CTS Double Hander

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CTS Double Hander

Post by tony@hce » Mon Jul 20, 2015 5:03 pm

All-water build of a CTS SK Double Hander 5/6wt 12'6' 6pc

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Re: CTS Double Hander

Post by fraser hocks » Mon Jul 20, 2015 6:21 pm

Very nice Tony! Didn't know they did a 6 piece?

Just saw the bit about there prime build, where you can choose the specifics you want. Now that's bloody genius!


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Post by tony@hce » Mon Jul 20, 2015 7:20 pm

Cheers Fraser.

CTS make world class blanks and the customisation is brilliant.

This DH I've built for myself, will get used for light saltwater work plus heavy fresh ... will bring it over on my next trip to NZ to use on a big tail water I like to fish across and down.


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Re: CTS Double Hander

Post by Kym » Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:53 pm

Great looking build, Tony. A 6 piece is a lifesaver when it comes to transporting these rods.
How do you rate their switch rod blanks?
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Re: CTS Double Hander

Post by tony@hce » Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:00 pm

Yes that's right Kym, I went 6pc for the travel factor ... like my rods to fit in my check in bag.

I'm no expert on Switch or DH by any stretch of the imagination, just getting into it ... from my casting with it so far I can say it loads deep and is very smooth all the way through the cast, I really like it. I still need to spend some time running different lines on it and fish with it. I do know that CTS have done extensive R&D in developing their DH and Switch rods.

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Tony


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Re: CTS Double Hander

Post by fraser hocks » Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:06 pm

When you coming over Tony? Drop me a line when your here next mate.

Be interested to have a play with one. Fishing a 7# 13'6" Scott T2H at the moment and it's a rod that dreams are made of. Can't fault it in any way. Looking to get a swith rod and deciding on a T3H or something similar?


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Re: CTS Double Hander

Post by tony@hce » Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:11 pm

Looks like I'll be there in Feb Fraser.

If we catch up you are of course more than welcome to have a cast.

What lines you using on the 7wt ?


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Re: CTS Double Hander

Post by tony@hce » Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:53 am

BC .... a great place to fish, and a beautiful place to blood my first DH rod

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Re: CTS Double Hander

Post by fraser hocks » Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:36 pm

Nice work Tony. Looks awesome!

Just saw your post from July? Yea im using a airflow skagit head in 450grn as i remember. Oh and my rod is a #8 not a #7 i realized?

Catch up in Feb mate.


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