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rod weight

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I have a 5 weight that's 9' and I would like to have a lighter set up for fishing pickering and french creek should I go to a 3 or a 4 weight and shorter?

Posted on: 2013/10/1 9:28


Re: rod weight

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I'd go for a 7'6" 3 weight.
You'd have a shorter rod for smaller water and if you get a 4 wt line you could use that on either rod, to line up or line down.

Posted on: 2013/10/1 14:05
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Re: rod weight

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The 3-weight will be more fun, the 4 is more "useful". The 8'6" 4wt is the go-to rod for bigger trout dry fly fishing.

Posted on: 2013/10/1 23:35


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I would drop down to the 3 weight.

Posted on: 2013/10/6 13:50
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Re: rod weight

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I agree with a 7'6" 3 wt. I have a 9' 5 wt. and a 8' 4 wt. and I should've went with a 7'6" 3wt. Instead of the 4wt.

Posted on: 2013/10/6 14:21


Re: rod weight

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I would like to have a lighter set up for fishing pickering and french creek should I go to a 3 or a 4 weight and shorter?

A 7'9" is a great size for those streams. Hard to say if a 3 or a 4 would be best because manufacturers rate so differently. So, it would depend on the specific rod.

But (flame suits on) it's possible that overlining may help if the rod turns out different than what you expect.

Posted on: 2013/10/6 21:55






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