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Old 03-11-2014, 11:53 AM
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I have never fished the Madison or the Yellowstone and was wanting to know what would be the best pole weight to fish these two rivers. drifting and wading. not into spey. thanks for your help.
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Old 03-11-2014, 12:01 PM
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9' 6 wt. is an ideal rod for those rivers.
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Old 03-11-2014, 12:13 PM
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Thanks Cochise. I do have a 8' #7 old glass rod but thinking it's a little heavy an short for these rivers, so, looks like I'll be building a new fly rod soon.
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9' 6 wt. is an ideal rod for those rivers.
Ditto... I'd go 9 1/2 #6, but I like longer rods
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If only one rod, a 6wt is a great choice. When I fish that area, I bring a 5 wt dry fly rod and 7wt streamer rod.
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Thanks Cochise. I do have a 8' #7 old glass rod but thinking it's a little heavy an short for these rivers, so, looks like I'll be building a new fly rod soon.
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Sounds like a Wonderrod.

That rod will not give you the same gusto that a new graphite rod (blank) will. I am just finishing an 8' rod and will then start on an old 590LL blank I have. Weather is getting better quickly though...
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my #7 is a 1973 Dawia that I have used or everything here in Wa state an Oragon. I also have a #3/#4 solid glass of unknown make that's really nice for small rivers a such. I would like to build a 9 to 10' carbon med fast rod in the #6 as stated. thanks for all your answers, helps a lot.
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I have never fished the Madison or the Yellowstone and was wanting to know what would be the best pole weight to fish these two rivers. drifting and wading. not into spey. thanks for your help.
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I've always fished those two rivers with a 5wt and 6wt.
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I've always fished those two rivers with a 5wt and 6wt.
Second that. a 5 or 6. 9 ft.
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