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What fly rod for #4 bass flies

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I am wondering what would be an appropriate rod for #4 bass flies in light cover. Some flies I plan on using are mice, divers, clousers, and poppers to name a few.

Posted on: 2009/11/19 17:09


Re: What fly rod for #4 bass flies

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Anything from a 6-8 weight would be appropriate. The bushier the fly, the more you'll have to up the line and rod to fight the wind and turn them over. A 6 would handle the clousers and poppers. Divers and mice you may need sometihng a bit bigger.

Posted on: 2009/11/19 22:09


Re: What fly rod for #4 bass flies

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I use an 8wt that does the job for the flies that you are planning to use. It's good for those windy river conditions too.

Posted on: 2009/11/20 8:52


Re: What fly rod for #4 bass flies

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7-9wt IMO.

Posted on: 2009/11/20 14:26


Re: What fly rod for #4 bass flies

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I am wondering what would be an appropriate rod for #4 bass flies in light cover. Some flies I plan on using are mice, divers, clousers, and poppers to name a few.


How much do you plan on spending ?

Posted on: 2009/11/20 18:16
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Re: What fly rod for #4 bass flies

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I was looking at Cabelas Cahill combo

Posted on: 2009/11/20 19:53


Re: What fly rod for #4 bass flies

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7wt fast action.

The heavier weight rods are gonna tire you out quicker, the faster action will not only help you throw heftier flies, but will help you set the hook in a bass' bony jaw.

Posted on: 2009/11/20 21:45
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Re: What fly rod for #4 bass flies

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A few companies are now making 7'11" rods for throwing streamers and bass bugs. They'd be worth looking into.

Posted on: 2009/11/21 22:01


Re: What fly rod for #4 bass flies

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What about #6 flies?

Posted on: 2009/11/22 19:53


Re: What fly rod for #4 bass flies

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that rod will throw anything from size 14 dry flies to 2/0 clousers....

Posted on: 2009/11/22 19:55


Re: What fly rod for #4 bass flies

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Perfect for #6 flies as well frog. They're pretty stout rods made for bass tournaments where the rods need to be shorter than 8' to qualify.

Will you be fishing from a boat/shorline? If so, these rods would be perfect for throwing bass bugs and streamers. If you're wading, you may want a 9' rod to help manage your line.

Posted on: 2009/11/25 22:28






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