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Re: Best rod weight for fresh & salt water fishing

2006/9/11 14:30
From Franklin County
Posts: 1

Recently I too went through the fresh/salt water reel/rod combo situation for steel and striper. I went with the St Croix Reign series 9' 8wt and a Okuma SLV 8/9 reel, $250 buck when all said and down with 2 8wt line (orvis WF for steel and Sci Ang Striper Line-intermediate line) SLV extra spool, and backing. Which was the cheap way from my research. I went that route since I only plan on doing steel/salt maybe 5x a year since I too am located rather far from either fishing opportunity. I have had success with the steelhead portion however when dealing with stripers from a boat, I will have to get back to you since I have a trip planned for the susquehanne flats in the spring. I have read, in terms of saltwater gear, 8wt is sufficent from a boat but may not be enough for surf, but honestly I don't have the experience to tell you otherwise but am looking forward to finding out just as much as you are. Good Luck!

Posted on: 2008/1/9 13:24
Perhaps fishing is, for me, only an excuse to be near rivers.

Re: Best rod weight for fresh & salt water fishing

2006/9/13 22:36
From Tioga co. formerly of bucks co.
Posts: 355
come on guys a 9 wt. makes you tired, wimps...i used a 12 wt all day at the shore along with my 9's and 10's...
get a 9 to 10 ft. 8wt fast action rod..that being said i dont recommend 1 rod for both of these situations...a 9 would be better for the surf and a 7 for steelies in my book...also get several spools, for sinking , shooting, and overlineing...

Posted on: 2008/1/9 19:06

So many Fish, So little time !!!
from the outer edge of nowhere
fly tying and fishing ghillie..

Re: Best rod weight for fresh & salt water fishing

2006/9/12 12:07
From Berryville Virginia
Posts: 17
Only two circular rods I have; I like the Sage RPLX I fish a 9' 7 wt in the sound and a 10' 9wt on the surf. Both with full and med sinking lines (different grains).

Joe E

Posted on: 2008/1/10 7:41

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