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Old 05-07-2009, 11:39 AM
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Default What size fly

Hey everybody...I am wondering what is the biggest size fly you guys and gals tie on a 6 weight?
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about a 6 or 4 as long as its not weighted real heavy maybe even a 2
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Yup, what Bear said. A short heavy leader might help throw them- mono 7 1/2 foot tapered to 3X or so.

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Default Re: What size fly

Actually the sky is the limit on that one. I use up to a 1/0 on my 5 wt. I tie a lot of larger clousers and use them with my 5wt. Not too but though, too much weight can be wildly on casting. Then again, I can go down to a size 10 or 12 scud easily on the same rod. To date i think the largest hook ive used on my 5wt has been a 2/0. Though a larger lighter weight fly would do ok as well. I know its not a 6wt but the larger flies would work better on a 6wt I think
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Default Re: What size fly

Got to agree with everybody else on this one. My 6 wt is used exclusively as a streamer rod. One of my main choices is a #2 lead eyed double bunny. My Sage and my Orvis T3 have no problem handling the weight, however my Orvis Clearwater II 6 wt mid flex does tend to sag a bit from the double bunnys but handles 4s and 6s just fine.
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Old 05-13-2009, 05:43 PM
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Default Re: What size fly

Thanks guys, I am still new to the sport of fly fishing. I thought I might be wrong by the way the guys at the local bass pro shops looked at me when I said I want to throw #4 or #2 streamers on a 6 wt. They said that they would not go bigger then a #8 or maybe a #6 on a 6wt. I guess to each his own by the responses I see here and on other fourms. I did try to cast a 2/0 and it is way to heavy for my inexperianced casting. I have had good casts with a #6, here in another few weeks of casting I will try to move on to a #2. Thanks again for the input...
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Default Re: What size fly

Size of the fly is not that important; it's what you and your rod can handle. Flies tyed up with some of the synthetics we have available can create the illusion of a huge mouthful for our quarry of choice, and yet be fairly light.

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