The Beaulah Platinum Switch 8 wt. is one of our favorte rods for swinging flies and nymphing beads. It does both exceptionally well.
The medium progressive action makes this rod easy to spey cast both skagit and scandi style lines. At the same time it single hand roll casts and over hand casts big nasty indicator/bead rigs with ease and mends line likes she's a true spey rod.
Great for small tight coastal rivers, yet equally as good on river like the Kvichak or Kenai or Naknek. Also a great stick for the Deschutes and others in the lower 48.
Fly Line Recomendations:
-Airflo Scandi Compact 420
-Airflo Rage 450, Rio Scandi Versitip #8, Rio Switch 7/8
-Airflo Compact Switch 480-510
-Rio Powerfly WF9F
Weight: 5.6 oz
Rear grip: 3 3/4
Forward grip:11 1/2
Use of Rod: Spey casting Scandinavian shooting heads and compact Skagits and swinging flies for steelhead. Excellent for nymphing from a boat or wading. Great for two or one hand overhead casting distance.
Action: Medium , fast recovery
Comes with sock, cordura tube, lifetime warranty for original owner (see warranty conditions)