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Favorite Rod wt's by species

Discussion in 'Fish on the Fly' started by sevenx, Oct 31, 2007.

  1. sevenx

    sevenx "I sat by the river" N.Mc

    Hey Guys just curious what your favorite rods and type of fishing you do with them.
    Brands, line weights, action, lines, and species acsociated with them, with them would be great.
    Thanks in advance for any response. s
     
  2. wvTrout,panfish. 3wt rio line wght forward
    bass,smallie,etc. 5wt rio line
    steelhead,salmon,west coast trout, 6-8wt rio line
    Muskie 12 -15 wt rio line


    Saltwater: Bonefish, Permit 8-9wt depending on wind etc. rio line lots of backing!!!!!
    Tarpon 12-15 wt. rio line,,,, more backing!


    Tippitt and leaders vary on conditions etc.

    I have orvis St. Croix, rods
     

  3. Scott SAS 5wt (slow action) , SA nymph taper, 2-4# tippet -Trout, Panfish

    TFO TiCr 6wt (fast action), SA nymph taper, 4-8# tippet - Smallies, Sheephead, Walleye, Saugers, Carp, Sucker, Rock Bass, Gar,

    Scott SAS 7wt (slow action), SA Mater series Steelhead Taper, 6-16# tippet - Steelhead, Browns (the 7-12# range)

    Sage XP 9wt (FAST action), SA Mater series Steelhead Taper, RIO 350 Grain full siniking line, 8-18# tippet (wire), Muskies, Pike, Salmon, Blue fish, Stripers, Trolling for walleyes,

    TFO 10wt (FAST action), RIO 350-400 Grain full siniking line, 10-20# Tippet (wire), Muskies, Blue Fish, Stripers
     
  4. trout/gills---orvis far and fine -4 or 5 dtf cortland 444-hardy featherweight
    loomis glx 8 1/2' ---dt5f--cortland 444---hardy perfect
    boron unknown 9' ---dt5f cortland 444-hardy st george

    bonefish/steelhead---t&t 8 1/2'--wf7f wonderline---bauer #4

    steelhead---st croix legend 9' wf8f ross reel

    smallmouth---echo 9'---wf9f/s---reddington

    permit /albies /blues---scott s3s 8-8 abele super 8 --10/11 monocore slyline intermediate or wf10f or 400gr shooting head

    tarpon---scott s3s 9' wf12f---billy pate
    orvis sss 9' wf monocore intermediate---orvis dxr
     
  5. DarbyMan

    DarbyMan Seize the day

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    Well I only have 2 rods, so for me its pretty simple. Both have floating line.

    8wt-salmon, steelhead, and pike
    6wt-everything else (bass, gills, trout)

    Never fished the salt with a fly rod so I can't help you there.

    I bought both of these as combo kits from Cabelas. Love 'em.
     
  6. Gills/panfish-Three forks 7'6" 3wt, cortland 333ht dt4f, Sage 1201 reel.
    Smallmouth/small trout-Orvis Clearwater 8'6" 5wt, Sage Performance wf5f line, Plueger medalist 1494.
    Custom buit 9' 6wt-Cortland 333 wf5f line, Okuma sierra 5/6 reel.
    St. croix premier 8'6" 5wt (same as above)
    Steelhead, large fish.- Cabelas Traditional 9' 8wt. Prestige plus reel, prestige plus wf8f line.
    Rio tapered 9ft leaders are my favorite.
    Janus
     
  7. Even though I fish all my rods, these are just a few favorites:

    Gills, trout....8' 2pc 3wt St Croix Legend Ultra (pre-IPC), wf3f SA Ultra 4

    small stream trout & gills.... 6'6" 2pc 2wt custom built, wf2f Wulff TT

    bass/larger trout....8'6" 2pc 5wt Diamondback, wf5f Cabela's Prestige Plus

    bass & steelies 9' 4pc 6wt Sage VT2, wf6f RIO Grand

    Just picked up an unused 9' 2pc 8-9wt Cortland from a buddy...pretty fast. This will more than likely become my steelie & surf/sound saltwater rod.

    Mike
     
  8. sevenx

    sevenx "I sat by the river" N.Mc

    Thanks for all the post's. I appreciate the info. S