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    For the ultimate thrill with Bluegills, try a 1 wt! I've caught one million big 'gills with that rod ...... and it doesn't over stress the fish at all (1,000,000 caught and every single one released alive and unhurt!)

    Orvis Superfine 1 wt, Sage 3100 UL, and a Sponge Spider:


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    Quote Originally Posted by rickf View Post
    For the ultimate thrill with Bluegills, try a 1 wt! I've caught one million big 'gills with that rod ...... and it doesn't over stress the fish at all (1,000,000 caught and every single one released alive and unhurt!)

    Orvis Superfine 1 wt, Sage 3100 UL, and a Sponge Spider:

    the lighter the better!

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    I'd second the notion of thinking about a one or two weight. Particularly since you already have a 4 weight, you are not going to see a significant difference between a 3 and a 4 wt.


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    Default Re: 3 wt for blue gill

    What can you effectively toss in a light breeze with a 1WT? That was a question, not a challenge to the last few posters. I've never touched 1WT.

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    Default Re: 3 wt for blue gill

    There is actually more power the those weight rods then youd think. I've flung a 00 and it was surprisingly easy to cast. granted it doesnt push super far, but you arent making super far casts with that kind of rod.

    I have 3wts in a St Croix Avid and Sage Vantage and a 2wt CT. They are all excellent rods and I will recommend them all. I was using the vantage this spring for the big bluegill in a pond by work and its so much freaking fun. Plus a 10" bull bluegill will really make that 3wt curl over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ia_trouter View Post
    What can you effectively toss in a light breeze with a 1WT? That was a question, not a challenge to the last few posters. I've never touched 1WT.
    If I can toss a #6 leech wrapped with 20 or so wraps of .020 lead and a 5mm conehead with my 3wt... I bet I could toss a #10 leech with a 1wt.

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    Bought a Cabela's setup, 7' 6" 4 wt with reel and line for under $60 over the summer. It is a great bluegill rod,

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    I have a rod that seems to meet your needs for throwing light stuff as well as streamers. It is a Sage 8' 3wt XP. I have only fished it about a dozen times, since I don't fish small waters very often. It is in excellent condition and I would sell it for $200, plus shipping.

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    TFO pro 7'6" 3wt, my favorite for gills, crappie, alpine brookies, and small stream trout. The best rod I have for close quarters roll casting, this thing has seriously improved my roll cast ability. Cushions 6-7x very well.
    It has enough backbone to throw small buggers or light nymph rigs. Biggest fish so far on it was about 14", quite a fight!

    PS ^^^^ throssing's deal above is pretty nice if its in your budget...

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    I have an Orvis Clearwater 3wt that I absolutely LOVE for panfish. It is my bluegill pond/small trout creek rod and it seems to do very well in both places.

    I highly recommend it to everyone

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