Re: Anyone trending upward in rod weight?
Seems to me that those who have responded all have more than just a few rods. Sure, if I had the choice between 5 or 6 rods of different weights, I would use the most appropriate one. In my situation and fishing conditions, a rod smaller than size 7 would be often frustrating. When fishing from a boat with a buddy who does not do any fly fishing, I have to compete against lures or baits that cause surface disturbance and force me to make long casts. I like to use rather large streamers (size 2) and out on a lake, the wind is often a problem.
I don't have the budget to buy another fly rod, plus the reel and line. Sure, if I really needed to buy an outfit, I could but what I have now (7/8 weight) has filled the bill very nicely. The day I have a bit of extra cash for a new fly rod, I will definitely buy a 4 or 5 weight for the fun of it.