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Re: Rods for Erie tribs

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You can't get a rod that works for both Pulaski and Erie tribs. I would NOT want a rod above a 6 wt. for Erie Tribs. I have a Redington CPS and a Sage VPS. The CPS is too fast and the VPS is perfect. You're flipping sz. 14 sucker spawn on 2-3X tippet MAX. How much HEAVE in a flyrod do you need? My Sage 6 can easily snap that tippet or pull out that hook. An 8 wt is just a hinderance in Erie. Much better with a 5 wt than an 8 wt.
Syl

Posted on: 2009/12/22 17:48


Re: Rods for Erie tribs

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Quote:

Sylvaneous wrote:
You can't get a rod that works for both Pulaski and Erie tribs.


I apologize for quoting you twice, in two separate threads, within 10 minutes...

But my 11ft 6wt is great for both places. I would not take it for a salmon run, but for steel, it's fine.

Also, I would say that you'd be in a minority in Erie if you stuck to 6wts and under. There are a ton of 7wts up there, and many would say it the optimal stick for the job.

Posted on: 2009/12/22 18:02


Re: Rods for Erie tribs

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I use a 9 ft 7 wt Sage FLi. It seems about perfect as far as action and fighting backbone, but I wish it were a foot longer for mending purposes.

Posted on: 2009/12/23 9:14


Re: Rods for Erie tribs

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I use a 10ft 7wt for erie and never feel over gunned when I hook a fish. I honestly cannot understand people who use a 5wt rod for steelhead. The only orvis rods in 6wt, according ot their catalog, that should be used for steelheading are the switch rods. I guess I just don't understand the point of purposely using the absolute lightest rod posible for a fish, rather than using the rod best suited for fighting that same fish.

Posted on: 2009/12/23 14:43


Re: Rods for Erie tribs

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i use a st croix 9' 8wt but i really wish it were a 7 but i thought for whatever reason a 7 might be on the light side for fresh fish , so next year i maybe throwing a 7 or a 10" 6 even , not sure yet , but i never found any instances on the mile streams which i fish mostly to need a 10" rod

Posted on: 2009/12/24 22:57


Re: Rods for Erie tribs

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Boss,

My friend broke his flextec on the first trip, before the sun rose.

Not sure if that means anything, but I'm not buying one now.

Posted on: 2009/12/25 15:06



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