CF Burkheimer 14'2" #8 Weight Spey Rod2009 Rod: If you?re the type of caster that likes a smooth loading rod you can feel flex down into the cork, the 8142 was built for you. While the rod has a deeper load than many of the Burkheimer?s, it hasn?t lost that crisp feeling these rods are famous for. A great choice for floating lines and huge casts.
Lost Creek - Thanks, I just received my new CF Burkheimer 14' 2" rod. Very nice attention to detail and I really like the solid rod case and real seat. When I rigged up and had the rod in my hand for the first time - all felt prefect. It is so light and well balanced. I have a heavier 15' rod by another company, but this rod feels so light I can single hand cast it if I want.
What I found useful to share and pass on is how quietly powerful this rod is. It is a precision tool. I slowed down my casting stoke and only had to form half the D-Loop to make an 80 foot cast. When casting further the rod says "give it to me baby!" But don't over throw as this rod does the work for you. It is an energy saver. I can fish this rod for hours and feel fresh!
Five Star rating in my book - great job CF Burkheimer!
Thanks for the free flies, J.L.
11 pound Summer/Spring Steelhead