Browning® 2014 Six Rivers Salmon/Steelhead Noodle Rods
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For generations, Browning has led the way to great days in the field. From fine hunting firearms and accessories to fishing rods and reels, the spirit of innovation brings fresh opportunities for sportsmen to enjoy the Great Outdoors. Both Browning and Bass Pro Shops are committed to ensuring quality experiences for all outdoorsmen with well-designed, well-made products that perform under the toughest field conditions. Because salmon and steelheading techniques have evolved beyond the traditional drift methods employed in the Pacific Northwest, the Six Rivers series continues to grow. 2014 Six Rivers rods are built on sensitive 36 million psi graphite matrix blanks and feature Fuji® aluminum oxide guides and Fuji graphite reel seats. Grips are premium Portuguese cork. Extendable butt models offer cam-lock tighteners that can be adjusted on the fly to the precise length that gives you the best advantage.
Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 18
Rated 4 out of 5 by AlleghenyHighlander Maybe a little too slow.
I have 9'6" version, which features the shortest handle. I think a longer handle would be more desirable on this rod, even if you're not fighting the big ones, it would help you hold the rod under your elbow as you drift and retrieve.
I can tell this would make a fine drift rod for steelhead but I was hoping to employ it as an ultralight drift/ spinning rod for trout in small streams.
So my big complaint is the action is too slow for a good stop-and-go retrieve like you'd use with a crawdad lure.
***If you expect to use a lure with this rod I'd recommend a reel with an extra-fast retrieval rate to make up for the lag-time the slow tip gives you.*****
I gave 4 stars because this rod has an excellent finish and it casts very accurately with little effort on my part. It casts well side-armed, and casts a 1/4oz lure further than any other rod I own. It the action were a bit faster I would like it more.
April 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by bigman Pefect for intened use.
These rods are perfect for the FloatnFly system of light line, long light action rods, a float, and a small jig fished in cold water during the winter. They have the backbone needed to set the hook and enough tip to wear down a big smallmouth bass.
March 14, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by hargus browning 6 rivers
I took this rod salmon and steelhead fishing, it cast light bait with light line really well. it also did a great job ,handling fish.
October 21, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5
by theHuggybear Great rod
I have the 10'6" model with the adjustable handle and I absolutely love it. It has a great bend to it when you have a fish on. I have landed 36" salmon on it with 4lb line. The rod also has a really nice finish on it that will land you compliments from other fisherman on the river. I've had float guys say "That's a really nice rod, you musta paid $300 or $400 for it"
October 14, 2010
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