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Old 11-26-2010, 10:50 AM
 
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Default if you only had one rod..........

.....for all your fishing, which would it be? i know this is a sacrilegious question, but as times get tougher, purchases may become more limited.

okay, which two rods?
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I'm assuming you are talking trout fishing and not salt. In that case I would recommend a 9 ft 5 wt as an all around rod. If you fish small brushy mountain streams then get something shorter. Here in WY I like a fast action rod to help with the casting in the wind. If two rods, then I would like a 10ft 4 wt for nymphing and tossing dries and a 9 ft 6 wt for tossing streamers.

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Default Re: if you only had one rod..........

Hi lefty2,

This is always a hard question because the target fish are not specified. I don't think you can get one rod for all fishing that includes pan fish or trout and salt water fish. Especially if Tarpon or Tuna are one of the salt water fish. The one rod person is always fishing with the wrong tool in most cases. So I would say there is no one rod that covers everything for all of my fly fishing.

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Default Re: if you only had one rod..........

that's what makes it a tough question. I would definitely say my 8wt, covers 90% of what I do
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Default Re: if you only had one rod..........

Since I only have one rod... I'm going to have to go with my 8wt.. it'll handle steelhead, salmon and bass which is 90% of my fishing. I'm still planning on a 5wt for resident trout though...
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Default Re: if you only had one rod..........

since i am in the great lake region, i will narrow it down to freshwater only. trout, panfish, bass, steelhead and other related species.
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Default Re: if you only had one rod..........

ONE ROD?

99% of my fishing is on 'moving water,' think a river. Soooo one rod for 12 months of the year.

A 6 wt 2-hander right at 13-14 foot in length. A Meiser or Anderson .. well toss in the Burkies too. Amazing how large a fish you can tousle with on a well designed/built 6 wt.

Still waters ... ? have to think that one through but I'd start (thinking) at a 4 or 5 wt one hander.

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Default Re: if you only had one rod..........

Fly fishing with only one rod is like golf with only one club. But if you can only have one, I agree with McNerney on the 9' 5wt. Before I discovered the unparalleled joy of spey casting my 5 wt. got the bulk of the use my rods get. And I have a pile of rods. If you just want to have serious fun though, I'd get a 8/9 wt. 15' spey rod. (mine is a Meiser) It's just more fun than should be legal.
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Default Re: if you only had one rod..........

One rod for fresh water would be a 6 wt. Two for fresh 5 and 7.

One for salt, Insanity. Two? 8wt and 12 wt for me.
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Default Re: if you only had one rod..........

sorry for putting you gents on the spot. the golf club analogy was the best. my quiver is not too full now...a 7 for steel, a 5 for panfish and my infrequent trout sojourn and an old orvis green mt 6wt that has been repaired with a bulge (ugh) at the ferrule connection.
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