Yesterday we took delivery of one we've been waiting on for awhile.
Of all the two-handed twigs we have hucked in the past few years, the 6126 is the king...dunno why, but most of the 6126's that we pick up just FEEL right, with a few notable exceptions. One of those exceptions is a major rod-maker (name starts with an S) with a light-green 6126 that for some reason we just can't feel the love in - but most others, we're down with. Up until last night, our go-to 6126 was the Beulah Platinum, a sweet stick if there ever was one. Tip-light, stiff enough to move line without a lot of oomph but soft enough to let you feel it in between the hands when you are groovin', and with a very fast recovery for those tight little underhand loops.
That was then, this is now.
Went and hucked it around a little with MoneyMike before we were snowed off the crick...let's just say that with a custom 36' 430gr long-taper and about 18' of leader, you need an out-of-state license to fish this twig.
This doesn't mean we're putting the Beulah out to pasture, mind you. That twig is hard to beat for tip-work on most fish under 15lbs or so, and with a chopped Tonic 23 1/2' 450gr and about 13' of t-11, there ain't a whole lot of effort required to fish flies the size of small farm animals all day.
20 days to game-time, kids.