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Thread: Grizzly Hackle "Heron" Spey Rod 12' 6 weight

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    Default Grizzly Hackle "Heron" Spey Rod 12' 6 weight

    I just picked up this rod and trying to find any information on it. Only thing I found on it is a post on this forum about it maybe being from Kienes or Fishwest. The owner compared it to his Beulah Platinum. Thanks.

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    Found out that the rod is about 15-20 years old and was sold by Grizzly Hackle Fly Shop in Missoula, MT. The guy I talked to did not have anymore information on the rods/rods. I have used it a couple of times and works great for me at this time.

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    I have one too and it is a very nice 12'6" #6 line 4 piece Spey rod.

    Mine is less than 10 years old.
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    You may be more accurate. The guy I talked to knew of the rods but was guesstimating. Great rod for $100 with shipping.

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    Yes DPT.....mine came with 2 tips.

    Be sure you put an 8 weight reel on it and the right Spey line.

    I am a very good old single hand caster but only an average two handed guy.

    Spey expert Doug Duncan put a Airflo Rage floating head on it for me.

    Kind of between a Scandi and a Skagit head.

    I cast great for me now......

    Andy at Kiene's is good at 'lining up' any fly rod.
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    Thanks. I put an old System Two 8/9 reel on it with a 420 gr Sakgit (if I remember correctly) line. Just got into two handed rods this last year. Thanks.

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    Two handed / Spey casting / fishing has been so good for the Sport of Fly fishing.

    Fly fishing for Stripers is another huge benefit to our sport. It has sold a lot of outboard skiffs too.

    The diversity of personal water craft (kayaks, SUPB, mini skiffs, inflatables) has been good too.

    Indicators have had a big impact on fly fishing too.
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    My rod also came with two tips. One is thicker than the other. Is the thicker one more stiffer? Thanks.

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    Turbo tip for skagit, smaller diameter for scandi.

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    Thanks Mark. I will have to use the turbo tip with my Skagit next time!

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