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Old 02-17-2013, 06:53 PM
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Default Re: 7 weights....why no love?

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Originally Posted by nick k View Post
It seems to me that 7 weights never get any love, regardless of target species. While the heated debate between 8wt and 6- for largemouth is rampant, very rarely is 7wt thrown in as a viable option.

In my opinion, 7wt rods could be the best compromise for LM fisherman, being high enough to hurl big bass bugs, but not overly so to make unintentional panfish seem like snagged twigs.

So my question, wheres the 7wt love? I personally use a 6wt diamonback for my LM fishing, but if I were to buy another rod for LM (probably a switch rod will be my next), then a 7wt it would be.

Thoughts?
A 7 wt. is my go-to rod for Smallies. I've hooked under a pound and over 5 pounds and never had anything but good things to say about it. I only have one and it's a Sage 9'0" TCX. Top water with bugs or underneath with streamers; a great rod. Also works well in the salt for small Stripers (North) and small Bones (South).

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