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Old 03-26-2008, 07:28 PM
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Living in Oklahoma I only have two areas to trout fish when the heat hits. I am very new to fly fishing and was wondering if there was a rod that does well for both trout, smallmouth bass, and mabye even on the lake? I also thought it might be best to get a seperate outfit for each. I would greatly appreciate any help.
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A good 5 to 6wt should work for you. If you get into big fish you'll want to higher.
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I'd go with a 5wt, as there's lots more sunfish near you than the bigger species and a 5 makes them much more fun.

A 5 would be plenty for the LMFR too, I normally fish a 4wt down there myself.
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Cliffs got the experience for the area and the species. I go with what he said!!
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There's a truism that's beem around longer than I've been in this sport: with a 5wt and an 8wt, you're set up to catch 95% of the fish species in North America. (my own note- add a 3wt and a 10wt, and you're able to make the runts more fun and land the beasts that are REALLY fun)
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Amen to that. I own 3,5,6,7wt that I use for fresh water. My Dad has 8,9,10wt that we use for saltwater at his place in the Keys. Between us we have it covered.
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Davo, you need at least ONE 4wt. I know that a 5 generally works better for the larger fish and gusts in your hood, but a 4wt is marvelous for an all purpose smaller trout rod that will take care of everything.

I've got a 9' 4wt Sage VPS Light (same blank as their old LL series) that covers most all my trout fishing. I recommend you give a 4 a try.
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I've been thinking about a 4 wt Cliff. My boss's son has Scott that I've cast a time or two. This spring I have to add some new client rods to my arsenal. Come fall that is a good possibility for myself!! It seems to be the only one I'm missing.
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