Re: New member / new to fly fishing
All the advice I've read, here and other forums, points me to 5/6 on a 9' 5wt rod. I will probably go Allen Trout II reel and a TFO rod but I really have a gut feeling I want the next smaller weight. I did get a few big fish in the Snake last week (4 or 5 pounds) that I would think the 4wt could handle.
The other argument I've heard is for the 5wt where even if the 4wt would land the fish by the time you fight them in they may not recover (basically fight them to death).