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    Default Re: Just Ordered a Winston BiiX 9' 5wt

    If the green from Twin Bridges captures you, you owe it to yourself to try a BIIt if you're looking for a more bamboo-type action. You'll also save a few ounces of swing weight in the deal.

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    Default Re: Just Ordered a Winston BiiX 9' 5wt

    Quote Originally Posted by mcnerney View Post
    Jasalvas: I'd really be interested in your feedback on the new B2X once you have had some time on the water with it.
    Thanks Mcnerney,

    I should receive the rod tomorrow, but wont have it on the water till around the end of the month.
    Ill do all I can to get it done before then

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackster View Post
    If the green from Twin Bridges captures you, you owe it to yourself to try a BIIt if you're looking for a more bamboo-type action. You'll also save a few ounces of swing weight in the deal.
    I don't know Jackster, I just took some photos of my Thomas & Thomas to put it up for sale to fund another purchase... I don't know if I can do it... I picked up the rod from a widow. She told me how much her husband loved the rod. I don't feel quite right puting it up for sale.

    I will definitely keep the Biit in mind. So many beautiful casting tools, so many decisions, so limited $$$!

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    Default Re: Just Ordered a Winston BiiX 9' 5wt

    Quote Originally Posted by jasalvas View Post
    I have thrown around the idea of getting a 8'6"4wt rod. Thats where the LT would come into play. It has been a toss up between a Hardy LRH Lightweight, LT, or a bamboo rod, even a Fenwick. I just havent found the right Fenwick. I enjoy fishing bamboo. I currently have a boo rod that needs some repair. I had planned on getting a second grass rod but the LT caught my eye.

    Is the LT similar to the IM6 Winston made?

    Thanks for the feedback!
    If I had to do replace my 486 and wanted to stay with a Green Stick, I would be looking at BIIt and BIIIX. I picked up a IIt and REALLY liked how that rod felt. From what I understand it's a similar taper to the WT, but built with Boron in the butt. Really smooth rod.
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    Default Re: Just Ordered a Winston BiiX 9' 5wt

    So far I have only been able to cast the rod in the yard. 15-60 ft casts smoothly. I look forward to adding some water tension and the tug of a trout. I will also be putting the Thomas and Thomas HS 9' 5WT rod for sale 4pc. Not sure how much to ask for, but if anyone interested let me know.

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    Default Re: Just Ordered a Winston BiiX 9' 5wt

    Hi Fredo,

    It sounds like the rod will be swell! I think being able to hit a distance between 20 - 75' with ease is the best kind of rod to fish with. The word ease being taken definitively as in effortless Sounds like you'll be happy with this purchase,

    Ard

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    Default Re: Just Ordered a Winston BiiX 9' 5wt

    I do not own the 5 weight, but I do own the 9 foot, 6 weight and the 8 foot, 4 weight and love both of them. Hopefully you enjoy the 5. I have found the 6 weight to be a great all-around fly rod. The 8 foot 4 weight was originally purchased as a niche rod for the driftless region and small northern Michigan streams, however; I have found myself looking for any excuse to use that rod since buying it. Hopefully you enjoy the 5 weight as much as I enjoy the 6 and 4 weights I own.

  8. #17

    Default Re: Just Ordered a Winston BiiX 9' 5wt

    Quote Originally Posted by jaybo41 View Post
    If I had to do replace my 486 and wanted to stay with a Green Stick, I would be looking at BIIt and BIIIX. I picked up a IIt and REALLY liked how that rod felt. From what I understand it's a similar taper to the WT, but built with Boron in the butt. Really smooth rod.

    Well, it has been a few months, and a few rods later. After about a week of the BIIX, it was sold. The next contestant was a 8'9'' 5wt LT. I loved that it was 5 piece but too damn fast. I came across a BIIT... SMOOTH AS BUTTTTTUH!!! I got a 8'6'' 4wt. Good for the waters I fish. I have a Hardy 8'6'' 5-6wt for thicker waters plus several cane rods, Any way. Damn happy with the BIIT. I actually think I will keep this rod... even fish it! Hahahaha.. Highly recommended!!

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