Constructed with high modulus IM8 graphite, the Beulah Platinum 9′ 5wt has a medium fast action, making it a joy to fish with and a pleasant contrast in a sea of ultra fast action fly rods.
During a trip to New Zealand’s South Island shortly after Beulah launched the Platinum series rods, my wife and I took a quiver of fly rods to cover every conceivable situation we would encounter. The streams were crystal clear and the trout were wily, so we couldn’t get close enough to use the 4wt. The 6wt certainly had the distance capabilities but the line landed with too much of a thud and spooked many of the fish we cast to. The 9′ 5wt Platinum was able to present the fly deftly and at good distance. We took turns fishing with it for most of the six weeks we were there.