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    Jun 2012
    southwest , Virginia

    Default 6wt bass taper ?

    I'm needed to fill a six wt slot,,for bass fishing,,and was wondering what real advantages a bass taper gives one over a standard wf-f line ?

    I find my meal by finding my meal's meal.

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    Default Re: 6wt bass taper ?

    The more powerful front end of a bass line helps turn over big, bulky. Flies.
    I'll use a bass line for bass fishing for that reason... I'm usually chucking chunky flies many of which I want to splat on the water to get the fishes attention. Bass lines just make a day or two throwing big bugs easier on you.
    I haven't tried the Rio Outbound Short but have used the standard Outbound quite a bit. If the Short has a real skinny running line like the original Outbound I foresee tangles and snarls in your future.

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    Default Re: 6wt bass taper ?

    I use a 6wt Bass Bug taper on a 9' 5wt TFO Signature and love it. I can toss a bit bigger hoppers and small/mid size poppers. You won't wow your buddies with 90' casts but really push bugs with accuracy into thos tight bass pockets.

    IMHO many/most of the new generation graphite rods do very well with a careful application of "over lining", though I think the term 'over line' is a misnomer as there is no danger in doing this.

    Though same rods oftne do better with rated sink or sink-tip lines.

    Axiom, TiCrX love a bit heavier line. I use a 7wt SW taper exclusively on my 6wt Axiom.

    Pete A.

    (5wt TFO Signature with 6wy Bass Bug

    (6wt Axiom with 7wt SW Taper)

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