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Duggie
09-13-2010, 10:44 AM
I notice these usually come in 3/0 or 1/0. So what would be best used as far as fly rod and line weight?

gmreeves
09-13-2010, 11:09 AM
I'd say if you are going to be throwing that large of a streamer, a 7wt is minimum. I have thrown them on a 5wt but it isn't enjoyable.

Troutman
09-13-2010, 11:32 AM
I'd say if you are going to be throwing that large of a streamer, a 7wt is minimum. I have thrown them on a 5wt but it isn't enjoyable.

I concur. I use a 7wt most of the time on my bass streamers. remember that with that big of a hook with a larger shaft diameter, you need a rod with backbone to drive the hook. its not like the little small trout flies with small points that hook easily into a jaw like a needlepoint into skin. most of the commercially tied meat whistles are tied for trout and are not heavily weighted. If your going to use tungstun coneheads, maybe go up to an 8-9wt. for better casting. use the elliptical cast.

Rainbow Warrior
09-13-2010, 09:58 PM
I use fast ation 6 wt, and that usually does the job for me :smile:

flyman
09-13-2010, 11:07 PM
It kinda depends on the action of the rod. I agree though with what the others have suggested. I'd throw at least a fast action 6 for the 1/0 and probably a 7 or 8 weight for anything larger. Delicate presentations isn't what's needed with these type of flies. I also like sink tip or sinking lines with short stout leaders for fishing these type of flies.:smile:

Duggie
09-14-2010, 04:26 PM
Thanks for the suggestions, the "biggest" rod I have is a 9' 6wgt. Sage XP. Think I might give that a whirl, maybe even line up with a 7wgt. line and the 1/0 size fly.

flyman
09-14-2010, 08:52 PM
Duggie that 6wt XP is plenty of rod for these flies. Is that new dance 'the duggie" named after you?:rolleyes:

Duggie
09-15-2010, 12:22 PM
flyman,

Why it most certainly IS named after me!!!!!!!!

Jim Casada
09-15-2010, 07:39 PM
Did you guys see the outfit Lady Gaga wore at the recent awards event? Now that was a meat whistle! Don't know about catching fish, but it is sure to catch the eyes of fishermen.
Jim Casada
www.jimcasadaoutdoors.com (http://www.jimcasadaoutdoors.com)

flyman
09-18-2010, 12:08 AM
Jim I never had you figured for a Lady Gaga fan:biggrin:

GrouseMan77
09-18-2010, 10:52 AM
Jim Casada - losing creditability as we speak.