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Old 07-16-2013, 08:13 AM
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Default Re: Crappie with a Fly Rod?

Question from a newb here, just getting started out with fly's, probably looking to upgrade my rod/reel in the next few weeks (from the old Shakespeare outfit I'm learning on) and weighing my options between a few 5 and 6wt starter outfits (Reddington Pursuit 9ft 6wt current frontrunner). Realistically for the near future most of my fishing is going to be confined to the neighborhood ponds and nearby river (Central IN) and after reading through a few threads on here I'm wondering if a 6wt is going to be overkill for what I'll be going after (bluegill/crappie). From everything I've been able to pick up on after visiting the local shops and casting a few different rods/wts, the overall consensus has been the 6wt is the pretty much the go-to utility rod for what folks around here use. Just wondering if anyone here had any input or advice on going with something lighter vs mid range for stuff like this.
Appreciate any input, thanks--Jon
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