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Old 08-27-2011, 02:20 AM
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Default Re: 7 or 8?

Hi Teddy,
Your response is a valid one, not a highjack. Seven weight rods are usually the starting point for saltwater compatibility, but there are a few six weights available.

cdaxj wants to use a rod for snook, trout, jacks, ladyfish and reds. A seven weight can handle those fish most of the times. An eight weight may be warranted if the caster wants to throw larger flies into a wind or just wants a bit more backbone. I have used a seven weight for bonefish, baby tarpon, jack crevalle, and other saltwater species.

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Old 08-28-2011, 01:30 AM
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Default Re: 7 or 8?

Thanks for the response, Dennis...I am hoping to hook into my first Jack Crevelle (trying for Redfish and Bluefish, too) over Labor Day weekend...I have also heard of Pompano migrating where I'll be fishing around this time of year...looks like I'll be bringing the 8 AND the 7 wt rods!!!

Thanks again!
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