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Old 03-02-2012, 09:58 AM
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I seem to use my even numbered rods most often (4,6,8,10) but the last three rods that I've purchased were two 5s and a 7.
Now that's odd.
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I'm an even number guy too.., just down one group

2,4,6,8

2 spooky trout - slower water on the Paradise Valley spring creeks
4 my most common on smaller rivers
6 from drift boats
8 Steelhead

I'm almost always taking 2 rods.. 2/4, 4/6
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Default Re: Rod weights?

I've been thinking about this one for a bit before adding to the thread and I can't pin-point a favorite rod. Often it is the one most recently built. Some days I choose the rod based on where I'm fishing and for what, and some days I choose where I'm fishing based on which rod tickles my fancy that day.

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very good topic, I'm going to follow this and try to use it to decide what rod to get next. I have the one 9'5 rod now, and most I've chatted with say the next one I get should be a 9 or 10' 8 wt... I want to mainly fish for Trout and Steelhead... no interest in the big salmon as I'm only going to do C&R..
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Small Mountain Creeks: 6' 2Wt Medium Action Orvis Superfine Trout Bum
Small/Medium Freestoners: 9' 3Wt Fast Action Orvis Helios
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15 foot 8/9 weight Meiser. I want it to be buried with me.
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Dan, sounds like the Spey type of fishing. 15' ? I've never even held that length of rod before. Interesting.
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I have 5, 7 weights and next on my list will be a short 3 wt.

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My most used rod is a 9'6" 6wt, accompanied by a 8'8" 4wt, I can do just about anything I need to for trout and steelhead on our valley rivers with the two. Out on the delta looking for bass or striper I'll have 9' 6wt, 7wt, 8wt , and a 9wt on the boat(rarely do I go out anywhere just wading, 95% of the time I'm on my boat or toon) all rigged with different patterns.
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3 rods

7'6 3wt, spring creeks and small rivers
9' 5 wt, all rounder, large rivers, trout
10'6 8wt, salmon and steelhead

you can fish the world with a 5wt and an 8wt
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