Medium Action; Slightly Regressed Flex
The Beulah 10f8h 7wt Platinum Switch rod is the quintessential steelhead switch rod. This fly rods deceptive lightness will have you thinking you are fishing a 5 wt until you load it up and fire a 80f laser cast across the river with ease. Beulah Fly Rods 10f8h 7 weight Platinum Switchfs flex pattern drastically departs from our new 5 and 6 weights taking on a much deeper loading (slightly regressed) characteristic making this essentially a bit more of a short spey rod with nymphing and overhead casting ability. This rod truly gets it done as a Summer Steelhead rod. It is unbelievable how good this switch rod can be with a matched Scandinavian or Skagit shooting head to cover all down and across presentations from dry lines and two fly slider systems to sink tips and weighted leeches. The Platinum 7wt Switch rod is going to compliment a relaxed and compact casting stroke where less is definitely more. Platinum Switch 7 weight has slightly elongated fore and aft grips to balance out the longer 10f8h Switch length.
Light Spey work as well as nymphing from a boat or wading. Great for trophy trout in Alaska, silvers from the beach, sea run browns and steelhead.
Scientific Anglers Steelhead 8wt or 9wt ,
Cortland Precision Platinum Salmon 8wt or 9wt
Scandinavian: Beulah Elixir Switch 375gr
Skagit: Beulah Tonic Switch 400gr - 425gr
5.4oz, Rear Grip 3.75", Front Grip 11.5"