Re: Rod weights?
Most of my time in the water is in smaller streams in West-West central PA. 7.5 to 8' 4wt is by far my favorite rod to fish, in a medium to medium-fast action. I am in LOVE with my Sage 7'10" 4wt TXL that I STOLE when they went on clearance everywhere. In the more medium range my TFO Finesse 7'9" is easy like sunday morning. Of course 8'4wt means primarily dry fly fishing but I use it whenever I can. I make it work on real small streams if I can, and I don't hesitate to use an 8' rod on the Ausable either because I'm so comfortable with them. I can boom out 80' with the 8' TXL and that's good enough IMO.