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    Default Frankenstein switch rod

    I recently sold my fav 5wt 11ft Gloomis GLX Roaring River switch to make a room for the Gloomis IMX Pro 5wt 11'11" .... but kinda regretted it. But luckily, when I bought that GLX it came with a spare set of 3 top tips only without the grip section.

    So, I sent the 3 pieces to Steve and gave him a call and told him my recipe for the grips and to make it a 10ft rod since I already have the 51111 and voila a week later I received the whole thing back. And as always Steve went beyond my expectation in his craftsmanship.

    That afternoon I strung 7 ft of straight mono leader onto Sage Performance bass taper 330 and cast the new rod in the park. Felt so good, took it out to Big Bear Lake and tested it the old shooting heads - running line - tips combo and full lines that were used by it's predecessor and thought it actually casts better and easier.

    I later bought the Hatch All Saltwater 350 grain full sinking line for the beach, welded a loop onto it and added 10ft of straight mono leader and I am speechless. I just couldn't stop from waving that stick silly.

    I don't know much about tapers but I've got myself a magic wand here, just need to fish it.

    here is my new fav, my co-worker named it Oceanside.

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    I don't always catch fish; but when I do I scream like a little girl.

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    Default Re: Frankenstein switch rod

    What a great story. I've got two GLX single-handers and absolutely love them--I can see why you'd want a new one made.

    And is that a Danielsson reel? Nice combo indeed.

    Scott

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    Default Re: Frankenstein switch rod

    Scott, yeah absolutely loved them too. and yes that is a Danielsson L5W 6Nine.
    I don't always catch fish; but when I do I scream like a little girl.

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    Default Re: Frankenstein switch rod

    You're using that for surf casting or saltwater fishing? It would be also be one sweet set-up for trout and smaller steelhead.

    How do you like the Danielsson? I've been thinking of a 6Nine for my 8 weight single-hand GLX Native Run, my favourite salmon/steelhead stick.

    Scott

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    Hi Scott, it intended for the surf and for the American shad, trout, bass, and summer steelhead just like its predecessor.

    about the Danielsson, I really like them; they are machined to high tolerance, the drag works, price appropriately and they hold their values. For $135~$250 you'll get everything that you need from a reel.

    Here is a Danielsson reel review from youtube.

    Last edited by runningfish; 05-17-2019 at 06:01 PM.
    I don't always catch fish; but when I do I scream like a little girl.

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