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Old 07-09-2013, 10:08 AM
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Default Re: BIG Bass fly casting help

Sage makes great rods. But so does almost everyone else for half the the price. TFO, Reddington, even the bass pro white river HEAT is a great bass fly rod. Most important is you want a wt. between 6-9. Ten wt. is way to much rod. And 5 wt is not enough. A 7 or 8 wt is are best. If you want to compete in B.A.S.S your rod needs to be under 8 ft in lengh. But just for the sport of fishing I think a 9ft 7 or 8 wt rod is your ticket. You don't need to spent a ton of money on a reel because bass will very, very very rarely run on you. They are going to pull up their sleeves and fight you in close. Wt forward floating line and a simple 6 ft lengh of 20lb mono with a 2 ft lengh of 12 mono for tippet. With that set up you can throw anything with from big dumbell eyes and heavy cone noses. To soft damsel flies. Poppers are no proublem and streames are like casting a dream. Bass fly fishing is all the fun of trout fishing without all the snobby fly fisherman. Have fun and good luck
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