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Old 01-25-2013, 01:53 PM
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Default Fishing with a 7wt 7 1/2 rod just bought

I was looking for some info, I just bought a used 7wt 7 1/2 fly rod and wanted to know if this will work on streams that are about 50 yards wide, as long as I get the 7wt line, I'm going to nymph fish, I'm basically a beginer, I went out about 3 years ago for the first and fished with a 7.6 5wt fly rod which I still have about 30-40 times

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pabrownhope someone will answer your question...as for me never heard of a 7'5 7wt
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Default Re: Fishing with a 7wt 7 1/2 rod just bought

Don't know why it wouldn't. Might not get the most delicate presentations but if you're fishing weighted nymphs and indicators you wouldn't need it. The shorter length might be a negative for reaching over current lanes and controlling line but if you've got the rod go for it!
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Default Re: Fishing with a 7wt 7 1/2 rod just bought

You can catch trout with any rod + reel combination, however some rods are better suited to certain waters and types of fishing. For the scenario you describe, the 5wt rod will be a better fit.
You could use the 7wt but it may pose some challenges in terms of presentation (for a beginner caster). You may be able to get away with the 7wt for nymphing and streamer fishing but dry fly presentation will pose some challenges unless you use very long leader + tippet combinations.

I would use the 7wt solely for streamer and heavy nymph (double nymphs + shot) and use the 5wt for dry flies, smaller nymphs & dry-dropper scenarios.

Hope this helps. By the way what is the action OR make / model of the 7wt rod?
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Default Re: Fishing with a 7wt 7 1/2 rod just bought

A 7.5', 7wt would be great for bass fishing
But it's a little short and stout for nymphing IMO.
That's a pretty unusual size rod. What make is it ?

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Default Re: Fishing with a 7wt 7 1/2 rod just bought

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pabrownhope someone will answer your question...as for me never heard of a 7'5 7wt
it's an eagle claw

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A 7.5', 7wt would be great for bass fishing
But it's a little short and stout for nymphing IMO.
That's a pretty unusual size rod. What make is it ?

Oh, and welcome to the group !

Here's the link of the rod I picked up

Eagle Claw "Trailmater" 7 1 2' Four Piece Combo Fly Spin Rod in Factory Tube | eBay

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You can catch trout with any rod + reel combination, however some rods are better suited to certain waters and types of fishing. For the scenario you describe, the 5wt rod will be a better fit.
You could use the 7wt but it may pose some challenges in terms of presentation (for a beginner caster). You may be able to get away with the 7wt for nymphing and streamer fishing but dry fly presentation will pose some challenges unless you use very long leader + tippet combinations.

I would use the 7wt solely for streamer and heavy nymph (double nymphs + shot) and use the 5wt for dry flies, smaller nymphs & dry-dropper scenarios.

Hope this helps. By the way what is the action OR make / model of the 7wt rod?
river canyon is the fly rod I have from Bass Pro
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I did nothing but dry fly fish about 3 years ago, I"m interested in nymph fishing this year
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Default Re: Fishing with a 7wt 7 1/2 rod just bought

Just wondering have you catch anything?

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Just wondering if you have catch anything?
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Default Re: Fishing with a 7wt 7 1/2 rod just bought

That rod will work fine. I used to have one over twenty years ago. It converted from a fly rod to a spinning rod. That rod accompanied me on a few backpack trips in the Sierras. It has caught a ton of fish, and on dry flies as well.

Its funny, but many years ago, heavier lines (6 or 7 wt. were common to use for trout fishing. I think this is because the rods were very slow and flexed parabolic, just like bamboo. They didn't have modern graphite to use 0wt - 4wt. lines.

I still have my first Orvis rod that I bought when I was in college. It is a Rocky Mountain All Rounder. It is 8'3" 7wt. That rod has caught a bunch of fish.

The beauty of that Eagle Claw is that it will make fighting small fish feel large, and the butt section is very strong so it can play large fish as well.

I think most of presentation is in the skill of the caster.
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Default Re: Fishing with a 7wt 7 1/2 rod just bought

Thanks big tone on the reply,

I haven't got the rod yet, time will tell

I think in the long run you just got to be out there and try it out
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