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Need a 6 wt 9 ft'er

 
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 8:10 pm    Post subject: Need a 6 wt 9 ft'er Reply with quote

Hi All,

I've managed to convince myself I need a 6wt 9ft'er, I favour quickish actions, my favourite rod I own is a 5wt XP and love it, I also have a 7wt XP which is nice but I rarely use it, hence a change to a lighter tool, a few rods keep jumping out as good value/performance,

Redington CPS
Gordon II
Guideline LPXe

It's going to be difficult to try any of the above without a lot of travelling around, so any comments from owners etc would be great, I wish to keep with the fastish action as I find them easier to control, the rod will be used on still waters mainly for dries and perhaps a bit of intermediate line work, a few of the stillwaters I fish are a bit prone to blustery type winds so a rod which can cut a wind would be a must, If Ive missed an obvious choice please shout out, I would like to keep the budget under £300.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 8:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Need a 6 wt 9 ft'er Reply with quote

Viking wrote:
Hi All,

I've managed to convince myself I need a 6wt 9ft'er, I favour quickish actions, my favourite rod I own is a 5wt XP and love it, I also have a 7wt XP which is nice but I rarely use it, hence a change to a lighter tool, a few rods keep jumping out as good value/performance,

Redington CPS
Gordon II
Guideline LPXe

It's going to be difficult to try any of the above without a lot of travelling around, so any comments from owners etc would be great, I wish to keep with the fastish action as I find them easier to control, the rod will be used on still waters mainly for dries and perhaps a bit of intermediate line work, a few of the stillwaters I fish are a bit prone to blustery type winds so a rod which can cut a wind would be a must, If Ive missed an obvious choice please shout out, I would like to keep the budget under £300.

Regards Viking.


Hi Viking, cant say ive owned any of the above, but i'd avoid the redington, ive cast it and just dont like it, though many do. i too like a tip action, but think a mid-tip is best for a 6 weight. I also wouldnt spend £300 on one as in this weight there's a hell of a lot of rods that are excellent at less. I'd spend the money on a distance tool, but not on a relatively light rod (rather like those who spend £500 on an Abel super 3, save for teh super 8 when you may need the drag...) If i needed another 6 weight, i'd either go for a greys GRXi at about £100 or a bloke xL50. probably the bloke, i love them!!!!

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

viking wrote:
If Ive missed an obvious choice please shout out, .


Bloke XL50 - got two of the 9' 6#'s - and love them. Wink

PM "bloke" on here to possibly try one out.

HTH ..... Tony
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-REDINGTON-CPS-9064S-6WT-FLY-ROD-FREE-WW-SHIPPING_W0QQitemZ280248165541QQihZ018QQcategoryZ23818QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD4VQQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1638Q2em124

Great rod for the money, £150.00 with free worldwide postage, even with the duty and parcel force handling fee (you will pay around £30.00 to £35.00 in total), you will save a pretty penny on UK price.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Without doubt, the Guideline Lpxe. Fantastic rod, you wont be disappointed.

I have also cast the CPS in that length and model, and the Guideline is the better rod IMO. Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This rod is a beauty as well.....................

http://www.beulahusa.com/beulah_uk/6wt.html

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Stew, Ryan, Tony & Alex, I did try a bloke but found it a bit tip heavy, The CPS from that very buyer is on my watch list, I had almost made my mind up on the CPS but the LPXe got such high praise on "that other forum" it's thrown me a bit, iirc Ryan was one of the guys who loved the rod, I've still to get my head around a 4 piece tool, I've stuck with 2 or 3 piece rods so far, I have owned a 7wt Gordon and in all honesty could not fault it other than perhaps a bit strong when playing fish under the tip, you needed to be gentle.
Not an easy choice, 2 or 3 great rods available for average money, hell, I hope I can avoid the heads or tails option.


Thanks Viking
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Viking.

I also have, and love , a Gordon #7 Mk I, as well as several other rods, Greys, etc.

A fortnight ago I bought a secondhand 9' #6 Gordon Mk I.

It's already pushing to become my favourite rod. A bit less stiff & tippy than the 10' #7 but really light and. well...., just nice to use.

I expect the Mk II will be just as nice as it's built on the same blank I believe (but you can still get Mk I,s new if you so wish. My local tackle shop has some).

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll vouch for the Beulah that PP has mentioned.

I have one and it's taken the place of my Sage XP (9ft 6" #6).

Can present a fly more accurately and at a better distance that I ever could with the Sage.

Got mine a at very good price too.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Ade & Walt, the Beulah certainly looks the part and the 2 tips could save the day.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another vote for the Beulah from me. They're very nice rods to cast with although admittedly I've only used the 7#
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do try the Vision GT Four Catapult.
Awesome rod for the money.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thx Wiz
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