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    Default Can I fish a midge hatch with a 9 weight?

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    Default Re: Can I fish a midge hatch with a 9 weight?

    I think you can in the deep South where the midges get to be the size of possums and start carrying away small children/infants.

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    Yes you can. You wont catch anything...but you can. Try Dynamite...less obtrusive to the trout and more effective!
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    Default Re: Can I fish a midge hatch with a 9 weight?

    Quote Originally Posted by russellb View Post
    ......sorry BigCliff, I had to..
    HAHAHA! I really did LOL on that one.

    I guess you assumed correctly that you had to go big to get me to click on one of these.

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    Default Re: Can I fish a midge hatch with a 9 weight?

    Actually, if you have a legitimate shot at a 40 pound brown, you may want a nine! milt.

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    Default Re: Can I fish a midge hatch with a 9 weight?

    Quote Originally Posted by milt spawn View Post
    Actually, if you have a legitimate shot at a 40 pound brown, you may want a nine! milt.
    Nope. You best not fish midges with anything heavier than 5x, and a 9wt, is a great way to snap 5x REAL quick.

    Due to the tippets you need to fish with them, anything over a 6wt won't do midging well at all.
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    Default Re: Can I fish a midge hatch with a 9 weight?

    Quote Originally Posted by BigCliff View Post
    Nope. You best not fish midges with anything heavier than 5x, and a 9wt, is a great way to snap 5x REAL quick.

    Due to the tippets you need to fish with them, anything over a 6wt won't do midging well at all.
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