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Old 07-31-2013, 01:43 PM
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Default ultimate 6wt. streamer rod...under $275

just as the title says, if you could pick one 6wt. rod for streamer fishing what would it be? streamers make up 80% of my fishing and after casting my redington predator all summer my tfo pro 2 seems sluggish at toss streamers i throw anything from size 10 wooly buggers to size 4 butt monkeys.
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Default Re: ultimate 6wt. streamer rod...under $275

The same here, after casting the Redington Predator 6wt 7'10", my Zenith 8wt is a dust collector now.
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Default Re: ultimate 6wt. streamer rod...under $275

exactly! i'm thinking of just buying the 9' version. i also have the 7'10" and love it!
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Default Re: ultimate 6wt. streamer rod...under $275

9' 6 wt Sage RPL+. Used for ~$200.
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Default Re: ultimate 6wt. streamer rod...under $275

Redington Predator you all say...........I will have to check it out!!!
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Default Re: ultimate 6wt. streamer rod...under $275

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exactly! i'm thinking of just buying the 9' version. i also have the 7'10" and love it!
I am also very interested in getting the new Vapen Red 6wt 9ft.
Redington says that the differences between the Predator and the Vapen are, the Vapen "more" accurate and pulling power is in the mid section which I like instead of in the butt like the Predator.
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Default Re: ultimate 6wt. streamer rod...under $275

Echo Ion - not fancy, but very capable.
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Default Re: ultimate 6wt. streamer rod...under $275

I picked up a used 6wt Axiom last month and took it out earlier this week for some stream smallies and just love the rod. I too have a 6wt Predator and not willing to part with it but the Axiom is a blast to fish. I paired it with a SA Mastey Titan Taper 7wt line.
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Sage Xi3 in either 5-wt or 6-wt. They are built to launch the bombs out there.

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Default Re: ultimate 6wt. streamer rod...under $275

The CPX Redington is a rocket lancher and can be had cheap at discontinued pricing. It is a very nice looking rod as well IMO.
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