Greys GR60 Switch Rods
Greys GR60 Switch Rods
The latest switch series from Greys utilising their TOREON nano technology. Regardless of the nano science these are a stunning rod at a realistic price point. An action that is firm and yet at the same time bends in the right places. I WILL be fishing the #6/7 this season!
TOREON® nano blank technology
Two tone anodised aluminium reel seat with woven carbon spacer
AAA grade cork handles with composite tippings
Stealthy black satin blanks
Rod ID line –up marks
Convenient 4-piece travel rods
Supplied with a rod tube and cloth rod bag
The only downside to this series of switch rods for me, is the lower handle, its just personal taste but I find the shape to be too sharp in the hand and I have sanded down my #6/7 switch handle into a rounded shape, this is just more comfortable for me. With that out of the way, I am happy to feature the GR60 switch rods on this site, they are an excellent product at an excellent price, the action is just right for a switch rod, it has the backbone for quickly tiring fish and yet it still bends for those short casts the stiffer rods struggle with.
Now Greys have used the term ‘switch’ for all three rods in this series when in fact we are presented with one switch rod and two mini double handers. All rods in the series are light, but its the line weight they must carry affects which one you might choose. Do not buy one expecting your standard weight forward line to work them, you will just be disappointed. These switch rods are in between line ratings, not quite trout lines and not quite salmon lines. If you want a switch rod you can use single handed and if needs be as a small double hander then look towards the #6/7, this works best with 18 gram lines, which is as heavy as you want to go for any sustained single handed use, the very reason I will be using this rod during the season. The #7/8 and #8/9 are really mini double handers, they require heavier lines to load the rod, ideal if you just want to use them in a double handed capacity also making them more suitable for casting bigger flies and early season fishing on small rivers.
The line is the key, I am 100% confident in recommending the following matches to these rods.