The Beulah Platinum 9’9″ 7 wt fly rod is extremely light and well balanced. It weighs only 4 oz., but feels much lighter. We have always felt 10 foot single hand rods have always felt unbalanced and cumbersome, as if they were designed to be 9 feet and then extended as an after thought. This rod reconciles the awkward feel found in most rods longer than 9’6″. Smooth casting and exceptional tracking best describes the 9’9″ 7wt. Platinum.
The action in the 9’9″ walks the line between fast and medium, flexing through out the blank while recovering quickly to give it a quick yet slightly relaxed feel while casting. We wanted this rod to excel swinging and nymphing for steelhead and still be snappy enough to use for light saltwater excursions. In this corner of the world the 7wt is an important size rod and this one does everything and more expected from a seven weight.
Our Platinum 7 weight offers a Salt safe, black anodized, double locking reel seat, full wells grip w/ inlays that Beulah is known for, high quality, salt water safe stripping guides, 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!
Use of rod:
This fly rod has a multitude of uses and will be used to fish for a variety of fresh water and small salt water species that include Steelhead, light Salmon, Small and Large mouth bass, Bonefish, Redfish, Snook and Sea Trout.
Action: medium-fast/fast recovery
Fly line recommendations:
Rio Single Hand Spey 7wt, Rio Versitip II 8wt, Rio Perception 8wt, Rio Salmon/Steelhead 8wt, Rio Trout/Steelhead Indicator 8wt, Rio Outbound Short Shooting Head 8wt.
Platinum Series 9’9″ 7wt. 4 Piece 4.1 oz.
All Beulah Fly Rods are constructed with high modulus IM8 graphite and Portuguese cork grips.
All Platinum single hand fly rods come complete with a partitioned rod sock and Cordura covered protective tube. and a no fault, life time warranty for original owner. ( see warranty for details)