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Old 12-19-2014, 05:33 PM
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Just outta curiousity, what is the all purpose fly rod? is it a 4wt? 5wt? or 6 wt or larger wt and if so why?

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Old 12-19-2014, 05:45 PM
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Default Re: All Purpose fly rod question

I'd say an eight foot in either 5 or 6 weight your choice. Short enough for most small streams - long enough to make an 80 foot cast. Those weights will throw small dry flies or Pike flies with weight, you just need to adjust your casting to bear loads. You'll have fun catching average size trout on it and if you must you can catch a 9 pound salmon.

I fished for a lotta years without what is now called 'a quiver of rods' and I did it with a 7'9" five weight rod.

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Nine foot five weight (905). A good one will do almost everything. Almost.

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Default Re: All Purpose fly rod question

The correct answer has already been offered, but since you already own a CT, something larger and faster may round you out better. Your CT plus a 7-8WT hundred dollar MED-Fast rod and you probably have it covered better than a one rod 5WT arsenal. From bluegill to salmon you are in the game.
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A hard question to answer for me like many others there are many various Rods for The different types of Fishing I do & even though I have them all from 2Wts to 9Wts they all have their applications.
My preferences for Trout are 9Ft,9Ft6" & 10Ft 6 & 7Wts.
Salmon 9Ft 8Wts.
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Default Re: All Purpose fly rod question

Up until recently I had only 1 rod for all my Trout fishing, a 8' 6" 5wt IMX. Then I got that "Gear" disorder and assembled a quiver of Trout rods.
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Fiberglass 5wt, 8ft would come close.
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The correct answer would have to include a bunch of questions about what you fish for, and where.
For me, it's a 7' or 7'6" in 5wt. I like mine short and fast, and portable, so at least 4 pieces. Most of the people I fish with prefer a longer rod. I think the "Swiss Army" rod would be a 5wt at about 8'.
Good luck with your quest. Let us know what you finally choose!
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The correct answer has already been offered, but since you already own a CT, something larger and faster may round you out better. Your CT plus a 7-8WT hundred dollar MED-Fast rod and you probably have it covered better than a one rod 5WT arsenal. From bluegill to salmon you are in the game.
I know Trouter, the reason i asked is i have read close to over 4 to 6 dozen books and they all dont give a good answer, i was curious from others who fish what there overall exsperience and opinion is, the books dont really give a good answer and i been thinking to ask a question, some say over all trout rod for lakes is 6 wt and for streams and creeks a 5wt i wanted to see what others say as i am intrested in it,

Salmon can handle a 5wt? i thought 8 to 10 wt is for salmon and steel head

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