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MTN_TRT 07-05-2006 05:11 PM

Smallmouth/Trout Rod
I was wondering if there was any rod (brand/weight) that could handle smallmouth-moderatly big poppers and buggers-and a rod that I could use on a tailwater-not for selective trout but maybe nymphing and terrestrial patters. I was thinking that a moderate flex 6wt might be good, but I have NO experience w/ flyrods. Any help would be greatly appreciated!


RFowler 07-05-2006 05:43 PM

Re: Smallmouth/Trout Rod
IMO, a good medium sized river to tailwater smallie/trout rod would be a 9'6"-10' fast action 5wt. I've got a 10ft TFO Pro 5wt that has plenty of backbone for bigger flies and a 250 grain sink tip. Plus it will cast the tiny stuff for delicate presentations. Check into rods over 9ft for that extra umph. ;)

MTN_TRT 07-05-2006 06:11 PM

Re: Smallmouth/Trout Rod
Thats awsome cuz I have two TFO rods and, personally, for the money, I wouldnt cast anything else. Thanks alot!


RFowler 07-05-2006 11:34 PM

Re: Smallmouth/Trout Rod
You're welcome mountain trout. Give 'em a cast and see what ya think!

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