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Old 06-15-2009, 10:25 AM
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I am new to fly fishing, and love it. I have a 9' 5wt fast action rod now (having learned to cast on a 9' 5wt moderate action rod) and would like something to throw bigger flies for bass, wiper (striped/white bass hybrid), and other fish that prefer flies in the larger than 10 size. Keep in mind, I'm talking about Colorado bass, not southeast US monster bass. I'm thinking a 7wt or 8wt would be the ticket, right?

Also, any opinions on the TFO--Jim Teeny rods in these weights? They are on sale locally, and I have a "bonus bucks" card which could put me into one of those pretty cheap (just over $100 ).

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A seven weight would be good but your 5 weight will do the job just fine. That being said I have 6 fly rods so take it for what that is worth.
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A 6 or 7wt will handle most bass flies just fine, but if you're going to be throwing larger floating flies, then an 8wt would be best. It will also handle 5" long soggy rabbit hide pike flies better as well.

Get a 4pc so you can carry it on a plane to go fish saltwater as well. (get a rrel that will hold up in the salt too, Sage's 1680 is a starting point)
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A TFO-Jim Teeny for just over a hundred. I don't think I'd hesitate. Can't give you a review at my level but can tell you that two experienced guys from my FF Club picked that rod for me and one got one for himself. Something interesting is the TFO-Jim Teeny 4 wt has a fighting butt.
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A 4wt fighting butt can come in handy for seriously voracious bluegill.

Jimmie--Just curious, what weight did you get?
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TFO-Jim Teeny is a 4 wt. I got a TFO-Lefty in an 8 wt.

I'll make sure that I plant that 4 wt fighting butt for some good photos, lol
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