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Archive for May 24th, 2012

Today I had a chance to test my friends Vision’s 6 piece salmon rods, Vision SIKS #7 / 13’4″ length and Vision SIKS #10 / 15’2″ length. First impression was that both rods are quite soft full-action rods but after some testing I really liked both rods. Currently I have Guideline LPXE #10 / 14′ length four piece rod which is more faster action rod.

First I tested the shorter #7 / 13’4″ length rod which was very light and easy to cast. It should be very handy for light salmon fishing and when casting smaller flies. Maybe not for me after all since I like stronger and heavier rods.

Next I tested the 10# weight 15’2″ length cannon. Rod is very powerful but still not too fast. Like Vision says on their product pages…

Action-wise they are situated somewhere between the highly popular Cult and GT4 Catapult series. With the Cult being more full- and the GT4 Catapult series clearly faster action rods we feel that we have now the Royal flush in our hands when it comes to double hand rods.

I tested the rod with my Guideline DCC connect 10# floating line and it felt a bit too light for the rod. Maybe #11 weight DCC connect would be better. If I remember correctly my DCC connect weight is 40 grams. Vision recommends 34-40g. Definitely this needs more testing.

What I really like about this rod is that it is 6 piece rod. Overall length of the #10 weight rod tube is 83 cm so the rod tube fits into large travel/luggage bag so you don’t have to worry your rod getting smashed during your flights to your favourite fishing destinations.

 

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