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    Default Rod For My Son to Take To Louisiana

    I'm going to give a report of our 5 day vacation to Dunsmuir, CA fishing on the Upper Sacramento River later, but in the mean time I have a question. Let's just say my son has fallen in love with fly fishing. The damn kid didn't catch as many fish as me, but he caught the two biggest fish. More on that later.

    While on our trip, the guide brought out a TFO Finesse 8' 9" 4wt that I used for a bit while he was rigging up my Sage 486 LL. I liked that Finesse so much better than my Sage that I went into the Ted Fay Fly Shop that afternoon and bought one and used it the rest of the trip.

    Due to the fact that I have some certificates to a local fly shop where we live, an old rod to trade in, and a glass rod blank that one of the employees in the shop wants I have enough to get in another TFO Finnesse for nearly free, if not completely free. So I'm going there today to pick up a 6wt. Also liked the Finesse, much better than the Redington CT 6wt I purchased recently.

    Would the Redington CT 9' 6wt be a rod my son could use in Louisiana or is the action to light?
    Last edited by FlyBum; 07-31-2010 at 06:22 PM.
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    Default Re: Rod For My Son to Take To Louisiana

    A bass or a Speckled Sea Trout or a small Redfish would be fun on a moderate action rod. Is it the right one? Maybe not, but I'm sure that Big Cliff would have an opinion. I'd value his opinion since he owns a CT and fishes for the species that your son can fish for.


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