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  1. Default Smallmouth bass combo?

    I have a nephew who has expresses an interest in flyfishing for smallmouth bass.
    He live near the New River on the VA. NC border. What would be a good starter combo for him?

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    Default Re: Smallmouth bass combo?

    IMO I would suggest a 9' 6wt.

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    Default Re: Smallmouth bass combo?

    Quote Originally Posted by HuronRiverDan View Post
    IMO I would suggest a 9' 6wt.

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    Depends on his budget but I would say around a 6 wt.
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    Default Re: Smallmouth bass combo?

    9x6 is the answer here. Perfect for smallies, trout, and useful for steel...what more is there?

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    I started out with a 9' 6-7 weight rod, but lined for 6wt. Worked great for small mouth with poppers, but not too big for trout.

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    Is a 5 weight to small for it?

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    Depends on the fllies he will throw. Small poppers will work well as well as non or lightly weighted streamers. I use a 5, but I have for years. I've learned what weight streamers and what size pppers worked best that I tie. Tight lines...Mike

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    The nine ft six weight is one of the most recommended by the experts just as was the 7 and even an eight weight years back. Todays six is a great rod for casting small poppers and flies of the Smallmouth variety.
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