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Re: browning rods............
I have several Browning rods. I think quite highly of them with the exception of an 8', 6wt boron flyrod, from 1973... Too fast for me, too fast for 8' length.
-6'6" spinning, boron, 10#-rated (1973)
-8'6" 6 river Spinning, graphite 12# rated
-8'6" Syntec graphite, casting 17# rated
-8'6" 7wt galss Silaflex Fly rod (1970)
-9'6", 6wt flyrod, graphite (1972)
-4'8" UL, 6# rated spinning, graphite
-9' Silafex noodle rod, sliding rings (salmon/steelhead) with chromed-steel Recoil guides (1972), carbide tip... 10#-rated
Boron is about as sensitive to a light bite as it gets, casts well, is a very fast action, accurate rod. Dressed-up with extreme high-quality componenets, handles fish with confidence. Never caught a super-size, but tons of small & med trout/bass. Beauty.
6 Rivers/Syntec... both cast & spin, a moderate action (both), giving a fuller rod-flex, but very precise with backbone to spare. Handle on spinning is reverse beavertail... very comfortable & warm, high quality. Cast standard handle config, high quality cork, cushioned rings, secure, fits all reels except the large saltwater trolling. I'm going to buy 3 more of these rods. Fuji guides. These rods so much outperform Shakespeare Ugly Stik Lites, and feel more secure than Cabela's Tourney Trad 9' 20# cast, with more user-friendly foregrip & hook-keeper placement. The 12# spin is simply my favourite right beside my StCroix 12# 8'6" spinning/steelhead rod. It actually is a tough choice on the days I use them.
I can't compare the glass or graphite flyrods to today, as tech-specs have changed how rod's react & feel. These are very similar to cane rods, the Silaflex maybe a tad faster. Both are very nice with dry lines and slow sinktips. Big heavy muddler/zonker flys on full sink lines need a rod with more of today's blank-designs.
The Silaflex 9' noodle's long gone from the market, but I still use it regularly for float fishing steelhead and coho, and trout. I back-troll in rivers with smaller wide-action & tight-action plugs, but not casting spinners or spoons. I sometimes troll the lakes with it as it really soaks up a hard hit without tearing the hook from fish. I like it for fast crank baiting, but not bottom fishing or drop-shotting. I'm not the most fond of slip ring reel-seats.
The UL spinning rod is a delight. It's 2 years old, and using 5# Dam Senso-Flex line on a 750-size Diawa reel is probably a great blend of sensitive and flexible enough to toss unweighted berkley powerbait steelhead & trout worms. A powerbait 7" worm goes quite a way. Jigging BB-weighted drop-shots is also great as is slow-trolling flies with a BB or two.
The line-up of bass/trout rods currently I'm not familiar with, But, the current 6 Rivers Salmon & Steelhead rods, casting or spinning get my whole-hearted approval, and are well-priced.
Hope that helps.