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  1. #11
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    Default Re: 7 weights....why no love?

    Now there's a good point.

    Unrelated question. How do I post pictures on here? The insert image button is for web images (gives me url box) and copy and pasting into the box doesn't work.

  2. #12
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    Default Re: 7 weights....why no love?

    In my honest opinion, a 7 weight should be one of the first rods in any avid Trout or Bass anglers arsenal that likes to hunt BIG fish, they are the perfect rod for big streamers and surface flies...

    7's have always been very near and dear to my heart!

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  4. #13

    Default Re: 7 weights....why no love?

    7wt with fighting butt ZG Helios is my go to for bass here on the shendandoah. It's a tip flex so it zings out those big hairy buggy bass flies with ease. And if there is a carp about, I got that covered. Sure I have a 5wt mid flex that I take along (in case the 7 snaps).

    I skipped over the 6wt. I had a 5wt and a 6 would have left me light for carp.
    "...all snobbery is defensive..and as important as fishing seems, the most important thing about it is, it's just fishing."

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  6. #14

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    Don't include me in with those with no love of 7 weights. Not only are they great smallmouth and largemouth bass rods, they're good streamer rods and in a bit longer than usual lengths fanastic great lakes steelhead rods.

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  8. #15
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    Default Re: 7 weights....why no love?

    I like my St.Croix elite 7 fresh water a lot only rod I ever broke fishing. St Croix gave great service ,I called them up and they sent a whole new tip section .didnt have to return anything and no charge. That is the best service on repair or replace. That I have ever heard of GREAT JOB ST CROIX !!!

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  10. #16

    Default Re: 7 weights....why no love?

    I've been fishing 7 wt's for years for Great Lakes Steelhead. A 7110-4 Sage VXP is my go to Steelhead rod. It's too long IMO to throw big streamers for bass, that's what my 6 wt. is for It's too light for Kings, that's what my 8 wt.s are for

    One can never have too many fly rods. But if I was hunting Steelhead with a single hander, I wouldn't be without my 7 wt.

    Cheers,
    Mike

  11. #17

    Default Re: 7 weights....why no love?

    It's funny, but I can cast a good 7wt. farther than any other line weight. For me, it is the optimal line weight for distance casting. 6wt, is really good and so is 8wt. But something about a 7wt. I know distance is no where near as important as other factors. Just an observation.

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  13. Default Re: 7 weights....why no love?

    7 is my go to rod...I use a 7 wt probably 90 percent of the time. Just a perfect carp rod for my waters.
    John Montana

    Carp on the Fly

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  15. #19
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    Default Re: 7 weights....why no love?

    I have about a dozen rods in the 3-9 wt range. I started largemouth fishing, mostly top-water, with an 8 wt outfit, but after some experimenting, I've settled on the 7 wt as my preferred largemouth rod. With 7 and 8 wt bass taper lines, there isn't much I can't cast with it, and I like the slightly lighter feel. I've never used it for trout though, my 3-6's are what I use there.

    Tom

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    Default Re: 7 weights....why no love?

    Quote Originally Posted by littledavid123 View Post
    If you own a 7wt (I do) there isn't much reason to own a 6wt or 8wt rod. And what self respecting fly shop would ever promote a rod that has the potential to cut their sales...

    Dave
    I own a 6, a 7 and two 8 weights. Make that three 8's.
    Last edited by Guest1; 01-30-2013 at 12:35 AM. Reason: forgot a rod

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