The Beulah Platinum 9 foot 9 inch 7 weight fly rod is extremely light and well balanced. It weighs only 4 oz., but feels much lighter. Beulah has 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 foot 9 inch 7 weight. Platinum.
The action in the 9 foot 9 inch 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. Beulah wanted this rod to excel swinging and nymphing for steelhead or larger sized trout and still be snappy enough to use for light saltwater excursions. In the Pacific Northwest the 7 weight is an important size rod and this one does everything and more expected from a seven weight.
Beulah’s Platinum 7 weight offers a salt safe black anodized double locking reel seat, full wells grip with inlays that Beulah is known for, high quality salt water safe stripping guides, and light wire chrome over stainless steel snake guides. Of course they went with 4 color winding. After all a Beulah is not a Beulah until the performance is wrapped in art.