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Old 04-25-2007, 08:58 PM
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Default Re: How many do you take ?

Most of the time I'm fishing in a lake from my boat, so I have three with me. An 8ft 4 wt that I use for bluegills; an 8 ft 6 wt with sink tip line I use with streamers for bass (Thanks again, Joni!); a 9 ft 7 wt with bass bug taper floating line that I use for surface bass bugs or the really heavy bunny-fur streamers.

If I'm by myself in the boat, I also carry an 8.5 ft 5/6 weight for bluegills, in case the wind picks up and the 4 wt gives me troubles.

When I'm wading streams, whether for trout or for smallmouth bass, I use the afore-mentioned 5/6 wt rod, since it's the most versatile, and I like to wade light.

I keep a 7 ft 4/5 wt rod in my truck, plus a small fly box with assorted flies, at all times, in case I drive by a stream or park on the water and the fish call to me.
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Old 04-26-2007, 10:02 PM
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When I am on the boat I take 3. a 7#, an 8# and a 9# all are set up with shooting heads. If I am wading one, Line weight is determined by what species are around and how aggressive they are feeding. There are at least 2 in the truck at all times and a couple of boxes containing a variety of flies for any occasion. Like the boyscout motto says.... "be prepared"
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Old 04-27-2007, 11:12 AM
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When I am on the boat I take 3. a 7#, an 8# and a 9# all are set up with shooting heads. If I am wading one, Line weight is determined by what species are around and how aggressive they are feeding. There are at least 2 in the truck at all times and a couple of boxes containing a variety of flies for any occasion. Like the boyscout motto says.... "be prepared"

Do you fish red fish? if so, what is your favorite red fish fly?
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Old 04-28-2007, 07:30 AM
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Colorado Cajun,

Yes I do fish for Reds and snook. As for my favorite I really dont have one. There is such a variety of patterns and colors for each micro region of both the east coast and west coasts of florida. If i was forced to carry only 2 or 3 patterns targeting those 2 species, A deciever, A clouser, and a Y2K shrimp.
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