Originally Posted by DawgU
Fish Bones: How do you like the 000? I'm still trying to decide which weight to buy. What kind of fishing do you do with it? What kinds of flys are you unable to cast with it? I've thought about going all the way down to the 000, but I do plan to get in to some decent sized fish. Can it handle a 1 1/2lb trout?
I use the 000 on small streams and small fish. I can throw a size 14 dry fly far enough for small stream fishing. 8 to 10 inch fish are a blast. I really love this rod. It will handle a 1.5 pound fish... but like any set-up there is a such thing as playing a trout too long.
I also use a longer 2wt rod for small streams and it works well also. The smaller fish are not as fun but the extra lengths allows me to mend better and extend the drag free drift.
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