was in grahams on Monday , after speaking to billy in the shop i was looking for a switch rod with a lighter presentation than my other switch rod he showed me the grahams sea trout rod (which also has the screw in butt) i bought the rod tried it with a snowbee switch line, went out first cast that same afternoon on the Nairn and landed and returned a coloured 7lb fish , was out today and caught a 12lb bar of silver, the rod handled the fish no problem i could not fault it ,spey casting or single handed overhead cast with ease, anyone looking for a low water rod its well worth having a look at these wee rods
Fit's the action like Patrick? Never had ye doon as a tackle tart tho!!!
Anyone got any updates on these rods or any advice? Thinking if getting one, like the idea of it being softer and more progressive in it's action....
Thank you Jockie. All in all it sounds quite good? What about the quality of it? I know it's quite a bit cheaper than other rods out there but does it seem reasonably good quality ? Being made in Scotland I'm hoping it's quite good in that department.I bought the Grilse version a few months ago and have been out this past week or so trying lines through it. The grilse rod is 8/9 rated but really not sure if it's trout rated or salmon rated.
It is definitely more flexible and forgiving than my trout rated switch rod and is a really nice rod to cast for me personally.
I only intend to use it as a short double hander.
I bought a Rio Scandi Short from a forum member recently at 420 grains and I really like it.
Just trying to find an intermediate or sink tip for it now around that weight that doesn't cost almost as much as the rod!
I don't claim to be any sort of casting expert but the rod and line does everything I need it to do.
Thank you Jockie. All in all it sounds quite good? What about the quality of it? I know it's quite a bit cheaper than other rods out there but does it seem reasonably good quality ? Being made in Scotland I'm hoping it's quite good in that department.
Thanks Jockie, that's a great help. I think I'll try the sea trout version. Could use it for sea trout, low water grilse and some boat fishing.
The lower handle is removable too and they supply a wee screw in plug to make them single handed. Matched with the right line, I've no doubt it would be a lovely single hander.
I'm sure the sea trout version will be a nice rid for low water for both trout and grilse.
Thanks again Jockie. Sounds like the line you are using is a salmon weighted line? Not sure how it would work for the sea trout rod, I've got 7/8 spey lines but for larger rods, can't imagine firing one out on a rod just over 11ft. Wonder if it needs a trout line weight 7/8?
Great. Maybe a single handed spey line would do the job. I have a weight 7 in transit from China thanks to Maxcatch.