Switch for Stillwater?

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by trout bum, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. trout bum Member

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    Has anyone on here used a switch rod on stillwater? I recently went to a local lake, and a gentleman was using one from a float tube. Didn't have a chance to speak with him, but thought it was interesting.
    I would like to hear some thoughts on this.
  2. Lue Taylor Lue Taylor/dbfly

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    Why not just use a 12' single hand rod
  3. Rick Sharp Member

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    West Richland, WA 99353
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    I have a Meiser 10'6" 3/4 and it is awesome from a float tube, toon or on the shore. I absolutely love it.

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  4. Wayne Kohan fish-ician

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    TriCities, WA
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    I have one of the Batson Rainshadow switch rods. It is a 5 weight, which means it uses a 7 weight SH line, I use a 7 weight Ambush line. It is nice for chironomids, you can really wing it out there. But it works better with the head out of the rod, which means when you strip it in, you need to do some false casting to get enough line out to cast the setup. I have used mine on Lenice in the past.

  5. Irafly Active Member

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    I started using a 5wt 10' 6" Redington switch and it quickly became my go to deepwater indicator set up. I have a 8wt shark line on and it casts 20+ feet of leader and indicator at least twice as far as anything else I was using.
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  6. roguespey New Member

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    Wow, I had no idea. Just might be fun to try.
  7. zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    I will vouch for this as I saw it in action on April 1st.
  8. Stonefish Triploid and Humpy Hater

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    Pipers Creek
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    Glad to hear the Redington switch is working well for you.
  9. William Wallace Active Member

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    Graham Wa
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    Oh heck yes!

    I just built an 11 footer for 4wt and have a 10'6" 5wt. I will be using more out of a pontoon boat so I sit a little higher. Out of an actual float tube, still can be done, but not for someone just starting to learn switch/spey.