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NoobrichNovember 20th, 2018, 4:22 pm
Richard Noob

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We are planning on buying a number 8 or 7 approximately 11 foot switch rod.

We are noticing Max catch is available but do not know if the quality of the rod is reasonable.

Also we think we would get a better deal if we bought a combo.

Has anyone bought a switch rod and combo they are happy with and recommend

My budget is 400 to 700 Canadian for a rod reel backing and line
WbranchNovember 21st, 2018, 10:31 am
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2701
I have a Redington 10' 6" #6 I like for swinging flies for Great Lakes steelhead. I didn't buy it as a combo though. I use an older Orvis SSS reel on it with a Rio #6 switch line. Can easily switch cast 75 feet with it. The text below is direct from the Redington web site;

Dually | 7116-4 Price $269.00

Line Weight7
Length11' 6"
Weight (oz)5.9

Handle B

The 7116-4 is the do-it-all switch rod for steelheading on smaller rivers or those rivers with tighter casting spaces. Recommended Skagit Grains: 450-475 Scandi Grains: 400-425
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
PartsmanNovember 21st, 2018, 6:18 pm
bancroft michigan

Posts: 367
I have the echo fiberglass 7 wt. switch rod, pretty neat. Im not sure its still available, I have two echo ion reels, one has airflo Skagit, and the other has rio switch chucker. I have not used it much, but I hope to remedy that soon.

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