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Thread: what lline for a new 3wt and 6wt orvis trout bum

  1. Default what lline for a new 3wt and 6wt orvis trout bum

    Bought a new orvis 3wt and 6wt trout bum. I'm considering the RIO Selective Trout II 3wt and the sharkskin 6wt. I'll be fishing Silver Creek Idaho with the 3wt, and most of Yellowstone Park with the 6wt. Are there better alternatives???

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    Default Re: what lline for a new 3wt and 6wt orvis trout bum

    Those are fine choices but keep in mind that there are multiple 6wt Sharkskin lines. I think you'll at least be able to choose between Trout, GPX, XXD, and Magnum tapers. I would absolutely stay away from the Magnum and GPX, as they're about a 1/2 line weight heavy and that rod is soft enough to begin with. The Trout taper is the most delicate and I think the best match for the Trout Bum.

    Edit- I checked and they're not making a 6wt Trout Bum so you've either got an older rod or a different model.
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    Sorry, missed part of my title as a rush to get this posted. The 6wt is a TLS Tip flex 9.5. Can I edit my initial post, i don't see an edit button.

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    Default Re: what lline for a new 3wt and 6wt orvis trout bum

    Quote Originally Posted by troutslime View Post
    Sorry, missed part of my title as a rush to get this posted. The 6wt is a TLS Tip flex 9.5. Can I edit my initial post, i don't see an edit button.
    The Sharkskin GPX is probably a good fit for that rod.
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    Cliff, I have 5w GPX SS. Guess what rod I use it on and it's super duper.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by mojo View Post
    Cliff, I have 5w GPX SS. Guess what rod I use it on and it's super duper.....
    I bet it does do a fine job of making a slow graphite rod feel more like the even slower glass rods you love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigCliff View Post
    I bet it does do a fine job of making a slow graphite rod feel more like the even slower glass rods you love.

    I ain't knockin it, just sayin'
    I didn't know it at the time I got it. Didn't find out until a month or so later. If I remember right this is SS GPX and a McFarland Parabolic glass rod.
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