CND BV GT 15' 9-11 (B&W Norway Speycaster 16' 9/10)

Henke

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Hello

Anyone tried the CND Bias Versa GT 15' line 9-11 ?

I am thinking of buying one mainly for sunkline work on Scandinavian (Norway) rivers - and even maybe early spring in Scotland.

Maybe a less priced B & W Norway Speycaster in 16' 9/10 could be in my thoughts - but at first hand I think the CND is a better rod......


What do you think ? Is there a CND dealer in UK ??

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Henke
 

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Hello,

I had a 15' CND BV-GT. It's a very powerful rod to cast sinking lines and you won't be disappointed. I have sold it because I have also a Hardy Zenith 15'1 which, I think has the same power but is a better fishing rod in my opinion. The problem with these rods is to find the (heavy) lines or shooting heads to load them.
 
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Orca (Martin) on here is the man to talk to about the CND BV-GT. He won the Golden Gate Seniors last year with one and built the rod from a blank. I don't see him on here often but send him a pm and he'll pick it up in a few days.
I had the pleasure of casting his rod for ten minutes on the Shannon River and it added 10m to my cast! (including some very interesting casting tips from Martin).
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Henke,Stephen Fawcette in Lancashire I believe were CND stockist.
As far as B+W go for sunk line either the 16ft 9/10 Powerlite or if you want real power the 11 Powerlite.Not quite as tippy as the Norway range with a firmer through action ideal for rolling and lifting sunk lines,Fawcette deals B+W too, might make comparison easy?
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Hi Pierre
If Hardy make a 15'1 they will have a line for it? Or am I wrong on that ?
Hello,

I had a 15' CND BV-GT. It's a very powerful rod to cast sinking lines and you won't be disappointed. I have sold it because I have also a Hardy Zenith 15'1 which, I think has the same power but is a better fishing rod in my opinion. The problem with these rods is to find the (heavy) lines or shooting heads to load them.
 

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Hi,
Hardy very probably have lines for this rod but I don't use them. I use Nextcast Salar finder shooting heads in size 10/11 47 gr . This shooting head was also very good with the CND.
 

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Hello Pierre
Yes I have also seen the Nextcast lines but do not know them.
From what I read they seem a bit like Rio Versitip - a bit of a combi between Scandi and skagit.

I must ( I am not proud of it) say that I do find the Nextcast range a bit difficult to understand . But I May be oldfashioned.
I will deffinately give them a thought. And I am sure they will be better than Hardys from what I have heard / Nextcast lines reputation.
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Henke
Hi,
Hardy very probably have lines for this rod but I don't use them. I use Nextcast Salar finder shooting heads in size 10/11 47 gr . This shooting head was also very good with the CND.
 

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Hello Henke,

I have no connexion with Nextcast but give them a try, if you can, you will not be disappointed.
On the beat where I fish in Norway, most of the fishermen use Nextcast lines. And all my friend, salmon fishermen, after they have tried my Nextcast.
 
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