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    Default 5wt for streamers?

    Streamer season is upon us here in Bozeman! I have a Cables Fish Eagle II 8'6" 5wt, would that work for streamers? I know thats not an ideal weight, trying to convince my wife how important it is to have at least a 3 and a 7 weight rod is!

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    Default Re: 5wt for streamers?

    I use my 5-weight for streamer action all the time although my 8-weight seems a bit easier to handle in bigger currents.

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    Default Re: 5wt for streamers?

    Of course it'll work. But if you want to convince the wife differently that's an other matter
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    Default Re: 5wt for streamers?

    A 5 wt. will put you at a major disadvantage ! However you need the 5 for distance with dries. You have to tell her a 6 wt. is a must have item also ! probably 2 , one as a backup. Than you will have a void and it must be filled with the right 4 wt. ! you will need to have a few to find just the right one also

    I am surprised with you Scotsman for telling the young man a 5 will do the job when he clearly has to have at least a 6 also.
    Last edited by eastfly66; 03-10-2014 at 05:55 PM.

  7. Default Re: 5wt for streamers?

    I throw streamers with a 5 weight all the time. Unless you're consistently throwing big streamers (4 and bigger), you'll be fine. A size 6 bead-headed wooly bugger is one of the three most common flies I throw on my 5 weight.

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    Default Re: 5wt for streamers?

    5wt, can be an all around (at least for VA a 9' 5 or 4wt is fine) for nymphs, dries and streamersódepends on how big those streamers get. If you want to throw bigger streamers specifically, I find a 6 or 7wt (tip flex/ fact action) better for that job.
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    Default Re: 5wt for streamers?

    Thanks for the heads up! Seemed to me like most of the guys in the fly shops were using 7wt rods and throwing big articulated streamers.

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    Default Re: 5wt for streamers?

    I fish streamers on a 5 wt all the time. However......You may want to explain to your wife that there is a reason they make all those different weights, and that you're supposed to have all numbers 1 thru 8 at least. That way, she can have an easy time finding gifts for your birthday, anniversary, father's day, and Christmas.
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    Default Re: 5wt for streamers?

    I guess part of the answer is that it depends on the size of the streamers. I use a 5 for some unweighted or smaller streamers. For some of the bigger dogs, I go with a 7wt.

    Also, I'd say you'd want a slightly faster action than what you normally throw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by siege View Post
    I fish streamers on a 5 wt all the time. However......You may want to explain to your wife that there is a reason they make all those different weights, and that you're supposed to have all numbers 1 thru 8 at least. That way, she can have an easy time finding gifts for your birthday, anniversary, father's day, and Christmas.
    Most women say that their husbands are hard to buy for. This is not true. There is a rod for any occasion
    IF and when my wife asks why I need different fly rods, the reply is always the same:

    For the same reason you need different shoes...for different situations (outfits, whatever).
    It's not the heat, it's the stupidity.
    What manner of jackassery will I be subjected to today?

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    Default Re: 5wt for streamers?

    what size streamers? i use a fast 4wt to throw everything from dries, nymphs w/ indicators, and streamers...BUT the biggest i will throw is a zoo cougar on it. after i get above that size i just jump up to an 8wt for all the articulated junk

    heres the 4wt in action on a local tailwater...using a rio 4wt streamer tip and a #4 zoo cougar.


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