Guys ,buying my first switch rod ,to use as a mini Spey rod ,I tried a friends Guideline Laxa outfit last week ,lovely but a little on the soft side ,was recommended the LPXE V3 ,by my local tackle dealer ,any of ye fish that rod.
Anything else I should consider ?
Had a mess around making a Silver Wilkinson shrimp! Maybe one for a very bright day! Excuse the red thing at the front... Used bucktail for the tail, fox for the wing and hen for the hackles. Having made the switch from cock hackles, I am not sure I will ever buy a cock cape again...
Just wondering, if any ones tried any of the rods on e bay ads. on here that seem to crop up rather regular.Fish Corona I think they are, usually ex demo/shop soiled items, in particular any of the Switch rods or the smaller double handers.
They always seem to be cropping up in a reasonable...
Lockdown notwithstanding there are some really good deals on tackle at the moment.
Particularly attracted to the (Guideline) John Norris 11' 7#/8 switch rod. Got another very similar rod, convince me to buy one please.
Anyone know what it weighs?
Anyone using one?
For no other reason than I can, oh go on then because they're cheap too, been looking at making up a blank and been looking at the Aventik Blanks on 13ft7ins 9/10 or there about to the 11ft 6ins 6/7 weight Switch blanks kicking about on eBay at the moment.
Just wondered if there's any feed back...
John Norris are having a sale of the above at the moment. Anyone got an opinion on them?
I fancy a 10' #6 for use on the Wear, overhead casting where possible and single handed speycasting where necessary. I've got a #7 11' switch rod, would like something a bit lighter in the hand and on the...
I can't find much info on the Snowbee diamond 2 switch, I've been offered one at a reasonable price but I already have the 7/8wt oracle switch.
Is it worth buying to replace my oracle or is it a side step.
It would be good to hear some of your thoughts?
Loop cross s1 custom switch built by Ross james custom rod's, mint condition 11ft, #6, 5 piece rod although it's rated #6 will like most os the loop cross rods take a #7 with ease I used a snowbee #6/7 switch line which is perfect on the rod I will include in the sale, only selling as I have...
I have a fairly cheap switch rod, namely Oracle 8/9, which I line with a Barrio 7/8 switch line. I like to have 100yds of backing and use 50lb breaking strain cheapish Dyneema braid. Being cheap I expect that it is only 30lb breaking strain in real life which is why I choose 50lb. (0.38mm)