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What is the best bass fly rod

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I was wondering what the best largemouth bass fly rod was

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Give us a little more info, like what you'll be fishing? I fish ponds with a 3 or 4wt. I have an 8' 8wt that is specific for yanking big bass out of tight cover.

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i would like it for lakes and ponds with medium cover

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Same sort of question. No single correct answer that applies to everyone.

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Do you use a boat or wade or fish from shore ? Smallmouth lakes are few in PA. But maybe you're going elsewhere I don't know. But more info would help. What flyrod action do you prefer ? How big are the flies you want to use ? What's the size of the average fish ? And anything else you can share.

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Oops I thought you said smallmouth bass. Sorry. But still it would be good to give more info.

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If you want a versatile rod you could use for a variety of other stuff, a 5wt 8'6" rod with the level of action you like would work.

The TFO Mini Mag 6/8 8' rod is specifically designed for the exact usage you describe.

As others have said, there are a million answers that could be right.

I caught this a couple of summers ago on a little 3wt. That's why there are a million answers.

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Posted on: 2013/3/4 22:05
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Consider a 9 ft, 7 wt.

You could use it for largemouth, smallmouth, and steelhead.

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Quote:

willdeb wrote:
i would like it for lakes and ponds with medium cover


I'd suggest a 9' for an 8WT line. Don't go lighter than a 7WT.

Posted on: 2013/3/4 22:43


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You want a rod that no only handles your fish but probably more importantly handles the flies you're tossing. Big poppers and streamers will not fly right on a 3-5wt rod IMO and depending on conditions I'd say your best bet is a 7-8wt rod. Will help cast larger flies, even in windy conditions and can toss line farther with less effort. There's my .02

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Shakespear Wonder Rod, right Ryan!?

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Re: What is the best bass fly rod

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No that thing is a piece of junk. I sold it to some sucker!

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Six or Seven. If you want to also use it on say steelhead, go seven. If only for bass, I would suggest six, unless you expect mostly 6 pound bass or larger.

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sage makes a bass specific rod for tournaments which is only 7'7"

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I second a 9' 7 weight for its versatility. Mine Has served me well for bass and steelhead and it would probably do the trick for a big water streamer rod as well.

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