tell you that you cannot go wrong with the Beulah Platinum series. The one I own is a light saber.
Forum: Spey Rods and Switch Rods - Fly Fishing Tackle Talk! 01-18-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 942
Posted By MacSuibhne
Re: Beulah 10'8" 7 weight Platinum Switch for Michigan and westcoast steelhead

Of course it depends on the reel, but many contemporary wide arbor reels that are listed for a size seven line won't hold the sufficient backing, running line and the @400gr head...if you go with a...
Forum: How to Spey Cast - Technique and Advice 11-30-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By MacSuibhne
Re: Spey Leaders by Cutthroat Leader Co.

So...are spey leaders included in this generous offer? The link takes me to a page that has lots of furled leaders but no spey leaders?

Is there a time limit on this deal?
Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 10-28-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By MacSuibhne
Re: WTB: New/Used Float Tube

PM sent. I have a nice one w/fins, if you are still interested.
Forum: How to Spey Cast - Technique and Advice 10-14-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By MacSuibhne
Re: Central Oregon?

SpeyPages--DWFII (that username was taken here, so I used my auld crabbit family name...and tartan)
Forum: Spey Rods and Switch Rods - Fly Fishing Tackle Talk! 10-14-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 942
Posted By MacSuibhne
Re: Beulah 10'8" 7 weight Platinum Switch for Michigan and westcoast steelhead

I have that rod with a 425 gr. Rio short skagit head.

I love the rod...mostly. It's my first 2H'er and I'm a novice at 2H but when I relax and get in the groove, it goes pretty good.

I have...
Forum: How to Spey Cast - Technique and Advice 10-14-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By MacSuibhne
Re: Central Oregon?

Fred,

Yes, I've bumped into you on at least one other forum. In fact, we exchanged a PM or two as I recall. I am thankful for your help and insights.

I was interested in people in the...
Forum: How to Spey Cast - Technique and Advice 10-14-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By MacSuibhne
Central Oregon?

Anyone from the Bend/Redmond area here?
Forum: How to Spey Cast - Technique and Advice 10-09-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 869
Posted By MacSuibhne
Re: rod comparisons

Re: the Sage I mentioned...

I would be very interested in a Z-Axis 8129. Anyone have one of these in decent condition that they might want to part with?

PM me.
Forum: How to Spey Cast - Technique and Advice 10-09-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 869
Posted By MacSuibhne
Re: rod comparisons

Thanks. Yes, I've kind of gotten the impression that the Loomis is not my best choice of those listed.

Right now I'm toying with the idea of looking for a used Z-axis.

I think the shot(s)...
Forum: How to Spey Cast - Technique and Advice 10-08-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 869
Posted By MacSuibhne
Re: rod comparisons

Thanks for the welcome.

I am pretty new to 2h casting but I am favouring Skagit casting...at least for the time being.

I have SkagitMaster I & II and I get the impression from it that it...
Forum: How to Spey Cast - Technique and Advice 10-08-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 869
Posted By MacSuibhne
rod comparisons

New thread, same questions...

I am looking at several rods as a second/back-up rod. I don't have the luxury or opportunity to cast them.

I will be buying second-hand. I am targeting heavier...
Forum: How to Spey Cast - Technique and Advice 10-08-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 348
Posted By MacSuibhne
SAge tcr 9129-4

Anyone have this rod?

Can you describe the action and characteristics?

Is it intended for Skagit or Scandi style casting?

How new is this rod...when was it produced? It's not their latest...
Forum: How to Spey Cast - Technique and Advice 10-07-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By MacSuibhne
Re: loop 13' 2"

fred,

thanks for the response...

Well, there's one matching my description for sale on 'Selma Junkoff's Emporium' (sic) and it's listed as an "adventure."

Friend of mine has a Loop 12'6" for...
Forum: How to Spey Cast - Technique and Advice 10-07-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By MacSuibhne
Re: thinking about a second rod

Fred,

Yes that was my assessment as well. I'm fairly small and a little leery of too long a rod not only because of the weight and leverage it exerts on an old guy but the worry that length equals...
Forum: How to Spey Cast - Technique and Advice 10-07-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By MacSuibhne
thinking about a second rod

Looking for a second/backup or winter rod. Something with enough backbone to handle 25#+ chinook.

Don't want to spend more than $300.00+/- so would be happy with an older model with good casting...
Forum: How to Spey Cast - Technique and Advice 10-07-2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By MacSuibhne
loop 13' 2"

New here...hello to all. New to two-hand rods.

Anyone own the 3 pc. Loop adventure 13' 2" 9wt? Black blank, black wraps.

I am mostly into Skagit style but don't like too soft a rod. Want one...
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