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Old 05-18-2012, 01:36 PM
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If you want a 7wt with a lot of backbone buy a Colton. I have over lined mine with an 8 line. I think if one is strong enough it would stop a truck. I really like mine.
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I highly reccomend an 8 its fun getting fish on a 6 but as said before when a monster slurps up your fly your gonna want more than a 6 its better for the fish and better for you not to have to tier them out all the way. And may I reccomend the G Loomis pro4x its been my go to rod this year ad in 8 weight its amazing.
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8 wts. have become so light that, when I cast one a thousand times per day, I hardly notice. And so many different actions....find one that suits, and have a blast.
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Look for a Redington Predator 8wt. They make a shorter 7ft10in rod specifically for bass. I found mine on Sierra Trading Post for CHEAP. It was less than $100 with a coupon I used. I have caught several nice bass on it and it can't be beat for the price.
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Hi guys !

I'm also looking for a 8 wt rod. One question for Alaskan anglers : for Silver salmon in august and rainbows, is it better a 9' or 10 ' rod ? I saw the Echo Ion and look a great rod (I have an Echo 3 and love it !)

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Hi Colin.
Gary hit The Nail on The Head,you can hardly notice the difference between using an 8Wt all day & A Lighter Rod,a #8 Rod will do the job better.

Ben. I don't think you'll go wrong with a 8Wt to take to Alaska.
At one Lodge I used an 8Wt for Trout & Salmon another I used a 6Wt as I mainly caught Rainbows.
Also as mentioned there are some 7Wts with heaps of Grunt,however I'd still go for an 8Wt in a 9Ft even though I have The longer Rods,which I find are better suited for Lake use.
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Thancks Brian !!

Do you know were you'll go this summer ? (what lodge ?)
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Ben,

I use a 9ft rod, it seems most of my friends here use a 9ft, or go 2 handed.


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Ben,at this stage I'm uncertain as I caught a Virus & haven't been 100% for two months now,I'm slowly improving & hopefully I can return this year,if not it will be definately next year..

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I use a 9ft rod, it seems most of my friends here use a 9ft, or go 2 handed.


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Ok Stanbiker, I thinck I' will go for a 9'.

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Ben,at this stage I'm uncertain as I caught a Virus & haven't been 100% for two months now,I'm slowly improving & hopefully I can return this year,if not it will be definately next year..

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He Brian !! I hope you'll get better and fighting with big silvers !!

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