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  1. #21
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    Default Re: 5 Weight Bass Flies?

    There were three primary reasons I didn't do snake. The first is that I wanted the line to be able to shoot as easily as possible, since it is so light weight, and I thought single foots with inserts would be best for this purpose. The second is that I thought snakes might stiffen the rod a bit with their two feet. The third reason, and really the most influencial, was that I had simply never used single foot guides before, and I wanted to give them a shot.

    I took the rod out yesterday and REALLY liked it. I caught a bunch of bluegill and some small bass, and it was a ton of fun. The action is slow, so I had to adjust my tempo a bit, but overall I was still getting great distance with oversized flies.

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    Well, I found this thread very helpful! I'm in Houston, and there are a lot of bass/carp/pan fish opportunities here near downtown. I've been practicing w/ my 5wt, and considering using my 8 wt to go after the bass. Don't know much about fly size, line size, etc. Sounds to me like I can experiment a lot, and come away with success whether I do what is recommended per status quo of the guidelines, or not. I'm glad there was so much input on this. Thanks all!

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    Default Re: 5 Weight Bass Flies?

    I think that's a great outlook on the situation. Just have fun, that's all that matters.

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    Default Re: 5 Weight Bass Flies?

    I started with a 5 wt & love the rod weight,as I grew in flyfishing I learned the limits of my 5 wt.When I chase big bass I throw 7 wt with big flys but I still have my 5 wt with me. All the posts have good info use the rod you want learn what it can & cant do then go from there.
    Good luck enjoy we are all waiting for pictures of your bass
    Dennis
    fish more fish more often,If the hats missn I'm fishn

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    Default Re: 5 Weight Bass Flies?

    Thanks for the report Nick.....makes my mouth water......I looked up the web site and I see they also sell a 5'8" '0' weight. oh my....decisions, decisions

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