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#21 Urban Fishing Channel

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 10:19 PM

If you're going with a #8 rod you'll be going with a #8 line ;)

 

Check out the TFO NXT combos, that was my first and I still love the thing :)

Isnt that line to big for small species like Trout ?


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#22 w_ boughner

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 10:29 PM

Isnt that line to big for small species like Trout ?

to load the rod to effectively you have to use the rated line wt but pending on how you like the feel of the load on the rod you may want to go up or down a line wt
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Posted 29 November 2013 - 10:38 PM

For resident trout ya it's heavy but it's what you need for steelhead and salmon there really isn't one magical rod that will do everything in flyfishing you can fish resi trout with an 8 wt but there's not gonna be much fight you get a 6 wt witch is a good general purpose rod but salmon or pile could snap the rod you really need 2 or 3 setup to be able to fish for most spices of fish and enjoy it you could be like me I have 13 fly rods and growing lol

Isnt that line to big for small species like Trout ?


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#24 Urban Fishing Channel

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 10:44 PM

For resident trout ya it's heavy but it's what you need for steelhead and salmon there really isn't one magical rod that will do everything in flyfishing you can fish resi trout with an 8 wt but there's not gonna be much fight you get a 6 wt witch is a good general purpose rod but salmon or pile could snap the rod you really need 2 or 3 setup to be able to fish for most spices of fish and enjoy it you could be like me I have 13 fly rods and growing lol
 

13 ?! wow. Would a 7wt rod be okay? i find 8 toooo heavy.


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#25 w_ boughner

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 10:53 PM

Ya but honestly you won't notice much difference between the two unless you have one in each hand .. And each brand will feel heavier or lighter than another .. A 7wt stcroix will feel different than a 7wt fenwick !! I would start out with a heavier wt that has multi species capability then get lighter specific rods
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Posted 29 November 2013 - 10:55 PM

Yes and no it's a little better but still a little light for salmon I use a 7 wt for steelhead weather it be my single hand, switch or spey as my 8 wt when there's still a chance of salmon being around or in higher water for when I need a little more back bone I don't want to discourage you from getting a 7 wt there a great rod for steelhead but if you do hook a salmon they have the power to snap a 7 wt to be honest I know some one who had his 8wt switch snapped by a salmon his year best thing I can tell you is go to a local fly shop and talk to the staff because the Technology is ever changing and there the guys who get to see it all Wilson's is In Toronto I'd offer to help you an let you test out some rods but my 8 wt single hand is being mailed back to me seeing I left it in a motel room when I was on a fishing trip to the salmon river in newyork so I am Down one rod till I get it back lol
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#27 Urban Fishing Channel

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 11:00 PM

Yes and no it's a little better but still a little light for salmon I use a 7 wt for steelhead weather it be my single hand, switch or spey as my 8 wt when there's still a chance of salmon being around or in higher water for when I need a little more back bone I don't want to discourage you from getting a 7 wt there a great rod for steelhead but if you do hook a salmon they have the power to snap a 7 wt to be honest I know some one who had his 8wt switch snapped by a salmon his year best thing I can tell you is go to a local fly shop and talk to the staff because the Technology is ever changing and there the guys who get to see it all Wilson's is In Toronto I'd offer to help you an let you test out some rods but my 8 wt single hand is being mailed back to me seeing I left it in a motel room when I was on a fishing trip to the salmon river in newyork so I am Down one rod till I get it back lol

Ill be purchasing an 8 wt then lol. Thanks for the help !


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Posted 29 November 2013 - 11:58 PM

No problem man welcome to the club lol
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Posted 30 November 2013 - 08:00 PM

13 ?! wow. Would a 7wt rod be okay? i find 8 toooo heavy.

 

 

Like W.B said, rod weight depends on the brand, and length, my loomis is very light compared to other brands.  line weights are there for a reason, the line casts the fly, with an 8 wt rod you will be using a 7-9 wt line, go too light and it won't bend the rod to provide power to shoot the line, go too heavy, it'll snap the rod


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