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Old 09-28-2009, 08:48 PM
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I bought a 9' 8wt redington crosswater for steelhead carp and stripers in the ohio river and a 6' 5wt cabellas tqr for a bellycrawling tight spaces trout/small bass rod. How are these rods? Anybody used either? Any feedback is appreciated!
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Old 09-29-2009, 11:26 AM
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Hi troutbum17,

I think it has a lot to do with your skill level. The Redington Rod is a good choice and will work well for Steelhead. The 6' rod will be a nightmare if you don't already know how to cast. It is not a good length to learn on. The shortest rod I would consider is a 7'6" but there are many who like to fish those short 6' rods.

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Ive been fly fishing for 7 years and didnt seem to have a problem with casting it today, i feel i have a pretty good cast. It was kind of a stiff rod but roll casts like a dream.
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Hi troutbum17,

That is great. I was afraid you were a beginner and that would have been hard.

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Hi troutbum17,

I think it has a lot to do with your skill level. The Redington Rod is a good choice and will work well for Steelhead. The 6' rod will be a nightmare if you don't already know how to cast. It is not a good length to learn on. The shortest rod I would consider is a 7'6" but there are many who like to fish those short 6' rods.

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I have been using 5ft 5wt Lil streamer rod ( slow action) and it works pretty well in tight quarters. Th longer you use it the better you get at setting the hook. I also use medium action 7 ft 9 in Orvis Clearwater and 9 ft St Croix Avid rods. I'm not an expert caster but it was not that big of a deal. Tight lines!
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