In the old days, the first two rods a would be fly fisher purchased was a 9 for a 5 weight and a 9 for an 8 weight. Well, the world of Switch and Spey may have changed the way we think of 8 weights, but, the 90 5 weight is still alive and well. By far the most classic weight and length in the fly fishing world, the 9′ 5 weight is the most commonly used rod size for trout fishing. This size rod is most often in our casting hand during our fondest trout fishing memories. From casting small dry flies into pockets to swinging streamers, the new Platinum 5 weight will do it all. Designed as a medium to large water rod, this fly rod will load in short but has the power to go long. The Beulah Platinum 5 weight is made for fishing, not winning the casting competition behind the shop
but it could.
Our Platinum 5 weight offers a nickel silver reel seat w stabilized Maple wood insert, reverse half wells grip w/ inlays that Beulah is known for, high quality salt water safe stripping guide and light wire chrome over stainless steel snake guides. Of course we went with 4 color winding. After all a Beulah is not a Beulah until the performance is wrapped in art!
This rod was designed to be our best all around trout rod. It will perform well catching anything from small and large mouth bass to a variety of trout and panfish, in any body of water. It will hold its own with dry flies, streamers, poppers or weighted nymphs.