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Thread: Streamer rod suggestion

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    Default Streamer rod suggestion

    Any suggestions for a good streamer rod? thanks!!
    Carson

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    What kind of fish? A normal trout streamer is a different cat than a Musky streamer.
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    A trout/smallmouth rod
    Carson

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    My go-to streamer rod is a Hardy Demon in 9ft 7wt. Decently fast action to handle the larger flies with enough backbone to handle large trout, smallies and largemouth.

    In general, I would pick a rather fast action rod, likely a 6 or 7wt. A 5 would do it, but I'd go a bit bigger if stalking some larger examples of trout or smallmouth. Mate it up with a decent sink tip or sinking line and you are in like Flynn.
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    I fish mostly streamers with a Helios 9' 5 wt, does a great job if I stay within its boundaries. If night fishing or targeting larger browns I go up to a 7wt just to handle the larger streamers.

    Dave
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    I use my Sage XP 5 wt for the smaller stuff, 7wt BVK for the bigger stuff/fish
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    9x7 is the only way to go IMHO ESP if u want to get into modern streamers and sink tip lines. I like the winston biiisx.

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    I mainly use my Cabela's L-Tech 9' 6wt for streamers and sink tips.. Also the Redington Predator 6wt would be a good option too

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    I want something with a very stiff tip, which tends to be what most companies consider "moderate/fast" action as the rod flexes more in the low to mid section, but not so much in the tip...

    Thomas & Thomas Horizon II in 7 weight has proven to be bomb proof for years for me!
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    Has anyone used the Scott S4 or the Sage VXP for streamers?
    Carson

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