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Default Re: 7, 8, or 9 wt.

Considering the Two Heated and Yellow Dog, would you go for a 9 or 10 footer for a 7 wt.? There will be some bigger water also.

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Default Re: 7, 8, or 9 wt.

I use a 9' 7 weight for all but the heaviest fighting fish. This rod is now limited to small creeks and I've taken to using a 13' 8/9 for all species except trout in small creeks. River trout and char are all fine on the long rod and when you hook a salmon the rod handles that well too. The reel is something to consider as well, I have a bunch and you will need a good drag so you can handle anything that grabs the fly.
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My personal choice would be the 10' 7wt...

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Default Re: 7, 8, or 9 wt.

Here is a subject i know a bit about! I find myself on the shores of Gichigami every fall. To answer your question...the 6 is what you want. Perfect for the steel and the pinks and the ocasional trophy brown.
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Default Re: 7, 8, or 9 wt.

Keep in mind you should consider the weight of the flies you will be casting when you choose a rod not just the size of the fish you will be catching. I can catch a pretty big fish on a 5wt with a reel with a good drag. Might be the best choice for casting lead wrapped #4 wolley buggers.
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Here is a subject i know a bit about! I find myself on the shores of Gichigami every fall. To answer your question...the 6 is what you want. Perfect for the steel and the pinks and the ocasional trophy brown.
I'm starting to think a Sage One in 6 wt. might be what I'm really wanting.
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Default Re: 7, 8, or 9 wt.

you will probably have trouble casting pike flies with a 6 weight so i would go 7 weight in either 9 or 9 1/2 ft.



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you will probably have trouble casting pike flies with a 6 weight so i would go 7 weight in either 9 or 9 1/2 ft.



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Excellent point on that. Perhaps a 6 and 7 wt. is the route I need.
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Default Re: 7, 8, or 9 wt.

If you want to chuck big flies for pike i would go for a 9wt or 10wt.
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Sorby how big are the flies you use for Pike to need a 9 or 10wt? I have seen pics of some huge Pike.My brother uses 15/20lb conventional gear for them and he tells me they can"t compare to our Reds in skinny water.The guys down here use 9/10wt stuff for Sails. We typically use a 7wt for reds and snook.
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