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  1. #11
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    Default Re: 8WT rod

    If you want a 7wt with a lot of backbone buy a Colton. I have over lined mine with an 8 line. I think if one is strong enough it would stop a truck. I really like mine.

  2. #12

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    I highly reccomend an 8 its fun getting fish on a 6 but as said before when a monster slurps up your fly your gonna want more than a 6 its better for the fish and better for you not to have to tier them out all the way. And may I reccomend the G Loomis pro4x its been my go to rod this year ad in 8 weight its amazing.

  3. #13
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    8 wts. have become so light that, when I cast one a thousand times per day, I hardly notice. And so many different actions....find one that suits, and have a blast.
    Gary

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    Look for a Redington Predator 8wt. They make a shorter 7ft10in rod specifically for bass. I found mine on Sierra Trading Post for CHEAP. It was less than $100 with a coupon I used. I have caught several nice bass on it and it can't be beat for the price.

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    Hi guys !

    I'm also looking for a 8 wt rod. One question for Alaskan anglers : for Silver salmon in august and rainbows, is it better a 9' or 10 ' rod ? I saw the Echo Ion and look a great rod (I have an Echo 3 and love it !)

    Thancks

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    Hi Colin.
    Gary hit The Nail on The Head,you can hardly notice the difference between using an 8Wt all day & A Lighter Rod,a #8 Rod will do the job better.

    Ben. I don't think you'll go wrong with a 8Wt to take to Alaska.
    At one Lodge I used an 8Wt for Trout & Salmon another I used a 6Wt as I mainly caught Rainbows.
    Also as mentioned there are some 7Wts with heaps of Grunt,however I'd still go for an 8Wt in a 9Ft even though I have The longer Rods,which I find are better suited for Lake use.
    Brian

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    Thancks Brian !!

    Do you know were you'll go this summer ? (what lodge ?)

  8. #18
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    Ben,

    I use a 9ft rod, it seems most of my friends here use a 9ft, or go 2 handed.


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    Ben,at this stage I'm uncertain as I caught a Virus & haven't been 100% for two months now,I'm slowly improving & hopefully I can return this year,if not it will be definately next year..

    Brian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stanbiker View Post
    Ben,

    I use a 9ft rod, it seems most of my friends here use a 9ft, or go 2 handed.


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    Ok Stanbiker, I thinck I' will go for a 9'.

    Thanck you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liphookedau View Post
    Ben,at this stage I'm uncertain as I caught a Virus & haven't been 100% for two months now,I'm slowly improving & hopefully I can return this year,if not it will be definately next year..

    Brian.
    He Brian !! I hope you'll get better and fighting with big silvers !!

    See you

    Ben

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