Thread: Switch rods
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Old 03-11-2011, 10:24 AM
Heavynets Heavynets is offline
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 76

I built my switch rod from a Batson 7 wt. 10'-8" 4 piece blank. I love that rod and use it about 50% of the time. If I could only own one rod, it would be a 7 wt switch rod.

I have never fished the park, but I frequently fish tailwaters and medium to large rivers. The right line, leader and fly/streamer combination is critical for a good fishing experience. With the right combination you can turn over a streamer the size a small squirrel or mend a nymph 40 feet out.

I use an #8 WF floating line or a skagit with a sinking tip. I'm still experimenting with the skagit line weights to find the right combination.
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