Re: 7 weights....why no love?
I have about a dozen rods in the 3-9 wt range. I started largemouth fishing, mostly top-water, with an 8 wt outfit, but after some experimenting, I've settled on the 7 wt as my preferred largemouth rod. With 7 and 8 wt bass taper lines, there isn't much I can't cast with it, and I like the slightly lighter feel. I've never used it for trout though, my 3-6's are what I use there.