02-04-2010, 12:49 PM
Re: Preferred Length for Nymphing Rods
Like MP said, It depends on the water size. Small(7'6-8'6 ft.) Med,(9-10ft), Med-Lrg(11ft)
Our local water ranges over the season, from BIG in the spring, to kinda small.
So I "switch" early, and then shift to shorter rods later.
When I'm fishing the 11ft switch, I only carry one rod.
Otherwise it's two rods( 9-10ft) rigged with a dry and a nymph set up, (or streamer).
This last year I even fished the switch rod in a drift boat too. Worked well except storing it away when not in use. It is astounding how much water you can cover with it.
Single or two hands, it is hard to beat the line handling abilities, and extended drifts. Larger fish really dislike the leverage you have on them.
Ultimately, it's not catching fish that satisfies, but knowing how.
Last edited by Bigfly; 02-04-2010 at 01:07 PM.