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Old 04-20-2014, 02:03 PM
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Default St. Croix Avid 6'6" 4 weight

Anyone have any experience with these. Looking for something a little heavier than my Hardy Flyweight for a small stream I fish.

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Default Re: St. Croix Avid 6'6" 4 weight

Not in that config, but yes with a 7'9" 3wt. It's a fantastic medium action rod, great for dries and in a 4wt you would be able to toss hoppers and little stones easily.

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Default Re: St. Croix Avid 6'6" 4 weight

I've found that sometimes a short rod is not always the best choice for small streams. A little longer and you can reach a little further to high stick, or roll cast are easier with more length, which is nice for close quarters. Maybe consider the 8' avid. Just a thought.
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Default Re: St. Croix Avid 6'6" 4 weight

Thanks for the comments. I wish I could use a longer rod but it's just too overgrown in there. There are some fairly hefty browns on there though so I thought moving up to a 4 weight might help keeping them out of roots and log jams


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Default Re: St. Croix Avid 6'6" 4 weight

Completely understand, you have to use what will work for you. Good luck.
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Default Re: St. Croix Avid 6'6" 4 weight

I have fished that rod for number of years now and it works fine with a 3 or 4 wt line. My rod is a three piece dark blue color and I don't know the configuration of the newer Avids. Montana and Michigan is where I fished it the most. It is a nice rod for tight quarters casting. I actually notice little difference in how it handles either line. It casts nice out to around fifty feet max for me, and because it is a moderate to soft action coupled with its short length I found it a little difficult to set the hook quickly at longer distances. But I do love casting and fishing it anyway.
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Thanks I really appreciate every one's input

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