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Old 01-09-2013, 03:37 PM
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Default Do I need a 2wt?

The smallest rod I have is a 7'6 3wt and have an itch for a 2wt. My question is how much difference is there between 2 and 3wt rod?

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Default Re: Do I need a 2wt?

let me ask you this.
Do you need hole in the head? No

Do you need a 2 wt? No.

However, spend away! Get one anyway! Thats half the fun, we get what we dont necessarily need.

Did i need 2 CGR's? NO, did i get them anyway. You're damn right i did!
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Default Re: Do I need a 2wt?

No, you don't need it.

I bought a new 7'6" 3wt this summer and added a new 8' 2wt to my arsenal this fall. I didn't need it, but I sure enjoy it!
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Default Re: Do I need a 2wt?

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The smallest rod I have is a 7'6 3wt and have an itch for a 2wt. My question is how much difference is there between 2 and 3wt rod?

JA
That partly depends on it's length.
To see more difference from your 7'6" 3 wt, get a 6-foot 1 wt or 2 wt.
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Default Re: Do I need a 2wt?

You're asking the wrong crowd. Obviously you need a 2 wt. Get on it!
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:09 PM
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Default Re: Do I need a 2wt?

Depends,

Need no, want yes.

Use cation if your 7'6" 3WT is a medium , softer flex like a Sage ZXL, Orvis Superfine etc etc and you pick up a "fast" 2WT then no, you don't want that 2WT because there isn't a huge difference. If you have a "fast" 3WT get a slow 3WT and save cost by sharing reels.


Just my $.02 as a owner of 4 3WT's get a 1 WT and there will be more deliniation in intended fishing strategy.
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Default Re: Do I need a 2wt?

My remarks would be similiar to Eunan's & the others,I have a 2wt,a 3 wt as well as 1 unfinished,a 4 wt,I think,3 or 4 5wts,5 6wts,a couple also unfinished & the list goes on which I've bought over The years however If you are like us others who Flyfish you will probably buy it anyhow & think about getting rid of some of The Other Rods,which you probably never will.
Anyhow another Rod doesn't take up much space & it won't be noticed with The other Rods you have.
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Use cation if your 7'6" 3WT is a medium , softer flex like a Sage ZXL, Orvis Superfine etc etc and you pick up a "fast" 2WT then no, you don't want that 2WT because there isn't a huge difference. If you have a "fast" 3WT get a slow 3WT and save cost by sharing reels.
this is good advice...I have a superfine 6'6" 2wt which is VERY different from my 8'6" 3wt. They fit different waters and situations. If you pick up a 7'6" 2 wt with a similar feel to your 3wt, what have you accomplished other than stimulating the economy?
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Default Re: Do I need a 2wt?

I like light line fishing and all but I don't have a rod under a 4wt anymore. If you got the itch scratch it, if its not that bad stick with the 3wt.
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Default Re: Do I need a 2wt?

Make sure you go shake a few if you do.. my LST 7'6 2wt was similar in speed and flex to my 7'6" St Croix Imperial 4wt.. So I pawned it off
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