Received delivery of new B&W Shootinghead rod yesterday, fished this morning and boy o boy what a great piece of kit, I had on a Rio 9/10 38 gm outbound shooting head on, it was a dream, ease of distance with a very tight loop, OK is a little heavier than some but the action and performance made up for it,
I have been a Loomis fan for many years but thanks to B&W this is the best I have ever used, As I was in the market for a 14fter I tried them all at Fawcetts casting day but went back to the B&W. (Brilliant)
Sounds good indeed.
I used to have a B&W Powerlite Speycaster 14' 9/10 and regret selling it. I thought it was too heavy and not helping the bad back senario. However I now know that it was just a case of balance, or lack of it.
I would be very interested in one of these SH rods, can you tell me what reel weight balances it out?
I tried 2 reels and the best balance was a Hardy Cascapedia,this is quite a heavy reel, I feel this is what you need but when balanced the outfit is brilliant and feels no heavier than any other rod and the performance makes up for it, yes I also suffer from a bad back but fished all day and had no problems (apart from no fish) this is normal
Well done B & W