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Default Re: correct reel and rod wt for reds need help pls!

I fish for Reds in Louisiana, and my usual rod is an 8wt TFO BVK or an 8wt Orvis Helios. I have a 7wt Orvis T3 that I have been using for Steelies, and I think I may give it a shot at some Reds in June......I just love the way it feels. Honestly it kind of depends on where you are fishing. If you need to stop a bull charging for a brush pile, then you will not mind having the 9 in your hand. If you are in open water, and can play them a bit more easily then a lighter rod might actually be more fun. Either way, you can't go wrong with an 8wt.
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