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zeolite 01-28-2013 08:30 PM

What switch rod?
 
OK it is my birthday soon and I want a 10-11 foot 5 weight switch. It seems that Allen don't do the Olympic series any more so I would like some suggestions. Orvis and Sage are way out of my price range (college fees, wedding etc) and I am not very familiar with US manufacturers. So, please give me your recommendations.

fyshstykr 01-28-2013 08:46 PM

Re: What switch rod?
 
Echo and TFO have some pretty nice switch rods that would fit into the price point your probably looking at.

As far as shorter Spey Rods, I think there are some of the Echo 'Dec Hogan' models (aka Decho's) in 12' 2" 5wt still around. They went out of production last year so Echo could come out with the 'Dec Hogan 2's' this year. Here's one on ebay at the moment.http://www.ebay.com/itm/Echo-DH-Spey...item2c59abfe14

Have you asked Justin if he has any of the 'Olympics' laying around?

delopez 01-28-2013 09:09 PM

What switch rod?
 
You'll love the deer creek rod. It's a deep loader and a powerful rod. Fun to cast.

zeolite 01-28-2013 09:14 PM

Re: What switch rod?
 
I am used to using big spey rods for atlantics back in Scotland but need something smaller for North Platte trout.

MacSuibhne 01-29-2013 07:37 AM

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.

fredaevans 01-30-2013 08:19 AM

Re: What switch rod?
 
Good site here, but for 'used equipment' sign up/sign in on the SpeyPages web forum. Thing is presently 'stuff' with gear for sale.

Fred

allenflyfishing 01-30-2013 10:10 AM

Re: What switch rod?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by zeolite (Post 521052)
OK it is my birthday soon and I want a 10-11 foot 5 weight switch. It seems that Allen don't do the Olympic series any more so I would like some suggestions. Orvis and Sage are way out of my price range (college fees, wedding etc) and I am not very familiar with US manufacturers. So, please give me your recommendations.

Hello, We are revamping the Olympic series with a mix of Switch and Spey rods in the same series. We are in the production process now. If you are needing something now. I would have to agree with delopez. The TFO is a good product.

Thanks


Justin

zeolite 02-10-2013 03:15 PM

Re: What switch rod?
 
Thanks for the info guys.

I feel like I should wait for an Allen but the urge is too strong!

fredaevans 02-10-2013 03:30 PM

Re: What switch rod?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by zeolite (Post 525525)
Thanks for the info guys.

I feel like I should wait for an Allen but the urge is too strong!

Hit the SpeyPages; tons of 'for sale' at the moment.

williamhj 02-10-2013 05:34 PM

Re: What switch rod?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by zeolite (Post 525525)
Thanks for the info guys.

I feel like I should wait for an Allen but the urge is too strong!

You could always get the Allen when you buy your second switch rod. You know they'll be a second :)


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