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What should be looking for in a single handed rod. Want a single handed for when the river low.
I am a big fan of Barrio lines and use them all the time for Grayling. I mainly fish the Ure where the fish run to mid twenty'sI fish 90% with a single hand as I mostly fish shallow, small rivers and surface techniques. 9'6 to 10' #6/7/8 paired with a compact WF line like the Barrio SLX or Guideline Bullet Evolve is a general good allround kit. There is also a lot of decent single hand shooting heads around. Personally I prefer a medium fast action. If you plan to spey/underhand cast most of the time I would go for a 10' and a lot of UK anglers fish with these from boats I think (?). If you occasionally fish seatrout on the coast or in a lake (flat environment) and overhead cast, a 9'6" is a bit more universal and my prefered choice.
Barrio is great yeah. Don't know the river in particular, but don't be too concerned with the size of the fish, a single hander can easily handle big fish, thats more down to reel capacity, retrieve and sometimes drag. The problem is wind, carrying big flies, long heavy tubes (as mentioned above) and lifting up sink tips (fast actioned rods does this better). A #7 will easily handle your 10-12 doubles and (if your leader is on point) unweighted inch long tubes. When it comes to a specific rod you will probably get as many suggestions as there is posters on here, but at least you got an idea about lenght, action and weight. I guess budget might be a concern as well, think about the warranty and availibility of spare parts as well. Best would be to try out different outfits if possible at a demo our from someone else on the river. Sorry about the generic lenght of this, but there are lots of factors and caveats. Personally I would choose a 9'6" #7 medium fast for versatility, but this is for my fishingI am a big fan of Barrio lines and use them all the time for Grayling. I mainly fish the Ure where the fish run to mid twenty's
Got this myself in the 5-piece travel version some months ago. Great multi-purpose rod, the best allround #7 I've tried, takes any line from 15-20 grams. Both great power, precision and feel - can highly recommend!I’m putting my loop cross back up for sale soon after having an absolute disaster through EBay last year trying to sell it & another couple of rods.
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