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Old 05-28-2012, 08:17 PM
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Ok so im new to fly fishing cause the orginal plan was to go to school in MT but im staying home in MN until i graduate, but i was doing some lake fishing this past weekend with my buddies pole, i already have a 5wt and thats what he was using to catch some bass and smaller walleye, but i was wondering if someone could explain to me what to use as a setup? he said something about a shooting line? and a 20lb sinking leader i beleive? but any help would be thankful
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:19 PM
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Rookie,
While I am not the best to answer your question there are plenty of stillwater experts that will be more than willing to help.
However, I just wanted to say welcome.
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:47 PM
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welcome to the forum, nice to see another from MN! What part ya from? Im in the SE corner. I cant help much with a set-up for the bigger wts but you get lots of advice from the fellers on here.
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I am in the Central part of MN a hour west of Mpls. but ya thats what i figured there will be people who know more on here then around town.
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Default Re: New guy to the Sport... Help

You diffidently do not need a shooting line to fish for bass.
A shooting head and running line system is used for distance casting, and when fishing for bass you're looking more for "close in" accuracy rather than distance.
Your 5wt rod with a floating line will do, but personally I like a heavier rod myself. A rod and line that will cast larger flies and has the backbone to stop a larger bass headed for cover.
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Default Re: New guy to the Sport... Help

Good to see another from Minnesota! Like others have said, there are a lot of incredibly knowledgeable folks on this forum who will be able to answer darn near every question you're going to have. Have you ever thought about an 8wt? Quite the versatile rod, as you could fish bass, pike, eyes, and steelhead all on one rod.
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Default Re: New guy to the Sport... Help

I've caught bass with a 5wt, but it's not always ideal. Anything from a 6-8wt will work just fine. A 6 will also be a nice streamer outfit for trout, but as said before an 8 will be serviceable to other species. Here's my advice to most novices.


Start with a 9' 5wt. Good all around rod.

If you fish small streams then get a 7-8ft 3/4 wt for tighter applications.

Then a 9' 8wt for bass, steelhead, and bigger game.

Those 3 rods will be able to do just about anything in almost all 50 states.
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Old 06-09-2012, 03:35 PM
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Rod line weight is a bit fish dependent; here in Southern Oregon Bass (or any that I've met so far) just don't get all that large. Personally, most of the time I'm using a 3wt so a one pound fish is a WhaaaaHooo!

For fish up into the 5# range a 5 or 6 wt is just fine, but I would recommend a Weight Forward line as the flies you'll be using have some bulk/weight especially when wet (after the first cast ). 20 pound leader?

How about 10 or 12? Even that's a tad more than you need save for the size of the fly you're using. (Leader wise, you need something short and stiff due to 'hinging' at the knot) Watch these guys in their Bassin Boats using 20# mono .. and they all just drag the fish in and let it loose. Fish actually have a chance in hell?

Me thinks not, but just my .02 cents.
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Welcome to the forum and fly fishing. I live in So. Cal. where we have good size LM & Striper. I use a 7wt for LM & SM and WF line. On my 8wt. I use a 'Loomis Cross Current 9'9" rod and SA mastery streamer Express for larger flies. Stripers are not noise friendly so distance is a must. For your area and size fish a 6wt I think is great with a WF-F/S line and 12-15# leader depending on fly size. All this is based on fish size and depth so adjust as needed. Best of luck!
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