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Old 11-15-2010, 07:22 PM
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What fly rod weights and leader strengths do you typically use in the Spring on the Grey Reef? Is a 5 weight too light? Is a 7 weight too much?
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gjcordray: Spring in WY = WIND, WIND and more WIND! As you probably already know the wind predominately blows up river and there is virtually no place to duck out of the wind on that river. I primarily use a fast action 5 wt unless I plan to throw streamers, but a 5, 6 or 7 would work with a 9ft 4x leader.

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Thanks Larry. That was my gut. I've never fished it before and have decided to finally just make it a priority. Thanks.
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I think you already seem like you know a 6 weight will do the trick. I use the rule of thumb to divide your fly size by 3 to determine tippet. #16 fly divided by 3 = 5x, #18 flies require 6x, etc. It gets kind of scary thinking about landing 20" fish with 6x, 7x, 8x. I usually try and get away with no smaller than 6x.
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What fly rod weights and leader strengths do you typically use in the Spring on the Grey Reef? Is a 5 weight too light? Is a 7 weight too much?
I fish 6 wt and produce some nice fish. I think a good stiff rod will do justice on the Reef.I tend to migrate towards heavy handed tactics when fishing for slabs.It's no fun watching 60 or 70 bucks worth of fly line going down the river and turning your $300 investment into a back scratcher...
Go big 6 wt is perfect.leader is a 3x and tippet is 3x and 4x plenty for the Reef
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A fast 5 with weight and a flip cast if its real windy... of course I always use a 5 there, but still.
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