Re: correct reel and rod wt for reds need help pls!
I throw a 8wt TFO BVK when chasing reds with a possible snook in the mix. That being said I feel comfortable fishing a 6wt fly logic when sight casting for reds. I can best any redfish in my area (nothing bigger that 36") in under 5 minutes with the 6wt. Once you get casting down the wind wont matter so much as the weight of the fly.
I can shoot the BVK farther in wind but hardly ever need to because in wind there is less visibility and distances are shorter.
"Snook are like females, you can throw your lure at them all day and they won't bite!" Graham