WTB 6wt beach rod

Discussion in 'Classifieds' started by skiman5982, Jun 6, 2013.

  1. skiman5982 Member

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    Looking for a 6wt saltwater rod. Please let me know if any of you guys and girls have a killer rod you are getting rid of.
  2. Porter Active Member

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    I would check back here periodically...there have been a number of nice used rods going for good prices lately. If you want a killer rod you better have a few killer c notes! ;)
  3. Irafly Active Member

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    I have a 10' 6wt Echo Ion that I'll sell. I've used it a few times in the lakes, but never in the salt but it is a hell of a stick.
  4. Drifter Active Member

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    I have a Helio's 906-4 saltwater "REFURBISHED" ROD -SOCK-AND TUBE I would let go for $300 plus shipping on this site. it's like new and I only used it once. It's a fast rod "tip flex" it only weighs 2 3/4 ounce. I called Orvis because it is heavier than the 9' 6" 6 weight (2 5/8 OUNCE) and was told it is built like a 6 1/2 weight for saltwater use. real - real tight loops with this rocket! fighting butt. the tube is also 3 inches longer but still the beautiful composite tube of the Helio's. there is a "R" marked on the CORK handle for refurbished that I have not sanded off because I wouldn't want to sell it as non-refurbished. easy to sand off though!

    I will be selling this rod soon anyway. just to fast for my liking for my slow stroke. It was built for tight loops and the saltwater wind. It would a great rod for that purpose.
  5. Nick Clayton Active Member

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    Both those sticks would make a fine beach rod. I fish a combo of both rods off the beach, a Helios 10' 6 wt, and it is a rocket. Personally I love the 10' length off the beach, and for many other applications, but that's just me. Either one of those rods would be perfect. Just depends on what you're looking to spend, and what features are more important.
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  6. taylor3633 Member

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  7. Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Someone had a 697-4 Sage One for sale here recently at a great price.
    No pun intended, but that would be one killer beach stick.....provided Porter hasn't already bought it. :D
    I damn near bought it myself but will stick with the 697-4 XP and 9664S CPS for awhile longer.
  8. Nick Clayton Active Member

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    Brian, I think you should snatch that One up..... And then unload your XP on me :D
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  9. skiman5982 Member

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    Still looking for one. Had a couple offers that fell through. Thanks Ira for the offer but not a huge fan of the echo ion. If anyone has a rod you are will to sell let me know.

    Ryan
  10. Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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  11. skiman5982 Member

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    Thanks not really looking for a 7wt. Don't want to buy new reels and lines just yet. I have a 8wt for the salmon
  12. Denny Active Member

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    You should buy that Helios. That's a really nice rod, great price, from a company that will provide you great service...just sayin'.
  13. skiman5982 Member

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    I believe it is all ready sold
  14. skiman5982 Member

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    It is sold so I am still looking
  15. skiman5982 Member

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    anything out there
  16. Denny Active Member

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    Sometimes folks are hesitant to respond if they don't know your budget and/or what rod models and brands you hope to find (i.e. obviously the Echo Ion doesn't work for you).
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  17. skiman5982 Member

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    Good call, Looking for faster action rods around 300 to 350 or so. love the feel of Sages and some Winston's felt good too. Other than that i am pretty open and also prefer to do a semi local transaction in the greater puget sound area.
  18. skiman5982 Member

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    Personally i am kicking myself for not jumping on that Orvis rod
  19. skiman5982 Member

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  20. MattCarlson1 New Member

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    I have a Sage VPS 696 posted on here. It's Been a great beach rod for me.