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  1. Default small rod choice for big flies

    Hello All

    My name is Frank and i am new to this forum, where i live (Denmark) i dont have alot of trout streams, but i have a god time with my fly fishing fro yellow perch with my 4 weigth 8 fod rod, but now i want a shorter rod for this fishing, a 7 foot i think, it should handle small poppers and streamers to size 6. i was thinking of the Ovis acces 7 foot 4 # but i dont now the rod, are there anyone here WHO know this rod? or have other rods in that length that can handle these flies. I hope somone can help me with that Little problem.

    Regards to you all

    Frank

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    Default Re: small rod choice for big flies

    Why exactly are you looking for a shorter rod? Are you fishing from a boat? Tight spots? If not... I really don't see the appeal... Longer rods benefit the angler more when the space allows

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    Hello

    Its very tight spots, sometimes i am on my belly to cast, and never over knee hight.

    Frank

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    Hi Frank.
    Nice to see a fellow dane on the forum.

    Kim.

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    Default Re: small rod choice for big flies

    Have you thought about glass? You can find short glass rods in bigger weights that'll handle bigger lines for bigger flies... And will have an awesome "fish on" feel to it...

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    Hi Again

    Yes i would like a glass rod, but but! It is hard to get a glass rod in denmark, the Hardy is to soft, and Steffen wont send one blanks to denmark and Mcfarland takes 100 years to deliver, and last when i buy from usa the Danish state wont 40-50 % on the prize incl. postage. i have a brand new Hardy "The Test" a nice rod but not for what i am asking for. hope you can read my pure English

    Frank
    PS. anyone WHO know the orvis acces rods?

    ---------- Post added at 12:54 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:53 PM ----------

    Hi Kim

    Thanks for your regards

    Frank

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    Default Re: small rod choice for big flies

    Not sure if you are fishing a short line, or if you need to reach out with longer casts. Depending on your needs, you may want to take a look at these rods. They are some what specialized and not for everyone -

    brunsell "li'l streamer"


    These rods do shoot line surprisingly well for their size.


    The more you know, the less you need.

    Tenkara Fly Fishing

    Tenkara Fly Fishing Blog


    "People tend to get the politicians and the fishing tackle they deserve" - John Gierach, Fishing Bamboo

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    Default Re: small rod choice for big flies

    Quote Originally Posted by frank60 View Post
    Hello All

    My name is Frank and i am new to this forum, where i live (Denmark) i dont have alot of trout streams, but i have a god time with my fly fishing fro yellow perch with my 4 weigth 8 fod rod, but now i want a shorter rod for this fishing, a 7 foot i think, it should handle small poppers and streamers to size 6. i was thinking of the Ovis acces 7 foot 4 # but i dont now the rod, are there anyone here WHO know this rod? or have other rods in that length that can handle these flies. I hope somone can help me with that Little problem.

    Regards to you all

    Frank
    First welcome to the Zoo.

    But to your question. Fly rods (line weight) are self limiting as to what kind/size fly they can realistically handle. "... i think, it should handle small poppers and streamers to size 6." I strongly think you'll not find a 4wt (regardless of manufacturer) will handle these types of flies.

    Far more knowledgeable folks will correct the following: With a 4wt you're looking at flies from perhaps an unweighted size 8 and down. Once you get to a size 10 then you can go to bead heads. One probable exception to this are flies where they incorporate 'foam' in the construction.

    These are light as can be and the only down side is 'wind resistance.' But 'size' will still be an 'issue.' It is what it is .......

    Fred
    When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost. - Billy Graham"

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    Hello All

    Thank for your comments all. I just got a Orvis Clearwater 7 foot 4 weigth, and its a rocket it can handle these big flies and poppers with no problem.
    Thanks
    Frank

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