Two rods. Daiwa Lochmor 13'6" - 9 wt. and Loop Blue 8124.
The Daiwa is the power rod where distance is need. It's far more "touchy" than the Loop. Any little burble in the Skagit cast and you're done like dinner. But get it right and it flies.
OTOH, the Blue is way more tolerable but it starts to max out at 80' and is all in by 90'.
By the fall, I'll add a Kispiox to the mix and I'd expect that to handle up to 70' well but after that, it'll be work.
If I had to choose one rod for this sort of work -- it'll be the Blue
Last edited by peter-s-c; 03-06-2005 at 06:00 PM.