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Old 07-28-2012, 06:34 AM
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I've been using buttless 6wt rods and find that the reel handle catches in my vest/clothing when fighting larger fish as I tend to rest the butt against my belly for leverage. I'll be looking for a fighting butt on my next 6wt rod for sure.

BTW, is "lady" a type of fish or were you refering to the beached variety?
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Saltwater-Big Fish-Buttless-6wt=Strong Forearms. If you got em go for it! Long as you can control the stick , why not?
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I've been using buttless 6wt rods and find that the reel handle catches in my vest/clothing when fighting larger fish as I tend to rest the butt against my belly for leverage. I'll be looking for a fighting butt on my next 6wt rod for sure.

BTW, is "lady" a type of fish or were you refering to the beached variety?
Haha yes it's a type. Some People call them poor mans tarpon. The are fun on the fly and provide a decent show with their arobatics.
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Default Re: BVK 6wt question

Me personally. I love having the standard fly rod. I have the fighting butts on my big rods, but for my 6 wt. Ross, I like it simple. I don't need the fighting butt for big Bass or the saltwater fish. I guess if had some get away I would choose differently, but all in all I never needed the fighting butt.
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Stick with the butt. Also I'd stay with an 8wt if you are cathing those types of species.
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Not that I have seen it mentioned, another factor to consider is without the Butt when you stand the rod up the butt protects the reel from hitting the ground and possibly getting sand or dirt in it. It will also protect the finish of the reel.

For salt water I cannot see any situation when not having a butt would be any advantage.
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