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    Default Do I need a 2wt?

    The smallest rod I have is a 7'6 3wt and have an itch for a 2wt. My question is how much difference is there between 2 and 3wt rod?

    JA

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    Default Re: Do I need a 2wt?

    let me ask you this.
    Do you need hole in the head? No

    Do you need a 2 wt? No.

    However, spend away! Get one anyway! Thats half the fun, we get what we dont necessarily need.

    Did i need 2 CGR's? NO, did i get them anyway. You're damn right i did!
    Eunan



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    Default Re: Do I need a 2wt?

    No, you don't need it.

    I bought a new 7'6" 3wt this summer and added a new 8' 2wt to my arsenal this fall. I didn't need it, but I sure enjoy it!
    Mike

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    Default Re: Do I need a 2wt?

    Quote Originally Posted by ja501 View Post
    The smallest rod I have is a 7'6 3wt and have an itch for a 2wt. My question is how much difference is there between 2 and 3wt rod?

    JA
    That partly depends on it's length.
    To see more difference from your 7'6" 3 wt, get a 6-foot 1 wt or 2 wt.

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    Default Re: Do I need a 2wt?

    You're asking the wrong crowd. Obviously you need a 2 wt. Get on it!

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    Default Re: Do I need a 2wt?

    Depends,

    Need no, want yes.

    Use cation if your 7'6" 3WT is a medium , softer flex like a Sage ZXL, Orvis Superfine etc etc and you pick up a "fast" 2WT then no, you don't want that 2WT because there isn't a huge difference. If you have a "fast" 3WT get a slow 3WT and save cost by sharing reels.


    Just my $.02 as a owner of 4 3WT's get a 1 WT and there will be more deliniation in intended fishing strategy.
    "The fish you're gonna find up here, you're gonna find; Rainbow,Cuttbow,CuttBrowns,Brownbows,RainBrowns,
    CuttyRainbrowns, Pike ,Perch"

    "Snap it" Hank Patterson

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    Default Re: Do I need a 2wt?

    My remarks would be similiar to Eunan's & the others,I have a 2wt,a 3 wt as well as 1 unfinished,a 4 wt,I think,3 or 4 5wts,5 6wts,a couple also unfinished & the list goes on which I've bought over The years however If you are like us others who Flyfish you will probably buy it anyhow & think about getting rid of some of The Other Rods,which you probably never will.
    Anyhow another Rod doesn't take up much space & it won't be noticed with The other Rods you have.
    Brian.

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    Default Re: Do I need a 2wt?

    Quote Originally Posted by comeonavs View Post
    Use cation if your 7'6" 3WT is a medium , softer flex like a Sage ZXL, Orvis Superfine etc etc and you pick up a "fast" 2WT then no, you don't want that 2WT because there isn't a huge difference. If you have a "fast" 3WT get a slow 3WT and save cost by sharing reels.
    this is good advice...I have a superfine 6'6" 2wt which is VERY different from my 8'6" 3wt. They fit different waters and situations. If you pick up a 7'6" 2 wt with a similar feel to your 3wt, what have you accomplished other than stimulating the economy?

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    Default Re: Do I need a 2wt?

    I like light line fishing and all but I don't have a rod under a 4wt anymore. If you got the itch scratch it, if its not that bad stick with the 3wt.
    Oh I live to be the ruler of life not a slave

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    Default Re: Do I need a 2wt?

    Make sure you go shake a few if you do.. my LST 7'6 2wt was similar in speed and flex to my 7'6" St Croix Imperial 4wt.. So I pawned it off

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