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Old 06-04-2013, 05:55 PM
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Default Re: correct reel and rod wt for reds need help pls!

Peterjay above stated that every rod is different and this is not to be minimized. I have a 7wt that I have overlined with an 8 and IMHO has as much or more backbone as many 9wt rods. (not all) The main advantage of a 9wt for me is it's ability handle a little more wind. Each rod must be evaluated on it's own merits. Backbone in a salt rod is in many cases important. It helps push a line into the wind and allows one to lay into a fish if it is really needed.
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Old 06-12-2013, 06:27 PM
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Default Re: correct reel and rod wt for reds need help pls!

I suggest the 4wt. bamboo and clicker reel.

Really any good eight wt. set up you're happy with will do fine. The reel is really a non issue, as long as it is a pretty decent large arbor reel you'll be fine. You may not even need it depending on where you fish at.

Redfish rods are like bass, often over complicated.
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