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Re: 7 or 8 wt too much overkill for nymphing

2007/6/1 17:01
From Lititz, Pa
Posts: 94
Here is my question to your question. Do you really want a 6 wt when you get the other rods? If the answer no you are wasting your money because you will never use it. Now if a 4,6, and 8 are your ultimate goal then start with the 6 it is a good starting point.

These three (4,6,8) will cover a lot of territory and different size flies.

You have to remember the size of the rod is only marginal for the size of the fresh water fish. A 14" smallie can be handled by all three rods.

The bigger size rods are made for casting bigger size and heavier flies. My 1/0 Clouser's can not be cast with a 4wt and even a 6 wt would give you some trouble. The 8wt is no trouble to handle these big flies.

Just some food for thought.


Posted on: 2013/3/23 23:34

Re: 7 or 8 wt too much overkill for nymphing

2013/2/13 1:41
From Indiana Co., PA
Posts: 84
Lots of good info, thank you... I've decided to just go deeper into my fly fishing "hobby" and start.building an arsenal of rods... I like to try to catch anything on the fly just like I try to bowhunt everything I can... It seems necissary to have multiple setups for my applications

Posted on: 2013/3/25 1:30

Re: 7 or 8 wt too much overkill for nymphing

2010/3/9 11:28
From near Hershey, Pa
Posts: 110
a nine foot, five weight graphite is the most popular trout rod and is very versatile.

I have one but I also have a nine foot, seven weight that I originally bought for steel head and it is also very versatile.

The biggest difference, comparing the same model, is the rod weight. A seven weight is going to be a little more work to fish but not that much. What you get is a rod that can handle larger/heavier flies as well as larger fish.

My seven weight is a discontinued Winston BIIX and it is as light as my older five weight. Since then, other rod makers have also come out with lighter rods. I have nymph fished with that rod for 8 or 9 hour days with no complaints.

I even used it once on a windy day for dry fly fishing and it worked fine. Out west, the lighter seven weights are supposed to be more popular because the folks out there contend with more wind and fish with more weight, in general.

Just my experience. It really depends on what you want to do with it and how you fish.


Posted on: 2013/3/26 10:01

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