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Most versatile heavy rod wt?

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Looking for something that will mainly be used to go after SMB and Steelhead... but one that I can also use to tangle with occasional muskie or saltwater species. Is 8wt too light?

Posted on: 2013/10/17 11:46


Re: Most versatile heavy rod wt?
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Looking for something that will mainly be used to go after SMB and Steelhead... but one that I can also use to tangle with occasional muskie or saltwater species. Is 8wt too light?


An 8wt may be a little on the heavy side for SMB & Steelhead and a little on the light side for muskie and saltwater (blues/stripers). Sounds like a good compromise. I've caught every one of these fish and many others fishing with an 8wt and none of them ever complained. Go for it.

Posted on: 2013/10/17 11:57


Re: Most versatile heavy rod wt?

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yeah I was thinking 7 wt for steel and a 9 for muskie so an 8 will get you by most likely.

Posted on: 2013/10/17 12:41


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If it's versatility you're after, the 8wt is by far the best. I use my 8 for chucking big streamers for trout all the way to pike, bonefish, stripers, etc.

Posted on: 2013/10/18 15:31






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