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Thread: Winston Boron II MX 5/6 wt 9ft

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    Hello to everyone,
    I'm up to order Winston's fly rod but i can't decide which class should fit my needs better.
    I'm looking for a rod for throwing big hoopers/bugs, also some mid-sized streamers as well as medium sized dry flies.
    Mostly i will use this rod for big chub fishing, but trouts and graylings are also welcomed
    Can't understand what is the limmit for Boron II MX 5 wt 9ft...
    I guess the 6wt would be better for me, but maybe 5wt is enough?
    I cant try this rod in the shop, because they are impossible to wound in our contry, thats why i'm asking your advise.
    And what floating line would be better for 6wt rod?
    I heared that some use for 6wt rod 7wt line, exactly in Winstons case, is it so?
    Thank you

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    I've decided to go for 6wt.
    But i don't know what line would be better for my needs.
    RIO GRAND
    RIO SMALLMOUTH BASS
    Rio Outbound Short Coldwater, WF6F
    Will be used for throwing big bugs for chub.

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    Default Re: Winston Boron II MX 5/6 wt 9ft

    Rio Grand should be fine. Whatever you do, do not buy a WF7F. The Grand is already plus one overweighted.

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    Ty for this mate, but i can't found anywhere how many grains line should i use for Borons MX II 6 wt 9ft.
    Can some help me with this?

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    Airflo sixth sense 6/7 on the MX 6 perfect

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    The shop i'm ordering from offer only Rio.
    I must choose between:
    Line Size Color Head Weight Head Length Sink Rate Total Length
    1. RIO GOLD WF6F Moss/Gold 220 48ft 14.6m Float 100ft 30.5m
    2. RIO GOLD TOURNAMENT WF6F Orange 370 75.5ft 23m Float 120ft 36.6m
    3. RIO GRAND WF6F Pale Green/Lt. Yellow 230 39ft 11.8m Float 100ft 30.5m

    or maybe RIO SMALLMOUTH BASS WF6F Bronze/Beige 200 64ft 19.5m Float 100ft 30.5m
    The weight distribution and powerful front taper easily casts typical Clouser and Bass bug flies, while a unique handling section at the back of the head allows anglers to mend and control the fly effectively. The line is built with a hard, warm water coating that withstands typical summer heat, and ensures the line shoots through the guides with ease.

    What wieght and lengt would be better for throwing big hooppers for chub?
    P.S. 6 wt 9ft MX II

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    I believe you'll find Winstons like the weight line they were made for. If you overline your new rod it might lose some of its crispness.
    Consider a 6 weight line with an aggressive front taper that will help turn over those beefy flies.
    Here's a few to consider and further confuse you!

    SA Textured Magnum or Titan, Rio Smallmouth, Power Fly or OutBound Short, Airflo Bass and more.
    Mastery Textured Series - Lines

    Smallmouth Bass - Freshwater Fly Lines | RIO

    http://www.flylines.com/TemplateImag...s_muskie_5.png

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    Default Re: Winston Boron II MX 5/6 wt 9ft

    Quote Originally Posted by Jackster View Post
    I believe you'll find Winstons like the weight line they were made for. If you overline your new rod it might lose some of its crispness.
    Consider a 6 weight line with an aggressive front taper that will help turn over those beefy flies.
    Winston is one of those companies that pretty well states what their rods are. Jackster is on the money with this one. Don't overline. If you go with the Grand get a 5 (which is really a 6 ).
    Last edited by Guest1; 04-27-2013 at 10:04 PM. Reason: spelling

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    Quote Originally Posted by sherlocktt View Post
    Ty for this mate, but i can't found anywhere how many grains line should i use for Borons MX II 6 wt 9ft.
    Can some help me with this?
    One usually does not see grain weight charts for single handed rods as one would see for Spey rods. However I used to keep notes on a rod's performance from either parking lot casting or fishing, so I could write up a description for the shop's website (rather than cutting and pasting what a manufacturer had to say).

    Here is something from my notes for a 9' 6 weight B2Mx:
    Not the typical Winston. Feels closer to Sage TCR. Flex point is higher on the rod than B2x. Best casts at medium to long. Short game can be improved with a heavier line. Prefer it more as a streamer rod.
    Floating line recs: Rio Grand, SA Mastery GPX
    (edit 4/28/13 for this thread: Rio Grand was +.5 line weight at the time, around 172ish grains. SA GPX is still .5 over)
    Nymph/Steelhead line recs: Rio or SA Mastery Steelhead Tapers WF7F or WF8F depending on payload
    Intermediate line recs: Cortland 444 Camo WF7I
    Streamer line recs: Airflo Depth Finder 200 grain, Rio Streamer Line 200 grain, Cortland QD 175 or 225 grain depending on payload
    The new Rio Grand should be fine even though it is +1 over. A B2Mx can handle line mass as heavy as 225 grains. It will not hurt having extra line mass to help throw those big bugs.

    Dennis

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoscaPescador View Post
    One usually does not see grain weight charts for single handed rods as one would see for Spey rods. However I used to keep notes on a rod's performance from either parking lot casting or fishing, so I could write up a description for the shop's website (rather than cutting and pasting what a manufacturer had to say).

    Here is something from my notes for a 9' 6 weight B2Mx:


    The new Rio Grand should be fine even though it is +1 over. A B2Mx can handle line mass as heavy as 225 grains. It will not hurt having extra line mass to help throw those big bugs.

    Dennis
    Thanks a lot i think this info will definitely help me
    But the last point:
    RIO Smallmouth Bass has the longer head 64ft 200 grains
    While RIO GRAND's head is only 39ft but a bit heavier 230 grains.
    What to choose the longer head 200 grans or shorter head but more heavy?
    Or maybe I should take both ...

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