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Old 12-10-2007, 07:13 PM
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Default Re: 4 wt, 5wt or 6wt ?? Newbie help again

See what you neec to do is buy a 5wt first and then just keep buying more. I'm sure everyone here will agree that it is very addictive.

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Default Re: 4 wt, 5wt or 6wt ?? Newbie help again

What's the thinking here about two rods different in action as well as in weight? For example, I agree with Joni that a 5-weight is the best one-rod solution for Rockies troutfishing, but I'm wondering if a medium-slower action 5-weight (say, Sage SP) along with a fast action 7-weight (say, Sage XP) for bigger water/windy conditions makes a good Rockies combination?
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Default Re: 4 wt, 5wt or 6wt ?? Newbie help again

Depends on the casting and the caster. In a 5WT I have a full Flex, a Mid Flex and a Fast. In an 8wt cause I don't own a 7wt. It is a BIIx so I guess you would call it fast.
It takes a few minutes to go from a full-flex to a fast, but nothing a couple of cast won't fix. Just have to slow down a little on the Full
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Default Re: 4 wt, 5wt or 6wt ?? Newbie help again

I prefer a slowish 4wt and a fast 6wt as a trouting combo, but there I go again with that 4wt preference.

I think of a 7wt as being overkill for all trout fishing other than sinking line streamer work, or Alaska. One of the reasons I like a fast 6wt is it won't get too mushy with a sinking polyleader added onto a WFF line for streamer work.
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