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Old 08-28-2013, 08:17 PM
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Default Re: What weight fly rod

I fished for 30 years with only one rod, a 6/7. It did (and still does) OK for bass and trout. I've also landed pacific salmon on it up to 15# or so, but felt badly outgunned against them, and lost the battle with larger ones.

If you're looking for a single "do-everything" rod, it's about right. It comes with some disadvantages, though, including

* indelicate presentations of small dries
* trouble lobbing big air-resistant bass flies, especially in wind
* insufficient backbone for horsing muscular bass out of thick cover

None of these things are total deal-breakers, but they do put some limits around what you can do.

Given what you're trying to do with the rod, make sure you get a comparatively stiff/fast one, which should help a bit with the bigger flies.
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Thank you for your help and guidance.
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:11 AM
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That's a good rod, but a very fast one. If fast is what you want, then go for it.
You may find, as I did, that you need to overline it by one weight.

In fact, theclymb.com has it on sale (9', 6 wt) for $130.
The also have the 9', 5 wt for $150.
Finally, they have the Redington CT 9', 5 wt for $70.
Just got an email from theclymb.

All these prices are now 20% more off. Enter code 'labordaysale'.

That makes the Redington CT price = $56.
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