Beulah was one of the first companies to push the concept of a switch rod and especially through this quickly gained popularity. Many years later, this concept has become widely established in the fly fishing world and of course Beulah's switch rods have also evolved incredibly since. That the company still manufactures some of the best switch rods on the fly rod market today and thus manages the perfect balancing act between single- and double-handed fishing is impressively proven by the G2 Platinum Switch.
The G2 Platinum rod series is a new edition of the popular Platinum, which has become the absolute favorite rod for many salmon, steelhead and trout anglers. Why? Because it was perfectly balanced, fantastic to cast and could be combined with many different line systems. But above all, it was also a small work of art - handmade with incredible attention to detail. And the new G2 Platinum is no different, with which Beulah once again makes the hearts of many salmonid anglers beat faster. The Switch Series of the new G2 Platinum covers many uses from tactical fishing in the creek with big streamers, to light salmon fishing, to fishing for summer steelhead and beefy sea trout. It is the perfect hybrid between a single-handed and a two-handed rod!
But why a new edition of the so popular Platinum? Quite simply because the rod designers at Beulah were sure they could combine the great rod characteristics of the old series even better in a new series thanks to more modern blank technology. And that is through the use of graphene resin! The special matrix structure of graphene gives the carbon fibers an even higher structural integrity, making the blank extremely robust and at the same time very light. The result of the exclusive material mixture are rods that impress especially with their low swing weight. This is noticeable from the first meter of line you move through the air.
The modern material blend has been paired with the characteristic blank properties of the Beulah Platinum series: a moderate, continuous flex with a fast recovery. The new blanks not only reduce the dead weight and swing weight of the rod during casting, but also eliminate unwanted lateral vibrations. This makes clean loops even easier and more effortless, your cast is more precise and the rod is generally more compatible with different line systems. So you can make precise underhand casts with tight loops using a fine Skandi shooting head, or use the same rod with a heavier Skagit and heavy tips to fire big flies with little backspace to the other side of the river. Integrated line systems can be cast wonderfully single-handed overhead and so you are absolutely versatile with the Switch models.
The look and feel of the rod are impeccable. The chic, black-blue blank was equipped with high-quality stainless steel snake guides and titanium stripping guides. Of course, perfectly wound and cleanly varnished. The high quality cork handle with subtle embellishments feels great in the hand, interrupted only by the beautiful polished up-locking aluminum reel seat with burl wood inlay. Hand lettering on the blank completes the work of art.
- High-performance, hand-built switch rod from Beulah
- High quality carbon fiber reinforced with graphene resin
- Moderate flex with a high recovery
- Excellent casting characteristics with many different line systems
- Titanium stripping guides and stainless snake guides from Snake Brand
- Timeless, up-locking reel seat with two lock nuts and burl wood inlay
- Medium fast action for versatile rod use
- AAAA cork quality with noble burl inlay
- Rod case and Cordura tube
- Color: Iris Black
Our Test on adh-world
„Thanks to the new material mix, the G2 has become even lighter and can be fished effectively with all casting styles and shooting heads without any effort. In addition, the look and feel of this rod are impeccable. Anglers who appreciate a classic and timeless design, but do not want to do without the latest technology, will be very happy with this rod series. “
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The American manufacturer Beulah Fly Rods is inspired by the love of fly fishing and the great outdoors. These passionate and very experienced rod designers create absolutely stunning fly rods by combining their outstanding blanks with premium rod building components. In addition to their stylish appearance, these harmonious rods also offer a truly outstanding performance. Whether single-handed, double-handed or switch rods: All models offer truly amazing casting and fish fighting properties that will make even the most demanding fly fishermen smile. Thanks to the perfect combination of an amazing performance and a stylish design, these rods have an excellent reputation all over the world. Last but not least, Beulah also presents a modern collection of shooting heads, which are very popular due to their practice-oriented designs and intuitive casting properties.