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Old 04-24-2009, 02:46 AM
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Default Re: What size line should I buy?

Like Frank said, line must suit the rod first and foremost. The reel shouldn't influence the line selection at all... it's actually the other way around. If the reel is a size larger than it needs to be, you're fine as long as the balance isn't way off, which would typically be most pronounced with a shorter rod. I used to use a #3 Canyon on my 5wt before I had multiple reels, it was the best middle ground for the rods I had at the time (5-7). It was a bit heavy, but I caught fish...
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I choose fly rods the same way I do women, motorcycles, and cowboy boots...
go with what ever feels good, and keep on hand as many as I can afford
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