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frank60 11-21-2013 08:25 AM

small rod choice for big flies
 
Hello All

My name is Frank and i am new to this forum, where i live (Denmark) i dont have alot of trout streams, but i have a god time with my fly fishing fro yellow perch with my 4 weigth 8 fod rod, but now i want a shorter rod for this fishing, a 7 foot i think, it should handle small poppers and streamers to size 6. i was thinking of the Ovis acces 7 foot 4 # but i dont now the rod, are there anyone here WHO know this rod? or have other rods in that length that can handle these flies. I hope somone can help me with that Little problem.

Regards to you all

Frank

itchmesir 11-21-2013 08:42 AM

Re: small rod choice for big flies
 
Why exactly are you looking for a shorter rod? Are you fishing from a boat? Tight spots? If not... I really don't see the appeal... Longer rods benefit the angler more when the space allows

frank60 11-21-2013 09:06 AM

Re: small rod choice for big flies
 
Hello

Its very tight spots, sometimes i am on my belly to cast, and never over knee hight.

Frank

krikau27 11-21-2013 09:51 AM

Re: small rod choice for big flies
 
Hi Frank.
Nice to see a fellow dane on the forum. :)

Kim.

itchmesir 11-21-2013 10:01 AM

Re: small rod choice for big flies
 
Have you thought about glass? You can find short glass rods in bigger weights that'll handle bigger lines for bigger flies... And will have an awesome "fish on" feel to it...

frank60 11-21-2013 12:54 PM

Re: small rod choice for big flies
 
Hi Again

Yes i would like a glass rod, but but! It is hard to get a glass rod in denmark, the Hardy is to soft, and Steffen wont send one blanks to denmark and Mcfarland takes 100 years to deliver, and last when i buy from usa the Danish state wont 40-50 % on the prize incl. postage. i have a brand new Hardy "The Test" a nice rod but not for what i am asking for. hope you can read my pure English

Frank
PS. anyone WHO know the orvis acces rods?

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Hi Kim

Thanks for your regards

Frank

pszy22 11-21-2013 02:58 PM

Re: small rod choice for big flies
 
Not sure if you are fishing a short line, or if you need to reach out with longer casts. Depending on your needs, you may want to take a look at these rods. They are some what specialized and not for everyone -

brunsell "li'l streamer"


These rods do shoot line surprisingly well for their size.

fredaevans 11-21-2013 07:26 PM

Re: small rod choice for big flies
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by frank60 (Post 612714)
Hello All

My name is Frank and i am new to this forum, where i live (Denmark) i dont have alot of trout streams, but i have a god time with my fly fishing fro yellow perch with my 4 weigth 8 fod rod, but now i want a shorter rod for this fishing, a 7 foot i think, it should handle small poppers and streamers to size 6. i was thinking of the Ovis acces 7 foot 4 # but i dont now the rod, are there anyone here WHO know this rod? or have other rods in that length that can handle these flies. I hope somone can help me with that Little problem.

Regards to you all

Frank

First welcome to the Zoo.:frogdance

But to your question. Fly rods (line weight) are self limiting as to what kind/size fly they can realistically handle. "... i think, it should handle small poppers and streamers to size 6." I strongly think you'll not find a 4wt (regardless of manufacturer) will handle these types of flies.

Far more knowledgeable folks will correct the following: With a 4wt you're looking at flies from perhaps an unweighted size 8 and down. Once you get to a size 10 then you can go to bead heads. One probable exception to this are flies where they incorporate 'foam' in the construction.

These are light as can be and the only down side is 'wind resistance.' But 'size' will still be an 'issue.' It is what it is .......;)

Fred

frank60 11-28-2013 11:09 AM

Re: small rod choice for big flies
 
Hello All

Thank for your comments all. I just got a Orvis Clearwater 7 foot 4 weigth, and its a rocket it can handle these big flies and poppers with no problem.
Thanks
Frank


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