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Old 01-29-2008, 08:04 PM
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Default Re: Favorite rod for casting streamers?

I will answer your question maybe a little differently.
I did not purchase the rod I use for throwing big streamers,
I actually won it in a contest at my local fly shop. It is a
7wt 10' Thomas/Thomas, which happens to retail for about
$620+. (I must be perfectly honest & say that I would not
pay that much for a rod, but that's just me.) I steelhead/
salmon fish here in MIchigan & I will throw streamers as
large as 4"-5". I have typically used Daichi 2220 # 1, or
some other 4X to 6X long streamer hook. After losing
several big fish on those big hooks (due to the leverage
advantage it gives the fish) I have started to tie
up some big streamer tube flies. Reading several good
articles & doing internet research that is what I will be
switching to for bigger streamers. Smaller strong hooks,
better hook set.

Just some simple thoughts,
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