Either series will due. Personal prefernce really. The odd series has a 9wt which is a big rod. Unless you will be fishing salt or musky. I would probably lean toward the evens. With that said I have everything between 3 and 12 and wouldnt dream of ditching any of em
not to mention medium, med. fast, and fast actions....all lengths from say, 6 to 10+ feet,...in graphite, fiberglass, and bamboo in every possible taper........I don't think that I will ever feel that I have a full set.......
5,6,7,8,9 all the same suit, straight flush! Whatever works for you! I use 9s an 5s the most so I have s few of each with a sprinkling of 8s and 10s! Individual fishing situations tend to dictate rod size! Since I use a 9 for SW and also for Salmon I have 2 setups for each. I have a 5 for trout and one for panfish as well.
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seems to me it's not like golf clubs (a set?) and what you consider buying should be designed to maximize opportunities for enjoyment where you fish and how you like to do it. I have three very different 5 wts for very different purposes. I also have a 2 and two very different 3 wts...all fished in differring circumstances. In my mind you're better to think about which rods fit your needs rather than thinking about creating a set...2 cents...
okay, so can someone take a few minutes to explain when, for an example, more than one 5WT would be beneficial.. and what the differences in the set up may be. longer and shorter poles for wider and narrower rivers or casting room. what to use when accuracy is more important than distance etc...
just trying to get some useful information... I see myself fishing small to mid size creeks and rivers for trout. But i also love fishing largemouth in some of the local lakes and ponds from a kayak.
I have two reels at the moment and the smaller of which i could set up as a 5 or 6 and the larger can run 7-9. I was thinking that based on the above infromation I could set up a 9'- 5WT rod for river fishing and maybe a 8'6"-7WT for the lakes. Is 7 a good choice for the largemouth or should i step it up to 8WT