waterone wrote:I've got three Kuying Teton rods, that I was able to pick up during a sale almost a year ago.
IMO, you don't really want the TTC 662, which is more of a "bass" BFS rod, using a 6'6" rod in stream tunnels is pretty tough, at least for me.
The other two rods are more what might be termed Trout BFS rods, one specifically might be designed as what I think would be called a Mountain Stream Trout rod - the Kuying Teton TTC 552, a rod 5' 2" in length, which is effective for casting tiny spoon, spinners, jigs and weighted flys, usually nymphs in small crowded streams for trout, bass and panfish.
It's rated for lures 0.8 to 3 gr, line weights 1 to 3 lb test.
There is somewhat of a compromise rod to some degree, there is another Kuying Teton, the 632, which is like a longer version of the 522. The TTC 632 is 6'3" in length, rated 1-4 gr, lines 2-4 lines.
The 632, with its length it can cast further distances, but is hard to cast in the aforementioned "stream tunnels."
Either one handles trout and panfish pretty well, but my biggest fish on the 522 was a smallmouth caught in a small river that measured around 17" and was a handful on 4lb line.
In my case, i like to use it with a Daiwa SS Air, but the Pixy with a BFS spool would do pretty well.
How low can you cast with the 5'2 SUL? I'm looking to get a new stream BFS rod. I'm thinking either this:
The solid tip, ferrel at handle, and length appeal to me. I am wondering if it would be more finesse that the 5'2" SUL Teton. I see the Teton is rated lower but, that doesn't usually tell the whole story.