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    Default Guideline exceed

    Hi there

    I was in a shop yesterday looking for a 13ft is rod for shooting heads and skagit lines.

    I was considering the Shakespeare scandi 12'9". The guy in the shop said the guideline exceed would be a much better more versatile rod either the 12ft 9 or 13ft 7. Would need to find a used bargain though!

    Any thoughts?

    Might be in the market for a rod if anyone's got any suggestions.

    Cheers

    Ben

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    I love the Guideline exceeds, great rods imho. Great value too. I cast a shakespeare scandi six piece rod 13 ft something that a German man had brought to the Moy, it cost him 140 euro. It was a fabulous rod too and great value. Not sure of the length but I'm sure others will know, it was two seasons ago. Not sure if Scandi rods are the best choice for Skagit casting though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenA View Post
    Hi there
    .................................................. ..
    Might be in the market for a rod if anyone's got any suggestions.

    Cheers

    Ben
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    Default Guideine Exceed

    The 13' 7" Exceed for a #9/10 is a cracking rod which will handle a skagit no problem. I would say better built than the Shaky so in the long term probably a better buy.

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    Springer has done a cracking review on the exceed in the product review section. Confused now because he said it couldn't handle
    a skagit

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    Quote Originally Posted by LABMAN View Post
    Springer has done a cracking review on the exceed in the product review section. Confused now because he said it couldn't handle
    a skagit
    I'd follow Springer's assessment , really.

    Why not take a look at the skagit rod specialist makers' sites and rod descriptions, then some Scandi ones?

    some top anglers do not ever use skagit so their rods would hardly be designed for skagit.

    I tried a skagit on my Mackenzie and it was clear after two casts the rod was unhappy. on the other hand I bought an old Daiwa Graphite Coil 13 foot 8/9 that loved a 660 skagit, I believe you need a slow full flex tough blank, generally for skagit.

    to complicate some folk use a lighter skagit and single spey cast it, leading to some strange comments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by compagnito View Post
    I'd follow Springer's assessment , really.

    Why not take a look at the skagit rod specialist makers' sites and rod descriptions, then some Scandi ones?

    some top anglers do not ever use skagit so their rods would hardly be designed for skagit.

    I tried a skagit on my Mackenzie and it was clear after two casts the rod was unhappy. on the other hand I bought an old Daiwa Graphite Coil 13 foot 8/9 that loved a 660 skagit, I believe you need a slow full flex tough blank, generally for skagit.

    to complicate some folk use a lighter skagit and single spey cast it, leading to some strange comments.
    There was a tackle auction just outside Salisbury last Saturday where a 15 ft Graphite coil sold for 35 quid or so - with a trout rod included in the deal! They were pretty good rods.
    Re speycasting a skagit - it works fine as long as you go a lot lighter to compensate for another 7 or 8 grams of tip which now must be included in the rod loading. I ignored this last year as it was only a couple of casts before the change-over a lunch time - luckily Loop still had spare top sections for my little 11' 6" Blue line!

    Regards, Tyke.
    Last edited by Tyke; 29-05-2015 at 01:24 PM.

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    I've never tried the proper DH exceed rods - though I do own the 11ft switch.

    It's a decent rod with a good finish for the relatively cheap price I paid.

    If the DH rods are similar in action, Scandi lines would be best IMO.

    D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyke View Post
    There was a tackle auction just outside Salisbury last Saturday where a 15 ft Graphite coil sold for 35 quid or so - with a trout rod included in the deal! They were pretty good rods.
    Re speycasting a skagit - it works fine as long as you go a lot lighter to compensate for another 7 or 8 grams of tip which now must be included in the rod loading. I ignored this last year as it was only a couple of casts before the change-over a lunch time - luckily Loop still had spare top sections for my little 11' 6" Blue line!

    Regards, Tyke.
    a might have gone to that - didn't get a catalogue this time, hmmmmmppppphhhhhhhh

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