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  1. #11
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    Default Re: For the adoration of deities!

    Quote Originally Posted by flav View Post
    What I find most humorous is that a 6-6.5 wt line would actually be just about the perfect line weight for a two handed 3 wt rod.
    The formula is:

    3-weight x 2-hand rod = 6-weight-hand
    rod

    The rods cancel, giving you a 6-weight-hand, or as we more commonly know it, a 6-weight single-hand rod. And thus a 6-weight is the perfect line to use on a 3-weight two-handed rod.

    See? It's easy!!

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    Default Re: For the adoration of deities!

    Add even more confusion some of 2 handed rods are true to weight (whatever that means), my 7'9" 3wt actually casts a 3wt line very nice and I can an due use a OPST 150 or 175 (6-6.5 wt) grain line on it, and that works fine too. So I guess it's a real 3 weight and a real 6 wt depending on how I use it, or a 4 or 5 wt too. Confusing but true, for me at least. So I can cast midges to medium sized bass flies with it. So much for balancing ones fly rod up or down a half size, huh. Your mileage may vary.

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    Default Re: For the adoration of deities!

    I was going to write a witty response ... but the light just went out.
    Lefty Kreh AND Stephen Hawking ... passed on to better streams and theoretical absolutes respectively.
    Two people who will be missed by millions.
    Ex-Marine ... Quondam Fidelis

    Barbed hooks rule!

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    Default Re: For the adoration of deities!

    Quote Originally Posted by rsagebrush View Post
    I'm new here where are some really good brown trout areas?
    Boat docks on the White River. Throw power bait and marshmallows.


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    Its all in the reflexes.

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    Default Re: For the adoration of deities!

    Can you use your 3wt, two hand Albanian midge rod for this? Or are you better off using fast action rod with a tip flex taper like a Radian?
    Quote Originally Posted by Joey Bagels View Post
    Boat docks on the White River. Throw power bait and marshmallows.


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    Default Re: For the adoration of deities!

    And all this time I thought this was a cooking forum (Fry Fishing).

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    Default Re: For the adoration of deities!

    Fry Fishing, yeah they practice that a lot around here when they're following the stocking truck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joey Bagels View Post
    What’s with the proliferation of threads that satirize other threads and get peoples’ underroos in a bunch?!
    Also, what’s the best backing weight for my two-handed, 3 wt, Albanian midge-swinging rod, 20 or 30 lbs test?


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    I can tell by your post you may be a novice as you completely missed the more important question.....that is what size Midge should you be using. in still waters go with size 36. I know - as an amateur you probably thought size 32 was the smallest but you can special custom order size 36's.........if you are fishing heavier water - go big or go home. upsize your midges to size 28's....they're easier to see 'in the chop.'
    "However, I must warn all beginners that the dry-fly game is an insidious one. It creeps upon you unawares, and unless you fight the tendency you will eventually fish in no other way." Ray Bergman, TROUT 1938

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