Grahams 11'3 sea trout special

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Has anyone got one of these? Are they single hand rated 7/8?
Are they a long line 7 or really suited to an 8?
 
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Met a guy fishing the nairn with one, grahams commissioned them to replace the daiwa whisker 11ft 3in, looks like a switch rod with the longer butt at the bottom, very light, I will ask what line he was using when I see him again I think it could be more a trout rating than a switch or salmon, he paid £140. 00 and its made in Scotland, looks avery nice rod and very well priced,
Cheers patrick
 

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yep I spoke to Dave in Grahams and he said a WF 8F or a 7sinker suit it really well. Ummm. Definately tempted. Make a good loch rod too I imagine.
 
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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
 

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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!!!
 

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could you provide me with details of this rod, I must say im interested,
especially as it has the screw out but.
a link and the shop where you got it from if possible.
many thanks.
speers.
 
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Fit's the action like Patrick? Never had ye doon as a tackle tart tho!!!

Hi westie, great wee rod well finished nice through action not as fast as my mackenzie switch rod a bit more bend in it, I was looking for something with a lighter presentation with the very low water but didn't want to pay a fortune, dont think I will not buy overpriced tackle again, dose everything you want it to,you can unscrew the butt and have a great loch rod,
Cheers patrick
 
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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....

Jamie
 

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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....

Jamie

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. 🙂
 

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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.

Jamie
 

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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.

Jamie

I really don't claim to have any great knowledge on rods. ☺️

Here's a few photos of mine...

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Maybe those will help you decide. 🙂
 

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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.

Jamie
 

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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.

Jamie

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. 🙂
 

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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?

Jamie
 

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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?

Jamie

Yes my line is salmon rated but I would say the rods are trout rated to be honest.
 

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Great. Maybe a single handed spey line would do the job. I have a weight 7 in transit from China thanks to Maxcatch.

I haven't tried my single handed spey line through it. 😂 I have a Barrio SLX. I must try it through it at some stage out of curiousity.

I tried an Airflo 40+, 8#, through it on friday but felt it was too light for spey casting but it went OK overhead. It's just that I've got so used to Spey casting now that I don't feel all that comfortable overhead casting anymore. Always catch trees or the bank with the back cast! :LOL:
 
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