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So I intend to make smarter purchases for the new year :) and still need a rod to fish streamers but would love to have one that can play double duty for trout and steelhead. It seems like 9 foot would be short for nymphing for steelies, but 10 foot might be too long to swing streamers. Any input on splitting the difference with 9'6"? Pros vs. cons? Would 7 weight be too much for trout streamers here in nepa?

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Huh? Why would a 10ft be too long? Think of spey and switch rod guys.

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True...didn't think of that. Duh!

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Just hurled streamers with DaveS last time trout fishing. We both used 10' 7 weights. Shorter rods are great from boats but when wading, longer rods do help. A 9', 9.5' or 10' would fine for steelie fishing. The first time I went steelhead fishing, I got a 9' 6 weight off of eBay for $26 including shipping. I handled several fish in the SR with a flow around 600-700 cfs. I didn't want to risk breaking a good rod. If I ever get a rod for the SR, buI won't, it would be a 12-13' rod. Would help you control drag on your drifts.

My new streamer dedicated set up is a 9' 7 weight rod. If you are talking about pitching #12 Mickey Finns in Dyberry Crk, just use a 4 or 5 weight.

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Kray,

For small spots like that my zxl works just fine for stuff down to size 8 with a cone head. But for bigger waters like the lackawaxen, Delaware, and even the suskie for smallmouth in the summer, I am looking into something different. What 907? Is that the Axiom?

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9 footer is the axiom. I also got a 9'6" Pursuit and a 10' crappy Cortland (giving this to the nephews). The TFO or the Redington will be used for steel, trouts and smallies on the river.

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backcountry.com still has the Redington Persuits on sale for $59.95, including the 9'6" 7 wt. Today might be the last day though.

Posted on: 12/24 12:54


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backcountry.com still has the Redington Persuits on sale for $59.95, including the 9'6" 7 wt. Today might be the last day though. Posted on: Today 12:54



I just picked the 9'6" 7wt up and I gotta say its a sweet stick for the price. I'm really happy with how it feels. I picked it up for big water Carpin.

Posted on: 12/24 14:56


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My latest rod is a 9.5 ft TFO BVK for 7 wt. It's been great for big water trout streamer fishing and steelhead. A very good compromise IMO.

Posted on: 12/26 11:22
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