Re: 7 weight rod
If you want a 7wt and nothing but a 7wt. I suggest you try the Redington Predator and the new Redington Vapen. I used the Predator prior to the Vapen and I can attest that they will throw whatever you have at the end of your tippet. Powerful, fast and economically priced.
Note: Get a line with 1/2 weight or a full weight heavier.
I still have my eyes on the Predator just incase they priced it down.
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