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Thread: #7 10" still water rod???

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    Thanks for the feed back, one or 2 options, that I did not think about, but will add into the equation.
    Korrie Broos

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    Hi Korrie, have you taken a look at the Stealth Bombers? A 7wt line on a 6wt Bomber would be an awesome combo! All my lines are 6/7wt, and cast perfectly on my Bomber... definitely worth having a look.

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    Korrie i would suggest you still look at the Beaulahs. If you are thinking about a 7wt rod to fish driftboat style with long 3 fly leaders mostly (I can only assume that cos i cant think of any other reason to fish a 7 weight on stillwaters for trout), then dont go american - go UK/European - they know about that stuff cos they do it much more, and i see the guys on UK forums always talking about the Beaulah rods so i think you should still look at them.
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    Stealth infinity
    sage vxp
    st croix legend ultra
    Good rods,not overly stiff,nice feel from all three and nice casting rods

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    I see an interesting couple of months ahead to try out the rods, and doing the research.
    Very good points have been raised, to ponder on and think about.
    If something does pop up, somewhere else, do post it.
    Many thanks for all the contributions, I really do appreciate it.
    Korrie Broos

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    Korrie, Im in the same boat. Im looking for a 10' 6# which is a bit soft (not slow) and a bomb of a 10' 7#. Both of my rods are 3 pc and although I love them, I cant fit them in my travel bag so they need to go. Ill be interested to set up a test of a few if you are keen?
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    The bombers are really old technology (IMHO) they are heavy and really lazy.

    If you are currently using an XP and like the action, rather look at the Sage One, it's newer technology but retains the softer tip for delicate presentations with enough backbone to chuck big flies and long lines comfortably. The BVK gives the One solid upwind in terms of performance.

    If you're looking at something much wilder, then look at the Sage TCX, it was much tougher than the TCR and if you like it, then look instead at the Sage Method, it is to the TCX what the TCX was to the TCR, except new technology (lighter, stronger, etc)

    Then compare that to the TFO Axiom and the BVK.



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