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Old 01-16-2013, 06:58 PM
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Default Re: Is an 8 wt too much rod for smallmouth?

Originally Posted by kingofamberley View Post
Thanks for the input everyone. I was playing with the fly rods at bass pro yesterday, which prompted this topic. I really like that 8 weights have a full wells and a fighting butt. I mostly fish small to medium rivers for smallmouth, but there are also big catfish, carp, and hybrid stripers around. I would like to get in to some of those big hybrids this season. I also fish for steelhead on occasion when I go up to Cleveland to see inlaws. I usually take the lighter tackle approach with gear fishing, but with fly fishing it seems opposite, like a heavier rod would be more versatile.
Sounds like a 8wt would be the ideal rod for you. I use a 8wt for about 95% of my fishing.
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