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    Default Re: Sweetgrass Rod

    It seems like there are more than a length and weight decision to make on this rod so I'm not rushing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockriver View Post
    It seems like there are more than a length and weight decision to make on this rod so I'm not rushing it.
    Absolutely. As a new to bamboo guy, I have learned that it has much more to do with the taper. Length and weight in addition the taper is what really determines how a bamboo rod will fish.

    There are many traditional tapers out there that are very well documented and can be duplicated but more modern day bamboo rod makers also have their own proprietary tapers.
    Mainline the blueline

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    On the build list with a delivery date of September.

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    I ordered a 2 piece 7 1/2 foot, extra tip, cigar grip, 4 weight. In July we'll be going over the specs prior to starting the rod.

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    Cool! Let us know how it turns out.
    Bob

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    Since the order isn't finalized yet, I'm breaking out my old 7 foot Fenwick that I toss a 4wt. on. to see if I'd rather go with a 7 foot instead of 7 1/2 foot. I have a feeling that I'm going to be buying a second rod in a shorter length, since some of the waters I fish tend to be very overgrown with trees and bushes.

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    Out of the bamboo rods I own (2 from Sweetgrass) I Personally really like the 7ft 4# , a really good all rounder for the rivers and streams that your talking about.
    I also fish with a 6ft6 3# which is a lovely little rod but not for windy days or larger flies .
    I also fish with a 7ft9 5# pent ( its marked as a 4-5# but I find it’s a 5# )
    Also a really nice rod with lots of power that I use on larger rivers.

    If I could only have 1 rod for the environments you mention the 7ft 4# would be the one I’d choose without hesitation. In my opinion the 7ft length is perfect, enough backbone for larger flies and fish but delicate enough for tiny dries and catching smaller fish fun .
    I hope that helps with your decision , I’m sure whatever length you go with you will be happy anyway so don’t stress to much
    English by Birth A Geordie by the grace of God!

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    I appreciate all the feedback on this. I talked to Glenn this morning and finalized the order. Delivery will be in December, not September. My screwup there.

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