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Re: What weight

2012/12/22 20:54
From Archbald
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I'm new to the sport, so my opinion may not mean much, but I fish an 8'6 5wt and wouldn't change it for anything. I may get a 7'6 3wt for smaller streams, but my 5wt hasn't let me down yet. I've yet to land a "big" fish on it, but I've caught some 15-16 inchers on it with no problems at all.

Posted on: 2013/2/10 16:45

Re: What weight

2012/12/24 9:36
Posts: 11
I think a 4 or 5 weight in the 8'-8 1/2' length will do the job. You can always put a 4 weight line on the 5 wt. rod if you want a little lighter feel. Sorry to hear about the loss. Good luck with the new set up.

Posted on: 2013/2/10 17:58

Re: What weight

2010/6/19 16:43
From Clinton County, Pa.
Posts: 230
I own 2 thru 6 weight rods for trout. IMO the 8 1/2 to 9' 5 weights are the best all-around rods.

Posted on: 2013/2/10 18:31
"Even the thousandth trip to the same familiar stream begins with renewed hope and unfailing faith." ZANE GREY

Re: What weight

2009/8/19 15:45
From Greensburg, Pa
Posts: 0
I am by far not an expert because I am pretty new at all this but I feel a 5wt will give you more options.

Posted on: 2013/2/10 20:20
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Re: What weight

2013/1/15 12:02
From Pipersville Pa.
Posts: 592
I agree with the 5wt. Double taper for trout, wheight forward for smallies.


Posted on: 2013/2/11 12:15
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Re: What weight

2006/9/13 10:18
From LV
Posts: 631
For rivers the size you're used to fishing a 5 or 6 weight 10 foot rod or longer. A 4 weight is fine as long as it's not windy, but your casts may end up short.
You don't want a double taper for big rivers. You want a weight forward.

Posted on: 2013/2/11 14:20

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