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Old 11-10-2006, 07:14 AM
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Are you looking at the one piece loomis CC 12wt?

I had a chance to cast one this past summer and was very impressed. Incredibly light for the available power.

The only thing I didn't like was the new style guides that make a horrible squeeking sound when the line is stripped. On the plus side the new guides are incredibly light weight and indestructible.

Sailfish do a pretty good job of wearing themselves out and tend not to sound like marlin and tuna. Large bulky flies require a lot of grains to get them to the target.

Any well made rod of 12wt and above will work for sails but you will also need a solid reel with a first class drag.
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