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Old 11-07-2013, 08:02 PM
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what does a 1ft difference really make in a rod

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If you want a ten, the Loomis GL3 is nice and so are the mid level Reddingtons. I have an eight weight Orvis Clear Water tip flex and the thing is a cannon. I expect the ten weight version is as well. Also look at Allen. This is assuming you want to stay around two bills. If money isn't an issue say screw it and buy a sage.

PS As to lenghth. MyClear water is nine and a half feet and I love it. That extra six inches does make a difference. I have never cast a ten footer, but I assume the same principle would apply. I would hesitate to get one for the mangroves. I'd see that as a flats/surf rod.

so whats the big differnce between a 9ft and a 10ft?
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so whats the big differnce between a 9ft and a 10ft?
About twelve inches? Seriously, I never had anything longer than nine feet till I got my Orvis and it was used. I didn,t set out to get a 9ft 6 " rod. I just got it for a nice price. No method to the madness, but it casts well.
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so whats the big differnce between a 9ft and a 10ft?
It can make a significant difference when you need to reach out into currents farther out than you can wade. Add to that easier to mend line. I had always fished 9ft rods and when I got a 10 footer for steelhead, it made a huge difference. So much so, that I sold my 9ft rod.
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Default Re: 7 weight rod

I was interested in a custom built 10', 10 wt one time for Striper fishing. The guy I was talking to about building it said the extra weight would be a problem. He said there would be fatigue issues. That was before there were many 10' factory rods on the market.

IMO, in addition to what's already been mentioned, the longer rod could also aid in casting bigger flies, particularly when wading which was my intention, since keeping the line up in the air, with longer distances should be a bit easier. Unfortunately I never had the rod built to find out.
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If you want a long rod and are considering a ten footer I'd look at spey rods. I mean at ten feet you are litteraly a foot away from crossing over. There are a lot of things to consider, but I'd give thought to buying an 11 foot switch over a 10 foot single hand rod.
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a 7wt. will do anything you need to do with a fly. a close friend lives in Alasaka and his favorite rod is a 7wt. you can overload the rod with an 8 wt. line when using bigger flies.

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