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Re: 4wt vs 5wt

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I have a Loomis GL3 9' 6 weight that I bought primarily for a big water flyrod and fishing streamers. In a pinch I have fished dry flys with it and it worked fine. IMO presentation of the fly is more the skill of the caster than the speed of the flyrod.

Posted on: 2012/12/11 13:41
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Re: 4wt vs 5wt

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I appreciate all the new replies. I had a chance to cast some rods in the 8'6" 4wt configuration and totally fell in love with the Winston biiix. Just felt perfect in the hand and at both short and further distances (on the lawn of course). The sage one and scott s4 seemed a little stiffer and faster. If i was looking for a dedicated nymph rod it would definitely be the s4. Sweet rod. I will be the first to admit that my casting stroke could certainly use some work, but I really like the gl3 for weighted nymphs and streamers. It will still be my go to bigger water rod for dries. I think the biiix in 4wt would compliment my current pair (too few to be a stable) of rods nicely. Now I just have to save some pennies...

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Re: 4wt vs 5wt

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i use the winston b2x have an 8' 4wt and 9' 5 wt. love them both. fish everything from small native brookie streams to larger streams like the loyalsock with these two rods. bought the 8 footer off ebay last fall like new for under $350. bought the 9' new and loved it so much i didn't want the b3x for my "small stream rod". may be a generation back but they are great. save a pile of money and get a used rod. smashed the rod in the truck tailgate and sent it back for repair-still a few hundred ahead over buying new. fish everything from heavy nymph rigs to tricos with them both.

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