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Default Re: Is an 8 wt too much rod for smallmouth?

This would depend on the water...I chase smallies with a 7wt normally. In bigger water, there may be things in there that would demand more than a 5wt (although hooking a pike/muskie/carp on a 5wt would be a hoot), but I have thought of fishing with a 5wt for smallies.

An 8 is a pretty good all around rod for most larger freshwater fishing.

Shotgun, we have to get together and do some fishing...
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