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MikeCC

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Was in GAC today and had a look at the Airflo Switch rod. Ive never considered a 'switch rod' per se but it looks like fun. The airflo seems very reasonably priced, any thoughts on the rod from anyone using one?
 

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I have tried the Airflo Switch 8 wt and have the 6 wt. Both excellent rods but more small spey rods than single handed rods. I love these kind of switch rods for salmon. Buy one!
 

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Bought one this season, the 8 weight. Absolute beauty of a rod, highly recommend it and it has no problem playing fish either! Match it with the Rio ssvt and your laughing
 

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The 8 wt also goes well with the AFS 7/8 with a 10ft polyleader and also a 510 Airflo skagit switch if you need to throw sink tips and big flies. The 8wt Rio SSVT is also great as reddie said
 

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These rods are available from various outlets with a free Forty Plus line.
Would that make a good match,since the Forty Plus is basically a trout line?
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Bought the #7 last year from Anglng Active and matched it with the Wulff Ambush short head line from Mike at AM Angling. Casts a treat the 40 plus line I use on my Sharpes #7 trout rod also casts great.:cool:
 

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Bought the #7 last year from Anglng Active and matched it with the Wulff Ambush short head line from Mike at AM Angling. Casts a treat the 40 plus line I use on my Sharpes #7 trout rod also casts great.:cool:

broontroot52 what rating wulff ambush line do you match too the no7 rated rod. thanks in advance.
 

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None of those rods will catch fish. You need the Loop logo just above the handle, didn't you realise?





I'll get my coat...:eek:
 

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broontroot52 what rating wulff ambush line do you match too the no7 rated rod. thanks in advance.

Hi, I have the #7 266 grns this was the line that Mike of AM Angling suggested, although some say that the rod should be used with a line twice the rating. I find that the line that I have suits my needs and is no trouble with either Spey or overhead casting a couple of my mates have cast this outfit and have been very satisfied with the results.:cool:
 

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Hi, I have the #7 266 grns this was the line that Mike of AM Angling suggested, although some say that the rod should be used with a line twice the rating. I find that the line that I have suits my needs and is no trouble with either Spey or overhead casting a couple of my mates have cast this outfit and have been very satisfied with the results.:cool:

I use this same set up and I am very happy with it. Also got the "free" forty plus extreme line with the rod, gave it away, that's how well I thought it suited the rod.
 

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For spey casting I'd recommend a Wulff #10 [400g]...266g is, imo, much too light.
 

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For spey casting I'd recommend a Wulff #10 [400g]...266g is, imo, much too light.

Generally for spey casting the Wulff Ambush is recommended to go up 2 to 3 line weights on a switch/spey rod. So a 10 on a 7 wt should be a good fit. I am sure you could go up to the 11 as well if you like to bend the rod a bit
 
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