Thread: All around 4wt
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Old 03-23-2013, 03:47 PM
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Default Re: All around 4wt

Try a Beulah Platinum 8'8" #4, kind of a "jack of all trades" 4 weight.

RE Sage: Circa is very much a slow action rod with good short game but is a struggle beyond 45' without a lot of effort, the One is very much a fast action rod with long range capability, but is a bit strong in close. The discontinued ZXL 8'6", #4 was very nice all-around. Might be tough to find.

RE G Loomis: GLX Streamdance 9', #4 is a faster action sniper rod, but does ok in close, GLX Whispercreek 8 1/2, #4 and 9', #4 are pretty similar to Sage Circa, and NRX is pretty similar to One.

RE Winston: BIIIx is very nice with smaller flies, but will struggle with bigger stuff and multi-fly rigs. GVX - see Circa and Whispercreek comments. Don't bother with the Chinese made Winstons.

Haven't tried the Hardy or Orvis stuff.
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