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  1. #11
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    Default Re: 2 Weight Rods

    Without knowing what size or type water you plan to fish, I would suggest a 8.5' X 4wt. Easier to come down to a 2wt when you feel you are ready or go up to a 6wt or larger. The 4 might turn out to be as light as you need to go and become your main rod> Good luck, let us know how it all turns out.

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    Personally I fish my 9' 4wt T&T all year till the snow flies, Then I switch to the trusty St. Croix Imperial 5wt. for the heavier junk. Sometimes I wish I had a 7wt. but have not really "needed" anything lighter. "Wanted" is another story. My father has the 7'6" 4wt T&T Lps that I plan on adopting (or kidnapping ) This is possibly the coolest small stream rod i have fished. Being a fast action guy, it just took a little practice to get used to the more moderate feel.

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    Default Re: 2 Weight Rods

    I would like to thank each and everyone of you for your comments and recommendations. The suggestion to start with a 5 wt. in an 8'-6' or 9' seems to be a common theme. I started out fly fishing (last season) with a Sage Vantage in a 5 wt 8'-6" and found it to be a very comfortable rod to cast. I favor it over my Sage RPL 9'. It seems that I have a preference for a slower action and would like to eventually move to the lighter 2 wt. rod to fill out my collection for small drys. I am looking forward to next season and developing a better casting stroke. Thanks again.

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    Well, I say if you really want to get a 2wt get one. Here:
    Echo Carbon Fly Rod - CLOSEOUT : Fishwest Online Fly Shop

    Can't beat it. Get to practicing...and enjoy!

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    Default Re: 2 Weight Rods

    Sorry to hijack the thread is there much diiference between a 1wt and a 2wt.
    I use a Orvis 7'6" Trout Bum 1wt , A friend of mine uses a Hardy Flyweight 2wt but overlines it with a 3wt line , I have cast it and can feel the diference between 1wt & 3wt .
    just wondering if there is much between 1wt & 2wt?


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    Default Re: 2 Weight Rods

    Quote Originally Posted by rayzor View Post
    Sorry to hijack the thread is there much diiference between a 1wt and a 2wt.
    I use a Orvis 7'6" Trout Bum 1wt , A friend of mine uses a Hardy Flyweight 2wt but overlines it with a 3wt line , I have cast it and can feel the diference between 1wt & 3wt .
    just wondering if there is much between 1wt & 2wt?

    Would the difference you feel when casting your friends 2 wt be the feel of the over lined 3 wt line on the rod? Just curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by troutnut4 View Post
    Would the difference you feel when casting your friends 2 wt be the feel of the over lined 3 wt line on the rod? Just curious.
    thats what I mean I feel the 3wt . but I have never cast a 2wt line .

    my friend needs to purchase a 2wt for his rod

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    Default Re: 2 Weight Rods

    Quote Originally Posted by troutnut4 View Post
    The suggestion to start with a 5 wt. in an 8'-6' or 9' seems to be a common theme. .
    This is a pretty well unanimous call on this one wasn't it? By far the most common answer was the same 5wt. rod.

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    Default Re: 2 Weight Rods

    It depends on where you fish.

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