Yes, faster but lighter. Partly because the older model Clouser's like mine are just 8'9" long. Mine will pick up 20' of line off the water and shoot it 50' with one backcast. No chatter in the tip with weighted flies.Good to hear flyslinger, actually havent casted a clouser before - how would you compare to mangrove ? faster ?
Thanks for the info Bryson, good to hear comparison between these 3, i have only cast the mangrove and know that i really like it, heard the axiom 2 is really good as well - currently i'm not into a very fast action but i have also not cast the clouser or BVK - really need to get my hands on one of each to try !I've got the 5wt BVK and the 7wt Clouser (9'). I know that straddles the 6wt you're looking for, but I can tell you that I like them both. Both are paired with Cortland Flats Taper lines at the moment.
What I've noticed, at least when comparing 7 and 8 weights: the Mangrove is a little slower action than both the Clouser and the BVK. I still wouldn't call it a "slow" rod, maybe more of a moderate action. The BVK seems slightly faster than the Clouser, but not by a whole lot. The big difference (for me) between the Clouser and BVK is that the BVK feels "crisper" if that makes any sense. It might be because it's a little lighter; I don't know, I'm far from an expert. Also, I drew these comparisons between a 7wt Clouser and an 8wt BVK and Mangrove, so that might make a difference. All had true-to-weight lines though, except the Mangrove might have been just barely over weighted.
I really don't think you can go wrong with any of them unless you have a very specific style of rod that you prefer to throw, so I wouldn't limit yourself.