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Old 04-19-2014, 04:22 PM
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Thanks for the info!

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Ard, useful information! Planning to visit your lovely state and would love to use your services! Just in the process of saving for my bucket list trip.
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I have a feeling that the 19 pound fish landed on that light tackle has a bit more to do with the angler than the angle and tackle.

I can't wait to fish with you someday.

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I have a feeling that the 19 pound fish landed on that light tackle has a bit more to do with the angler than the angle and tackle.

I can't wait to fish with you someday.

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I have had the toughest time landing a steelhead on a 5wt

All the times I've hooked up on a 5 have been... well embarrassing

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Ard,

Would you mind providing some insight on your preference for 9' in a 7 wt, as opposed to a 10'? Or is that just how it worked out and not an intentional preference?
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If I buy any more in 7 weight they will be ten foot if they are single hand rods. Actually I have been using an 11'6" Hardy Swift this year in 7 weight and don't think I'll use a 10' single hander at all. The Switch / Spey will do it all as long as you have some room to cast it.

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