11-04-2009, 09:12 AM
Re: rod for fishing back streams.
I have and regularly use a 6'6" Featherlight
I use it on the tight brook trout streams here in my area. Brooks that would be too narrow to use a 7'6" rod on.
On my my rod I use a 4WF line most often but a 3DT works too
I don't find it 'floppy' at all, but I'm use to fishing fiberglass. In fact my 3 favorite trout rods are all glass
My Feather Light however is a vintage 1963 Wright & McGill, not the modern Eagle Claw version
Last year, I did buy and fish a 7' Eagle Claw when Walmart was closing them out.
While it was not as nice a rod as my W&M, it was a decent casting rod and worth every cent of the 10 bucks I paid for it.
I should probably add that when it's really tight, with my Feather Light I can hold the rod parallel with the water, reel held behind my back effectively 'choking up' 6-8 inches, and still cast with only a foot of line out of the tip-top
Try that with a graphite rod
The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements.” --- Horace Kephart
Last edited by Rip Tide; 11-04-2009 at 09:40 AM.